SITUATE / THE AUSTRIAN ARTS RESIDENCY EXCHANGE / August to October 2016
Greg Creek is the recipient of the 2016 SITUATE Austrian Arts Residency Exchange
Greg Creek has held group and individual exhibitions in Australia, Asia and the U.K. including ‘The Enlightenments’ Edinburgh Festival 2009; ‘The Allegorical Imperative: Greg Creek’s Slow Homecoming’, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne, 2003 and ‘Art & Land: Contemporary Australian Visions’, various venues, Thailand, Phillipines, Singapore, Vietnam, 2002-01.
His work represents a political perspective on personal and public histories using narrative, allegory and satire in large painting and drawing projects.
Awards and commissions include residencies in London (VACB studio, 2001) and Paris (Cite Internationale des Arts,1998), City of Melbourne Arts Grant (2006), City of Port Phillip Mural Commission (1999), The Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (1996), AME Bale Traveling Scholarship award (1991), Australia Council Grants (1996, 1992) and an Arts Victoria Professional Development Grant (2001). With Carolyn Eskdale, he co-founded and co-ordinated Temple Studio, an artist-run gallery, studio and publishing initiative (1991-2000).
RMIT SITUATE and AIR Krems conduct an annual exchange residency between Australia and Austria. The School warmly welcomes Greg Creek the 2016 Australian recipient of this exchange. This partnership is made possible by the generous support of AIR Krems, the Lower Austrian Government and the Embassy of Austria in Canberra.