Dr Sebastian Di Mauro
Since 1987 Sebastian Di Mauro has held over 45 solo exhibitions. His work has been included in excess of 100 group exhibitions and has been exhibited in Australia and overseas. His paintings, sculptures, artist books and installations are featured in the collections of many of Australia’s key art institutions, including the Queensland Art Gallery, the Art Gallery of Western Australia, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (Victoria), Bendigo Art Gallery (Victoria), Besen Collection (Victoria), Artbank (Sydney and Melbourne) University Art Museum, University of Queensland and Deakin University, Melbourne Australia.
Two monographs have been published on Di Mauro’s work in 1998, Between Material, and 2009 Footnotes of a Verdurous Tale. Di Mauro received a ‘New Work’ grant in 1999 from the Australia Council to develop an installation of sculpture for Brisbane City Gallery in 2000. In 2009 he had a survey exhibition of his work at Queensland University of Technology Art Museum, in Brisbane.
He won the Inaugural Woollahra Sculpture Prize and his work was selected for the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia in 2001.
In 2003, 2005 and 2008 his work was selected for the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award and Exhibition. And was a finilist in The McClelland Survey and Award 2003, McClelland Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria. He won the 2003 Montalto Sculpture Prize (Mornington Peninsular, Victoria). Sebastian was awarded a residency with Parks Victoria, Melbourne in 2002, 2003 through the Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast City Gallery, and received a residency at the British School, Rome in 2002 and the Barcelona Studio, Spain in 2009 through the Australia Council.
Di Mauro has completed a number of public art commissions. His first commission was completed for 175 Eagle Street, Brisbane in 2002. He has also undertaken a major public art commission for 33 Charlotte Street, Brisbane and created an artwork in 2005 for the Brisbane Magistrates Court, Queensland. He has collaborated with architect Alice Hampson on several public art projects including Logan Community Health Centre and Gabba Members Area (Gabba Cricket Ground). In Adelaide Di Mauro completed a commission in 2006 for Taylor, Cullity and Lethlean Landscape Architects and in 2011 he completed an ephemeral public artwork for the Adelaide City Council.