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Work history

Freelance artist, Sydney

Exhibitions of paintings and drawings.

My current work also includes many private and commercial commissions for oil paintings and designs (See commissions), as well as murals and painted finishes (See commercial work).

Mailing list

Email me if you would like to be added to my mailing list: brendan@blakin.com.

Qualifications

Bachelor of Fine Arts, Painting, RMIT

Certified OH&S (Green Card) holder

Exhibitions

2017

The Other Art Fair, Melbourne
The Facility, Melbourne, Australia

FIRE
Exhibition of paintings and works on paper
Duckrabbit, Sydney, Australia

2016

DISTANZ: Zwei Künstler von Down Under
Jo Allsop and Brendan Lakin
Zentralbiblioptek Wuppertal, Germany

2015

FOUR x 4
Brendan Lakin, Jo Allsop, Adam Hill and Hugh Ramage
Duckrabbit, Sydney

2014

Landscapes and Manscapes, FOUR x 4
Brendan Lakin, Jo Allsop, Adam Hill and Hugh Ramage
Duckrabbit, Sydney, Australia

Surf ‘n Turf II (from Whoop Whoop to Wuppertal)
Solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper
The Studio, Sydney

2013

Surf ‘n Turf
Solo exhibition of paintings, drawings and watercolours
Wuppertaler Stadtbibliothek, Wuppertal, Germany

2010

The ‘Work’ Series
— with Hugh Ramage
Exhibition of paintings and drawings
The Studio, Sydney

Christmas Show
Art Site, Sydney

2009

The Wall
Solo exhibition of paintings and drawings
The Studio, Sydney

Publishers’ Cup Cricket Art Prize
Touring Sydney, Melbourne, Bowral & Mackay
Wayne Stopped Play
Finalist

2009 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
Queens Park (A Love Story)
Finalist

2008

2008 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
34 Landy Street, Horsham
Finalist

FAR-fetched Art Show
By invitation only
Sydney

2007

Souvenirs
Sheffer Gallery, Sydney
Exhibition of paintings

2006

Waverley Art Prize, Sydney
Windmill and View from the hut
Double Finalist, Painting Category

2003

Inside/Outside
Exhibition of paintings
Age communications, Sydney

Liverpool Art Prize, Sydney
Nola
Finalist

Oxford Art Prize 1, Sydney
Finalist

Oxford Art Prize 2, Sydney
Finalist

2002

Arch
Solo exhibition of paintings
LIDI, Sydney

1992

Earthed Appliances
Exhibition of paintings
Universal Theatre, Melbourne

1989

RMIT Union Gallery
Exhibition of paintings, drawings and prints

1987

RMIT Union Gallery
Group Exhibition

1986

Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Victoria
Group Exhibition

Career highlights

Since 1998

Freelance artist, Sydney
Exhibitions of paintings and drawings, as well as private and commercial commissions for oil paintings, murals and painted finishes.

2014

All original artworks used on the set of 2014 series The Bachelor, Australia

2013

All original artworks used on the set of 2013 series The Bachelor, Australia
Set finisher on 2013 series The Bachelor, Australia

Co-founder of The Painters Guild, Sydney
www.thepaintersguild.com.au
Specialising in all types of expert paint finishes and murals

2011–12

Fox Film Studios, Sydney
Set finisher (painting department) on feature films The Great Gatsby and The Wolverine

2005–06

The Mean Fiddler Hotel, Sydney, Australia
Senior Decorator
18 months designing and painting the 21 rooms of The Mean Fiddler Irish Bar.

2003–05

Freelance artist, Vienna, Austria
Extensive travel through Europe, painting for an exhibition of oil paintings (Souvenirs, exhibited in 2007)
Private and commercial commissions for oil paintings, murals and painted finishes.

2001–02

The Colour Course – Coordinator
A six-hour intensive course designed to educate adult students in the use of colour in their home or commercial space.

1998–2002

Porters Original Paints, Sydney
Colour Technician
Employed as Colourist, and to run the “Brush-Ups” Courses in the application and specifications of all Porters Original Paints products.

Funky 3d, Sydney
Scenic Artist
Painter of commercial sculptures and environments. Clients include Mambo, Sydney International Airport, Coca-Cola and Sydney Town Hall.

1998–99

Sydney Harbour Paint Company, Los Angeles (Porters Original Paints, USA)
Colour Technician

1996–98

Freelance Background Animation Artist
Clients include The Australian Children’s Television Foundation, Freerange Animation Studio (Dr Karl Kruszelnicki’s Great Moments in Science series), Kraft Cheese, Bundaberg Rum.

1995–96

RMIT Union Arts
Theatre Coordinator

1990–95

Raucous Children’s Theatre Company, Melbourne
Artistic Director