James Brown

Referencing constable (after Cousen) Oil on Canvas 800 x 1000mm $1600
Referencing Weirotter’s ‘In The Falls of Tivoli’ Oil on Canvas 800 x 1000mm $1600

Dr Gordon James Brown — Senior Lecturer James Cook University, Townsville, Australia

Selected Exhibitions

  • 2009 Impressions & Expressions Kim, Song Yoel & James Brown’s Lino Etchings, IGong Gallery, Daejeon, South Korea
  • 2007 Peripheral Glimpses: England and France, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 2005 The Strand, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville.
  • 2005 Palmetum Transposed: from Drawing to Painting to Sculpture, Flinders Gallery, Townsville.
  • 2003 Hinterlands: Contemporary Landscapes (collaborative exhibition with Dr. Anneke Silver), Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa
  • 2003 Memories and Perceptions: South Korea, China and The Solomon Islands, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 2002 Secret Gardens, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 2001 Landscape and Reconstructions, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 2001 Harmony: Paintings from Western China (collaborative exhibition with Prof. Kim, Song Yeol and Prof. Cheng Xiangjun), Wanfung Gallery, Beijing
  • 2000 Survey Exhibition: Caging the Quiet Savage Within, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
  • 1999 The Littoral Zone, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 1998 Collaboration: Two Cultures, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 1997 Collaboration: Paint and Photography, Flinders Gallery, Townsville 1982 Ralph Martin Gallery, Townsville
  • 1994 Division and Integration: A Personal View of the North Queensland Landscape, Flinders Gallery, Townsville
  • 1991 The Male Nude: A Private View, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
  • 1991 Eight Artists in Townsville, Iwaki, Japan
  • 1989 Sunscapes 89, Tonnoirs Gallery, Townsville
  • 1988 Brisbane River — Past, Present & Future, Brisbane
  • 1987 Peter Lane Gallery, Sydney
  • 1984 Drawings X 4, Touring Exhibition
  • 1985 Half Dozen Group, Brisbane
  • 1983 Ralph Martin Gallery, Townsville

Awards

From 1977 to 1993 James Brown has been awarded 51 prizes in various Art competitions throughout Australia. Some noteworthy prizes are:

  • David Jones Art Prize (1977),
  • Redcliffe Art Prize (1977),
  • Labrador Art Prize (1977 & 78),
  • Caltex Warana Art Prize (1977),
  • Cairns Art Prize (1978),
  • Emerald Art Prize (1979)
  • Charters Towers Art Prize (1979),
  • Beenleigh Rotary Club Art Prize (1980),
  • Caltex Award (1984),
  • Innisfail Art Prize (1984),
  • Bundaberg Art Prize (1986),
  • Nerang Arts Festival Prize (1986),
  • Ingham Art Society Prize (1990 & 1991),
  • Sunshine Coast Art Prize (1991)
  • Albany Art Prize for Watercolour (1993)

No competitions have been entered since 1993 for philosophical reasons.

Collections Represented

James Cook University, Perc Tucker Gallery, Artbank, Sheraton, Suncorp Art Collection, City of Iwaki Collection (Japan), Pai-Chai University Collection (South Korea), David Jones and numerous city council collections throughout Australia.

Publications

  • Brown J & McCullock R 2009, “Reconstituting Fragments: A Dialogue between a Contemporary North Queensland Landscape Artist and some Early European Etchings”. Tracy Drawing and Visualisation Research [Online]. Available at lboro.ac.uk [Accessed 30 March 2011].
  • Brown J 2005, The Strand, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 2005, Palmetum Transposed: from Drawing to Painting to Sculpture, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 2003, Labran, James Brown, Townsville
  • Brown J 2003, Memories and Perceptions: South Korea, China & The Solomon Islands, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 1989, Sunscapes 89, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 2002, The Common, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 1990, The Male Nude: A Private View, James Brown, Townsville.
  • n.a 1991, Eight Artists in Townsville, Iwaki City Art Museum, Iwaki.
  • Brown J. 1994, Division and Integration: A Personal View of the North Queensland Landscape, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 2002, Secret Gardens, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 2001, Landscape and Reconstructions, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Brown J 1999, The Littoral Zone, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Donohue A 2003, Hinterlands: Contemporary Landscapes, Pinnacles Gallery, Thuringowa.
  • Edwards R 1998, Collaboration: Two Cultures, James Brown, Townsville.
  • Edwards R 1997, Collaboration: Paint and Photography. James Brown, Townsville.
  • Morrell T 2000, Survey Exhibition: Caging the Quiet Savage Within, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville.
  • n.a. 2001, Harmony: Paintings from Western China, Wanfung Gallery, Beijing
  • Stock J 2001, >100% Success: The Art of James Brown.= Eyeline, Spring: 42–43.
  • Silver, Anneke, and Ron McBurnie 1988, “Letter from Townsville.” Linq 16.2: 85–93.