Mark Threadgold Solo Exhibition

James Makin Gallery

October 19th - November 5th 2016

Mark Threadgold, James Makin Gallery 2016


Portrait of Rachel Rawlins, 2013

Critically acclaimed dancer, Rachel Rawlins, former Principal Artist of The Australian Ballet is a celebrated artist with a career that expanded 30 years. Mark Threadgold worked with Rachel in the studios of The Australian Ballet to create her portrait.

Mark Threadgolf, Portrait of Rachel Rawlins, oil on canvas, 102X84cm, 2013


Book, April 2012

'Welcome to Paradise'

Welcome to paradise celebrates the artists and musicians that have made Paradise Hills, in Melbourne's inner Richmond, what it is today. Featuring over 80 full colour images of recent artworks by 29 artists and pictures of life at the gallery. Artists include Sam Leach, Juan Ford, Michael Peck, Mark Threadgold, Michael Staniak, Justin Williams, and more... Contact Paradise Hills for details.


Introduction by Ashley Crawford


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Weekend Art Review by Mark Threadgold - April 2012

In the back streets of Richmond yesterday, I searched out two great shows, Lara Merrett (Karen Woodbury Gallery) at Block Projects and Geoffrey Bartlett at John Buckley Gallery. Lara Merrett's large-scale abstract paintings smack of energy and motion. Her images are made of translucent layers of flowing inks and floating geometric shapes. The transparent nature of ink reveals an interesting layered process. Swathes of colour mix and bleed as they intersect and overlap, creating an aesthetic, similar to that of other abstract artist's Camille Hannah and Dale Frank. Merritt successfully applies subtle contrasts in her work; hard-edged geometric shapes hover over organic forms of free-running ink, textured acrylic paint is applied over smooth inks, and colour from opposite ends of the spectrum is used. The outcome is an interesting play on depth and movement.



Geoffrey Bartlett has had a long and successful career with over 30 solo shows to his name and his work is held in many prominent public collections. His new series of sculptures combine the use of lead, timber, copper, rivets and bronze. Rounded forms sit comfortably with formal structures. Areas of complex detail, made with immense skill, become focal points to a broader simpler form. His combination of interesting features and basic shapes make the works appealing from various distances. A feeling of masculine boldness, together with some theatrical playfullness, resonates.



Sculpture & something new

Mark Threadgold, Sculpture 2,

jarrah, galvanised steel, powder coated steel, oil and wax on wood, enamel, dimensions variable, 2012




A Drawing

Mark Threadgold, New Age Change (detail), ink, charcoal, & spray enamel on paper, 73X65cm, 2011




Paradise Hills Gallery, 'Hand Drawn Boom' opening night featuring artwork by Mark Threadgold and other artists.



New drawings in group show at Paradise Hills July 2011

A drawing, 'Untitled', by Mark Threadgold is up for silent auction. One third of the proceeds will go to The Smith Family Charity. Place a bid at Paradise Hills, or email them, before 5:00pm, Saturday 9th July, 2011. Good luck!


Mark Threadgold, Untitled, ink, charcoal, acrylic & spray enamel on paper, 120X180cm, 2011



Mark Threadgold, Containment Line II, ink, charcoal & spray enamel on paper, 120X180cm, 2011




Mark Threadgold 2011 Sunshine Coast Art Prize finalist

SCAP is a $20,000 acquisitive prize held annually at Caloundra Regional Gallery



Metro Gallery Group Show

Mark Threadgold in Metro Gallery group show, Winter Solstice, celebrating the gallery's 10th Birthday.

Exhibition dates 13th June - 3rd July 2011

Banksy - Chris Booth - Criss Canning - Zhong Chen - Damien Hirst - Tanya Hoddinott - Dean Home - Michael Jeffrey - Jasper Knight - David Laity - Anthony Lister - Stormy Mills - Josef Marzi - Laura Matthews - John Olsen - Michael Peck - Michael Staniak - Mark Threadgold - Paul White - Justin Lee Williams

Mark Threadgold, Continuum, oil on canvas, 122X122cm




Metro Gallery: Barry Fitzgerald, Ken McGregor, Dean Home, Laura Matthews, Mark Threadgold, Paul White, Josef Marzi, Chris Booth, David Laity, Justin Lee Williams, Anita Traynor, Alex McCulloch, Michael Peck, Michael Staniak, & Julia Matthews



Mark Threadgold preparing for his exhibition,

The New Now, at Metro Gallery Aug 16 - Sep 05, 2010










Art For Sharks - Charity Art Auction

Colleen Ahern, Jason Cavanagh, Narelle Desmond, Brodie Ellis, Anita Foard, Sharon Goodwin, Elizabeth Gower, Ry Haskings, Siri Hayes, Hotham Street Ladies, Brendan Huntley, Nick Jones, Ash Keating, Emma Kelly, Justine Khamara, Deb Kunda, Rhys Lee, Amanda Marburg, Paul McDermott, Rob McHaffie, Moya McKenna, Rebecca McIntosh, Tim McMonagle, Fiona McMonagle, Sally McRae, Mali Moir, KP Neilson, Adam Pyett, Lisa Radford, Kate Rohde, David Rosetzky, Brenda Runnegar, Sangeeta Sandrasegar, Meaghan Shelton, Tai Snaith, Kate Smith, Natalie Starr-Thomas, Mark Threadgold, Jensen Tjhung, Vexta, Kjell Vistes, Greg Wood, Mina Young



Author and supporter of Art For Sharks, Tim Winton, with Deceptively Beautiful & Beautifully Deceptive by Mark Threadgold




New Work, May 2010




Studio, April 2010




New Melbourne Studio, January 2010




New Work in Progress, January 2010

Small and large works are well under way for the 2010 show




City of Whitehorse Acquisition, November 2009

City of Whitehorse recently acquired Mark Threadgold's ' Now & Again Tomorrow' for the City of Whitehorse Art Collection.




September 2009 Group Exhibition

Introducing Michael Johnson & Group Show

John Olsen, Blek Le Rat, Tim Storrier, Chris Booth, Zhong Chen, Jasper Knight, David Laity, Michael Peck, Criss Canning, Justin Lee Williams, Dean Home, Josef Marzi, Sarah Beetson, Adrian Doyle, Jason Benjamin, Mark Threadgold, Mina Young





Deakin University Acquisition, September 2009

Deakin University recently acquired Mark Threadgold's ' Mr Maintenance Challenges the Inevitable' for the Deakin University Art Collection.




2009 Prometheus Art Award

Mark Threadgold has been selected as a finalist in the 2009 Prometheus Art Award. His painting 'Imagining Less & Knowing More' will be exhibited from 23 May to 27 May, 2009. The $15,000 prize will be judged by Nick Mitzevich, Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane on Friday 22 May , 2009




January 2009

Portraits of Sam Leach




2008 Small Gems exhibition


New works will be exhibited at Metro 5 Gallery's annual group exhibition, Small Gems, alongside other represented artists' works from 10 - 23 December, 2008






2008 St. Luke Artist Colourmen Exquisite Palette Exhibition

'The Inevitable Surprise' (above) is exhibitied in a group show titled, The Exquisite Palette, at St Luke Artist Colourmen, Melbourne from 3rd Oct - 18th Nov, 2008. Selected artists were invited to submit a painting on a kidney shaped artist palette.




Mark Threadgold has won the 2008 Corangamarah Art Prize

The aquisitive prize was awarded and judged by Geoffrey Edwards, director of Geelong Art Gallery, Saturday 9th August, 2008. His painting, 'From Where We Were Standing, We knew We Only Had Two Options' was selected from 49 other finalists.




Solo exhibition at Metro 5 Gallery

Twice A Day Every Day For The Rest of Your Life.

27th February to 16th March, 2008.




Benalla Art Gallery, May 2007

Mark Threadgold's painting, 'M For Mortal But Happy Days Ahead' will be exhibited at Benalla Art Gallery, Victoria until 6th May 2007 as part of the Metro 5 Art Award travelling exhibition.



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Mark Threadgold has been selected as a finalist for the third year running in the $50,000 2007 Metro 5 Art Award.

Works by the 20 finalists will be exhibited at the Metro 5 Gallery from Jan 27th to Feb 25th 2007. Twenty artists from around Australia have been shortlisted for the renowned Metro 5 Art Award, billed as the richest prize in Australia for young artists. The acquisitive award - open to artists 35 years of age or under - is an initiative of the Metro 5 Gallery in Melbourne.



Mark Threadgold has been selected as a finalist for the second year running in the $50,000 2006 Metro 5 Art Award.

Works by the 24 finalists will be exhibited at the Metro 5 Gallery from Jan 28th to Feb 26th 2006.







Mark Threadgold gains selection for the 2005 Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award.

The Lloyd Rees Memorial Youth Art Award is a national art prize for Australian artists under the age of 28. Mark Threadgold's painting, 'Royal Botanic Gardens, 2005' will be included in the exhibition at the Lane Cove Council Chambers, 48 Longueville Rd, Lane Cove, Sydney, from 17 September to 24 September 2005. Gallery hours are from 10am to 4pm each day.




Mark Threadgold has been selected as a finalist in the $50,000 2005 Metro 5 Art Award, billed as Australia's richest prize for young artists.

Twenty-three artists from around Australia were shortlisted from a record field of entries and competed for a first prize of $40,000 and a People's Choice award of $10,000 selected by the public. The acquisitive award - open to Australian artists 35 years of age or under - is an initiative of the Metro 5 Gallery in Melbourne.

Former Victorian Premier, Jeff Kennett announced the winners at a presentation on Wednesday, 16 February, 2005.

Works by the finalists were exhibited at Metro 5 Gallery from 27 January until 27 February 2005.