Beric Henderson Biography
2017. "Cosmographica” Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie (Feb-Mar)
2015. “Cosmographica” Carlton Project Space, Chippendale (Oct-Nov)
2015. “What Dreams May Come” Gallery Mercure, Potts Point (June 2015)
2013. "The Edge of Reality" Gallery Mercure, Potts Point (5 Dec 2012 -18 Mar 2013)
2012. "The Edge of Reality" at Sydney Art Expo, Hordern Pavillion (Sept, Stand A08)
2012. “The Curiosity Cabinet” Wedge Gallery Books Kinokuniya Sydney (March)
2010. "Everlasting Dream" Wedge Gallery, Books Kinokuniya Sydney
2010. "Dangerous Dreams" Hurstville City Museum and Gallery, Sydney
2009. “Sideshow” at Arthouse Hotel, Sydney (Dec 2009-Jan 2010)
2009. "Worlds of Wonder" Hurstville City Museum and Gallery, Sydney (March)
2006. "Searching for Enlightenment" Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney
2005. "Pulp Surrealism" at St. George Regional Museum, Sydney
2003. “Twilights and Nocturnes” at Hazelhurst Community Gallery, Sydney
Art Prize finalist exhibitions (selection process)
2016. Mandorla Religious Art Prize (Linton&Kay Gallery) and touring exhibition, Perth WA
2015. Chapel on Station Religious Art Prize, Melbourne
2015. New World Art Prize, Chippendale Sydney
2014. Korea Australia Art Foundation (KAAF) Art prize, Sydney
2014. Chapel on Station Religious Art Prize, Melbourne.
2014. New World Art Prize, Chippendale Sydney
2014. Port Macquarie Art Prize (Winner, Open category)
2013. Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Campbelltown Arts Centre, Sydney
2013. Chapel on Station Religious Art Prize, Melbourne.
2013. Waverly Art Prize (painting category), Bondi, Sydney.
2013. Cliftons Art Prize, Sydney
2013. Port Macquarie Art Prize (Winner, Drawing category)
2012. St George Art Prize, Hurstville Museum, Sydney
2012. Westmead Hospital art prize, Sydney
2012. Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, PLC Croydon, Sydney
2011. Adelaide Perry Drawing Prize, PLC Croydon, Sydney
2011. Lethbridge 10000 Art Prize, Brisbane
2011. Prometheus Art Prize (painting), Gold Coast.
2010. St George Art Prize, Hurstville Museum, Sydney
2010. Waverly Art Prize (painting category), Bondi, Sydney.
2009. Prometheus Art Prize (painting), Gold Coast.
2009. Waverly Art Prize (painting and drawing categories), Bondi, Sydney.
2008. Waverly Art Prize (painting and drawing categories), Bondi, Sydney.
2007. Willoughby Art Prize (drawing), Chatswood, Sydney.
2007. Prometheus Art Prize (painting), Gold Coast.
2007. Waverly Art Prize (drawing), Bondi, Sydney.
2002. "Southern exposure II" at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Sydney.
Group shows (by invitation)
2016. One of only 5 Mandorla art award finalists selected to exhibit at St Mary’s Cathedral, Perth
2016. BEAMS art festival, Chippendale, Sydney
2016. “Northern Exposure 4” Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie
2015. BEAMS art festival, Chippendale, Sydney
2014. “Northern Exposure 3” at the Glasshouse Regional Gallery, Port Macquarie
2014. “A bit blue” art show, Mercure Gallery, Mercure Hotel Kings Cross, Sydney
2013. St. Mark’s Annual Art Show, South Hurstville, Sydney (featured artist)
2011. “Together in Harmony” KWASS show, Noori and Arum Galleries, South Korea
2011. Curated Group Exhibition, BOM Gallery, Seoul, South Korea
2009. Annual November Show Oatley 101, Sydney (invited artist).
2009. Small Works group exhibition, Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne.
2007. BreastCheque Art Show at Deutscher Menzies, Melbourne.
2007. “April Mixed Show” at The Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney.
2006. "Originals" at The Wallspace Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney (five paintings).
2006. International Art show, Conflux 3, National Museum of Australia, Canberra.
1999. Group exhibition at St. George technical college, paintings and drawings.
2013-15. Winner (Religious, Open and Drawing categories), Port Macquarie Art Prize
2013. Second Prize (Religious art and Miniature art categories), Port Macquarie Art Prize.
2012. Website www.berichenderson.com selected by NGA library for preservation and archiving.
2012. Selected national art postcard distribution by AvantCards (Australia in Sept 2012).
2009. Selected national art postcard distribution by AvantCards (Australia in July 2009).
2008. Third Prize Creative Quarterly art competition (Fine arts section; www.CQjournal.com).
2006. Featured in the "Masters of Fantasy Volume 3" interactive CD.
2005. Winner, graphic logo art competition at St. George Regional Museum in Sydney, for the design and promotion of the Dragon's Lair Art Gallery. Presented by the Mayor of Hurstville.
2014. Painted a one-metre tall fibreglass koala for award-winning “Hello Koalas” tourism project in Port Macquarie. “Koala Noir” was commissioned by The Observatory Hotel and Carbon Reduction Institute.
Press and Media interviews, reviews, features
2015. The Leader, 18th June, “Dots are spot-on for solo painter” (p36)
2015. The Bankstown-Canterbury Torch (June 3rd, p26), “Dream brought to life for all to view”
2015. Sydney Weekend Notes (online mag, 19 Sept) BEAMS Arts Festival (by Irenke Forsythe)
2015. Chippendale Creative Precinct Newsletter (Sept) feature to promote “Cosmographica” exhibition
2014. The Leader, July 24th, "Fair go for koalas" (p33 featuring the new Koala sculpture)
2012. Catapult magazine issue 9 (3 pages of art work displayed).
2010. Carpaccio magazine issue 21 (an independent Spanish art journal), 6 pages of my art work.
2010. Two Thousand online magazine (21st July), "Everlasting Dream" (text by Cleo Braithwaite).
2010. Artist Palette Magazine issue 83 (seven page article)
2010. The Bankstown-Canterbury Torch newspaper, Feb. 4th, "Paintings captivate"
2010. Dangerous Dreams Catalogue, 40 page exhibition catalogue produced by Hurstville City Museum and Gallery. Essays by Serena-Manwaring and US historian Prof. Robin Walz.
2010. The Leader, Feb 9th, "Dreams come to life" (text Jim Gainsford, photo by Chris Lane)
2010. Two Thousand online magazine (2 Feb) "Dangerous Dreams" (text Joseph Porpiglia).
2009. PushPause Art collective, "Shadows, cinema and the art of noir" (online art of cinema website www.pushpauseart.com)
2009. Art Collector Magazine, full page advertisement for 2009 “Sideshow” exhibition
2009. Dragonfiles Magazine (St. George Regional Museum) feature
2008. Direct Art Magazine (Vol. 15) featuring Sideshow images (p.49)
2007. Artist Palette Magazine, Feb. issue 48. Seven page feature article.
2007. Holograph Magazine #4. (US on-line art magazine, www.holographmagazine.com).
2006. Daily Telegraph (Sydney, Sept 9, p94.) “Beric Henderson: Searching for enlightenment”
2005. The Bankstown-Canterbury Torch, Oct. 26th "Surreal statements emerge from the night".
2005. The Leader, Oct. 20th, "Haunted by the surreal and ironic" (by Kathryn Barton).
2005. Australian Artist Magazine, #256. "Pulp surrealism at Hurstville Regional Museum".
Published art work
2013. The painting “Introspection 2006” was featured in the textbook Psychology: Contemporary Perspectives by Paul Okami (Oxford University Press USA, ISBN: 9780199856619)
2011. "Tethered" published in Words and Images magazine (University of Maine, USA)
2008. "Carousel" published in Creative Quarterly magazine issue 13 (NY, USA)
2008. "Untethered" published in Verandah 23 literary art magazine (Deakin University press).
2005. "Pulp Surrealism and other Visions" 2005 (exhibition catalogue, Vertigo Vision Ltd Ed).
2005. "Aeronauticus" published in the US magazine Direct Art (Vol. 12, p.57).
2005. "Binary" published in Spectrum 12 (Underwood Books, USA).
2004. “Aeronauticus 2004” selected from almost 4000 submitted works for publication in Spectrum 11: The Best in Contemporary Fantastic Art. Underwood Books, USA
2016. "Mad scientist or artistic genius: The birth of creativity" Bondi Pavilion Gallery, June. Host: Dr Steve Durbach.
2014. “Balance between Art and Science” invited lecture at University of Technology Sydney, Nov. Host: Dr Eileen McGowan.
2013. “Art and Science” opening address at St Marks Art Show, Sydney, October 2013
2013. "The Edge of Reality" talk at Mercure Hotel conference room, March 2013. Host Curator: Geoff Jaeger.
2010. "Dangerous Dreams" talk at Hurstville Museum, Sydney. The lecture was followed by a video interview (see Youtube). Host Curator: Ms Jess Allen.
Private collections: Australia, USA
Public or corporate collections: Avantcards Head office, Sydney; Arthouse Hotel, Sydney
Westmead Public Hospital permanent collection, Sydney; Westmead Institute for Medical Research, Sydney; Elders Insurance, Port Macquarie NSW; Port Macquarie Art Society, NSW; Grace Church Port Macquarie
1998-1999. Southern Sydney technical college (St. George TAFE).
1983. Art history and criticism by course work, "Issues and images in 20th century art", UNSW
Previous Gallery Representation
2006-2007 The Wallspace Gallery, Surrey Hills, Sydney. I was recruited by film director Alex Proyas who owned and established the Gallery. The space closed at the end of 2007.
2000-2015 Sydney, NSW
2016- Shop 4, Colonial Arcade, 25-27 Hay Street, Port Macquarie, NSW
The Passage 2006
Acrylic on canvas