James Drinkwater

Born in Newcastle, Australia in 1983. In 2001 he finished his studies at the Ron Hartree Art School, Newcastle Australia and continued to study Fine Arts at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney, Australia.


Fine Arts, National Art School in Darlinghurst Sydney Australia
Ron Hartree Art School, Newcastle Australia

Solo Exhibitions
2011 Nostalgia for Nothing – Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney (March, Art month).

2010 Brooding Town – Iain Dawson Gallery, Sydney.
Postage Paid Berlin – Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle.

2009 Poor Boy – Fortyfive Downstairs, Melbourne.

2008 I knew I knew you – Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle.

2006 Wash Me Clean – Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle.

2005 New Work – Volume Gallery, Newcastle.

2004 Vintage – Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle.
New Paintings – Maunsell Wicks, Sydney.

2003 Mark Making – NAS, Newcastle.

Group Exhibitions
2011 Brett Whiteley finalists exhibition, Sydney.
Salon Des Refuses, Sydney.

2010 A Perfect Day to Chase Tornados (White), Berlin.
48hours Neukölln, Berlin.

2007 Drinkwater & Kinnane – Cooks Hill Galleries, Newcastle.

2004 These are a few of my Favourite Things – Damien Minton Gallery, Newcastle.

2003 A Collection of Paintings – Alder Gallery Surry Hills, Sydney.

2002 Trinity Grammar Water Colour Show – Summer Hill, Sydney.

2011 Brett Whiteley traveling scholarship Highly commended – Finalists.
Marten Bequest traveling scholarship – Winner.
Salon Des Refuses – Finalist.

2002 John Olsen National Art School Life Drawing Prize.

2001 Newcastle Mattara Festival Painting Prize.

1998 Gould League Environmental Prize.

1995 & 1996 Reg Russom Life Drawing Prize finalist.

Macquarie Bank.
Catholic education office New South Wales Australia.
St Francis Xavier College, Newcastle.
Private collections, New York, London, Singapore, Australia, Germany.

2011 The Arts Diary, Sydney Morning Herald, March 29th
Arts Department, Newcastle Tafe: Speaker for presentation, March 25th
National Art School, Sydney: Speaker. Berlin, We didn’t just go there for a hair cut”, March 23rd
Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald, March 19th
The Australian Financial Review, ‘City of Freedom’, March 17th

2010 Spectator Magazine– ‘Ich bin ein Berliner, January
Real Living Magazine– ‘Best of the best art works’, July
ABC National Radio – ‘Expatriate of the week’, April
Newcastle Herald, 27th March
Newcastle Herald – ‘At home in Berlin’, 19th March
Art review – Newcastle Weekender Magazine, 27th March
Newcastle Herald – At Home in Berlin, 19th March

2009 Suffering for his art – Star Newspaper Melbourne, 28th April
Expressionist – MX Melbourne city rail newspaper, 27th April

2008 Drinking it up – Newcastle Weekender Magazine, 14th June

2007 Newcastle Herald – H2, May

2006Newcastle Herald, March
Newcastle Herald – The Word, January

2005 Newcastle Herald, September

2004 Newcastle Herald – The Word, January
Newcastle Herald – The Weekender Magazine, January
Newcastle Herald – The Weekender Magazine, April
Newcastle Herald – The Word, March
Art review (Vintage) – Newcastle Weekender Magazine

2003 Art review (Mark Making) – Newcastle Herald – The Weekender Magazine
Newcastle Herald, May
Newcastle Herald, February

2002 Newcastle Herald, January

1998 Newcastle Herald – Life Style, August