richard maurovic

Born: Salisbury, South Australia, 1963

Richard Maurovic is a technically skilled and highly creative artist of more than 25 years experience. Maurovic is based in Adelaide and has travelled widely; this is reflected in his many paintings of cities, ports, factories, small settlements and panoramas from around the world. Taking a deep interest in all aspects of transport and infrastructure, Maurovic’s renderings of industrial and engineering projects are both appealing and authentic.

As a young adult, Maurovic worked as a livestock drover. This background underscores a genre of meat industry-related and livestock artworks, which he renders with sensitivity and erudition. In addition, Maurovic takes a profound interest in other aspects of food production, processing, distribution, display and consumption leading to many fine works of art exploring food in our society.

Years of art practice combined with ongoing development of skills and ideas has resulted in an ever-changing body of work reflecting a singular visual sense, as well as humour, intelligence and artistic style. 


solo exhibitions

2016 / 20th Anniversary Exhibition, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2014 / Richard Maurovic, Saatchi Gallery, London UK

2014 / The Saatchi Experience, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2012 / Peace and Prosperity, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2010 / Richard Maurovic, Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart TAS

2009 / Richard Maurovic, Masterpiece Gallery, Hobart TAS

2008 / A Brush With Sydney, Paddington Contemporary, Sydney NSW

2008 / Unscheduled Stopover, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2007 / The Meat Game, Mawson Cultural Centre, Mawson Lakes SA

2005 / Airport, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2005 / Richard Maurovic, Mawson Cultural Centre, Mawson Lakes SA

2003 / Adelaide As, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2002 / From Paddocks to Palms, Mawson Lakes SA

2001 / Palate to Palette, Tasting Australia, Hilton International, Adelaide SA

2000 / Crafers Highway, Crafers SA

1999 / Richard Maurovic, Framed Gallery, Darwin NT

1999 / Richard Maurovic, Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide SA

1997 / Resident Artist, City of Unley, Unley SA

1996 / Richard Maurovic, Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide SA


SELECTED ART AWARDS

2013 / Winner, 50th Anniversary Art Prize, National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide SA

2010 / Finalist, Limestone Coast Art Prize, Keith SA

2009 / Winner, Kidman Art Prize, Connections to the Land, Kapunda SA

2009 / Finalist, Maritime Art Award, Melbourne VIC

2009 / Finalist, Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla SA

2009 / Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney NSW

2008 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, The Art of Food and Wine, McLaren Vale SA

2006 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, The Art of Food and Wine, McLaren Vale SA

2006 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, Australian Landscape Art, McLaren Vale SA

2006 / Winner, Royal South Australian Society of Arts 150th Anniversary Art Prize, Adelaide SA

2004 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, The Art of Food and Wine, McLaren Vale SA

2002 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, The Art of Food and Wine, McLaren Vale SA

2000 / Finalist, Fleurieu Art Prize, The Art of Food and Wine, McLaren Vale SA

1999 / Finalist, 30th Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs NT

1999 / Winner, Port Victoria Art Exhibition, Port Victoria SA

1996 / Finalist, Royal Overseas League Exhibition, London UK

1994 / Winner and Public’s Choice Winner, Gladstone High School Exhibition, Gladstone SA

1994 / Winner, Winsor & Newton Australian Art Award, Sydney NSW


OFFICIAL ARTIST

2005 / New Adelaide Airport

2001 / Tasting Australia, Adelaide SA

1999 / Crafers Highway Project, Adelaide SA


ESSAYS

2014 / Richard Maurovic New Works, Maggie Watson, Saatchi Gallery exhibition catalogue


PUBLICATIONS

2016 / Richard Maurovic: Shaping Life, Maggie Watson and Jennifer Palmer, Wakefield Press

2011 / Samphire and Stone, Richard Maurovic, National Railway Museum

2007 / The Meat Game, Richard Maurovic, Wakefield Press

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2016 / Fleurieu Biennale, McLaren Vale SA

2015 / Lay of the Land, Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2013 / 50th Anniversary Art Prize, National Railway Museum, Port Adelaide SA

2011 / Watershed Art Prize, Salisbury SA

2010 / City of Salisbury Invited Artists exhibition, Salisbury SA

2010 / Treasures From the Collection, Royal Society of Arts, Adelaide SA

2010 / Limestone Coast Art Prize, Keith SA

2009 / Reconfigured, Emerge Art Space, Perth WA

2009 / Kidman Art Prize, Kapunda SA

2009 / ANL Maritime Art Prize, Melbourne VIC

2009 / Whyalla Art Prize, Whyalla SA

2009 / Mosman Art Prize, Sydney NSW

2008 / Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA

2006 / Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA

2006 / The South Australian Story, Royal Society of Arts, Adelaide SA

2005 / Harvest Market at Yalumba, Hill Smith Gallery off-site, Angaston SA

2004 / Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA

2004 / Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2003 / Harvest Market at Yalumba, Hill Smith Gallery off-site, Angaston SA

2003 / Kendall’s Fine Art, London UK

2003 / Penny’s Hill Winery, McLaren Vale SA

2003 / Dridan Fine Art, McLaren Vale SA

2002 / Hill Smith Gallery, Adelaide SA

2002 / Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA

2000 / Fleurieu Art Prize, McLaren Vale SA

1999 / 30th Alice Art Prize, Alice Springs NT

1998 / Invited Artists exhibition, Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide SA

1996 / Royal Overseas League, London UK

1994 / Winsor & Newton Australian Art Award, Sydney NSW


CIVIC AWARDS

2008 / City of Salisbury Living Legend

2004 / Rural Press Inspiration Award

2001 / Federal Government Centenary Medal

1997 / South Australian Citizen of the Year


SELECTED COLLECTIONS

Adelaide City Council, Adelaide SA

Adelaide International Airport, Adelaide SA

ASC Engineering, Adelaide SA

Coopers Brewery, Adelaide SA

Federal Court of Australia, Adelaide SA

Fisher Jeffries, Adelaide SA

Holco, Adelaide SA

Landmark, Adelaide SA

Lend Lease, Adelaide SA

Kedumba Contemporary Drawing Collection, NSW

Parliament House, Canberra ACT

Qantas Airways, Sydney NSW

Royal South Australian Society of Arts, Adelaide SA

Santos, Adelaide SA

South Australian Cricket Association, Adelaide SA

South Australian Power Networks, Adelaide SA

Thomas Foods International, Adelaide SA

Private Collections Nationally and Internationally