George Haynes

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George Haynes was born to be an artist.
“He is a person with an immense and searching intellect. An intellect located just behind the eye, and what an eye. An eye with perfect pitch, an eye that can read light like a composer following notes on a music score; parts distinct – rhythms clear – everything observed.”
excerpt from speech by Bela Kotai at the Artsource 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards.


1938 born Kisumu, Kenya
1951 sent to school in England
1958-62 studied painting, Chelsea School of Art, London
1962 arrived in Australia, July
“Drawings and Paintings by George Haynes” – PatchTheatre, Perth
1963 “Perth Prize” – Art Gallery of Western Australia (AGWA)
“Paintings From the West: 14 West Australian Painters” – Museum of Modern Art and Design, Melbourne
1963-75 exhibited annually at the Skinner Galleries, Perth
1964-85 teaching painting and drawing at Perth Technical College, West Australian Institute of Technology, Curtin University, Claremont School of Art, UWA summer schools, Albany summer schools, Darlington studio summer schools, Kalgoorlie College
1964-70 Darlington Annual Arts and Crafts Fair
1964 “Australian Painting: 19th and 20th Centuries” touring New Zealand
1965 “John McCaughey Memorial Prize Competition” Art Gallery of NSW
1966-79 “Perth Prize For Drawing” AGWA
1966 received Painting Prize, University of WA
1967 founding member CATS – Children’s Activity Time Society, Perth
1968 assisted by Marcus Collins constructed the first geodesic dome in WA
“George Haynes Paintings” Watters Gallery, Sydney.
1970 “Perth Prize for Drawing – International” AGWA
“Invitation Exhibition” WAIT
1972 “Sir William Angliss Memorial Art Prize” Melbourne. Sreceived prize for ‘Deep End’
“Georges’ Invitation Art Prize” Georges Gallery, Melbourne
“George Haynes” South Yarra Gallery, Melbourne
“3rd Invitation Exhibition” WAIT
1972 six month residency, Power Bequest Studio, Paris
1974 “West Australian Artists 1974”
“Young Contemporaries” Undercroft Gallery, UWA
“Ten Australians” circulated over two years with showings in Paris, Stuttgart, Venice, Milan, Florence, Rome. ‘Red Nude’ featured on poster.
1975 received Murdoch University Art Prize. Perth
“Perth Prize for Drawing – International” AGWA
1976 Gallery G, Perth opening group show
“George Haynes” Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
“George Haynes, Paintings” Solander Gallery, Canberra.
“Ten West Australian Artists” AGWA
“George Haynes / Anne Maughan / Trevor Vickers” UWA Undercroft
1977 Hogarth Galleries, Sydney
1977-96 exhibited with Greenhill Galleries, Perth and Adelaide
1978 “Perth Survey of Drawing: Contemporary Australian Drawings” Art Galleries of WA, Queensland, and New South Wales.
Six months’ residency in the Pilbara, WA Arts Council
1980 elected President, Artists’ Union, Perth but later resigned
appointed WA representative, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council.
“Australian Painters and Printmakers” Fremantle City Gallery
1981 “George Haynes – Paintings and Drawings” Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1982 “An Art Auction of George Haynes Paintings and Drawings” PIFT, Freo
two month visit to Thailand
founding member of Nexus (later Praxis)
‘Critic’s Choice’ AGWA
“The Joe and Rose Skinner Bequest” Undercroft Gallery, UWA
1983 opened new studio in Walker Street, South Fremantle, with an exhibition
“Festival of Perth Invitation Drawing Award” received the award
“Figures and Faces Drawn from Life” Heide Gallery, Melbourne
1984 15 months teaching in Kalgoorlie
“Form, Image. Sign” AGWA
“Fremantle Prize for Drawing” received the prize
1985 “Festival Exhibition” His Majesty’s Theatre, Perth
“Festival of Perth Invitation Drawing Award” received the award
“Artists Self-Portraits” Fremantle Arts Centre
“George Haynes Drawings and Linocuts” Fremantle Arts Centre
“Mandorla Art Prize” New Norcia
1986 founding member Margaret River Arts Foundation
“Contemporary Australian Watercolours and Drawings” David Jones Gallery Sydney
Fremantle Prize for Drawing
“BP Australia Art Award” AGWA
“Fremantle / Newport Exchange” Fremantle Arts Centre & Newport, USA
1987 “The Fremantle Dozen” Fremantle Art Gallery
received WA Creative Development Fund Grant
“George Haynes Drawings” David Jones Art Gallery, Sydney
1988 “George Haynes: A Survey, 3 Decades of Painting” AGWA
three months’ painting trip to the Kimberleys
1991 six months drawing / painting trip to France
1992 “The Draughtsman’s Contract” – inaugural Mark Howlett Foundation Fellowship
1993 six month painting trip to UK
1997 six month painting trip to New Zealand
Jonathon Grant Galleries, Auckland
1998-2001 exhibited with Perth Galleries
2001-2-5 exhibited at The Works, Fremantle
2003-4-5 exhibited in Spearwood studio
2006-7-8 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe, received the Judges’ Award 2006 Cottesloe
2009 exhibited at The Moore’s Building, Fremantle
with JANE martin
2010 Artsource Lifetime Achievement Award
Bela Kotai’s speech at the Artsource 2010 Lifetime Achievement Awards
2011 “Out of the West’ – National Gallery of Australia – group show.
Exhibition at The Moore’s Building, Fremantle
2011 Exhibition at the Moore’s Building, Fremantle
2013 exhibition – Sussex Street, Spearwood
2014 exhibition at Sussex Street Studio
New Works Being Shown In May
2015 exhibition at Sussex Street studio
A SUMMER HARVEST – Recent Paintings From the UK 2015
Retrospective Artist at Darlington Arts Festival 2015

National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Art Gallery of New South Wales
National Gallery of Victoria
University of Western Australia
Curtin University, WA
Edith Cowan University, WA
Murdoch University, WA
Adelaide University
Australian National University
University of Texas, USA
Kalgoorlie College, WA
Central Metropolitan College of TAFE, Perth
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, WA
Royal Perth Hospital, WA
Comalco, USA
Cape Mentelle Winery, WA
Houghton’s Wines, WA
Christchurch Grammar School, WA
The White House collection, USA
…plus numerous corporate and private collections in Australia, New Zealand, UK, France.

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  • George Haynes, Reflections, Bibra Lake

George Haynes & Jane Martin – DRAWN FROM THE WOODLANDS 1996-2010

Images of the Beeliar wetlands and surrounds from the artists’ archives.This selection of paintings and drawings surfaced when George and Jane were searching for the George Haynes charcoal drawing which was made into the fund-raising print produced to raise money for Save Beeliar Wetlands and Rethink the Link. These deft records of our threatened banksia woodlands and wetlands are on exhibition from 18 February – 4 March 2017, daily 10am - 4pm.See George Haynes Bibra Banksias for more information about the fund-raising printFor more information about the artists see their

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George Haynes – Bibra Banksias

Prominent Western Australian artist, George Haynes, is donating prints of his stunning work ‘Bibra Banksias’ to raise money for Save Beeliar Wetlands and Rethink the Link. All profits from prints sold will be used to buy advertising in the lead-up to the 2017 State Election. For as little as $250 you can have one on your wall AND help get the message out that this beautiful place is worth protecting. Visit Film: Oscar Cook