Oliver Watts

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PhD in Art History and Theory at Sydney University (Submission August 2009) BA (Hons) Syd, LlB (Hons) Sydney


2007-2009 Chalk Horse, founding member and director 2003-2008 Director Half Dozen Arts Festival. 1998-2004 Chaser Satirical Team, founding member 2001-2002 Simpson’s Solicitors (Arts and Media Specialists)


2010 I Am Tristan Tzara, Chalk Horse, Sydney 2009 Horn of Plenty Parasite Gallery, Hong Kong

The Golden Probe Chalk Horse, Sydney

Recent Painting Cat Street Gallery, Hong Kong 2008 Death Against Dada Chalk Horse, Sydney 2007 Treason Book Global Gallery 2006 Miniatures Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney

Australia Day (Performance) Museum of Sydney, Sydney 2005 Frontier Photo-Booth Blankspace Gallery, Sydney 2004 Driftwood (with Jasper Knight) MOP Projects, Sydney

Hairbrush (with Jasper Knight), Wren Gallery, Sydney Autumn (with Jasper Knight), McKell Building, Department of Public Works, Sydney Helen Lempriere Travelling Scholarship, Artspace, (co-author Jasper Knight), Sydney Base Ten – Contemporary Painting, Side-On gallery Drawing Show, Side On Gallery

2003 Pioneers (solo) MOP Projects, Redfern, Sydney Brett Whitelely Scholarship, finalist


2005 National Association for the Visual Arts (Marketing Grant) 2001-4 Australian Postgraduate Award 1998 Noel Chettle Prize (Tin Sheds, painting) 1998 Mary Makinson Prize (Art History Hons)

1995 Dean’s Prize Arts, Sydney University



The Image and the Terrorist, Law Text Culture, Vol 10, 2006 Burning Effigies: Treason and Sedition in Visual Culture, published peer reviewed confer ence paper, Passages: Law, aesthetics, politics. Melbourne University Criminal Art in the Age of Terror, Crime Revisited, Melbourne Criminology Department Copyright, Print and Authorship in the Culture Industry, M/C Journal, Vol 8, Issue 2, June

2005 2004 (co-author Dougal Philips) 2005

“Ekphrasis, Law and Visual Culture”, conference paper, Recollections: Official Knowledge and Unofficial Practices, Griffith University


2003-2005 2004 2003 2002

Behind the Lines, Cat. National Museum of Australia Intelligence Failure, Chaser Annual, Text Media The Chaser Annual, Text Media Love, Life and Politics, Cat. National Museum of Australia


2006-9 Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, (Modern Art, Dada, Surrealism; Modern French; Art Theory) 2003-6 Tutor, College of Fine Arts, Theories of Art History 2003-5 Lecturer, College of Fine Arts, Gen Ed Scandals 2001-2 Tutor, University of Sydney (Postwar Australian Art (Cat Moore); Ancient Regime French Art 1700-1800 (Jennifer Milam))

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