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Represented by:

-Cavin Morris Gallery, New York, USA

-Pulp Gallery, Massachusetts, USA

-Boom Gallery, Geelong, Victoria, Australia

-Gagné Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

-Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery, Denmark


Born Sheffield, Tasmania, Australia

Lives in Queensland, Australia



1979-81: University of Tasmania, School of Art, Hobart

1982: East Sydney Technical College (National Art School)

1985: Painting teacher at TAFE South Australia

1988-94: Living and working in Paris, France



2024:  Online viewing room, Cavin Morris, NY

2024:  Winter show, Gagné Contemporary, Toronto, Canada

2023:  "The cosmic cartographies of Shane Drinkwater" Cavin Morris Gallery, NY

2023:  Gagné Contemporary, Toronto Canada

2022:  "Memories, maps and stars" Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC
2020:  "Quietly spoken" Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2016:  “ a one man group show” Boom Gallery, Geelong  VIC

2015:  “Recent works” Boom Gallery, Geeloong VIC

2014:  “Surfaces and beyond” Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2014:  Beadles, Toowoomba,QLD

2007:  Dansey Gallery, Gold Coast QLD

2005:  Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD

1998:  Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD

1997:  Gold Coast City Art Gallery,QLD

1996:  Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD

1992:  Hanger 028, Paris, France

1988:  Cannibal Pierce Galerie Australienne, Paris, France

1987:  Contemporary Art Center, Adelaide SA

1987:  Reconnaissance, Melbourne VIC

1985:  Drawing and Projected Images, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mt Gambier SA

1985:  Naracoorte Art Gallery, Naracoorte SA

1985:  Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania

1982:  Viewing Programme, Devonport Regional Gallery,Tasmania



2016:  Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

2014:  “The Lost, the Found and the Superfluous” (Collector’s issue)

Gallery Molly Krom, New York, USA



2024:  Outsider Art Fair NY with Pulp Gallery

2022-23: "Obsession for numbers and schedules" Museum of the mind, Amsterdam

2021:  "+10". Copenhagen Outsider Art Gallery, Denmark

2019:  Spring show, Studio Gallery, Melbourne

2019:  The Other Art Fair, Sydney 

2018:  “Surface and Substance” The Painting Center, New York, USA

2017:  Librairie Galerie”D’un livre l’autre” Paris, France

2017:  “One of these days” COAG, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017:  "Introducing V” May Space, Sydney

2017:  “Process +/- Pattern”, Sardine Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, USA

2016:   Art Central Hong Kong with Conny Dietzschold Gallery

2015:   Xmas surprise, Conny Dietzschold Gallery, Sydney

2015:   Satellite Show, Miami Beach, Fl. USA with Dusk Editions, USA

2015-16-17: The Other Art Fair, Sydney + Melbourne

2015:   “Embossed” curated by Ky Anderson/Dusk, Gallery Molly Krom, New York,USA

2015:   “Embossed” Look & Listen Gallery, Saint-Chamas, France

2015:   Boom Gallery, Geelong, VIC

2014:   Stanthorpe Art Festival (Finalist),QLD

2013:   “Paper 3” Dirty Linen Artspace, Bundaberg, QLD

2013:   Border Art Prize (Highly commended)  Gold Coast City Art Gallery

2013-14-15: Moreton Bay Art Awards (Finalist)  Pine Rivers Art Gallery, QLD

2013:   Sunshine Coast Art Prize (Finalist) Caloundra Regional Gallery, QLD

2013:   Rex-Livingston Art Dealer “ Six artists exploring the landscape”

2005:   Brisbane Art Fair , Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts

2003:   Melbourne Art Fair, Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts

2000:   Goya Galleries, Melbourne

1999:   E.A.Joyce & Son / Despard Gallery, Hobart,Tasmania

1998:  The Studio, Brisbane QLD

1996:   Gold Coast City Conrad Jupiter’s Art Prize (Finalist)

1996;   Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane QLD

1995-96: The Prime Touring Exhibition:   Newcastle Art Gallery, NSW,

             Ballarat Art Gallery, VIC,  Nolan Gallery,ACT, Gold Coast City Art Gallery 

1985:   7 Artists from the South East, Kintore Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA

1983:   Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania

1982:   East Sydney Tech (National Art School)

1982:  The Canberra Times Art Prize (Finalist)


2019-21: Creating fabric designs for NYC based Indi (artisan made indigo clothing)


9 works purchased by the Museum of the Mind in Hermitage Amsterdam

Epworth Healthcare, Victoria

Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Tasmania

Burnie Regional Gallery, Tasmania

Private collectors worldwide


1988:  Alliance Française Art Fellowship/Visual Arts Board, Australia Council:

 3 months residency in Paris

1987:   Grants to individuals-Department for the Arts, SA

1985:   Desiderius Orban Youth Award- Visual Arts Board, Australia Council

1982:   Chromacryl Award for Technical Colleges, NSW


2024: Harper's Magazine published 2 works in their January issue

2024: Cover of Polity, Journal of Northeastern Political Science Association JAN issue                 

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