Ross Tamlin

Artwork on display at Gallery Beneath

Selected Artwork Previously Sold at Gallery Beneath

Ross Tamlin (1958 - ) was born and educated in New Zealand. After gaining his New Zealand Certificate of Town Planning he emigrated to Australia in 1982. With the determination to become a full time artist he extended his natural painting talent by gaining a Fine Arts Certificate (Meadowbank TAFE) and Graphic Arts (Brisbane).

During this formative art period Tamlin supported his art practice working as a laboratory paint colour chemist (88-97). All of these disciplines, skills and knowledge come into play with the unexpected and the surreal woven into his carefully crafted paintings. The subject matter varies through from the quirky to dry humour. The viewer is drawn in to unravel the complexity of the finished work. For the most part, the works feature multiple paint layers which are meticulously burnished to achieve a rich patina.

Since 1987 he has been entering art competitions and exhibiting his work in galleries in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and with Paintbox Fine Art in Canberra and London. In 1998 he spent six months in the United Kingdom and on his return to Australia he set up a studio at 1+2 Artist Studios in Rozelle, devoting more time to his art, and participating in a number of group exhibitions. In 2002 his work was selected to hang in ‘Australia, The Awakening' exhibition at the Australian High Commission in London. More recently (2006) he was a selected finalist in the $150,000 Signature of Sydney art prize. His entry, conceded by a number of fellow artists to be the true ‘painting' winner over the selected (controversial) winner which had been produced using computer generated Photoshop images imposed onto the canvas.

Solo Exhibitions

2009 Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2008 ‘Fragmented Memories' Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2007 Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra 2006 ‘Transitions', Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2005 Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra

2004 ‘Corruscapes', Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2003 ‘The Country', Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2002 ‘The Shipping News', Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2001 ‘The Buoys', 1+ 2 Artists Studio Gallery, Rozelle

2000 ‘The Real, Surreal & Unreal', New Aesthetix Gallery, Camperdown

Group Exhibitions

2010 'Contained' Paintbox Fine Art, Canberra

2008 Schubert Gallery, Southport, Queensland 2008 Art Sydney 08, Fox Studios, Sydney

2008 Art Brisbane 08, Convention Centre, South Bank

2008 Art Melbourne 08, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

2007 Paintbox Fine Art, London 2007 Art Sydney 07, Fox Studios, Sydney

2007 Art Melbourne 07, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

2006 Cape Byron Gallery, Byron Bay 2006 Art Ireland, Dublin

2006 Art Sydney 06, Fox Studios, Sydney

2006 Art Melbourne 06, Royal Exhibition Buildings, Carlton

2005 Rushcutters Bay Gallery, Sydney

2004 Stanthorpe Arts Festival, Stanthorpe, Qld

2004 Nimbin Autumn Show, Northern New South Wales

2004 Cape Byron Gallery, Byron Bay

2004 Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne

2003 Frances Keevil Group Show, White City Tennis Club, Sydney

2003 Affordable Art Fair, Fox Studios, Sydney

2003 Balmain Art Show, Sydney

2003 Affordable Art Fair, Melbourne

2002 Waverley/Woollahra Art Show, Sydney

2002 Mosman Art Prize, Sydney

2002 Sydney Grammar, Edgecliff Inaugural Art Show

2002 ‘Australia, The Awakening' Australian High Commission, London

2002 Strathfield Eco Art Prize, Sydney

2001 Sailing Heritage Art Show, Rozelle, Sydney

2001 1+2 Artists Studio Group Show, Rozelle, Sydney

2001 Glebe (Benledi) Art Show, Sydney

2001 Woollahra Public School Art Exhibition, Sydney

2001 Blacktown City Art Exhibition, Sydney

2001 Fisher's Ghost Art Exhibition, Campbelltown

2000 Parramatta Art Show, Sydney 2000 Fisher's Ghost Art Exhibition, Campbelltown

1999 New Aesthetix Gallery, Camperdown, Sydney

1999 Fisher's Ghost Art Exhibition, Campbelltown

1999 1 + 2 Artists Studio Group Show, Rozelle, Sydney

1998 Six months UK, Huntingdon Art Prize

1997 Avoca Fine Art Gallery, Central Coast, NSW

1997 Fisher's Ghost Art Exhibition, Campbelltown

1994-96 Member and Treasurer of CASA Studio, Rozelle, Sydney

1987 Redland Art Show, Brisbane

Awards & Competitions

2006 Finalist $150,000 Signature of Sydney

2006 Bentley Art Show, 1st Prize (Section 1), Northern Rivers, NSW

2005 Bentley Art Show, 1st Prize (Section 1), Northern Rivers, NSW

2002 Finalist Mosman Art Show, Sydney

2001 Sailing Heritage Art Prize, Rozelle, Sydney. 1st Prize

1997 Fishers Ghost Art Exhibition, Campbelltown, NSW. 1st Prize


Tamlin's works are held in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Hong Kong, USA, Switzerland, France Corporate collections include: ING Bank, Babcock & Brown, Barclays Bank, Saville Hotel Group, Savills Property Group, Minter Ellison, Hai Win Shipping, Allkotes Pty Ltd, Blue Scope Steel Pty Ltd, Sieper & Co., A. P. Moller Maersk Group, Grant Thomas Management, Maridan Pty Ltd, Esprit Changeware Pty Ltd, Campbelltown Catholic Club, Maritime Transport Ltd, London