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Steve Tyerman



1973    Born Sydney, Australia
Lives and works Gold Coast, QLD



1997                Bachelor Degree BBCE (1st class hons, university medal)

2003-2005       Life Drawing, Art workshops CSU

2005-2007       Artist run Life Drawing and private studies

1997                North America and Sth East Asia

2000                Sth East Asia, Japan, North America

2000 - 2002     Lived and travelled in Mexico, Central & South America


2007                Highly Commended in the Border Art Prize 2007

2006                Maunsell Wickes group exhibition

2006                'Post-it - exquisite corpse', Peloton, Sydney Biennale Satellite Project

2006                Norvill Art Prize, Murrurundi




I tend to base my art on the experiences, things and people closest to me, then through the subject matter and the painting process I explore wider ideas and themes.


My current series of shoes stemmed from a painting Iíd done of the old hiking boots Iíd worn on several overseas adventures, including two years living in and backpacking around Latin America. I was interested in their symbolic content, not only of that journey (and my current journey as an artist) but of the inherent nature and desire of Australians to travel abroad. For young Australians it is often a rite of passage, providing a global perspective and in T.S. Eliotís words, the end of our exploring is perhaps to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time. Or at least a little better and with greater appreciation.


The shoes are, in part, self portraits, they are also referencing our propensity to travel but more acutely I am using them to explore ideas of modern Australian lifestyle and culture, our immigrant history and our brief and tumultuous association with this ancient land.


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