Paul Borg

    Born 1962, Melbourne, Australia


    1982-1984 Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne
    1981 T. O. P. Art and Design, Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Footscray


    2020 Paul Borg Local-e, Artsteps Exhibition Online
    2018 Finding Home, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, curated by Michael Sheill.
    2017 Fertile Land, Gasworks Arts Park Melbourne.
    2016 Swing high swing low, Exhibited in my house in St Albans.
    2009 On the Line, Showcase Gallery, Victoria University, Melbourne (also on flickr)
    2007 Portraits in Retrospect, L17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne
    1999 G.S.T. Greater Suburban Takeoff, St Albans Business Centre
    1998 One Tree Hill, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne
    1996 Suburban Fringe, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray
    1994 Fractured, Fragmented Hill, Installation, Wesley Uniting Church, Melbourne
    1993 In-Site, Paintings and Drawings, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray
    1991 Recent Works, Judith Pugh Gallery, Fitzroy
    1989 Paul Borg, Art Control, North Melbourne


    2022 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Monstalvat
    2022 The Three Twins, The Black Sheep artist gallery, Middle Park Melbourne.
    2019 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize.
    2018 Doug Moran national Portrait Prize, Semi Finalist ( 5 times finalist and 8 times semi finalist )
    2017 Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Montsalvat Victoria
    2017 9x5 Now, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts -Melbourne
    2016 Rick Amor drawing prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
    2016 Wyndham Art Prize
    2015 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi finalist
    2015 Salon de Refuses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney
    2015 Beyond Malta, Auberge D'Italie, Valletta, Malta
    2014 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi finalist
    2014 Rick Amor drawing prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
    2013 Rick Amor self portrait prize, Montsalvat
    2013 Doug Moran National portrait prize, Semi finalist
    2012 We Are Here, Paul Borg, Gina Kalabishis, Shannon Smiley ,Chapman and Bailey Gallery, Collingwood
    2012 Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery
    2012 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat
    2012 Pop-Up Delhi, Pursuit Gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi
    2011 Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)
    2010 Art Flash, Pursuit, Melbourne Art Fair
    2008 Road Less Travelled, curated by Kirsten Rann, L17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne
    2008 Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize,
    2007 Often Spotted, Rarely Seen, Celebrating 40 years of Collection at La Trobe University, Bundoora
    2006 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)
    2004 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)
    2002 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)
    2001-1993 A4 Art Fund Raiser, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray/Melbourne
    2000 John Lesley Art Prize, Sale Regional Gallery
    1999 We Are Australian, Immigration Museum, National Touring Exhibition
    1998 Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)
    1998-1996 Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition, London, UK, and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland
    1997 People and Industry, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Art Centre
    1997 Terry Wheelan presents Artists Spaces, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
    1997 Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney
    1997 13th Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Art Centre


    2015 Founder of "Paul Borg Art School" formerly "The Studio Art School "
    2011 Registered Research Supervisor, (External Associate Doctoral)- Victoria University
    1985- 2014 Painting and Drawing, Victoria University, Melbourne
    1987-1992 Painting and Drawing, Hunt Club Community Centre, Deer Park


    1993-2000 Original Committee Member, WestSpace Gallery, Melbourne
    1991-1998 Artist in residence, ICI Deer Park Melbourne.
    1985-1997 Freelance children’s book Illustrator


    2001 Recipient of Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Victoria University
    1992 Development Grant for Artist in Residence, ICI Deer Park, Australia Council
    1984 Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria Folio Award, Final Year, VCA
    1983 Alfred and Rachael Levi Drawing Award, VCA


    2016 Maltese Downunder. go to Oct 16 at 8.37 on the time line on
    2015 'Association' magazine, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Summer edition 2015
    2009 Podcast, SBS Radio, with Marlene Galea
    2008 ‘Soul Man’ Connections, Victoria University
    2007 ‘Paul Borg: A Portrait’, Lizard magazine, Victoria University
    2004 'Anti-Archibald: Doing the Doug Moran' by Daniel Thomas
    2004 "Portrait of an artist ascending", The Age by Clare Boyd-Macrae
    1998 ‘Suburban Rhythms', Monument by Tim Sowden
    1998 ‘Brush with the Landscape', Radio National with Julie Copeland
    1998 ‘Writing the Everyday’, Australian Literature and the Limits of Suburbia (cover image)
    1998 ‘Portraits and Pleasure', The Age by Peter Timms
    1998 ‘Brushes with Fame’, Sunday Age, by Ronald Millar
    1998 ‘Portrait of a Western Bypass’, Nexus, Victoria University
    1997 ‘Paul Borg’ by Tim Sowden, Art/Text, Issue No 56, Feb - April
    1997 ‘Working Class’, Herald Sun, by Anita Bragge
    1997 ‘Arts-talk’, Radio National, interview with Julie Copeland
    1996 ‘Waltzing Matilda’, T.V. interview, June, Malta
    1993 ‘Artist’s Industrial Landscape.’ The Western Times, Melbourne
    1993 Herald-Sun article by Simon Plant
    1991 ‘The Studio in Deer Park’, Art Link, Arts in a Multicultural Australia by Elizabeth Gertsakis .
    1989 Art and Australia (Winter Edition and Summer Edition)
    1990 ‘Artist in Residence at Deer Park’, ICI Circle


    2008 Portrait of Jarlath Ronayne AM, Foundation Vice Chancellor, Victoria University
    2008 Hiberian Hotel, Port Melbourne
    2003 Portrait of Mai Ho, Mayor, Maribrynong City Council
    1995  Sunshine City Council
             Plus private commissions


    National Gallery of Victoria (artist book acquisition of group show )
    Art Gallery of Ballarat
    La Trobe Picture Collection - State Library of Victoria
    La Trobe University
    Geelong Gallery
    Art Bank
    Victoria University
    Lincoln Institute of Health Science
    Sunshine Council
    Westland Mining
    Private collections

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