John Baird

John Baird

    • Artist’s Statement

      John Baird works across painting, collage and sculpture. His work is situated within the blurred territory where decoration and high art converge. Over his career, he has developed a signature flatness, in which foreground and background are indistinguishable.

      This interwoven perspective provides Baird’s work with a certain degree of surrealism, the sentiments of which are amplified by his unorthodox material and colour choices. Collaged with found materials from demolition sites, his work calls upon the past lives of objects and the emotive qualities of the image. The interplay of past and present present a
      “coded diary” within each work - a melting pot of time personal history. In Baird’s work nothing is as it seems, but rather than unsettling his viewer Baird’s surrealism provides familiarity - his images are landmarks of human experience. With the synesthetic harmony of Baird’s painterly toolbox, his works hum with the complex reality of experience that lies beyond simple concepts of the senses as mutually exclusive.

      John Baird’s work has been presented in numerous solo and group exhibitions across Australia, and is represented in major collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum, Artbank, and the Bell Potter Group, as well as national and international private collections.

    • Biography

      Born Melbourne, Australia, 1954

    • Exhibitions

      SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
      2019 Selected Works, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2018 Regatta, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2017 Running and Windward, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2016 Paintings and Ceramics, Eastgate Gallery, Melbourne
      2016 John Baird, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2015 Horizon, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2014 John Baird, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2014 New Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2013 Spectacular Behaviour, Arthouse Gallery,
      2013 Sydney Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2012 Recent Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2011 Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2010 Recent Works, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2008 John Baird, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2007 John Baird, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2006 Recent Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2005 Sculpture & Paper, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2004 Paintings & Sculpture, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2003 John Baird, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2002 Recent Paintings, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      1992 Aspects of Fatherhood, A.R.T Gallery, Melbourne
      1990 John R Baird Peinture, Australian Embassy, Paris
      1989 John R Baird Paintings, Roar Studios, Melbourne
      1987 Fertility, Roar Studios, Melbourne

      SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
      2019 Summer New, James Makin Gallery, Melbourne
      2018 Summer Salon, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2016 Under the Sun, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney Works on Paper, Arthouse
      Gallery, Sydney
      2015 In the Still, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2015 Unfolding Splendour, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2013 Under the Sun, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2008 Salon 08, Arthouse Gallery, Sydney
      2007 The Art of the Dog, Castlemaine Regional Gallery
      2004 Collectors Show, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      2003 Collectors Show, Eastgate & Holst, Melbourne
      1999 From the Arts End, Mornington Regional Gallery
      1993 Roar Ten Years On, Artzone, Adelaide
      1992 Roar Ten Years On, LaTrobe Valley Arts Centre
      1992 Roar 11 Count to 10, Roar Studios, Melbourne
      1991 Art In City Windows, City of Melbourne
      1991 Random Sample, Roar Studios, Melbourne
      1991 Roar 2 Summer Salon, Roar Studios, Melbourne
      1989 Roar Summer Salon, Roar Studios, Melbourne
      1988 The Yellow Show, Roar Studios, Melbourne

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  • John Baird

    Table and Chairs
    123.5 x 151 cm Acrylic and oil varnish on board $9,900.00
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    Red and Orange Floral
    151 x 151 cm oil and collage on panel $11,000.00
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    Interior
    67 x 61 cm oil and collage on panel $4,900.00
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    Flowering foliage parrot
    67 x 61 cm oil and collage on panel $4,900.00
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    Coastal Parrot
    67 x 61 cm oil and collage on panel $4,900.00
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    Bells
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Woodwind
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Red Centre
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Brass Band
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    String Section
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Double bass and floral
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00
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    Blue Cushion
    80 x 60 cm OIl on panel $6,000.00