James Ainslie

James Ainslie – modern realism / abstract Artist

This is My Story

modern realism / abstract
James Ainslie’s preferred palette is acrylic paint on paper, with the occasional use of mixed media.
His forte is modern realism, although he also produces abstract art.
Ainslie’s paintings resonate with an inherent passion for the country’s unique beauty, particularly the sandy dunes and reflective waters of Queensland and South Australia.
Ainslie was born in SA in 1950, graduated in art from the South Australian School of Art and has exhibited throughout Australia and overseas since 1975. Sand and water have always inspired his work, harking back to a childhood in South Australia, spent playing around the Coorong and exploring the huge sand tracts around the Murray River. Now living in Noosa, he has turned his attention to the undulating dunes of Fraser Island and the many beaches along the Sunshine Coast shoreline.
Annual visits to Broome ensure that Kakadu and The Kimberley remain strong influences.
Ainslie was regularly an artist in residence at Ayers Rock, and was invited to represent South Australia in London with 6 other artists, and showed at the Museum of Fine Art in Pasadena, U.S.A. with Ainslie Roberts and Garry Duncan. James won the prestigious Camberwell Flora & Fauna Prize in 1990 and was co-winner of the Barossa Valley Heritage Award.
His work is featured in prestigious collections such as Artbank; BP Australia; Reserve Bank of Australia; Mobil Australia; William Hancock collection, San Francisco; Banker’s Trust; Diamond Merchants, South Africa; and many public and private collections worldwide.

Represented by :

Shoalhaven Fine Art – Huskisson
Without Pier – Melbourne
Art Images – Adelaide
Gadfly Gallery – Perth
Framed Gallery – Darwin
Gallery One – QLD
Red Hill Gallery – QLD
Gallery Beneath – QLD
Traffic Jam Gallery – Sydney
Gallery Eumundi – QLD
Artist’s Statement

As an artist my paintings are often a direct result of a location.
It is the colours, textures, smells, patterns, in fact the essence of a place that inspires my Images. The interpretation may be realistic, but often may develop more abstractly.

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Trio @ Red Hill with Richard Bogus ,R.W Allen.
2013 Duo in Gadfly Gallery Perth
2013 Hong Kong Art Fair
2013 Traffc Jam Gallery
2012 Kensington Gallery, Adelaide
2012 Traffic Jam Gallery , Sydney
2011 Gallery Eumundi Q.L.D.
2010 Studio 7, Queensland
2010 Gallery Eumundi Q.L.D.
2010 Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
2009 Framed Gallery Darwin
2009 Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
2008 Monsoon Gallery W.A.
2007 Monsoon Gallery WA
2006 Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A.
2005 Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A
Dridan Fine Arts, Adelaide
2004 Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A
Without Pier Gallery, Vic
2003 Netanya, Noosa, QLD
Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A.
2002 Hyatt Coolum, Qld.
Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A.
Mulgara Gallery, Ayes Rock, N.T.
Overton’s, Adelaide, S.A.
2001 Frances Reilly Gallery, Eumundi, QLD
2000 Pearlers Row Gallery, Broome, W.A.
1999 Matsos Gallery, Broome, W.A.
1998 Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T.
Trio with Peter Coad and Bill Buter called “The A.B.C. of Art”
1997 Pearl Fishers Gallery, Broome, W.A.
Fleurieu Centre Gallery, S.A.
1996 Kimberley Kreations Broome, W.A.
Mulgara Gallery, N.T.
1995 Mulgara Gallery, Yulara, N.T.
Framed Gallery, Darwin.
Duo at Dridan Fine Art, S.A
1994 Southlands Gallery, Canberra ACT.
Mulgara Gallery Sails of The Desert, Yulara, NT.
Kimberley Kreations, Broome
1992 Reade Art
1991 Reade Art
1990 Reade Art
1989 Reade Art
1988 Reade Art
1987 Reade Art
1984 Trio with Russell Pick and Darrell Coggins (titled Survey Three), Adelaide Festival of Arts.
1981-84 Four one man shows, Jolly Frog Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.

GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2015

2014 Red Hill Gallery Q.L.D.
Gallery Beneath Q.L.D.
Art Images
Gadfly Gallery
Traffic Jam Gallery Sydney
Without Pier Gallery
Manyung Gallery ,Vic.
Framed Gallery N.T.
Gallery One G.C.
2013 Traffic Jam Gallery
Without Pier Gallery
Artworx Gallery S.A.
Gadfly Gallery Perth.
Hong Kong Asian Contemporary Art Fair
Art Images Gallery Adelaide
Gallery One Gold Coast
Red Hill Gallery
2012 Traffic Jam Gallery Sydney
Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
The Gallery Eumundi Qld
Gallery One Q.L.D.
2011 Framed Gallery Darwin
Without Pier Gallery, Melb.
Gallery Eumundi Q.L.D.
Yallingup Gallery. W.A
Kensington Gallery Adel
Gallery one. Q.L.D.
Traffic Jam Gallery N.S.W.
2010 Framed Gallery Darwin
Without Pier Gallery, Melb.
Gallery Eumundi Q.L.D.
Yallingup Gallery. W.A.
2009 Ardleigh Cleveland Gallery Hyatt Regency Q.L.D.
Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
Gallery Eumundi, Q.L.D.
Framed Gallery Darwin
2008 Dridan Fine Art S.A.
Design Works Galleria Q.L.D.
Monsoon Gallery W.A.
Yallingup Gallery W.A
Without Pier Gallery Melbourne
Artist in Residence, Cable Beach Club, Broome W.A..
2007 Yallingup Galleries WA
Dridan Fine Arts, Adelaide.
Monsoon Gallery WA
Hyatt Regency QLD
Design Works Galleria Q.L.D.
2005 Yallingup Galleries WA
Pearlers Row, Broome, W.A
Dridan Fine Arts, Adelaide.
Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T. 2006
Yallingup Galleries WA
Pearlers Row, Broome, W.A
Dridan Fine Arts, Adelaide.
Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T
Designworks Galleria QLD
Manyung Gallery VIC
2004 Dridan Fine Arts, Adelaide
Framed Gallery, N.T.
Gullotti Galleries, W.A.
Pearlers Row, Broome, W.A.
2003 Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T
Design Works Gallery, QLD.
Pearlers Row, Broome, W.A.
Fusions, Noosa, QLD
2002 Maria Perides Gallery Brisbane, QLD
Waterfront Place, Brisbane, QLD.
Dridan Fine Art, McLaren Vale, S.A
Pearlers Row, Broome, WA
Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T.
Quantas Club, Brisbane, QLD
Francis Reilly Gallery, Eumundi..QLD.
2001 Francis Reilly Gallery..Eumundi..QLD.
Quantas Club Brisbane.
2000 Warren De Maria Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Francis Reilly Gallery, Eumundi, QLD
Quantas Club, Brisbane, QLD
Dean Tomlinson Gallery, Brighton, S.A.
Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T.
1999 Royal Arts Society, Lavender Bay Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Hill Smith Fine Art, Adelaide S.A,
1998 Jill Riley Gallery, Eumundi, Qld
Pearlers Row Gallery, W.A.
Matso’s Gallery Broome, W.A.
Lasting Impressions Gallery, Qld.
Framed Gallery, Darwin, N.T.
1997 Jill Richards Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W.
Burns Gallery, QLD
Fleurieu Centre Gallery, S.A.
Dridan Fine Art, S.A.
Pearl Fishers Gallery, Broome, W.A.
Matsos Broome, W.A.
1996 Jill Richards Gallery Sydney, N.S.W.
1996 Katsui Design Perth, W.A
Boronia Gallery, Sydney, N.S.W
Burns Gallery, QLD
1996 The Gallery Of Fine Art Perth, W.A.
Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T.
Kensington Gallery, S.A.
John Dunne Gallery, S.A.
Dridan Fine Art, S.A.
Kreations Gallery, W.A.
1995 Newton Gallery
Framed Gallery Darwin N.T.
Mall Gallery London U.K. –
Seven S.A. Artists Invitational -Kensington 1992
Southlands Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T
Sunstorm Gallery, Darwin, N.T.
Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A.
Kensington Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
David Dridan Invitational Bushing Exhibition- McLaren Vale, S.A.
1994 Barn Gallery Mclaren Vale South Aust
Kensington Gallery Adelaide South Aust
Southlands Gallery Canberra
Broadways Gallery Canberra
Kimberly Kreations Broome W.A.
Framed Gallery Darwin N.T.
Mulgara Gallery N.T
Dridan Fine Art
1993 Southland Gallery Canberra, A.C.T.
Wiregrass Gallery Melbourne, VIC
Sunstorm Gallery Darwin, N.T.
Framed Gallery Darwin, N.T.
Kensington Gallery Adelaide, S.A.
John Dunne Gallery Adelaide, S.A.
Old Telegraph Gallery Victor Harbour, S.A.
Kimberly Kreations Broome, W.A.
Mulgara Gallery Yulara, N.T.
Barossa Valley Vintage Heritage Exhibition
Wiregrass Gallery Melbourne VICT
1992 Southlands Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T.
Sunstorm Gallery Darwin, N.T.
Reade Art Eastwood, S.A.
Kensington Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
David Dridan Invitational Bushing Exhibition McLaren Vale, S.A.
1991 Kingston House Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
Hilton Gallery, Adelaide, S.A.
Upstairs Gallery, Cairns, Qld.
Woodstock Invitational, McLaren Vale, S.A.
Southlands Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T.
Middleton Bay Gallery, Middleton, S.A.
Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A
1990 Southland Gallery, Canberra A.C.T.
Hill Smith Fine Art,
Kensington House, Adelaide, S.A.
Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A.
Museum of Fine Art, Pasadena, U.S.A.
(with Garry Duncan and Ainslie Roberts)
1989 Hill Smith Fine Art ,Kensington House, Adelaide,S.A.
Southland Gallery, Canberra, A.C.T.
Grand Prix Exhibition, Hilton International, Adelaide, S.A.
Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A,
1988 Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A.
Hilton Gallery, Hilton International, Adelaide, S.A.
1987 Tynte Gallery ,North Adelaide, S.A.
Reade Art, Eastwood ,S.A.
Aptos Cruz Galleries, Stirling S.A.
Greythorn Gallery, North Balwyn, Vic
1985-86 Reade Art, Eastwood, S.A,(two exhibitions)
Angus Gallery, Crafers, S.A.
Albert Mill Gallery, Nairne, S.A.
Tynte Gallery. North Adelaide, S.A.
1984 Kensington Gallery, Kensington, S.A.
1983-84 First Impression Gallery, Carmel, California
Darwin City Exhibition, Darwin N.T.
Old Clarendon Gallery, Clarendon, S.A.
1982 The Barn Gallery, McLaren Vale, S.A.
Westminster School Gallery, Marion,S.A.
1980-85 Jolly Frog Gallery Adelaide
1975 Collectors Gallery, Perth, W.A.

PRIZES

– FINALIST IN THE 2015 JOHN VILLIERS ART PRIZE
– FINALIST IN 2014 JOHN VILLIERS OUTBACK ART PRIZE
– INVITED & SELECTED TO SHOW IN THE Q.L.D LANDSCAPE SECTION OF THE TATTERSALS ART PRIZE
– SELECTED FOR THE BRISBANE ROTARY ART SPECTACULAR
– AWARDED HIGHLY COMMENDED IN 2013 MORTIMORE ART PRIZE
– SELECTED FOR FINALS OF 2013 MORTIMORE ART PRIZE
– SELECTED FOR FINALS OF 2013 INAUGURAL TATIARA ART PRIZE
– SELECTED FOR THE FINALS OF THE GAINSBOROUGH GREENS ART AWARDS 2012
– SELECTED FOR FINALS OF JOHN VILLIERS WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE 2012
– FINALIST INAUGURAL GAINSBOROUGH GREENS ART AWARDS 2011
– WINNER OF PEOPLE CHOICE GAINSBOROUGH GREENS ART AWARDS
– SELECTED FOR ART FOR ART SAKE 2011
– SELECTED FOR 2011 FINALS OF WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE (2paintings)
– WINNER OF PEOPLES CHOICE AT WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE
– WINNER OF 2011 WOOLAM WALTZING MATILDA OUTBACK ART PRIZE
– SELECTED for FINALS OF 2010 MORTIMORE ART PRIZE
– SELECTED for 2010 WALTZING MATILDA ART PRIZE Finals
– SELECTED for 2010 BRISBANE SENSES ART EXHIBITION
– SELECTED for 2010 TATTERSALS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE FINALS
– SELECTED for 2008 TATTERSALS LANDSCAPE ART PRIZE Finals
– CO-WINNER 1993 BAROSSA VALLEY VINTAGE FESTIVAL HERITAGE AWARD
– WINNER 1990 CAMBERWELL FLORA & FAUNA ART PRIZE VICTORIA

COLLECTIONS

Frampton Real Estate Pty Ltd
Artbank
BP Australia
Mobil Oil Australia
Diamond Merchants South Africa
Macquarie Broadcasting
Media Escape Pty Ltd
Kernewek Lowender Collection
Myles Pearce & Co. Pty Ltd
A.M.P. Society
Workcover
St John Council of S.A. Inc
State Bank Collection
Reserve Bank Collection of S.A
Reserve Bank Collection of W.A.
Barossa Valley Heritage Collection
William Hancock Collection
San Francisco…U.S.A.
Samphire Resources Perth
Glen Fryer Melbourne
Bankers Trust Australia

PRIVATE COLLECTIONS

ENGLAND
FRANCE
GERMANY
ITALY
SWEDEN
JAPAN
IRELAND
U.S.A.
CANADA
THAILAND

"Dune Track"