ALASDAIR MCGREGOR


Alasdair McGregor is a writer, painter and photographer based in Sydney. His professional and creative interests range across a number of field and include natural history and the environment, architecture and design and the history of exploration. Alasdair's studio is centrally located in Sydney and is open by appointment. A range of work is always on show and available for purchase from the studio. He is very happy to discuss the commissioning of work to suit specific projects or situations and has extensive experience in executing public, corporate and private commissions.

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CHRONOLOGY
1954 - Born in Sydney
1972 - 1975 - Bachelor of Science (Architecture), University of New South Wales, Sydney
1977 - 1978 - Bachelor of Architecture (Hons), University of New South Wales, Sydney
1979 - 1980 - Project architect, New South Wales Department of Public Works
1985 - 1987 - Worked as an architect at Peter Duffield and Associates, Roger James Architects, Sydney
1987 - 1991 - Part-time sole practice in architecture - major commitment to painting
1988 - 1991 - Co-director, Painters Gallery, Sydney
1996 - Appointed artist and photographer for the AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation established to promote the preservation of Sir Douglas Mawson's Antarctic heritage
1997 - Honourable mention for Australia's Wild Islands - 'an outstanding contribution to Australian culture'. Annual awards presented by the Centre for Australian Cultural Studies, Canberra.
1998 - Panelist at Melbourne Writers Festival

EXPEDITIONS
1982 - 1983 - Co-organiser and participant, Heard Island Expedition, An International Antarctic Adventure
1984, 1985 - Visited the Antarctic continent and Macquarie Island as a guest of the Australian Antarctic Division
1988 - Participated in the Drysdale River Rock Art Survey, Northern Kimberley, Western Australia. Involved in locating significant bodies of prehistoric rock art.
1990 - Artist in the Field, Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Kakadu Field Camp
1991 - 1992 - Further field trips to the Kimberley, Western Australia
1993 - 1995 - Field trips to numerous remote islands around the Australian coast gathering material for Australia's Wild Islands
1996 - 1997 - Visited several New Zealand sub-Antarctic islands, Antarctica and Macquarie Island. Took part in preliminary investigations of Mawson's Huts at Cape Denison.
1997 - 1998 - Member of the AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation working party. Spent seven weeks at Cape Denison, Antarctica painting and recording the conservation of Mawson's Huts.

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS
1983 - Wind, Ice and Fire, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth - travelling
1984 - Greenhill Galleries, Perth
1987 - Tynte Gallery, Adelaide; Gates Gallery, Sydney
1988 - Editions Gallery, Melbourne; Painters Gallery, ACAF1, Melbourne
1989 - Painters Gallery, Sydney; Linden Gallery, Melbourne; Tynte Gallery, Adelaide
1990 - Painters Gallery, Sydney; Painters Gallery, ACAF2, Melbourne
1991 - Museums and Art Galleries of the Northern Territory, Darwin -
Artists in Kakadu; Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne; Kensignton Gallery, Adelaide - Five Weeks in the Kimberley
1992 - Painters Gallery, Sydney -
The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone
; Bloomfield Galleries, ACAF3, Melbourne
1993 - Chapman Gallery, Canberra; Kensignton Gallery, Adelaide
1994 - Tattersalls Prize, Brisbane
1995 - Parliament House, Canberra
1996 - Sydney City Galleries, Sydney - Australia's Wild Islands; Sydney City Galleries, Sydney - Objects of Desire
1997 - Marie-Jo Voigt Finje Arts, Katoomba, NSW; North Shore Fine Arts, Sydney
1999 - AAP Centre, Sydney - Mawson's Antarctica: A View from the Huts
2001 - Bloomfield Galleris and Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, Bungendore, NSW - Travels in the Wild

BOOKS AS AUTHOR AND EDITOR
1993 - The Kimberley: Horizons of Stone, Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney (reprinted 1999)
1997 - Australia's Wild Islands, Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney
1998 - Mawson's Huts: An Antarctic Expedition Journal, Hale and Iremonger, Sydney
2004 - Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life, Penguin Australia, Sydney (reprinted 2009)
2009 - Grand Obsessions: The Life and Work of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahoney Griffin, Lantern, Sydney
2011 - Antarctica: That Sweep of Savage Splendour, Penguin/Vicking, Sydney (editor)
2011 - A Nation in the Making: Australia at the Dawn of the Modern Era, Australian Geographic/Woodslane

AWARDS AND RECOGNITION
1997 - Australia's Wild Islands - Honourable Mention, Centre for Australian Cultural Studies, Canberra, National Awards
2005 - Frank Hurley: A Photographer's Life - Shortlisted, Queensland Premier's Literary Awards and the Westfield/Waverley Library Prize and the National Biography Award
2009 - Grand Obsessions - Shortlisted, Western Australian Premier's Book Awards and the Queensland Premier's Literary Awards
2010 - Grand Obsessions - Won, Barbara Ramsden Award for excellence in editorial collaboration
2011 - Grand Obsessions - Won, National Biography Award

PUBLIC AND CORPORATE COMMISSIONS
1985 - Designs for Australian Antarctic Territory Stamp Issue for Australia Post. Illustration, editing and design of Commonwealth Schools Commission publications on Antarctica.
1985 - 1986 - Australian Antarctica Division (two paintings)
1987 - Australian Geographic Magazine - Heard Island
1990 - North of the Ten Commandments - A Collection of Northern Territory Literature, David Headon (editor), Hodder and Stoughton, cover
1993 - Hilton Hotel, Brisbane (8 panels - Subtropical Rainforest); Airport Hilton, Sydney; British Airways Lounge, Sydney Airport
1993 - 1994 - AAP Centre, Sydney (three paintings - Sydney Environs)
1997 - AAP Mawson's Huts Foundation - Antarctica
1997 - 1998 - Jerudong Park Resort, Brunei (five paintings - Brunei Darussalam)

COLLECTIONS
AAP Information Services, Sydney
AAP Centre, Sydney
Albury Hospital, Albury, NSW
Australia Post
The Australian Antarctic Division, Hobart
Australian Geographic, Sydney
Australian Tourist Commission
Brisbane Hilton International Hotel, Brisbane
British Airways
Coles Myer
Commonwealth Bank, Sydney
CSR
Freehill, Hollingdale and Page, Sydney
Health Insurance Commission
IOL Petroleum
Joondalup Health Campus, Joondalup, WA
KPMG Peat Marwick
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
NZI Insurance
Paddy Pallin, Sydney
QANTAS
The Sir William Dobell Art Foundation
South Australian Transport Authority, Adelaide
St Martins Properties
State Bank of South Australia, Adelaide
Sun Alliance Australia
Sydney Airport Hilton, Sydney
Sydney Grammar School, Sydney
Sydney Ports Authority, Sydney
Western Mining Corporation
Westpac
Private collections in Australia and overseas

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY
Augee, M. L. (ed.), Marine Mammals of Australasia, Royal Zoological Society of NSW, 1988
Camfield, Graham, Campbell Island, The Curriculum Development Centre, Canberra, 1987
The Collection of 1986 Australian Stamps, Australia Post, melbourne, 1986
Drury, Neville, New Art Seven, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1992
Explore Australia's Territory, Park and Wildlife Commission of the Northern Territory, arwin, 1996
Germaine, Max, Artists and Galleries of Australia, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1990
Headon, David (ed.), North of the Ten Commandments - A Collection of Northern Territory Literature, Hodder and Stoughton, Sydney, 1990
Images 2 - Contemporary Australian Painting, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1994
Images in Australian Contemporary Art, Craftsman House, Sydney, 1992
Stuart, Elizabeth, Flowers and Landscapes, Australian Art Masters Series, Lothian, Melbourne, 1993
Thornton, Meg (ed.), Heard Island Expedition, Spirit of Adventure, Sydney, 1983