Artist Profile

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1950 BORN MELBOURNE VIC

1968-74 STUDIED MEDICINE SYDNEY UNIVERSITY

1977-2003 GENERAL PRACTICE NSW CENTRAL COAST

1990 DIPLOMA of INTERIOR DESIGN

2003-2009 RETIRED FROM MEDICAL PRACTICE and MOVED TO TASMANIA LIVING,

BUILDING and PAINTING AT UPPER ESK and EXHIBITING AT GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2009-2021 LIVING IN TERRIGAL NSW, WORKING AS GP AT HEADSPACE GOSFORD

WHILE CONTINUING TO PAINT




Group Exhibitions / Prizes


1998 MYALL PAPERBARKS - SALON DES REFUSES (WYNNE PRIZE)

2000 POOL OF REFLECTION - AWARDED CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE WYONG (CENTRAL COAST FESTIVAL OF ARTS)

2006 BLACK FISH MOUNTAIN AWARDED CONTEMPORARY ART PRIZE WYONG

2007 NIGHTFALL-FINALIST MOSMAN ART PRIZE

2008 MIDNIGHT AT THE OASIS-FINALIST OUTBACK ART PRIZE

2009 CROSSINGS(BRINGING THEM HOME)-FINALIST GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE

2010 FRANK HURLEY’S ANGELS AT RETALIATION FARM- FINALIST GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE

2010 HOME 3 - FINALIST ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE

2010 JUST ENOUGH INK FOR TOMORROW – FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2011 HEADSCAPE - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2012 THE DOG HAS GONE MISSING - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2015 BIG ORANGE (LANDSCAPE) - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2016 PORTAL - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2017 PORTAL II (DOCK OF THE BAY) - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2018 DRAWING ROOM - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2019 DOGWATCH - FINALIST ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE

2020 MORNING WALK (WHITE CLIFFS WINTER) - FINALIST GOSFORD ART PRIZE

2020 STOKERS - FINALIST ANL MARITIME ART PRIZE

2021 IN FLANDERS FIELDS - FINALIST GALLIPOLI ART PRIZE

Solo Exhibitions


2002 LEAVING FOR VAN DIEMENS LAND - POMONA ROAD STUDIOS EMPIRE BAY

2007 FUGITIVES AND FABLES - GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2008 TOWN AND COUNTRY (LANDSCAPES AND URBAN MYTHS) - GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2009 SMOKE AND MIRRORS - GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2010 LOST AND FOUND - GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2011 WILD - GALLERY 1842 LAUNCESTON

2012 IN SUNSHINE OR IN SHADOW - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2013 FRAGMENTS AND DREAMS - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2014 SMOKE AND MIRRORS – THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2015 WATERWAYS – THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2016 SMOKE ON THE WATER – THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2017 AN ARCHITECT'S DREAM - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2018 LA MER : MISTRESS & MUSE - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2018 PLEADING THE FIRST - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL

2019 THE ROAD LESS TRAVELLED (WINTER INTO SPRING) - THE DESIGN GALLERY TERRIGAL


Listen to John Butler's interview with Meredith Gilmore of Coast Arts on Coast FM. John shares his story, his art practice and the important influences in his art making.