Ian Henderson DCA Fine Artist
Ian Henderson DCA
Ian Henderson lives and works in New South Wales. He was trained as a Fine artist/painter in the United Kingdom and came to Australia with his family in 1972.
As a professional artist he has won many awards and held significant positions in the United Kingdom, Canada and in Australia. He was the first artist to be employed by a UK new town development corporation, and was the fifth Gulbenkian Fellow in Painting at Keele University. In Canada he took up the position of first Artist in Residence at Brock University in Ontario. In Australia he became Chief Graphic Designer for CSIRO, and later held a consultancy position in visual arts for Brisbane’s South Bank re-development scheme. For a brief period Ian worked at the historic Port Arthur site in Tasmania as their artist and subsequently showed major paintings of that period at Hobart’s Salamanca Collection.
Ian has lectured at a number of art schools in the UK and Australia. He has worked in interior, graphic design and architecture in addition to his fine art activities. He holds a doctorate in Creative Arts from the University of Wollongong and was in charge of all Visual Arts & Design within the Faculty of Arts at the University of New England for nine years.
Ian’s paintings are held in many public collections in the UK, USA, Canada and Australia. He has been described as a figure and landscape painter in all media, and major Australian exhibitions of his paintings have taken place in Adelaide, Sydney, Brisbane, Canberra and Hobart. His paintings are held within a number of regional galleries, including those in Burnie, Cowra, Muswellbrook, Stanthorpe, Murray Bridge and Taree. He is also represented in the History Trust of South Australia and the National Film and Sound Archive, and in the UK within the UK’s Public Catalogue Foundation as well as within several UK universities and public collections.
A major exhibition of his new collage, drawing and print work will be shown at the fFyre Gallery in Braidwood, New South Wales in 2020.
The website is currently under construction
I am currently working towards an exhibition of new work that will open at the fYRE GALLERY in Braidwood, New South Wales in November 2020.
The exhibition will consist of drawings, collages, watercolours and lino prints based on a theme connecting the area of the Cotswolds in the UK with parts of Australia but specifically New South Wales.
Some of the work that I will be producing will be shown on this website (as per the item illustrated on the left of this web page).
If you would like further information please contact me by leaving a message at the Guestbook link below or by email.
I hope you will enjoy and be intrigued by the images I will put up and the background stories that many of these items have.
‘Cloudburst near Woodstock’
22.5 x 30 cm watercolour, black carbon, Chinagraph, pen and pencil
on canvas board. 2019.
'Cloudburst over Woodstock'
Showing the ambiguity of this collage, there is an implied juxtaposition between the location of Woodstock in the United Kingdom (on the Oxford to Banbury road) and the town of Woodstock (near Cowra in New South Wales).
Both are located in agricultural settings and both can have similar landforms, temperatures, field patterns and occasional weather changes—as seen in this collage.