About

"The Official Bio"

Born in Perth Western Australia, Mike Singe received a Bachelor of Fine Art from Curtin University in 1990 and established a profile within the Perth art community before moving to Tasmania in 2009. His work is represented in major institutions including the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Murdoch University, Curtin University and the Kerry Stokes Collection. Singe has also been the recipient of multiple development grants through ArtsWA.

In 2009 he was awarded an Australian Postgraduate Award to undertake a Master of Fine Arts at the Tasmanian School of Art. The focus of this research, completed in 2011, into the shifting human behaviour and cultural systems in response to the climate change debate continues to inform his practice. Singe’s recent work expands upon this research through a focus on air as a material for investigation, particularly air in relation to human (animal) respiration. Every breath we take increases by 100 fold the carbon dioxide concentration of inhaled air. This represents an almost perfect metaphor for man made climate change and an opportunity to pervert the guilt inducing notion of “think global act local”.

EDUCATION
2011 MFA, University of Tasmania
1990 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Curtin University of Technology


SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2018 Celebrating 400ppm – Devonport Regional Gallery
2017/18 Half Empty / Half Full – Moonah Art Centre, Turner Galleries,
Geraldton Regional Art Gallery
2013 5 Hour Carbon Capture & Storage – Applecross
2011 Energy, Air and Climate change – Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
2010 Warm Up – Six_A
2007 Group Show – Galerie Dusseldorf
2003 Are we there yet? – Galerie Dusseldorf
2001 Forgotten Works from the Private Collection – 46 Grafton rd
1999 Run with the hares & hunt with the hounds – Galerie Dusseldorf
1993 Toys for big girls and boys – Galerie Dusseldorf


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2018 Exquisite Corpse – Contemporary Art Tasmania
2015 The Weather – Despard Gallery
2014 The Brassington Affair – Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
2011 Unnatural – Plimsoll Gallery UTAS
2011 Ephemeral Traces – IMAS Bio-logging symposium
2011 Panoply – Sawtooth ARI
2010 Outlook – Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
2008 Staff Room – Moores Building
2008 Closet Circus – Bunbury Regional Art Gallery
2007 Staff Room – Moores Building
2007 Paperatzi – Albany WA
2006 30 Years On – Galerie Dusseldorf
2006 Staff Room – Moores Building
2006 Déjà vu – Galerie Dusseldorf
2006 Galerie Dusseldorf exhibit Melbourne Art Fair
2005 Bankwest Contemporary Art Prize
2005 Mine Own Executioner – Mundaring Art Centre
2005 City of Joondalup invitational art award
2005 Sir Charles Gairdner Art Award
2005 Shelf Life – Galerie Dusseldorf
2004 Galerie Dusseldorf exhibit Melbourne Art Fair


REPRESENTATION
Art Gallery Of Western Australia Murdoch University
Kerry Stokes Collection Bankwest
City of Joondalup Royal Perth Hospital
Ian & Sue Bernadt Collection King Edward Memorial Hospital
Horn Collection Curtin University of Technology
Janet Holmes à Court Collection


AWARDS / COMMISIONS
Australian Postgraduate Award – 2009
ArtsWA development grant – 2006
City of Perth: 3×3 Forrest Chase installation project – 2006
Artsource residency: The Gunnery, Sydney – 2004
ArtsWA development grant – 2002