About Scott Breton

 

Scott Breton is a figurative fine artist from Brisbane, Australia.

After completing a science degree (BSc (Genetics) University of Queensland) and contemplating a career in biotechnology, Scott committed fully to pursuing art, continuing a classically leaning arts education and practise begun much earlier. In 2012 Scott won the highly contested A.M.E. Bale Travelling Scholarship, Australia’s largest national prize for developing the careers of traditional representational artists. This allowed Scott to do further study with contemporary classical artists in the US and Europe, and has contributed to his view of the relevance of Renaissance thinking and aesthetics in the Arts in the 21st century.

Using a range of traditional drawing, painting and sculpting media as well as exploring digital counterparts to these, Scott sees plastic composition rather than any particular media as the core of the classical ethos. He is interested in how this sense of plasticity can be utilised by the contemporary artist. This endeavour seems to closely mirror a more general exploration of how the specifics of the contemporary human experience relate to and can be informed by insights about the human condition that have emerged across all of human history.

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To continue and expand his work in fine art education, Scott was a cofounder of The International Arts and Culture Group (TIAC Group) in 2016, and now spends his time between Brisbane, Australia and Florence, Italy, working on his compositions and TIAC's arts education projects.

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Selected Exhibitions and Prizes

2018 World Wide Kitsch Painting Competition (First Prize for “The Sea Has Many Voices”) Read interview

2018 “Whispered Ocean Hymns” Solo Show, Lethbridge Gallery, Brisbane

2018 “Connection” 49th Brisbane Grammar School Art Show, Brisbane, Australia (Feature Artist with others)

2017 “Self Portrait” Florence, Italy (group show in conjunction with Odd Nerdrum)

2017 "Evolve" 48th Brisbane Grammar School Art Show, Brisbane, Australia (Feature Artist)

2017 "Paths to the Half Remembered" Solo show, Lethbridge Gallery

2017 "Murallas Molinos" Madrid, Spain (group show in conjunction with Antonio Lopez-Garcia)

2017 "Beyond Skills" Alcoy, Spain (group show in conjunction with Golucho)

2016 "Punto Critico" Florence, Italy

2016 "Beyond Skills: Golucho and Chinese Artists Exhibitions" Florence, Italy

2016 Queensland Figurative Competition (Highly Commended for "Orpheus") 

2016 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2016 Lethbridge 10,000 (First Prize for "Inland Sea")

2016 Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize (First Prize for "An Echo of Space")

2015 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2014 Finalist Queensland Figurative Competition

2014 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show 

2014 "Journeys West" Exhibition at Orange Regional Gallery, NSW

2014 Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize (Commended for "An Australian Mythology")

2013 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2012 Winner of A.M.E. Bale Travelling Art Scholarship (Melbourne)

2012 "The Julian Ashton Connection" Royal Queensland Art Society, Brisbane

2012 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2012 Harold and Agnes Richardson Memorial Drawing Prize Show, Royal Queensland Art Society

2012 Royal Queensland Art Society Annual Exhibition 

2011 Brisbane Grammar School Annual Art Show

2011 Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition (Chalkos Fine Art Foundry Art Prize, and Peoples' Choice Prize)

2010-2011 "Evolving Traditions" Group Art Exhibition at Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Redcliffe

2010 Finalist in the A.M.E. Bale Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibtion, Melbourne

2010 Salisbury Studios Queensland Incorporated Inaugural Exhibition 

2010 Finalist Redcliffe Art Society Golden Ox National Art Competition (highly commended)

2010 Finalist Brett Lethbridge 10000 Small Works competition

2008 Finalist in the Alice Bale Travelling Art Scholarship Exhibtion, Melbourne

2005 Emmanuel College Art Show

2004 Exhibited paintings at the Maria Perides Gallery, Newfarm.

2004 Exhibited paintings at The Gallery Restaurant, GPO Hotel, Fortitude Valley 

2003 Best Emerging Artist Emmanuel College Art Show

 

Teaching/ Residency

2010-16 Teacher at Atelier Art Classes, Salisbury

2015-18 Life Drawing and Painting workshop delivered to students of Clayfield College, Brisbane, entering Senior 

2015 Life drawing and Figure Anatomy (simplified Ecorche) for students of ICACEA workshops, Florence

2012 Still life painting workshop at Queensland Art Gallery, for gallery members in conjunction with the "Portrait of Spain: Masterpieces from the Prado" exhibition

2011 Workshop with year 8 and 9 students from Dakabin State High School during development of a mural at Queensland Rail's Dakabin train station

2010 Artist in Residence at Brisbane Grammar School 

2009, 2010 Teacher at Brisbane Artists' Academe

2009 Artist in Residence at Sculptors Qld