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AUSTRALIAN SOLO EXHIBITIONS (reverse order)

  • “Line of sight: All about light”, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, April-May 2011. Eighteen images about the beauty of light.
  • "Entrée Paris", Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, April-May 2010. Twenty images of people and the built environment in Paris.
  • “Still Life, No Fruit”, Frances Keevil Gallery, Sydney, April-May 2009. 25 images of abandoned industrial sites and objects.
  • “Legal Chameleons”, Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, March-April, 2008. Twenty images of Barristers in their robes doing their own thing. Sponsored by Thompson Legal & Regulatory, Australia.
  • “Femininity and Other Feelings”, Wollongong City Gallery, 26 May – 1 July 2007.
  •  “Human States (Tratti di Umanità)”, Floriade International Pavilion, Canberra, 20-28 September, 2006. Sponsored by the Italian Embassy, Canberra.
  • “Court in the Act”, Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, 11 March – 23 April 2006. Images of court interiors, staff and legal personalities, giving an insight into the cloistered world of the criminal justice system.
  • “Mimi figures and other Spiritual beings”, The Art Lounge Gallery, Woolloomooloo, Sydney, 18 January – 4 February 2006. An exhibition of abstract colour landscape photographs taken in the rainforest areas of the NSW mid-north coast.
 
  • “Femininity and Other Feelings”, 14 October-11 November 2005, at Casa d’Italia, Norton Street, Leichhardt, Sydney, featuring 60 monochrome images of universal human emotions and states of being taken in various places in northern Italy. The Exhibition was sponsored by Epson Australia and was part of the official program of the Italian Institute of Culture, Sydney.
  •  “Silence Please”, Goodwin Gallery, Leichhardt, August, 2000. A series of monochrome and colour photographs of people working in and around the NSW Courts, especially the Darlighurst Courthouse.
  • “Gallery of Courage”, Sydney Jewish Museum, 40 Portraits of Australian Holocaust survivors and the people who saved them, on long-term exhibition at the Museum, 1992-1998. Subsequently incorporated into a travelling exhibition called “Courage to Care” focused on bringing a message of racial tolerance and understanding to regional and rural Australia since 1999, which has now been seen by over 155,000 Australians including 55,500 schoolchildren.
  • “Eveleigh Street and Environs”, Kodak Gallery, George Street, Sydney, 2-26 April, 1990. A collection of 28 monochrome images of the people and environs of the Aboriginal Housing Company at “The Block” in Eveleigh Street, Redfern, Sydney.

 

AUSTRALIAN GROUP EXHIBITIONS (reverse order)

  • Josef Lebovic Gallery, Paddington, Industrial Photography, 30 August-11 October, 2008.
  • Sydney Children’s Hospital Artspace, Randwick, Light of Day, 8 October-1 December 2008.
  • Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Rome, 1-27 July 2008.
  • Art at Home Gallery, Balmain, Blurred Vision, November 2007
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery, Paddington, Women, July-September 2007.
  • Maunsell Wickes at Barry Stern Gallery, Paddington, Architectural Frames, June 2007.
  • Josef Lebovic Gallery, Paddington, People in Photography, December 2006 - January 2007.
  • Cowra Regional Art Gallery, Travel Notes, December – January 2007.
  • Warpstanza Gallery, Bathurst, Landscape & Bodyscape – the art of abstract photography, with Ken Ball, July 2006.
  • Kodak Salon, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, May-June 2006.
  • Ventnor House, Randwick, “Visions of Ventnor”, a charity Art Exhibition with Martin Sharpe, Martin Plaza, Madame Lash and others, October 2005.
 
  • Parliament House, Sydney, “Artists on Norton”, October, 2005.
  • State Library of New South Wales, “Eye 4 Photography”, January - May, 2005, and in the accompanying book of the same name by Alan Davies, Curator of Photographs at the State Library.
  • Billich Gallery (organised by Epson Australia), “Picture Perfect”, February 2005.
  • State Library of New South Wales, “Eccentrics”, 1999.
  • State Library of New South Wales, “Photo Documentary: Recent Images of Everyday Life”, March – July, 1996.
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales (6 images), “We are Family”, October – November, 1994.
  • State Library of New South Wales, “Faces of Australia:  Image, Reality and the Portrait”, May – June 1992.
  • Australian Jewish Museum, Melbourne, 3 photographs included in the exhibition “Jewish Life in Australia Today”, to commemorate the Bicentenary, and in the publication of the same name by Dr Helen Light and Jenny Worth, 1988.
  • Captured Photographic Gallery, Darlinghurst,“Kids for Kids” with other photographers including Max Dupain, 1988.

 

INTERNATIONAL GROUP EXHIBITIONS (reverse order)

  • “Sub-Version”, Artegiro International Contemporary Art Exhibition Space, Montefiascone, Italy, 12November-12 December 2010.
  • “Black and White”, Centre for Fine At Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, 28 August-26 September 2009.
  • “Australia Mito e Realtà”, Montefiascone Summer Festival, Montefiascone, Italy, 9-17 August 2008.
  • La Chimera Restaurant, Viterbo, Italy, August-September 2008.
 
  • “Australie : Mythes et realites'”, Maison des Sciences de L'Homme, Paris, France, 21st January-5th February 2008, organized by L'Académie Itinérante des Échanges Arts et Langues Européennes.
  • Imagined Australia”, Palazzo Vaj, Monash University Campus, Prato, Italy, 23 May -10 June 2007.
  • AIPAD Show (Association of International Photography Art Dealers), New York, April 12-15 2007. Included in the works shown by Josef Lebovic Gallery.

COMPETITIONS - Australian

  • Finalist, Olive Cotton Award, 2009, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW.
  • Finalist, Head On Photographic Portrait Prize 2009, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.
  • Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2009, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
  • Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2008, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
 
  • Finalist, National Photographic Portrait Prize 2007, National Portrait Gallery, Canberra.
  • Finalist, Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize 2007, State Library of NSW.
  • Finalist, Head On Photographic Portrait Prize 2007, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney.

 

  • National winner, “Wish you were here” Tourism Australia Competition, The Weekend Australian Magazine, cities category, July 2006.
  • Winner, Life’s Reflections Competition, Seniors Week, ACT, April 2006.
  • Third prize, Kodak “Let the Memories Begin” Competition (Australia-wide), 1992.
  • National winner, Agfa “Expressions” Competition (Australia-wide), November 1989.
  • Black and White photograph of the Year, Lane Cove Camera Club, 1989.
 
  • National winner, Agfa “Expressions” Competition (Australia-wide), November 1988.
  • Finalist, Daily Telegraph – Harbourside – Malaysian Airlines Photographic Competition, December 1988.
  • Winner, Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition, Photoworld Magazine: “House and Garden” category, February 1988.
  • Winner, Amateur Photographer of the Year Competition, Photoworld Magazine: “Pushing” category, June 1987.

 

COMPETITIONS - International

2010 Faces Juried Exhibition, Women in Photography International, USA, honourable mention.

2009 Black & White Exhibition, finalist, Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, CO, USA, 28 August–16 September, 2009.

2008 Hasselblad Masters Awards, semi-finalist.

Camera Arts Magazine (USA), Showcase edition, single image winner, November-December 2007.

Photographic Portrait Prize 2006, National Portrait Gallery, London – finalist. Image selected for exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery, 8 November 2006-18 February 2007. From the gallery’s description: “Featuring sixty works, the Photographic Portrait Prize 2006 celebrates the most exciting contemporary portrait photographers working today. This year's prize attracted over 2,000 entrants and the international mix of photographers display a diversity of styles and approaches to the portrait genre, encompassing editorial, reportage and fine art images”.

 

2007 Prix de la Photographie (PX3), Paris, 14 images chosen as finalists in 9 categories.

2006 International Exhibition of Fine Art Photography, Centre for Fine Art Photography, Ft. Collins Museum of Contemporary Art, Colorado, one of 47 artists from 8 countries selected for exhibition.

 

ACQUISITIONS

Centre for Fine Art Photography, Fort Collins, Colorado, USA, one image acquired, 2009.

Justice & Police Museum, Sydney, 32 images donated, 2006.

Museum of Sydney, 26 images donated, 2005.

State Library of New South Wales, 170 images acquired between 1991 and 2009 for the Mitchell Pictures Collection.

 

National Library of Australia, Canberra, 7 images acquired, 2000.

Customs House, Sydney, image acquired for inclusion in a glass mural commemorating the Bicentenary 1998.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission, 15 photographs acquired for use in educational projects, 1994.

Art Gallery of New South Wales, 6 photographs acquired, 1994.

 

SPONSORSHIP AND SUPPORT

2005
Epson Australia
Italian Institute of Culture, Sydney

2006
Italian Embassy, Canberra

  2008
Thomson Legal and Regulatory Australia
Sydney Children’s Hospital Foundation & Friends of the National Art School

ARTIST-IN-RESIDENCE & LECTURING

2008   Sydney Grammar School, Artist-in-Residence (1 month 2009)

2009   Guest lecturer, “Serendipity and Photography”, Art Gallery Society, Art Gallery of NSW, September 2010.

  Ongoing Numerous lectures to camera clubs, and community organisations

BIBLIOGRAPHY

  • Daily Telegraph, QC filters out evil in-camera, 29 April 2011.
  • La Fiamma, Le immagini invitano l’osservatore a risolvere da solo i significati alternativi (The images invite the observer to resolve on his own the significant alternatives), a review by Paolo Totaro, 4 May 2011.
  • La Fiamma, Un rapporto drammatico tra luce ed ombra (A dramatic rapport between light and shadow), 4 May 2011.
  • La Fiamma, Mostra fotogrfica di Mark Tedeschi, 29 April 2011.
  • Australian Photography, Another view: Profile - Mark Tedeschi, March 2010 pp 38-43.
  • Australian Art Review, Mark Tedeschi in Conversation, Feb-April 2010, pp 38-42.
  • Head On Festival Trailer, January 2010.
  • Sydney Grammar School Foundations Magazine, Mark Tedeschi zooms in, by Christopher Allen, November 2009.
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Arts Section, Stretching the Art of Portraiture,, by Robert McFarlane, 23 May 2009.
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Spectrum “Open Gallery” Section, Still Life, No Fruit, 9 May 2009.
  • The Epoch Times, Crown Prosecutor focuses on the human condition, 8 May 2009.
  • Sun Herald, Photography; Still Life No Fruit, S Section, 3 May 2009.
  • The Australian, Moments in Time, 18 April 2009.
  • Bar News, The surrealism of Tedeschi QC, Winter 2008.
  • The Sydney magazine, Eye of the Law, April 2008.
  • La Fiamma, Mark Tedeschi exhibits new aspects, 7 April 2008.
  • Law Society Journal, The private lives of barristers on display, March 2008.
  • Australian Jewish News, Through the lens of the Law, 28 March 2008.
  • La Fiamma, Mark Tedeschi presents personalities of the Courts, 24 March 2008.
 
  • Sun-Herald, QC takes the law into his own hands, and shoots, 23 March 2008.
  • Weekend Australian, Review, "The Face", 22-23 March 2008.
  • Portrait, Magazine of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, Vol 26, Summer 2007.
  • Daily Telegraph, Court out by the Camera, 6 June 2007.
  • La Fiamma, La cultura del popolo italiano vista da M. Tedeschi, 29 May 2007.
  • Illawarra Mercury, Crown Prosecutor captures Italy’s feminine side, 22 May 2007.
  • Wollongong Advertiser, Snapshots of Italy, 30 May 2007.
  • Bar News, “Court in the Act – latest photographic exhibition by Mark Tedeschi”, Winter 2006.
  • Western Advocate (Bathurst), “Exhibition launches new careers”, 27 July 2006.
  • Western Times (Bathurst), “The Art of Abstract Photography”, 13 July 2006.
  • Sydney Morning Herald (Arts section), “Framed - in Court and kitchen”, 27 March 2006.
  • City Weekly (Sydney), “Exhibit A”, Interview, 26 March 2006.
  • Website of the NSW Department of Education & Training, Languages Unit, teaching and viewing notes for the exhibition “Femininity & other Feelings” for NSW Secondary students, October – November, 2005.
  • Sydney Morning Herald (Arts section), “Eyewitness to human drama”, 14 October 2005.
  • Art in Education (Vol 19, 1999), Denise Mimmochi comments on Mark Tedeschi’s images in the NSW Art Gallery collection.
  • Sydney Morning Herald, Arts section, “Photography: A striking pictorial essay takes a vivid look at everyday life”, 20 February 1996.
  • “Upfront”, Journal of the Friends and Supporters of the State Library of NSW, Vol 8 No. 2, 1996.
  • Sun Herald, Sunday Extra, 15 November, 1992.

 

REPRODUCTION OF IMAGES

  • Sydney Morning Herald, Summer Section, 30 December 2009, p2.
  • Sydney Grammar School Foundations Magazine, November 2009 (front cover & many images).
  • Sydney Grammar School Foundation, Scholarships brochure, 2009 (numerous images).
  • Sydney City News, Edition 3, 2009.
  • Heat Literary Journal, 19, Remembering Dorothy Porter, 2009.
  • Appealing to the Future: Michael Kirby and his Legacy, Lawbook Company, 2009 (2 images).
  • North Shore Times, Article about Shadow Attorney General, Greg Smith, 9 April 2008.
  • Daily Telegraph, article about Nicholas Cowdery QC, 28 March 2008.
  • Australian Financial Review, article about Nicholas Cowdery QC, 28 March 2008.
  •  “What haunts you”, interactive artwork by Helen Marshall, The Photographers Gallery, London (5 images), 2007.
  • Sydney Alumni Magazine”, Sydney University, Summer 2006 (5 images).
  • Bar News”, Journal of the NSW Bar Association, Winter 2006 (front cover).
 
  • Reform”, Journal of National & International Law Reform, Winter 2006 (front cover).
  • Eye 4 Photography” by Alan Davies, Curator of Photographs at the State Library, 2005 (3 images).
  • “Sydney: a Biography”, By Lucy Turnbull, 1999 (2 images).
  • Annual report of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, 1995.
  • International Cats Calendar, Edition Habit Press, Netherlands,1993 (1 image).
  • “Faces of Australia:  Image, Reality and the Portrait”, by Richard Neville, 1992.
  • Image Magazine, Journal of the Australian Photographic Society, photograph included in an article, September 1992.
  • Australian Photography, September 1991.
  • Australian Camera Craft, April 1990.
  • Photoworld Magazine, “Portrait Photography”, February 1990 (Vol. 13 No. 2).
  • Photoworld Magazine, “Street Wise” (Street Photography), April 1989 (Vol. 12 No. 4).
  • Australian Photography, April 1989.
  • Photoworld Magazine, Pictorialism in Photography”, March 1989 (Vol. 12 No. 3).

 

ADDITIONAL ACTIVITIES AND AWARDS

Launch and official Opening of Head On Photo Festival and Portrait Competition, Australian Centre for Photography, 5 May 2011.

Panel discussion “Art through the Lens” at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, with Editor of Artist Profile Magazine Owen Craven, media personality and photographic artist Richard Morecroft, and photographer Rex Dupain, May 2011.

Occasional guide, Sydney Biennale, Cockatoo Island, July 2010

Committee member and Judge, NSW Parliamentary Plein Air Photographic Prize, 2010.

Panel discussion on photography and censorship at “Feast for the Senses” dinner at NG Art Gallery, Chippendale, June 2010.

Initiated and sponsored an internship program for two National Art School graduates to spend 10 weeks at indigenous community art centres in the Northern Territory, 2010 and ongoing.

Awarded the honour of Cavaliere della Repubblica Italiana, one of the orders of merit of the Italian Republic, for services to photography and the law, 2009.

Board of Directors, National Art School, Sydney, 2009 to date.

 

Presentation to Northside Creative Photography Club, June 2009.

Executive Committee, Friends of the National Art School, Sydney, 2006-2009.

Panel Discussion, “The Academic, the Collector, the Dealer, & the Photographer”, with Brenda Colahan, Reg Richardson, Josef Lebovic, & Mark Tedeschi at Frances Keevil Gallery, Double Bay, 3 May 2009.

Panel discussion, “The attraction and threat of images”, with Rodney Pople and Rev Rod Pattenden, in association with the Blake Prize Exhibition, National Art School, Darlinghurst, September 2008.

Opened a large number of art exhibitions.

Book Launch, Eva Quittner “In Bloom”, Art Gallery of NSW, 2008.

Judge, Royal Easter Show Photographic Exhibition, Sydney, 1990.

Opening of numerous art exhibitions and launches of books.