Keith Chidzey is a sculptor and land artist, driven and inspired by imaginative juices flowing from the beautiful creation of this world. This manifests in various forms, such as: highlighting environmental responsibility; prophecy through art; and promoting social justice issues.
Having recently completed an M.F.A. majoring in Sculpture, Performance and Installation at the College of Fine Arts, he is particularly enjoying engaging in commissions to help realise other’s dream and visions.
Career highlights include: Lead Artist Australian section of satellite eARTh Project, 350.org, Broken Hill; being chosen to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea; Sculpture at Scenic World; Sculpture on the Greens; Outback Art Prize; Libris Awards (Australian Artist’s Book Prize); and binding of Blake Poetry Prize.
GENERAL ART BACKGROUND:
2008 – Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture], College of Fine Arts, (COFA), Sydney.
2006-07 Master of Arts (Sculpture), coursework, COFA, Sydney.
2002-05 Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting/Drawing) graduated with distinction, COFA, Sydney.
Other Post-Secondary Qualifications:
1984-00 Private practice surgery, Miranda, Sydney.
1978-84 Bachelor of Dental Surgery, University of Sydney
2010 Outback Art Prize, Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Broken Hill.
2008 Libris Awards (Australian Artists’ Book Prize): Finalist, Mackay, Qld.
Southern Cross Uni Acquisitive Book Prize: Barratt Galleries, Ballina.
Blake Prize (binding of poetry prize): NAS, Sydney.
2007 Winner: Art & Australia Prize, COFA Annual 07 Awards, Sydney.
Sculpture by the Sea: Finalist, Bondi, Sydney.
2006 Propeller: Finalist, God in the City, Sydney.
2005 Propeller: Finalist, God in the City, Sydney.
Art on the Rocks: Finalist, Sydney.
Cromwell’s Art Prize: Finalist, Sydney.