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Dr Malcom Bywaters is a Senior Lecturer in the Tasmanian College of the Arts, Inveresk. He has a Diploma of Fine Art, Ballarat University, a Graduate Diploma, Victorian College of the Arts, a Masters Degree from RMIT and a PhD from The University of Melbourne.
Malcom's wide and varied knowledge of art enables his University of Tasmania Academy Gallery & NEW Gallery activities to encompass a diverse understanding of contemporary art practice.
In 2004 the Academy Gallery was awarded the Vice Chancellors University of Tasmania inaugural Community Engagement Award for developing an outstanding program of cultural activity for Northern Tasmania.
For the past thirty years Dr Bywaters has worked as an artist, exhibition curator and gallery director. Malcom has curated over sixty exhibitions for venues such as the Westspace, Platform, Gertrude Contemporary, Monash Museum of Art, Geelong Art Gallery and the VCA Margaret Lawrence Gallery, The University of Melbourne, Victoria and the Academy Gallery, Plimsoll Gallery, Devonport Regional Art Gallery, Burnie Regional Art Gallery and Arts Tasmania Art Gallery, Tasmania. Dr Bywaters has displayed solo exhibitions of his sculpture and artwork at Geelong Gallery, Gertrude Contemporary, Linden Centre for Contemporary Art, Victoria and Burnie Regional Art Gallery and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Tasmania. Bywaters artworks are represented in the collections of Artbank, Bundanon Trust, Ballarat University, Scotch Oakburn College, Wesley College, Camberwell Grammar and the Artist Book Collection, National Gallery of Victoria. Bywaters has been awarded a Project Development Grant (Australia Council) 1989, and the Desiderius Orban Youth Art Award (Australia Council) 1986.
At the Academy Gallery Dr Bywaters has facilitated some 100 plus exhibitions including Home Sweet Home - National Gallery of Australia (2004), Three Colours Gordon Bennet and Peter Robinson - Heide Museum of Modern Art (2005), Pooaraar The Great Forgetting - National Museum of Australia (2007), Stage fright: the Art of Theatre - National Gallery of Australia (2007), Sidney Nolan: The Gallipoli Series (2011) and Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesfarmers Collection (2014).
Time Out Exhibition
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
29 January, 2015