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Cameron Eaton is Australian and lives and works in Brisbane, Queensland. Upon leaving school he studied an Associate Diploma of Engineering and has worked as a Structural Designer and Draftsman for nearly two decades. In 2010 he began studies in Drawing, Painting, Printmaking and Sculpture at the Brisbane Institute of Art.

Cameron is a member of Sculptors Queensland and serves on the Management Committee as Exhibition Coordinator while also managing aspects of the organisations social media presence. He is an Accredited Member of Flying Arts Alliance and has exhibited consistently since 2011 with several of his works being selected for national art prizes. Recently, his work “Ashburn Wilson” won the 2014 Santos Acquisitive Sculpture Award in Roma, he received a Merit Award at the 2014 Moreton Bay Region Art Awards, a Highly Commended Award at the 2014 Sculptors Queensland annual exhibition and the Barnes Award in 2016.

Cameron happily accepts invitations to share his work and expertise in public forums, presentations and demonstrations. He presented at PechaKucha Night Vol 36. at the Brisbane Powerhouse in 2014 and has spoken at several Sculptors Queensland Monthly Forums on both his work and artistic practice as well as social media engagement and strategies for Artists. In 2016 Cameron held demonstrations over several days of sculpture and casting techniques and materials during the Brisbane Sculpture Festival at the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens and more recently has held demonstration days at his home studio. As part of the Caboolture Regional Art Gallery's exhibition THIS PLACE OF OURS: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION, Cameron was invited to join several other exhibiting artists in a panel discussion about the work on display and the impact of art engagement in the region.

Artist Statement

Cameron Eaton’s recent exhibition “I knew it was wrong but I did it anyway” responds to his expanding awareness of a simultaneous existence as both consumer and resource. Through the work he examines feelings of being in and of a comfortable western middle class suburban culture whilst also feeling somehow outside it. He employs materials and finishes that reflect the circumstances of a manufactured lifestyle; synthetic and glossy, imitative and unnatural. While the familiar motifs speak with a kind of reverse anthropomorphism, describing base human characteristics, they are presented as pieces that might typically be used to decorate one’s home, objet d’art, which is of course what they are.

 

email cameron@eii.com.au
 
design and detailing www.eii.com.au
 
telephone +61 7 3366 3999
 
mail P.O. Box 502
Fortitude Valley, Qld 4006
Australia
 
blog www.camsdrawingsandstuff.blogspot.com/
 
education 2010 - 2013 Brisbane Institute of Art Drawing/Painting/Printmaking/Sculpture

1991 - 1995 Southbank Institute of TAFE Associate Diploma of Engineering
 

collections Moreton Bay Regional Council Art Collection / "Rainbow Glitter Bombs" 2015

Roma on Bungil Gallery / "Ashburn Wilson" 2014
 

competitions and awards

Finalist
Inaugural Kingaroy Sculpture Prize 2017

Barnes Award (Judge: Artist Wendy Mills)
Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition 2016

Finalist
Sunshine Coast Inaugural Environment Art Award 2015

Finalist
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2015

Online Finalist
Lethbridge 10000 2015

Winner
Santos Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2014

Highly Commended Award (Judge: Director UQ Art Gallery Dr Campbell Gray)
Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition 2014

Merit Award (Judge: fmr Director Logan Regional Gallery Annette Turner)
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2014

Finalist
Moreton Bay Region Art Awards 2013

Finalist
Wilson Visual Art Award 2013

Online Finalist
Lethbridge 10000 2013

Finalist
BCC Signal Box Competition 2013

Finalist
Marie Ellis OAM Prize for Drawing 2012
 

solo exhibitions

I KNEW IT WAS WRONG BUT I DID IT ANYWAY
The Hub Gallery, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture QLD
February 2015

SUM RANDOM Drawings, Paintings and Prints
Lust for Life Gallery and Tattoo, Fortitude Valley QLD
March 2012
 

public speaking and demonstrations MAKING A TWO PART SILICON MOULD - DEMONSTRATION
Artists Studio, Brisbane QLD
September 2016

THIS PLACE OF OURS: ARTISTS PANEL DISCUSSION
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture QLD
August 2016

WHAT I USED TO DO, WHAT I DO NOW, WHAT I WILL DO NEXT
Sculptors Queensland Monthly Forum, Bowen Hills QLD
July 2016

SCULPTURE TECHNIQUES AND MATERIALS - DEMONSTRATION
Brisbane Sculpture Festival, Mt Coot-tha QLD
May 2016

PECHAKUCHA NIGHT VOL. 36
Brisbane Powerhouse, New Farm QLD
March 2014

SOCIAL MEDIA FOR ARTISTS
Sculptors Queensland Monthly Forum, Bowen Hills QLD
March 2014
 

group exhibitions

INAUGURAL BIA LIGHT SPECTACULAR
Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor QLD
September 2016

30th ANNUAL DOWNLANDS ART EXHIBITION
Downlands College, Toowoomba QLD
September 2016

THIS PLACE OF OURS: WORKS FROM THE COLLECTION
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture QLD
August 2016

THE BRISBANE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL by Sculptors Queensland
Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens QLD
May 2016

FEELING FOR PLACE - COUNCIL'S ART COLLECTION RECENT ACQUISITIONS
Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Caboolture QLD
October 2015

SCULPTURE ON THE EDGE
Spicers Tamarind Resort, Melaney QLD
October 2015

PINE RIVERS WINDOW GALLERY
Past Winners of the Moreton Bay Region Art Awards with James and Eleanor Avery, Pine Rivers Art Gallery, Strathpine Qld
May 2015

THE BRISBANE SCULPTURE FESTIVAL by Sculptors Queensland
Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens QLD
May 2015

NAUTILUS
Group Show, St Baker Studio, Redcliffe QLD
October 2014

THE 3RD DIMENSION
Sculptors Queensland Annual Exhibition, Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens QLD
July 2014

THIS SIDE UP
BIA Members exhibition, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor QLD
March 2014

SOME KIND OF GOODBYE
Group Show, Love Love Studio, Teneriffe QLD
November 2013

SCULPTURE FOR THE SENSES
an exhibition by Sculptors Queensland, Waterfront Place, Brisbane QLD
November 2013

GHOULS NIGHT OUT
Group Show, Love Love Studio, Teneriffe QLD
May 2013

ME3
BIA Members exhibition, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor QLD
March 2013

NEW WORLD ORDER
Group Show, Art and Design Precinct, West End QLD
December 2012

ME
BIA Members exhibition, Brisbane Institute of Art, Windsor QLD
March 2011