Artist CV

B. 1988, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Since practising in Melbourne, Watson’s primary method of working has been drawing, particularly as a means  of relaying the internal and unspeakable. Monochromatic materials, chosen for their sublime but historical qualities, draw the viewer into a space that is seductive but psychologically charged; where distorted geographies and obscured figures stand in for the unconscious and its volatile role in informing narratives of the self.
Graduating from the University of Canterbury (Christchurch, New Zealand) in 2011 with a BFA in Sculpture, Watson is now based in Melbourne, Australia.

Watson's Arts Admin background can be seen here.

Watson is the curator & gallery manager for Tinning Street Presents

Solo Exhibitions

2019 City Art Depot, Christchurch (forthcoming)
2018 All Our Secrets are the Same - Bundoora Homestead, Melbourne
2017 Place of Return - City Art Depot, Christchurch
2016 Disquiet - Five Walls Projects, Melbourne
2015 Shadowside - Trocadero Art Space, Melbourne
2014 Quiver - GAFFA, Sydney
2012 Other Rooms - Chambers 241 Gallery, Christchurch
2011 Explication - SoFA Casting Room, Christchurch
        Exurbia - 183 Milton Street, Christchurch

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017  As Above, So Below - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
2016  Element - The Alderman, Melbourne
         Drawing to an End - MARS Gallery, Melbourne
         Wonky - Tinning St Presents, Melbourne
         Laissez-faire - Jonathan Smart Gallery, Christchurch
2014  Converging Lines - Chambers 241 Gallery, Christchurch
         Mutual Store - Platform Gallery, Melbourne
         Blue Print - Brunswick Arts Space, Melbourne
         Domestos - Tinning Street Presents, Melbourne
2013  Moreland Summer Show - Counihan Gallery, Melbourne
         Public Good - Ramp Gallery, Hamilton
2012  Out of Place - Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch


University of Canterbury, Christchurch, 
Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna O Waiwhetu


2017/18  Counihan Commemorative Award (finalist) - Melbourne
2015  Parkin Drawing Prize (finalist)  - Wellington
2014  Incinerator Art Award (finalist) - Melbourne
2012  Select - SoFA Campus Gallery (winner) - Christchurch


2019 Arteles Creative Center, Finland
2016 Mountain Seas, Flinders Island, Tasmania


2017 Scene with a Horse for 'Passenger on a Train' by Noel McKenna, Niagara Galleries Melbourne
Safety in Distance? with Christine McFetridge for HAMSTER Magazine, Physics Room, Christchurch
2018 Narratives-Realities: fictionalising the present & contaminating the fantastical wilderness.
Review of Ara Dolatian, Crowther Contemporary, Melbourne.


Pink Frost - Tinning St Presents, Melbourne
Vis à Vis - Five Walls, Melbourne


Chairperson for the Brunswick Studio Walk
Co-coordinator of the Monograph Reading Circle


Blundell, Sally. 'On a Roll', New Zealand Listener. Vol 236, No 3790, pp 42-43
Feeney, Warren 'Converging Lines', Chambers Art Gallery, Nov 2014
Feeney, Warren 'Christchurch Art Map being re-launched with Longest celebration' The Press, 12/6/17
Francis, Hannah. The Brunswick Studio Walk: Behind the Scenes with Melbourne's Makers. The Age & SMH, 23/2/17
Gardiner, Sue. 'Let's Talk about Abstraction' Arts News New Zealand. vol 32, pp 88-93
Holsworth, Mark, Brunswick Studio Walk, Black Mark Art Critic
Jones, Annalee. 'Arts Feature', Canta Magazine. Vol 8, 2/5/12, p18
Milburn, Felicity. 'Rolling Maul', B.167 (Bulletin) Autumn, March-May 2012
Roleston, Cameron. 'Place of Return', City Art Depot Workshop, June 2017