Born in Melbourne in 1964, Jim Pavlidis studied Graphic Design at Swinburne Institute of Technology, and Visual Art at VCA, Melbourne.
Since 1985, he has been a freelance artist and illustrator for a variety of clients such as The Wilderness Society, Dynamo House, 21C Magazine and Move Records. He has worked as an artist for The Age newspaper, Melbourne, for over 20 years. Between 1995 and 1997, he worked in London for The Independent and Daily Mail newspapers, and in Paris where he was art director for The Paris Free Voice weekly newspaper.
As a painter and printmaker, Pavlidis has held regular solo exhibitions since 1994, and his work has been included in numerous group and invitation exhibitions in London, Hong Kong and throughout Australia.
2009 Piraeus, Girt by Sea, Chrysalis Gallery & Studio, Melbourne 2007 Dream Home, Chrysalis Gallery & Studio, Melbourne 2007 New Works 2007, Chrysalis Gallery & Studio, Melbourne 2006 You Can’t Put Your Arms Around A Memory, Chapman & Bailey, Melbourne 2003 Crazy Heart, Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio, Melbourne 2003 Paintings, Crossley & Scott, Melbourne 2001 In Their Element, Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio, Melbourne 2000 Skywriting, Artefact International, Melbourne 1999 New Academy Gallery, London 1997 Endless Night, Coram Gallery, London 1995 Sleepless, Gallery IMT at Tolarno, Melbourne 1994 A Blot on the Landscape, Artefact Gallery, Melbourne
GROUP & INVITATION EXHIBITIONS
Prizewinner, Williamstown Art Prize, Melbourne Finalist, R & M McGiverm Art Prize, Maroondah Art Gallery, Melbourne BSG Works on Paper Exhibition, Brunswick Street, Melbourne
Winner, King Valley Art Prize, King Valley, Victoria Lancaster Press Exhibition, Griffith Regional Art Gallery Finalist, Black Swan Portrait Prize. Perth, W.A. ‘Footy exhibition’ The Artist’s Garden, Melbourne Finalist, Macarthur Cook Art Award. Melbourne, Vic. Lancaster Press Exhibition Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Vic. ‘Swinburne Centenary Exhibition’ Delshan Gallery, Melbourne, Vic.
‘Under the Southern Cross’ Deakin Museum of Art-Stonnington, Vic. Banyule Works on Paper’ Banyule City Council, Melbourne, Vic ‘Footy Exhibition’ The Artists’ Garden, Melbourne, Vic.
Finalist, ‘Robert Jacks Drawing Prize’, Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
'The Hanover Collection 2006’ Chrysalis Gallery, Melbourne
‘Swinburne Eclectic’, Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
The Hanover Print Collection, Inaugural print release, Chrysalis Gallery and Studio, Melbourne Double Take, Arts Project Australia, Melbourne The Year in the Studio, Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio, Melbourne Important Works On Paper, Crossley & Scott, Melbourne The Coaches, The Artist’s Garden, Melbourne About Face, 69 Smith St, Melbourne Expansion, Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne Swinburne Ecclectic, Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
Between a Rock and a Hard Place, Lancaster Press Gallery, Melbourne Great Grand Finals, The Artist’s Garden, Melbourne (winner Best picture of the show) Finalist Swan Hill Print and Drawing Acquisitive Awards, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, Victoria Finalist Cromwell’s Art Prize, Cromwell’s Auction House, Sydney Swinburne Ecclectic, Delshan Gallery, Melbourne The Geelong Experience, Little Malop Gallery, Geelong The Age of Cartooning, State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Eat Street, Sofitel Melbourne The Year in the Studio, Chrysalis Publishing Gallery and Studio, Melbourne
Finalist, Hazelhurst Art Award, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, NSW Finalist, Shell Fremantle Print Award, Western Australia Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne
Finalist, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery Works on Paper exhibition Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart Crossley & Scott, Melbourne
Finalist, Rena Ellen Jones Memorial Print Award, Warrnambool Art Gallery Finalist, Darebin-Latrobe Acquisative Art Prize, Bundoora, Malebourne Finalist, The Hutchins Art Prize, Long Gallery, Hobart The Garden of Earthly Delights, Methodist Ladies College, Melbourne Salon des Refuses, SH Ervin Gallery, Sydney
Eccentricity, Montsalvat, Melbourne Shell Fremantle Print Award exhibition, Western Australia ANZ Visual Arts Fellowship exhibition, Melbourne
Group exhibition Metropolis Gallery, St Kilda Group exhibition Manyung Gallery, Mt Eliza, Victoria Show and Tell, PGR art auction, St Kilda, Melbourne
Salon des Graphiques, New Academy Gallery, London
First prize London Print Workshop Open exhibition The Hunting Art Prizes, London & Glasgow The Royal Academy of Arts Summer Exhibition, London Short-listed for The Villiers David Prize, London Art ’97, London Contemporary Art Fair (Coram Gallery) Glasgow Art Fair (Coram Gallery)
Border Crossings, London Goodenough Trust, London
Australia Week exhibition, Quo Quo Gallery, Hong Kong
The St Kilda Show, Linden Gallery, Melbourne
Multitude of Piece, Malthouse Gallery, Melbourne Cartoonists for Amnesty, Westpac Gallery, Melbourne
‘A Pavlidian Odyssey Through Greece’, 6 minutes, theage.com.au, November 2007 ‘Jim Pavlidis – Homeric Ode in Paint’ by Fotis Kapetopoulos, Neos Kosmos, November 12, 2007 'Citius, Altius, Fortius, as the eggheads say’ by Nick Richardson, The Australian Literary Review, July 2007 ‘Four Quarters – A Collection of Poems’ by Tome Petsinis, Art by Jim Pavlidis, Published by Thompson Walker, 2006 ‘Meanjin on Rock ’n Roll’, 2006 ‘New McCullochs Encyclopedia of Australian Art’, 2006 ‘Sightlines - Critical Guide’ by David Hansen, The Age, April 7, 2006 ’Seeing Life in the Stillness’ by Chris Beck, The Age, November 8, 2003 ‘When the Sun Sets Over Carlton‘, The Age, May 3, 2003 ‘The Game They Paint in Heaven’ by Georgina Safe, The Australian, August 3, 2001 ‘Icons of Belonging’ by Martin Flanagan, The Age, May 19, 2001 ‘The Haunted Heart of Darkness’ by Anna King Murdoch, The Age, March 20, 1995