Born 1951 Melbourne, 1956 moved to Mildura, Vic. Studies: RMIT School of Fine Art, Dept. of Sculpture 1970-72, Associate Diploma of Fine Art (Sculpture) 1972. State College of Vic. at Hawthorn, Dip. Ed. 1975
Appointments: NGV, Education Officer, Principal Lecturer in Modern Art 1973. Industrial Design Council of Australia, Melb. Education Officer 1974. Watsonia Technical College, Art Teacher 1976-79 St. Joseph’s Marist Brothers College, Creative Arts Co-ordinator 1979-89 Kakadu Resources Pty Ltd, Aboriginal Art Consultant 1989-90 Whitefriars College, Head of Faculty Visual and Performing Arts 1991-92 Sacre Coeur, Head of Arts 1995-96 Lowther Hall Anglican Girls’ Grammar School, Art teacher 2002 The King David School, 2004-06 La Trobe University Artist in Residence 2000-06
Solo Exhibitions: New Landscapes, Mossgreen Gallery, Melbourne, 2008 Recent Works: paper & canvas, Peking University, China, 2007 Three Views, Sofitel Hotel, Melbourne, 2007 Junction, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne, 2006 Lyttleton Gallery, Melbourne (annually 1991 – 2006) John Waller: Artist in Residence, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne, 2005 John Waller: Recent Works, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne, 2004 Survey: John Waller 1990 – 2003, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne, 2003 Home Country: The Art of John Waller, Shepparton Art Gallery, 2003 Home Country: The Art of John Waller, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, 2002 Survey: John Waller 1990 – 2002, Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Melbourne, 2002 John Waller Artist in Residence, La Trobe University Art Museum, Melbourne, 2001 The Essoign Club Gallery, Melbourne, 1990 Rathdowne Street Gallery, Melbourne. 1989 Rathdowne Street Gallery, Melbourne, 1988 The Essoign Club Gallery, Melbourne, 1986
Selected Group Exhibitions: Rhumbaralla’s Gallery, Melbourne, 1985 Lyttleton Gallery, Melbourne, Audette, Lawson, Waller – New Paintings, 1992; End of Year Exhibition, 1997; John Waller and Ronnie Jakamarra Lawson, May – June 2000 Exhibition Selected Paintings, Prints and Drawings, February – March 2002 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne, Saloon 2002 Abstract Painting: curated by Stephen Wickham, March – April 2002 Albury Regional Arts Centre, NSW and La Trobe University Art Museum, Vic., Our Land Abounds – Selections from La Trobe University Art Collections, March and May 1998. La Trobe University Art Museum, Abstract Interpretations of the Australian Landscape, May – June 2002; The Situation Now: A Survey of Local Non-Objective Art, 1995; Recent Acquisitions: selected works acquired in 2004/2005, 18 April – 26 May 2006. Mildura Arts Centre, From the Fringe to the Centre, December 2002 – February 2003. Bundoora Homestead Federation Centre for the Arts, Melbourne, North: Artists from the other side of the Yarra, June – July 2003; Site + Vision: La Trobe University Art Collection, July – September 2004 Bendigo Art Gallery, My Country, October – November 2005 Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Melbourne, Common Ground, 19 May – 25 June 2006 Maroondah City Council Art Gallery, 2006 R & M McGivern Art Prize finalists, 6 July – 5 August 2006 Bibliography: Roger Palmer, John Waller Artist in Residence, La Trobe University Art Museum, 2001. Bernard Smith with Terry Smith and Christopher Heathcote, Australian Painting 1788-2000, Oxford University Press, 2001. Dr. Christopher Heathcote, Home Country: the art of John Waller, La Trobe University Art Museum, 2002. Dr. Christopher Heathcote, John Waller’s new paintings, La Trobe University, 2004 Dr. Christopher Heathcote on John Waller, ‘Art Streams’, Vol.7 No.3 July/August 2002. Christopher Mulder, From the Fringe to the Centre, Mildura Arts Centre, 2002 Dr. Christopher Heathcote, Site + Vision: La Trobe University Art Collection, La Trobe University, 2004 Vincent Alessi, My Country, Abstract Interpretations of the Australian Landscape, La Trobe University, 2005. Vincent Alessi, John Waller: Artist in Residence, La Trobe University, 2005. Dr. Alana O’Brien, Common Ground, La Trobe University, 2006 Dr. Sheridan Palmer, Re-Union: Cities and Natural Sites, Maroondah City Council, 2006 R & M McGivern Art Prize. Reviews: The Age, Christopher Heathcote, Welcome Return of an Art Form, 8 November 1991 The Age, Christopher Heathcote, Shifting from Metaphysical to Physical, 12 November 1993 Herald Sun, Jeff Makin, Group Exhibition, 18 March 2002 References to: Gallery, National Gallery Society of Victoria Monthly Magazine, July 1989 Australian Home Beautiful, November 1992 Australian House and Garden, December 1992 The Australian Arts Diary, Prendergast, Text, 1993 The Australian Arts Diary, Prendergast, Debden, 1995 The Age, ‘The art of enjoying investment’, 1 September 1997 Australian House and Garden, April 1998 The Melbourne Times, 9 June 2004, p.23 Sunraysia Daily, ‘Exhibitions at Arts Centre’ 3.6.2002; ‘Landscape Artist at home in the Mallee’ 6.6.2002 CSIRO Sustainability Network, 30 October 2002, ‘Our Australian environment – A gift from before clocks kept time’ Herald Sun, ‘Looking to the true north’, Simon Plant, 24.6.2003 Whittlesea Leader, ‘Artscapes north of the Yarra’, 10.6.2003 La Trobe University Bulletin, ‘John Waller’s view of the land’, October 2003
Collections: Artbank Bundoora Homestead Arts Centre, Victoria La Trobe University, Victoria Mildura Arts Centre, Victoria Bidstrup Communications Pty Ltd Pareto Partners Investment Corporation Scott Corporations (K&S Group Telstra, Victoria Private collections – Australia, Italy, France, U.K., U.S.A.