Paul Trinidad – Statement

For the past five years I have committed to research and development of an in-country teaching program between Institute Seni Indonesia, ISI Denpasar and ALVA University of Western Australia.

The Program known as ISACFA (International Studio of Art and Culture) has gained national recognition in Indonesia with endorsements from the National Office of Education in Jakarta.

I have committed to develop the program to also include Tana Toraja in South Sulawesi.  The Rektor of UKI (University Kristen Indonesia) is interested in the research and possibilities of co-operation in the future.

I continue my own practice of art in the Ancient Rock Studio in Byford.

I have heavy commitments to the ISACFA developments at the moment but studio work is in the direction of another major exhibition – this time in Indonesia, scheduled for 2013.

(summarizing 1975 - 2001)
1998 - 2012   Assistant Professor, Visual Arts, University of WA
Recent Appointments:    
2011-12   Honorary Lecturer ISI Denpasar.
2008 - 09   Discipline Chair Visual Arts ALVA, University of WA
2007   Temporary Lecturer CMC College, Perth
2004   Temporary Lecturer CMC College, Fremantle.
    Guest Artist Miami Dade College, Miami USA.
    Guest Artist GSC University, Millegeville Georgia USA.
2003   Artist in Residence Perth Kings Hotel
2002   Artist in Residence University of Miami
    Guest Lecture Florida International University.
    Guest Artist Miami Dade College 
Research Curating and International Projects    
2012   ISACFA In Country Program now including Tana Toraja South Sulawesi.
    Successful in receiving DEEWR Scholarship for ISACFA program
    Pitman and Walsh Project
    Photography with Bob Sommerville Cullity Gallery September 2012
    Cultural significance of Tongkonon - Tana Toraja
2010-12   Leonora Cemetery Project – researching steel fabrication for public artwork, working with engineer in Sulawesi and
    Felix Design Fremantle
2011   In Conjunction - ALVA Internasionale Exhibition Moores Building.
    Imagination of Balinese Taksu Exhibition Sept 12 – 30th Cullity Gallery - Curator
    ISACFA In Country Studio Project ISI Denpasar.  Project Coordinator ALVA
    All Agree, International exhibition.  Kriya Hasta Mandala Exhibition Building ISI Denpasar- Proffessor
    Field trip to Tanah Toraja research wood carving, timber architecture and culture for
    possible inclusion in the ISACFA In Country project 2012
2010   Truly Bagus International Exhibition Workshop Seminar from ISI held at ALVA
    Leonora Golden Gift Photography Exhibition Curate and Judge
    Community Consultation Exhibtion Leonora Shire Produce and Curate
    Cerebral Sanctum and Digital Prints from the AH3 Tour Moores Building Gallery, Fremantle. Produce and Curate
    Bagus Taring Seminar and Master Class ISI Denpasar.
2009   Truly Bagus.  Project with ISI Denpasar, international exchange project.
    Indigenous Lithography – Begun Prospecting Indonesia for suitable Calcium Carbonate stones.
2008 -12   Wayang Sakali. Masculine violence, violence fantasy. (Link with Pitman and Walsh
    project. Special interest in violence and Wayang Painting Klungkung Regency, Bali Indonesia.
    Teaching art in cultural context, Indonesia.
    Academic Seminar ISI Denpasar 2009 – Apa Kabar Project
    Academic Seminar ISI Denpasar 2008 – Art and culture of ALVA
    Academic Seminar ITB Bandung 2008 - Art and culture of ALVA
2002 - 12   Web authoring/publishing/development BFA1 FALVA (Project co-ordinator)
2007 -8   Bagus Hati Bridge of Culture Project, (Project co-ordinator) ISI Denpasar Indonesia.
    Academic Seminar ISI Denpasar 2008 –  Bagus Hati
    Experimental Film and Cinema – Heart of the Hills project Armadale. (artist and curatorial team member)
    The Big Draw Armadale.(team member)
    Academic Seminar ISI Denpasar 2008 – Art and culture of ALVA – Bridge of Culture
2007   Indigenous Lithography (Project co-ordinator) Central Tafe Perth WA
    Pitman and Walsh/Mens Business Project (Project co-ordinator) Kalgoorlie Miners Hall of Fame
2006   Experimental Film (research and production) USA
    Mum Tah-Bun Conditions Still Negotiating, (Project co-ordinator)  mens business and human frailties.
    Drawing Project-23 Process is Panacea, (Project co-ordinator) drawing project with TAFE CMC staff. 
    Nyanangarri  Project (team member) Fitzroy Crossing, working with Bunuba Inc, UNSW and UWA
    Devonian Reef Project Fitzroy Crossing, working with Bunuba Inc and Mangkaja Arts
    Community Consultation and involvement with youth (KALAK), Cultural Health, Mangkaja, and
    the Fitzroy Crossing District High School. 
2005    AH Tour, USA.  (Project co-ordinator) Performance and Experimental film with Mike Hunnewell.
    Indigenous  Lithography with the Tamarind Institute, University of New Mexico.
    Experimental Film Wulf Treu, studio, interview.
2004   Bad Dog Project (Project co-ordinator) International exchange of artworks by artists and students from
    Western Australia UWA, Georgia GSCU USA, and Miami MDC USA.
Selected Exhibitions: (sumarizing 1987 - 2002)    
2012   Moores Project 2011 - In Conjunction - ALVA Internasionale Exhibition 
2011   Cerebral Sanctum Group exhibition Mundaring Arts Centre.
    Cerebral Sanctum and Digital Prints from the AH3 Tour Moores Building Gallery
2010   Community Consultation Photographs Leonora Shire Produce and Curate
2009   36th Annual Printmedia Awards Moores Building Fremantle WA
2008 -9   Body of Evidence. Three month 2 person show at the Kalgoorlie Miners and Prospectors Hall of Fame. WA
2008   Bagus Hati international exchange from Indonesia, exhibited and co-curated project   and exhibition
    34th Annual Printmedia Awards Moores Building Fremantle WA
    Heart of the Hills Ranier Gallery, Armadale WA
2007   Erotica Erotic Art, Breadbox Gallery. Perth WA
    Spectere (solo show) Prospectors and Miners Hall of Fame Kalgoorlie WA
    About of Body Cullity Gallery Perth WA
    33rd Annual Printmedia Awards, Cullity Gallery, FALVA UWA.
2006   Mum Tah-Bun conditions, still negotiating, (Two person show) Cullity Gallery. WA
    Depth and Divergence, Fitzroy. Screening, Fitzroy assist curating. Cullity Gallery. WA
    32nd Annual Printmedia Awards, Cullity Gallery, FALVA UWA.
2005   Cheeky Big Dog Secret, Kendall Campus Library, Miami Dade College USA
    31st Annual Printmedia Awards, Cullity Gallery, FALVA UWA.
2004   30th Annual Printmedia Awards, Cullity Gallery, FALVA UWA. 
    Cheeky Big Dog Secret Project, CBHRH  Project Space FALVA UWA.
    Visual Bites Project, Miami Dade College, Miami USA. (Artists Book - exhibition)
    Florida Printmakers International Print Exchange, UM Miami, USA
    Artists Books, Broward County Library, Ft Lauderdale USA.
    Transient (solo show) Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA.
    Art 03 The Western Australian Art Fair, Fremantle.
1987 – 2002   Many group and solo exhibitions, including Clay Pans (solo) Kings Hotel 2001 Long Drive (solo) Goldfields Arts
    Centre 1999. Eutrophic (solo) Mandurah Arts Centre 2000. City of Joondalup Award 2000. Idol Moments, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery1997, HomophobicSerious Ink Men FAC 1992 Architecture gallery UWA 1990.Dolchstoss (solo) FAC 1991
Collections:   Smithsonian Institution Library USA (Author). National Gallery of Australia.  Royal Perth Hospital Collection
    Art Gallery of Western Australia.  Kendall Collection, Miami, USA University of Western Australia.  Griffith University Collection, Broward County Library, Ft Lauderdale. USA. Canson Australia, Horn Collection.
Selected Bibliography:   Mather S (2009) Rugged History Inspires Artist, Goldfields Express 06/03/2009
    Mather S (2009) Challenging and Exciting, Kalgoorlie Miner 05/12/2008
Castleden S (2007) About of Body Catalogue Essay for About of Body Cullity Gallery. UWA
Gerrard N.  (2005) Bad Dogs Miami Dade Magazine, Autumn Edition. USA
Zampatti, L.  (2003).  Four perspectives on landscape in Post Impressions, Post Newspaper, September July 18 , page 34.  WA
Teschendorff J (2003).  Transient Catalogue Essay for Transient, Fremantle Arts Centre WA
External Committees:   2004–8  Vice President Printmakers Association of WA
    2007–8  Committee Art Vision Armadale Ranier Gallery Armadale Project
Selected writing:    
Wulf Treu Road To Samarra Wolfgang Roth and Partners Fine Art, Miami, USA
2008   Wulf Treu Treu Bobos Westwood Gallery SoHo NYC
2007   Michael Kane Taylor One Foot In the Gravuer Ranier Gallery Armadale WA
2006   Wulf Treu  Handle with Car, Westwood Gallery SoHo NYC
    Mangkaja  Depth and Divergence, Cullity Gallery
2005   My Place
2004   Western Australian Printmedia Awards  Cullity Gallery.  Welcome
    Wulf Treu  Dreams, Crazy Dingo, Dreams, Rudolph Budja Gallery, Artmosphere Gallerie, Wein Graz, Salzburg, New York, Miami
Michael Hunnewell Hungry Like a Dingo, Matchbox 6316, Kendall Campus Art Gallery, Miami Dade College
2003   Disasters of War Gnyuung Waart Kooling Kulark (Released, going Home). Maritime Museum Fremantle
Selected Web:    
2011   In Conjunction - ALVA Internasionale Exhibition Moores Building.
Imagination of Balinese Taksu Exhibition Sept 12 – 30th Cullity Gallery. Curator
2010   Cerebral Sanctum and Digital Prints from the AH3 Tour Moores Building Gallery
    Fremantle. Produce and Curate.
Truly Bagus Project International collaboration with ISI Denpasar
2008-9   Body of Evidence, joint show, Kelli and Paul Trinidad, Kalgoorlie Miners and Prospectors Hall of Fame. Curator Paul

Bagus Hati International Exchange Cullity Gallery Co-ordinated by Paul Trinidad, curated by Rebecca Ryan, Helen Michaelsen and Paul Trinidad

2007   About of Body joint show with Michael Kane Taylor, Paul Trinidad, Julie Fearn Pheasant, Cullity Gallery.
    Curator Paul Trinidad
2008   Mum Tah-Bun conditions still negotiating joint exhibition between Paul Trinidad and Michael Hunnewell,
    Cullity Gallery Curator Paul Trinidad
Project 23 Project  A Drawing project co-ordinated and curator Paul Trinidad Cullity Gallery