Marion Borgelt

Marion Borgelt CV

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Born in Nhill, Victoria, Australia.

Diploma Fine Art Painting, SA School of Art, 1973-76

Post Graduate Studies, New York Studio School, NY, 1979-80

Lived and worked in Paris, 1989-1998

Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.


2022    In Focus, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Melbourne Art Fair, VIC

2021    Silent Symphony, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney

2019    Luminous Void, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney

2018    Sydney Contemporary Profile, Carriageworks, Dominik Mersch Stand, NSW

2017    Moon’s Ghost, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

             Signature Works, Turner Galleries, Perth

2016    Marion Borgelt: Memory & Symbol, 20 year Survey, Newcastle Gallery

             Our Turning World, Karen Woodbury Fine Art, Melbourne

2015    A Delicate Balance, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2014    Luminous Light, Allens Art Projects, Melbourne

             Full Circle Red, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

             Marion Borgelt: Wabi-Sabi and other influences, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW

2013    So Near So Far, inaugural exhibition, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

             To see a world in a grain of sand, Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2012    Musical Geometry, Turner Galleries, Perth

2011    Rhythms, Chords & Cadences, Jan Manton Art, Brisbane

             Heartbeat, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2010    Marion Borgelt: Mind & Matter, A 15 Year Survey, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra

2009    Exotic Particles, Turner Galleries, Perth

             Moonlight in my Veins, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2007    Flux & Permanence, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

             360º, inaugural exhibition, Turner Galleries, Perth

2006    Nothing is Invisible, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2005    Man’s Destiny Resides in the Sole, site specific commemorative installation,

             Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada

2004    Sol y Sombra, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

2003    Hourglass, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW

             White Room Black Room, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne

2002    Allegoria, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

2001    Incarnations: Suspended, Uniting Church, Paddington, Sydney

2000    Fade to Red I, Sherman Galleries Goodhope, Sydney

             Fade to Red II, Sherman Galleries Hargrave Street, Sydney


2021    Bloomin’ Art, curated by Joanne Duncan, Wollongong Art Gallery

2020    Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook Arts Centre, NSW

             Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo

2019    Between the Moon and the Stars, Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory, Darwin

             The Moon, Geelong Gallery, VIC

             Opening Exhibition: Group Show, Gallery Sally Dan-Cuthbert, Sydney   

             The Fall, Curated by Alanna Irwin, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

2018    Conscious Process, Curated by Lucy Willett, Artbank, Sydney

2017    50 fifty, Curtin University, Perth

             A Discernible Air, Queensland Art Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane

2016    Art Central Hong Kong, Dominik Mersch Gallery Booth, Hong Kong

             What Surrounds Me, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney Form, Hawkesbury Regional Gallery, Windsor, NSW

2015    Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, National Art School, Sydney

2013    You carry it with you, Horsham Regional Art Gallery, VIC

             Vibrant Matter, TarraWarra Museum of Art, Healsville, VIC

             10 Years: 30 Residencies, Turner Galleries, Perth

2012    Revealed: Inside the Private Collections of South Australia, Samstag Museum, Adelaide

             New Acquisitions, Glasshouse, Port Macquarie, NSW

             Deep Space: new acquisitions from the Australian Art Collection, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide

             Art Stage Singapore 2012 (Dominik Mersch Gallery), Marina Bay Sands Convention and Exhibition Centre, Singapore

             Ten Years of Things, The University of Queensland, Brisbane

2011    Recycled Library: Altered Books, Country Arts, SA; Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW; Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW, Noosa Regional Gallery, QLD; Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, QLD

2010    Paper, curator Cheryl Farrell, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, NSW

             Spirit Worlds – Recent Contemporary Acquisitions, Wollongong City Gallery

             Slow Burn: A Century of Australian Women Artists from a Private Collection, National Trust S.H Ervin Gallery

             Sydney Melbourne Art Fair 2010 (Turner Galleries & Dominik Mersch Gallery), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

             Recycled Library: Altered Books, Gladstone Regional Gallery & Museum, Gladstone, QLD; Grafton Regional Gallery, Grafton, NSW; Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, VIC; Dubbo Regional Gallery, Western Plains Cultural Centre, NSW

2009    Recycled Library: Altered Books, Artspace Mackay, Mackay, QLD

             A Series of Short Stories from the Curtin University of Technology Art Collection, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, Perth

             The Brains Trust Art Auction, Prince of Wales Medical Research Institute, Sydney

             Hong Kong International Art Fair (Dominik Mersch Gallery), Hong Kong Convention & Exhibition Centre, Hong Kong

             Out of Their Comfort Zone, Dominik Mersch Gallery, Sydney

             Fifty Years of the Muswellbrook Art Collection 1958–2008, curator Katrina Rumley,

Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW

             Freestyle Books: Artists’ Books from the Collection, State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

             Wonder, Curiosity, Truth, Belief, The Cosmology Gallery, Gravity Discovery Centre, Gingan, WA

2007    Something Old, Something New, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne

             Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 07, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

             Poets Paint with Words, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle

             The Last Decade, NERAM Acquisitions, New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale

2006    Fortuna: Art, Collecting and Benefaction, University Art Gallery, University of Sydney

             The People’s Choice, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong

             Melbourne Art Fair 2006 (Turner Galleries), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2005    Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2005, Bendigo Art Gallery, Bendigo

2004    Site: [Unseen], curator Laura Murray Cree, Sherman Galleries at Danks Street, Depot, Gallery Sydney

             Festivus 04: One Of, curators Anthony Whelan & Amanda Henry, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

             Equilibrium: Selected Women Artists, Latrobe Regional Gallery, VIC

             Melbourne Art Fair 2004 (Christine Abrahams Gallery), Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2003    Festivus 03, curators Anthony Whelan & Amanda Henry, Sherman Galleries, Sydney

             Significant Tilt, curator Rod Pattenden, Macquarie University Art Gallery, Sydney

             Newcastle Region Art Gallery Acquisitions 2001–2003, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW

             Indecorous Abstraction 2: Contemporary Women Painters, curator Margot Osborne, New Contemporaries, Sydney

             Fundraising Exhibition 2003, curator Linda Goodman, Asia-Australia Arts Centre, Gallery 4A, Sydney

             Hermanns Art Award, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne; Shepparton Regional Gallery, VIC

             Quadrivium, QVB, Sydney; Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW

             In the Flesh, Wollongong City Gallery, Wollongong


  • ANU Art Collection, Canberra
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
  • Auckland Museum of Contemporary Art, NZ
  • Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, NZ
  • Bendigo Art Gallery, VIC
  • Limerick City Gallery, Ireland
  • Los Angeles County Museum, US
  • Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney
  • Murdoch University Collection, Perth
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
  • Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
  • University of Sydney, NSW
  • University of Southern Queensland
  • University of Tasmania, Hobart
  • University of Technology, Sydney 


2022    Ad Astra, St Catherine’s, Sydney; Commissioned by St Catherine’s School

2020    Musical Spheres, Angel Place, 123 Pitt Street, Sydney; Commissioned by AMP Capital

             Western Aurora, Parmelia Hilton, Perth; Commissioned by Hawaiian Group

2019    52 Lift Lobbies for MORPHEUS Hotel, Macau; Commissioned by Melco Crown Resorts

2018    Cascadence, Tower One, Levels 44-46 Barangaroo, Sydney; Commissioned by Baker McKenzie

2016    Liquid Light: 77A & 77B Degrees, Crystal Club, Crown Towers, Perth; Commissioned by CROWN

             Liquid Light: Sule Triptych and Lunar Descent: Nos. 4 & 5, lobby reception & lift lobbies, Shangri-La, Yangon, Myanmar; Commissioned by Shangri-La

2013    Liquid Light: Horizontal Triptych, Nos. 3 & 4, 20 Bond Street, Sydney; Commissioned by MIRVAC

2012    Liquid Light: 63 degrees & Liquid Light 64 degrees, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Washington DC; Commissioned by Howard Hughes Medical Institute

2011    Candescent Moon, lobby reception, 101 Collins St, Melbourne; Commissioned by 101 Collins Street Pty Ltd

2009    Liquid Light: 56 Degrees, lobby reception, Crown Towers, City of Dreams, Macau; Commissioned by Melco Crown Resorts

             Lunar Warp: Cinnabar Trilogy, lobby reception installation, Grand Hyatt, City of Dreams, Macau; Commissioned by Melco Crown Resorts

2005    Man’s Destiny Resides in the Sole, Commemorative installation, Bata Shoe Museum, Toronto, Canada; Commissioned by Bata Shoe Museum

             Round Up Maze, Hay, NSW, in association with Andrew Crick, NSW; Commissioned by Shear Outback Museum

2004    Time and Tide (wait for no man), in association with Andrew Crick, Westfield CBD Sydney; Commissioned by J P Morgan

2000–01 Pulse, Gravitational Wave Research Building, ANU, Canberra, in association with Catherine Donnelley; Commissioned by Australian National University

1999–00 55 Ring Maze, 1.5 hectare cornfield maze, Arthur’s Seat, VIC; Commissioned by Michael Savage

1998–99  Primordial Alphabet and Rhythm, lobby reception, Sydney; Commissioned by News Limited