Acme Studios — Michael Doolan

Supporting Artists since 1972

Michael Doolan

Australia Council for the Arts Residency

Michael Doolan is an Australian sculptor based in Melbourne. Michael’s practice is concerned with the relationship between memory, narrative and objects. He uses a combination of ceramics, aluminium, fibreglass and automotive finishes to create kaleidoscopic optical effects on two-dimensional mirror surfaces that play on their three-dimensional sculptural form, prompting a sense of disorientation in the onlooker.

Michael has held various solo exhibitions throughout Australia, most notably: Once Upon A Time, Federation Square Melbourne (2010); Forever for Now, Depot Gallery, Sydney (2008); For Now and For Ever, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne (2007); Never EverLand, Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania, Launceston (2005); and The Good, The Bad and The Cuddly, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Melbourne (2000). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions and nationally and internationally, including Your Move: Australian Artists Play Chess, touring nationally (2010-11); KORERO, International Ceramics Biennale, Taipei, Taiwan (2010); CLASH, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, N.S.W. (2010); and Trajectory of Memories: Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory and McClelland Outdoor Sculpture Survey, McClelland Art Gallery and Sculpture Park, Langwarrin, Victoria (2008).

Among his various achievements, Michael has been the recipient of the 2002 Sidney Myer International Ceramics Award, and in 1995 was awarded a gold medal at the 14th International Biennale, Ceramique d’Art, Vallauris, France.

Australia Council for the Arts

Since 1992, the Australia Council for the Arts has partnered with Acme to provide London work/live residency opportunities for Australian visual artists. These residencies are located at Acme's Fire Station in Poplar, E14. Application and selection is undertaken directly by the Australia Council for the Arts.

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