Jamie North Australian, b. 1971
Jamie North is an artist whose primary medium expands sculpture over a discussion between the natural and the man made. Inspired by a sense of place, North’s terraforms extend his observation into plant intelligence, cultivating a system in which chosen native plants are able to regenerate and thrive, embedded into works of architecture constructed from waste or industrial by-products of the man made.
Jamie North has exhibited internationally including solo exhibitions at Sarah Cottier Gallery, Terraforms (2014), Remainder (2016) and Worlds (2019). International Group exhibitions include Concrete (2015), at the Tophane-i-Amire Cultural Centre in Istanbul, and selected as a resident in the NTU Centre for Contemporary Art Singapore Residences Programme in 2017, other highlights include exhibiting in the 20th Biennale of Sydney. Jamie North held in major public collections including, Museum of Old and New (MONA), National Gallery of Victoria (NGV).
From Nature18 Feb - 18 Apr 2021From Nature opening February 18th will present a selection of works by seven contemporary artists from around the world who use materials as central contributors to how the works find...
Jamie North - Inflection11 - 17 Nov 2019Learn more about Jamie North's exhibition, Inflection 2019 hosted in London in collaboration with Piartworks. View selected works and installation images.
Rockmelt, National Gallery Victoria, Installation view, 2015. Courtesy of the artist.
Rock Suspension, Slidings, The Lock-up, Newcastle, Australia, Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Slidings, The Lock-up, Newcastle, Australia, Installation view, 2017. Courtesy of the artist.
Forward Projection, 2019Concrete, blast furnace slag, steel, epoxy and British ferns and ivy300 (diameter) x 160 cm
Chamber No.5, 2019Blast furnace slag, glass, rubber, charcoal, slate, native British ferns and ivy44 x 28 x 30 cm
Biome No.12, 2019Glass, rubber, growing medium and plants33 x 33 cm
13 x 13 in
Biome No.8, 2019Glass, rubber, charcoal, slate, native British ferns and ivy27 (diameter) x 48 cm
10 5/8 x 18 7/8 in
Biome No.7, 2019Glass, rubber, charcoal, slate, native British ferns and ivy26 (diameter) x 43 cm
10 1/4 x 16 7/8 in
Essay: From NaturePaul Carey-Kent, FAD Magazine, February 23, 2021
The Materials are the MessageBy Paul Carey-Kent, edited by Ocula , Ocula Magazine, January 18, 2021
Australian Plants Grow from the Crevices of Jamie North’s Living SculpturesGrace Ebert, Colossal, December 21, 2020
Jamie North Fills Concrete With Australian PlantsMonika Mróz, IGNANT, June 27, 2016
Jamie North: Rock Melt at The National Gallery of Victoria, MelbourneSara Sweet, Aesthetica, June 29, 2015
Jamie North: Terraforming the planetAndrew Frost, Artlink, December 1, 2014
Feature in Fad MagazineEssay: From Nature February 23, 2021Much modern art uses unusual materials. The primacy of paint, canvas and marble are long gone. Often the material feeds into the narrative or the...
Upcoming Exhibitions 2021Exhibitions include From Nature, Francesca Mollett, Sidney Nolan & Rebecca Partridge February 2, 2021Informality is delighted to announce its upcoming group and solo exhibitions leading into summer this year.
Essay: From NatureBy Paul Carey-Kent January 8, 2021Much modern art uses unusual materials. The primacy of paint, canvas and marble are long gone. Often the material feeds into the narrative or the...
Feature in Ocula MagazineMaterials are the Message January 7, 2021In From Nature, seven contemporary artists use materials as central contributors to how their art finds meaning, and do so with a radical respect for...
Jamie North: Featured in Artnet articleBy Kate Brown December 4, 2019Jamie North featured in Artnet News
Essay: Jamie North | InflectionBy Todd McMillan November 4, 2019In this last of meeting places We grope together And avoid speech Gathered on this beach of the tumid river. From T.S Elliot’s The Hollow...
Born: Newcastle, Australia, 1971
Lives and works: Sydney
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS AND PROJECTS
2019 Inflection, Informality x Pi Artworks, London
2019 Slag Studies, Gertrude Contemporary, Melbourne
2019 Worlds, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2018 Swamp Anatomy, Neon Parc, Melbourne
2017 Slidings, The Lock-Up, Newcastle
2016 Remainder, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2015 Rock Melt, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2014 Terraforms, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2013 innerouter, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2009 The Path of Least Resistance, MOP Projects, Sydney
2007 Blackbox, MOP Projects, Sydney
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2019-21 Concrete, Jam Factory, Adelaide (followed by national tour Australia)
2016 ANOTHER GREEN WORLD, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2016 The Future is Already Here - It’s Just Not Evenly Distributed, 20th Biennale of Sydney
2015 Concrete, Tophane-i-Amire Culture & Arts Center, Istanbul, Turkey
2015 Solid State, Casula Power House, Casula
2015 Nature / Revelation, Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne
2014 Concrete, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne
2014 20/ 200, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2014 Wondermountain, Penrith Regional Gallery & The Lewers Bequest
2013 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists Exhibition, Artspace, Sydney
2012 Masculin / Feminin, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney
2011 In Great Trouble, Bondi Pavillion Cultural Centre, Sydney
2011 Bad Angle, Stills Gallery, Sydney
2010 John Fries Memorial Prize Finalists Exhibition, Blackfriars off Broadway, Sydney
2010 Hidden Rookwood Cemetery, Sydney
AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
2019 Gertrude Contemporary Studio Residency, Melbourne
2017 Nanyang Technoogical University Centre for Contemporary Art Research Research Program, Singapore
2015 Tophane-i-Amire Culture & Arts Centre, Istanbul, Turkey
2014 Popps Packing, Detroit, Michigan, USA
2013 NSW Visual Arts Fellowship for Emerging Artists - Winner
2010 Fraser Studio, Chippendale, Sydney
2019 Rise and Fall, 32 Smith St, Parramatta, Sydney
2019 Ringforms, Cato Square, Melbourne
2019 Trace Memory, Museum of Old and New Art (MONA)
2019 Borrowed Landscape, Hunter St, Newcastle
2018 Chasm, Ryde Garden, Sydney
2018 Rockley Sphere, Rockley Gardens, Melbourne
2017 Remainders, NSW Department of Education, Parramatta
2017 Remainders, Mt Coot-tha Botanic Gardens, Brisbane
2015 New Relics, Minter Ellison Lawyers, Sydney
2015 Rock Melt, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
2012 A Newer Gold Mountain, 70 Queens Road, Melbourne
Buxton Contemporary, Melbourne
Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, Lake Macquarie
Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart
National Gallery of Victoria (NGV), Melbourne
University of Wollongong, Wollongong