Past Exhibitions

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Solo Exhibitions

2017
At Home He’s a Tourist
, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2016
Hundstage Watters Gallery, Sydney

2014
Pink Watters Gallery, Sydney

2010
A New Body of Work and Lesser Known Appendages Watters Gallery, Sydney

2009
Lost in a Kiss Commissioned Installation, 2009 & 2010 Allens Arthur Robinson, Deutsche Bank Building, Sydney
While you were art, new prints Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
Paintings Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Works on Paper 2009, Legge Gallery, Sydney

2007
Derek O’Connor: 10 Year selection curated by Mark Van Veen, Canberra Museum and Gallery, Canberra
Reciprocal Translocations 2 Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

2006
Paintings Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2005
Collapsible Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra

2004
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney
Derek O’Connor: Recent Work Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne

2002
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

2001
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney
Reciprocal Translocations First Floor Gallery, Melbourne

2000
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1999
Pairs Legge Gallery, Sydney

1998
Cabin Fever Lovers Gallery, Melbourne

1997
Cold Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
New Works Legge Gallery, Sydney

1996
Paintings Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1995
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1994
Paintings Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1993
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

1992
Paintings Legge Gallery, Sydney

Group Exhibitions

2015
B5761626572 Derek O’Connor, Christoph Preussmann, Paul Uhlmann, Robert Cleworth, Hamilton Darroch. M16, Canberra

2014
Velocity Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra

Muswellbrook Art Prize, Muswellbrook

2012
Melbourne Artfair 2012 Waters Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

2011
Intersections Christoph Preußmann, David Jolly, Johnathan Nichols, Derek O’Connor, Merryn Bowan. Emmanuel Walderdorff Galerie, Köln,Germany.
Gleam of Light, curated by Helen Maxwell M16 Gallery, Canberra

2010
The Navigators Lionel Bawden, Penny Byrne, Nicholas Folland, Locust Jones, Rhys Lee, Rob Mchaffie, Derek O’Connor, Alex Spremberg, Madonna Staunton. Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Audiable Surface GW Bot, Greg Hodge, Kensuke Todo, Derek OConnor , Ria Vavianos, Savanhdary Vongoothorn. M16 Gallery, Canberra ACT
Art Month Sydney Watters Gallery, Sydney
Melbourne Artfair 2010 Watters Gallery, Royal Exhiition Building, Melbourne
Something in the Air – collage and assemblage in Canberra Region Art Canberra Museum and Art Gallery, Canberra
Black and White Monash Gallery of Art Travelling Exhibition (photography)

2009
Derek O’Connor and Richard Larter Works on Paper, Legge Gallery, Sydney
To whom it may concern: the written word in contemporary art Young- Hae Chang Heavy Industries, Del Kathryn Barton, Lily Hibberd, Locust Jones, Nell, Elizabeth Newman, Derek O’Connor, Sanja Pahoki, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Blake Prize National Art School, Sydney
John Bartley, Vivienne Ferguson, Derek O’Connor Legge Gallery, Sydney

2008
The Fall of the Night Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
Retroactive Curated by Julian Laffan Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2007
Them curated by Steven Zagala, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Myself by Myself Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
The Mosman Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize Bendigo Art Gallery, Victoria
Prometheus Visual Arts Award All Saints Anglican School, Merrimac, Queensland

2006
Who cares? Boutwell Draper Gallery, Sydney
Landscape Show Legge Gallery, Sydney

2005
Muswellbrook Open Art Prize Muswellbrook Regional Arts centre, NSW
Legge Gallery at Big Star Gallery, Adelaide
Deep Purple, curated by Rosalind Drummond, Manning Clark House, Canberra
Summer Show Legge Gallery, Sydney

2004
Del Kathryn Barton, Cathy Blanchflower, Derek O’Connor, Monika Tichacek, Karen Woodbury Gallery, Melbourne
Melbourne Art Fair 2004 Karen Woodbury & Legge Gallery, Royal exhibition Building, Melbourne

2003
Collage Legge Gallery, Sydney
Scratch the Surface-Recent Portraiture Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
Summer Show Legge Gallery, Sydney
SHIT: Vivienne Binns in collaboration with Derek O’Connor & Geoff Newtown, Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra

2002
It’s a beautiful day: New Painting in Australia 2 The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne, AGNSW, Sydney
Melbourne Art Fair 2002 Legge Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
The Redlands Westpac Art Prize Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney
Summer Show Legge Gallery, Sydney

2001
Coincidence: an exhibition of abstract painting: curated by Geoff Newton, Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Legge Gallery Artists Use Atelier Artists’ Acrylics Legge Gallery, Sydney

2000
On the brink: abstraction of the 90s curated by Kelly Gellatly, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne
Seventh Australian Contemporary Art Fair Legge Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Ten Years Legge Gallery, Sydney
Summer Exhibition Legge Gallery, Sydney

1999
Tenants Show Artspace 71, Kingston, Canberra
Contemporary Australian Paintings from the Allen Allen & Hemsley Collection UTS Sydney
Group Show Legge Gallery, Sydney
Show (with Peter Vandermark) Artspace 71, Canberra
10th Summer Exhibition Legge Gallery, Sydney
Duo (with John Vella) Dick Bett Gallery, Hobart

1998
Tenants Show Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Go Home, There’s Nothing to See Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Sixth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Christmas Show Legge Gallery, Sydney

1997
Living with Art Spiral Arm Gallery, Canberra
Recent Acquisitions National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Alumni Painting Show Photospace, Canberra School of Art, Canberra
Sanguine Valediction Legge Gallery, Sydney
Wer Schutzt un Fuor HANSI? Kunstwerk Kard, Cologne Art Fair 1997, Germany
First Love: Paintings by Derek O’Connor and Robert Cleworth Legge Gallery, Sydney

1996
Dirty Surface Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
Snow Stripp Gallery, Melbourne
Restless and Messy curated by Bala Starr, Contemporary Arts Centre South Australia, Adelaide
Acquisitions of Contemporary Australian Art National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
First Love: Paintings by Robert Cleworth and Derek O’Connor Legge Gallery, Sydney
Fifth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Abstraction Now curated by Simeon Kronenberg, touring exhibition
Fuss, Gallery Constantinople, Queanbeyan

1995
Drawings Part B Legge Gallery, Sydney
Carlos Raz Studio 12, 200 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Chameleon: A Decade Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, Long Gallery, Hobart
The Derwent Collection: Australian Art of the 1980s and 1990s Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Summer Exhibition Legge Gallery, Sydney

1994
Zac Patafta 108 Gertrude Street, Melbourne
Fourth Australian Contemporary Art Fair Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne
Artists Don’t Believe in Sanity Clause Legge Gallery, Sydney

1993
Moet & Chandon Touring Exhibition
A Show of Strength Dick Bett Gallery, Tasmania
Canberra Contemporary Art Fair Australian National University Drill Hall Gallery, Canberra
The Allen Allen and Hemsley Collection Westpac Gallery, Melbourne
Tempest Legge Gallery, Sydney

1992
Thickness Legge Gallery, Sydney

1991
When Love Blooms Legge Gallery, Sydney
Works On Paper Legge Gallery, Sydney
Group of Five Legge Gallery, Sydney

1990
Works from the Studios Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra
Sue Andrews, Derek O’Connor, Glenn Murray Legge Gallery, Sydney

1989
Eastern States, Western States Beach Gallery, Perth

1988
Persistent Memories EMR Gallery, Sydney