Numskull /   Edward Case

Australia 1976

Street Art

Edward Case
July 17, 2014
Jean is researcher and author for Widewalls.

Numskull is an Australian based contemporary artist, working out of Sydney in a variety of fields and mediums including painting, sculpture, illustration and large scale murals.

Over the past 15 years, Numskull has been leaving his mark and creating public work wherever he travels. From the early part of his career, his education came from Graffiti and Street Art and he continues to practice in and out of these rebellious fields, whilst also focussing his energy on traditional gallery work. Having grown up in the sleepy Northern suburbs of Sydney, everything Numskull uses in his practice is self taught.

Now showing constantly in galleries and publications, his painting style has evolved from simple street work to complex, technical and reactive mixed media paintings and sculpture. His unique imagery has become a collage of study focussing on colour hierarchy, typography, abstract heroism and idolism within modern contemporary culture.

He has shown in galleries, painted walls and sold paintings throughout the world in such places as London, Vienna, New York, Tokyo, Paris, Singapore, Amsterdam, Hong Kong and all over Australia.

Numskull lives and works in Sydney, Australia.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group 
2014Museums Quartier residency programMuseums Quartier, Vienna, AustriaSolo
2014BustPERFEKT WORLD, Vienna AustriaSolo
2014Taronga Wild Rhinos (Public Art Exhibition)Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2014Mural ProjectSAE College, SydneySolo
2014Group showVertical Gallery, ChicagoGroup
2014Re-Release group show The Tate Gallery, SydneyGroup
2014Automatic ResponseMuseum of Contemporary Art, SydneySolo
2014StockroomThe Tate Gallery, SydneyGroup
2014B&WThe Tate Gallery, SydneyGroup
2013Cons Space (art, music and skateboarding event)Montreuil, ParisGroup
2013Brisbane Gasworks temporary installationMild Manners and iAM Projects, BrisbaneSolo
2013Kingbrown Magazine Issue 9 Launch ExhibitionThe Schoolhouse Gallery, BrooklynGroup
2013The ProjectsEnmore, SydneyGroup
2013Higher Ground Studio Kinokunya Wedge Gallery, SydneyGroup
2013Fundraiser: SAVE THE PHILIPPINES Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2013Harley Davidson Australia's For the Love of LidsMary’s Newtown, SydneyGroup
2013Wonderwalls WollongongWollongong, AustraliaGroup
2013Neon GoldenAbove Second Gallery, Hong KongGroup
2013OPENDarling Quarter, SydneyGroup
2013Project 5AMBUSH Gallery and Darling Quarter’s free public art space,SydneyGroup
2013Breaking the SealKerbside Fortitude Valley, AustraliaGroup
2013Westsyde store launch “420″Darlinghurst, AustraliaGroup
2013Upfront, A celebration of the culture and art behind t-shirtsCurve Gallery, NewcastleGroup
2012Survival TacticsThe Tate Gallery, SydneySolo
2012Graffiato FestivalTaupo, New ZealandGroup
2012It Ain’t Dead. Art festivalBrisbane, AustraliaGroup
2012THE HOURS Launch ExhibitionThe Opening Hours Gallery, SydneyGroup
2012Good Times RollHigh Roller Society, LondonGroup
2012London TourZero Cool Gallery, LondonSolo
2012Super Pop Magic ShowRed Bull Studios, LondonGroup
2012Sign Language, Group showLo-Fi Collective, Surry Hills, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2012Cardboard CitySoldiers Rd Gallery, Surry Hills, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2012AlphabeticaHe Made She Made, Oxford St, DarlinghurstGroup
2012Who Shot the SerifHe Made She Made, Oxford St, DarlinghurstGroup
2012Analogue Digital Creative ConferenceGold Coast, AustraliaGroup
2012There Goes The Neighbourhood, Inaugural opening showThe Tate Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Mixed MessagesThe Kind Of Gallery, SydneySolo
2011Transient (Pop up Exhibition)Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Delayed ReactionsLo-Fi Collective, Surry Hills, AustraliaGroup
2011Life, The ExhibitionEast Gallery, LondonGroup
2011The PunchlineRTIST Gallery, MelbourneGroup
2011Precious DamageZero Cool Gallery, LondonDuo
2011The WolfmanGallery on WayMouth, AdelaideSolo
2011Outpost FestivalSydney, AustraliaGroup
2011Paper ThinColour By Numbers Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011The etcc exhibitionThe Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2011Back BurnersLo-Fi Collective, Surry Hills, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2011Strange as FictionGallery on Waymouth, AdelaideSolo
2010The Weird MachineOne night show, SydneySolo
2010Don’t Go Into the AtticLo-Fi Collective, Surry Hills, Sydney, AustraliaGroup
2010The Keg ShowThe Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2010Lyrics and Type: Verse 2LondonGroup
2010Mixed BusinessThe Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2009Beastman, Numskull, Phibs & YokThe Ambush Gallery, SydneyGroup
2009Christmas Golf SaleThe National Grid Gallery, BrookvaleGroup
2009Dancing on my BedStairWell Gallery, KIngsCrossGroup