Richard Blundell


Painting, Printmaking

Richard Blundell
Richard Blundell
January 10, 2016
I've studied International Relations and Diplomacy, but i'm actually interested in economy and social studies. There is something in art that somehow explains a lot that's happening in the world right now, and i seek to uncover it. Feel free to contact me at

Richard Blundell is an Australian contemporary artist living in Brisbane. He is well known for his paintings and prints, in which the modern life and native ecology are explored.

Art by Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell - Male Rider, 2014 - Surfer II, 2014
Richard Blundell – Male Rider, 2014 / Surfer II, 2014

Richard Blundell received his Diploma of Adult and Vocational from Griffith University in 1990, and received his Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design from Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Queensland, Australia, in 1998. He is known not only as an artist, but as respected teacher with over 30 years of experience. Blundell is very interested in relationship between creativity and ability to sustain clean environment, and that’s the reason that many of his artwork subtly emphasize animals, people and beautiful landscapes.

Art by Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell - 17 Sutra: 3 Mantra, 2014 - 17 Sutra: Flower Mantra, 2014
Richard Blundell – 17 Sutra: 3 Mantra, 2014 / 17 Sutra: Flower Mantra, 2014

Recently, the artist spent some time learning about 17 Sutra, which means the ability to express the painter’s thoughts without using words. It is a quest to get to know his inner self, to discover his limits and potentials. Libido, or love, is central theme of 17 paintings in series. They are dominated by black color, with formation of the opposition white with red, green and blue.
Blundell’s artworks are included in public collections of National Gallery Australia, Gold Coast Art Gallery, Griffith University Art, Logan Art Gallery, and in many private collections.

Art by Richard Blundell

Richard Blundell - 17 Sutra: 6 Hugs, 2014 - 17 Sutra: Lucid Dreaming, 2014
Richard Blundell – 17 Sutra: 6 Hugs, 2014 / 17 Sutra: Lucid Dreaming, 2014

He is represented by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace in Mermaid Beach, Australia.

Richard Blundell lives and works in Brisbane, Australia.

All images courtesy of the artist.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Away and Home – Works on PaperLogan Art Gallery, Logan QLDSolo
2015RED Expressionism Group Show19 KAREN Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast, QLDGroup
2014Return to EarthWhitebox Gallery, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLDSolo
2014ART NOWNG Gallery, Chippendale, NSWGroup
2012Position and Place: Retracing Captain Patrick LoganLogan Art Gallery, Logan, QLDSolo
2012Local ProduceArtzone, Upper Coomera, Gold Coast QLDGroup
2011Birds of a Feather Flock TogetherWhitebox Gallery, Griffith Univesity, Gold Coast Campus, QLDGroup
2010Finding FireWhitebox Gallery, Griffith University, Gold Coast Campus, QLDSolo
2010TimberLogan Art Gallery, Logan, QLDGroup
2009Logan Connections: Mapping the Arts and Heritage of the RegionQ150 Exhibition, Logan City Council, Logan, QLDGroup
2009Three ViewpointsMatther Flinders Bicentenart Gallery, Bribie Island, QLDGroup
2008HomelandsLogan Art Gallery, Logan, QLDSolo
2006Ecology of PlaceLogan Art Gallery, Logan, QLDSolo
2002RenaissanceQueensland College of Art, South Bank Campus, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2001Miniatures and MonstersDoggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLDSolo
2001Divergent PerspectivesDoggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLDGroup
2000Transmit WaysDoggett Street Studios, Brisbane, QLDSolo
2000Square 2 Foot ShowDoggett Street Studio, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1999Divergent Perspectives: Designers as ExhibitionistsMetro Arts, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1994Brisbane-Hanoi Exchange ExhibitionVietnamGroup
1991Individual ExchangeMcWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, QLDSolo
1991If you can’t lick ’em...McWhirters Artspace, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1989Deciphering as a subject of desireYoung Artists Gallery, MOCA, Brisbane, QLDSolo
1986Eleventh Fremantle Print Prize ExhibitionFemantle, WAGroup
1985Gold Coast City Art Prize ExhibitionGold Coast, QLDGroup
1985Tenth Fremantle Print Prize ExhibitionFremantle, WAGroup
1982Complementary MatchesBrisbane Community Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1981Richard BlundellZander’s Bond Gallery, Melbourne, VICSolo
1981Moreton ReflectionsCrafts Council Gallery, Brisbane Community Arts Centre, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1980Prints Workshop ExhibitionQueensland Film and Drama Centre, Griffith University, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1979Richard BlundellUmberumberka Gallery, Armidale, NSWSolo
1979Richard BlundellSchonell Theatre, Universiity of Queensland, Brisbane, QLDSolo
1976UnknownItalia Gallery, Brisbane, QLDGroup
1966Richard BlundellRoselands, Sydney, NSWSolo