Curriculum Vitae

Banx – Mike Banks

January 2020

Training/Experience

  • 1990’s: Self-taught artist & cabinet maker
  • 1998: ‘Home Schooling’ art tutor, Auckland New Zealand
  • 1999: Artist-in-Residence & Administrator ‘The Quarry’ Whangarei, NZ
  • 1999: Lithography, The Quarry, Whangarei, New Zealand
  • 2002: Designer creative signage – Port of Call Gallery, Russell NZ
  • 2004: TAFE Web Design
  • 2005: Forest Lake Secondary College – artist residency
  • 2005: Magistrates Court & Supreme Court artist – Channel Ten
  • 2006: Artist chosen to supply works for Foxtel’s Top Model TV Show
  • 2007: Avant Card feature artist
  • 1999 – 2007: Life drawing tutor, various galleries and USQ
  • 2007: Children’s book published (illustrator and co-author) Meg A. Feather and The Forest Games distributed throughout Australia & New Zealand including Te Papa Museum, NZ
  • 2007: Course Teacher – University of Southern Qld Summer School Toowoomba: “Contemporary Acrylic Painting”
  • 2008: Commission – Foyer 333 Ann St, Brisbane
  • 2009: Children’s book illustrator
  • 2004-2015: Founding Partner & artist-in-residence – Moving Canvas Art Gallery
  • Current: Full-time artist, Brisbane – site-specific corporate commissions

 

Banx Solo Exhibitions:

  • 2005 June: Freestyle Tout, Emporium; Watt Restaurant; Moray St Restaurant
  • 2006 September: ‘by Banx’ Central Plaza One, 345 Queen Street, Brisbane
  • 2006 December: The Windmill, Bargara, Queensland
  • 2006 November: ‘Banx’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza 2, Eagle St, Brisbane
  • 2007 April: CP2 Pop-up Gallery, Eagle Street, Brisbane
  • 2007 May: Banx Gallery – Woolloongabba, Brisbane
  • 2007 October: ‘Colours of Sydney’ by Moving Canvas, Chifley Tower, Chifley Square, Sydney.
  • 2007 December 10 – 21: ‘Summer Sizzle’, by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One, Brisbane CBD
  • 2008 September: ‘Splash’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One, Queen Street, Brisbane
  • 2008 November: ‘Splash’ by Moving Canvas, Chifley Tower, Chifley Square, Sydney
  • 2009 July: ‘Off the Wall’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One foyer, Brisbane
  • 2010 May: ‘Dive Right In’, by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One foyer, Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2011 December: ‘Art Exhibition’, by Moving Canvas, 400 George Street foyer, Brisbane
  • 2011 July: ‘Art Exhibition’, by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One Foyer, Brisbane
  • 2012 July: ‘Art Exhibition’, by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One, Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2012 November: ‘Exhibition by Banx’, by Moving Canvas, Hosted by The LawStore Group, Vernon Terrace, Teneriffe
  • 2013 October: ‘Our Backyard – Original artworks by Qld. artist Banx following his journey to Ruby Gap National Park, Central Australia 2013‘, by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One Foyer, Brisbane

 

 Selected Group Exhibitions:

  • 2003, 2002, 2001: The Colonial Gallery, Russell, New Zealand
  • 2003, 2002, 2001: Port of Call Gallery, Bay of Islands, New Zealand
  • 2004: Art Bureau, Wellington New Zealand
  • 2005: Painted two CBD traffic signal boxes for Brisbane City Council
  • 2005: ‘SANDS’ (Charity)
  • 2005: GPO, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane.
  • 2005: Gallery Six, Nundah, Brisbane
  • 2005 May: Brookfield Show (Prize)
  • 2005 August: ‘Director’s Choice’, Ascot Art Gallery, Racecourse Road, Ascot, Brisbane.
  • 2005: FrameZ & DeZign, Gold Coast
  • 2005 March: ‘Emerge’ by Moving Canvas Gallery, Central Plaza Foyer, Brisbane CBD. Opening address by Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor David Hinchliffe
  • 2005 May: ‘Landmarks’ Tattersall’s Club, Brisbane
  • 2005 May: Brookfield Show
  • 2005 August: Neo Gallery, Fortitude Valley, Brisbane
  • 2004; 2005: Painting “live” on stage for various charities including
  • 2006: Hear and Say; Ovarian Cancer Fund
  • 2006 April/May: ‘Discovery’ by Moving Canvas, CP1, 345 Queen St Brisbane
  • 2006 June: Reserve Vault
  • 2006 June: Wellington Point Gallery
  • 2006 July: ‘Art Promotions Queensland’ 20th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition
  • 2006 July: Cerebral Palsy League Fund Raiser Exhibition, Power House, New Farm, Brisbane
  • 2006: ‘Off the Wall’ Sydney Art Fair
  • 2006 August: Ovarian Cancer (Charity)
  • 2005; 2006; 2007: Various private school art exhibitions : Terrace; BBGS, Churchie March 07
  • 2006 & 2007: Rivercity & Windows of Opportunity Exhibitions by Cerebral Palsy League of Qld; The Powerhouse
  • 2007 & 2006: Botanix art gallery, Wellington Point
  • 2007 & 2006: The Reserve Vault, Adelaide St, Brisbane
  • 2007: Nudgee Boys College (St Joseph’s) art exhibition
  • 2007: Rotary Art Spectacular – Riverside Centre, Brisbane
  • 2007 & 2006: Abused Children Trust art exhibition
  • 2007: Rivercity Feature artist, including painting “live” on stage event
  • 2007: ‘Imaginings’ by Art Promotions Qld, Waterfront Place, Eagle St Brisbane
  • 2007 July: ‘A Palette of Artists’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One Foyer, Brisbane
  • 2008 March: Churchie Emerging Artist
  • 2008: Moving Canvas – Central Plaza One, 345 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2008 March: Cerebral Palsy Charity Exhibition
  • 2009 April: “Art for Art’s Sake – Colours of Qld” Cerebral Palsy League Fund Raiser
  • 2009 June: Waterfront Place – Art Promotions Qld 20th Anniversary
  • 2009 March: Rotary Art Spectacular
  • 2010 March: Rotary Art Spectacular
  • 2010 September: Tattersalls Club Invited artist  – Inaugural Landmarks Exhibition
  • 2011 June: Art for Art Sake – Cerebral Palsy, Waterfront Place, Brisbane
  • 2012 June: Rotary Art Spectacular Cerebral Palsy, Waterfront Place, Brisbane
  • 2012 July: Moving Canvas Central Plaza Foyer Exhibition
  • 2013 June: Ruby Gap Under Canvas Gallery Exhibition
  • 2014 April/May: ‘Home Grown’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One, Queen Street, Brisbane
  • 2014: Rotary Art Spectacular
  • 2015 April/May: ‘Art2Art’ by Moving Canvas, Central Plaza One, Queen Street, Brisbane
  • 2015 November: ‘Breath of Fresh Air’, by Moving Canvas, Queen St, Brisbane.
  • 2016 February: ‘First Impressions’, by Moving Canvas, 307 Queen St, Brisbane.
  • 2016 August: ‘Art and the City’ by Moving Canvas, 307 Queen St, Brisbane.
  • 2016 October: ‘Professional Artists’ Buddina Art Show
  • 2016 December: ‘Secret Life of Art’, by Moving Canvas, 307 Queen St, Brisbane.
  • 2017 May: ‘Art Works!’ by Moving Canvas, 307 Queen St, Brisbane.
  • 2017 October: ‘State of the Art’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 345 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2017 October/November: ‘State of the Art’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 100 Creek St, Brisbane
  • 2017 November: ‘Art & Soul’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 307 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2018 March: ‘True Colours’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 307 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2018 August: ‘Different Strokes’, by Moving Canvas Gallery,307 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2018 October/November: ‘Picture This’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 127 Creek St, Brisbane
  • 2018 November: ‘[email protected]’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, 259 Queen St, Brisbane
  • 2019 February: ‘Summer Splash’, by Moving Canvas Gallery, Central Plaza, 345 Queen St, Brisbane.

 

 Commissions & Collections:

  • Lady Cilento Children’s Hospital
  • Anglo-Coal – Director’s Office, London
  • Office of the Information Commissioner
  • Project Support PLC, Brisbane
  • Sharp Corporation, Sydney
  • Downer EDI (formerly Roche Mining)
  • McInnes Wilson Lawyers, Brisbane – all artworks for new offices
  • Clarke Kann Lawyers – Boardroom Brisbane & Sydney
  • WHD Lawyers, Brisbane – reception and all meeting rooms
  • Whytes Financial Services – various meeting rooms
  • Mirvac Property Developers – various pieces for their collection
  • Harry Poulos Architects
  • Toyota Financial Services, Brisbane
  • Hall & Browns Accountants, Brisbane
  • Select Australasia Recruitment, Brisbane
  • Chandler MacLeod Recruitment, Wellington, NZ
  • McCulloughs Robertson Lawyers, Brisbane
  • Johnston Rorke Accountants, Brisbane
  • Ergon Energy & Powerdirect, Brisbane
  • Office of the Information Commissioner (OIC) Brisbane
  • Lindwall Schweikert Lawyers
  • Magellan Petroleum
  • QIC
  • Townsville City Council
  • Dibbs, Abbott Stillman Lawyers
  • Education City, Springfield Lakes Campus
  • Escape Interiors
  • Cosmopolitan Developments
  • Executive People Recruitment, Brisbane
  • Focus Legal Recruitment, Brisbane
  • Numerous private commissions & collections both in Australia and overseas

 

 Charities:

Breast Cancer; Childhood Diabetes; Mater Hospital; Abused Children’s Trust; Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage Kenya; Free the Bears; Black Beauty Foundation USA,