Regan Tamanui

Biography

Regan is a self-taught artist, having began exhibiting by spraying stencils in Melbourne's lane ways in 2002, under the name of HA-HA. He is now known as one of the founders of the stencil art movement internationally, and his work is seen in galleries around the world. He exhibited in 'Space Invaders', 2007, at the NGA, and in 'Contemporary Australian Optimism', 2008, at GOMA. Stencil art workshops are another proponent of his practice and have resulted in 'Australia Week' - Port Moresby, (Australian High Commission), '50 Bridges Project' - Singapore, (Australian High Commission), 'Garma Festival' NT, 'Desert Harmony Festival' NT (Barkly Regional Arts), collaborations with Townsville Regional Arts QLD, to name a few.

Solo Exhibitions

2019
Culture Tattoo

Blackpop Contemporary, Copenhagen, Denmark

2017
700 CUTS

CS Gallery, Caroline Springs

2016
RISE & FALL

OTK Gallery, Melbourne

2015
RE-EVOLVE

LOVE LOVE Gallery, Brisbane

2014
EXPERIEMENTS

HOB Residency, Melbourne

2013
GUILTY OF ART

Mays Lane, Sydney

2013
METAMORPHOSIS

Dark Horse Experiment, Melbourne

2013
DELINEATION

Saigon Outcast Art Residency, Ho Chi Minh City

2013
FUSION

C3, Melbourne

2011
PERSONAL HERO'S

OREX Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

2010
URBAN LEGENDS

Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2009
PHAT OF THE LAND

Boutwell Drapper Gallery, Sydney

2009
NEW WORKS

Dickersons Gallery, Melbourne

2008
AUSSIE AUSSIE AUSSIE OI OI OI

Edwina Corlette Gallery, Brisbane

2008
THE CULT OF PERSONALITY

Damien Minton Gallery, Sydney

2007
SUCH IS LIFE

Mays Lane, Sydney

2007
LAND OF MILK & HONEY

Until Never Gallery, Melbourne

2007
WE ARE YOUNG & FREE

Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2007
I STILL CALL AUSTRALIA HOME

Gadfly Gallery, Perth

2006
AUSTRALIAN LIFESTLYES

Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2006
GOD SAVE HAHA

Until Never Gallery, Melbourne

2005
Crime Walls

CITY LIGHTS, Melbourne

2005
BANANA REPUBIC

Black Lab Gallery, Brisbane

2005
SOVERIGNTY

Criterion Gallery, Hobart

2004
ZERO TOLERANCE

Croft Institute, Melbourne

2002
ZERO POPULAR

FAD Gallery, Melbourne

Awards

2019
Burnie Print Prize

Finalist

2014
33rd CWA Art Award

Winner

2009
Fremantle Print Award

Finalist

2009
Geelong Print Award

Finalist

2009
ANZAC Prize

Finalist

Collections

NGA

State Library of Victoria

Waikato Art Museum, NZ

SANDREW

MCG

Residencies

2019
Melbourne Grammar School

Artist Residency, Melbourne.

2017
Raglan Cottage Residency

Artist residency & stencil art workshops, City of Melton, Melbourne.

2017
QBANK Artist Residency

1 month residency, Queenstown, Tasmania.

2017
Melbourne Grammar School

Artist residency, Melbourne.

2016
LOVE LOVE Residency

Artist residency & stencil art workshops, Brisbane.

2016
NEON Palour

Artist residency & stencil workshops, Melbourne.

2015
Australian International School

Artist Residency, Singapore.

2015
House of Bricks Artist Residency

1 week , Melbourne

2013
Saigon Outcast Art Residency

1 month residency, Ho Chi Minh City, Veitnam

2012
La Martine Studios

3 month residency in Lyon, France.

Artist Statement

The work of Regan Tamanui describes notions of what it is to be of mixed cultural heritage & weaves in threads of popular culture & historical cultural references. Regan specializes in commissioned portraits & murals using stencils to produce small to large scale works on paper, canvas & buildings.