Born: 1970 Toowoomba QLD



2001-2002 Non-Degree Study – Akademie Výtvarných Umění v Praze (Academy of Fine Arts Prague Czech Republic)

1995-1998 Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) – Queensland University of Technology Brisbane

1994-1995 Advanced Certificate in Art & Design – Gateway TAFE Brisbane

1990-1991 Certificate in Art & Design – Gateway TAFE Brisbane




Blood Fraction – The Commercial Gallery, Sydney


A Circum/Intro/Extro/Retrospective – Bus Projects – VIC, AUSTRALIA

False Friends – Northern Centre of Contemporary Art – NT, AUSTRALIA


Les Eaux D’Amoore – The Commercial, Sydney, AUSTRALIA


Flag The Commercial Gallery Sydney

Clover Boxcopy Brisbane

Mussel Higure Gallery Tokyo

10 Missions From God Spiro Grace Art Rooms Brisbane


Three Strikes Museum of Brisbane Platform Brisbane


Dwelling Accidentally Annie Street Space Brisbane

Bennelong Way to the Top The Cosmic Battle for your Heart Gallery Sydney


Club Space4 Museum of Brisbane


Depth of Field Ryan Renshaw Gallery Brisbane


NewFlames Residency Exhibition FireWorks Gallery Brisbane


Nympholepsy – A survey of ‘Love’ works Palace Gallery South Brisbane


Words I Learnt from the English Class Black Peppers Gallery Brisbane


Dysphoria The Development Space Metro Arts Brisbane




Buruwi Burra (Three Skies), 2015 | Paddy Sims Jpaljarri, Michael Riley, Archie Moore – The Commercial Gallery, Sydney

14 Queensland Nations (Nations Imagined by RG Mathews), 2015 | at Tandanya National Aboriginal Culture Institute, Adelaide


The Subtropic Complex – James St, Brisbane

Indigenous Australian Collection: Everywhen Everywhere – Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Ryan Renshaw Gallery Closing Party (Re-staging Depth of Field) – Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

Courting Blakness – University of Queensland Great Court, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Agenda – QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

South³ – Hazlehurst Regional Gallery, NSW, AUSTRALIA

Seen + Heard: Works and Multiples from the Collection – Gallery of Modern Art, QLD, AUSTRALIA

Sliding Door – Boxcopy, QLD, AUSTRALIA


Vivid Memories: An Aboriginal Art History Musée d’Aquitaine, Bordeaux, FRANCE

The University of Queensland National Artists’ Self-Portrait Prize 2013: remix. post. connect. – University of Queensland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Colourise Festival 2013- eARTh, Projection on St Mary’s Church, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Surface Noise – Bus Projects, Melbourne, AUSTRALIA

My Country, I Still Call Australia Home: Contemporary Art From Black Australia – GOMA, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Crude Tools, Feeble Actions : Poetry & Spoken Word Performance Event – Metro Arts, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

Dot.gif – DNA Projects, Sydney, AUSTRALIA


Ex Post Triennial Queensland University of Technology Art Museum Brisbane

Experimenta – Speak to me 5th International Biennale of Media Art RMIT Gallery Melbourne

Picture This Counihan Gallery, Melbourne

ONE/THREE – The Commercial Gallery Sydney

Transmission Campbelltown Art Centre Sydney

Contemporary Australian Drawing 2: Drawing as notation text and discovery University of the Arts London

Lie Of The Land: New Australian Landscape Australian Embassy Washington DC


The Rest Is Silence Death Be Kind Melbourne

28th Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award Darwin

Light From Light 光源自光 National Library Beijing

TPИ various locations throughout Eastern Europe

Grave But Not Serious Pestorious Sweeney House Brisbane


12 Recycled Library: Altered books touring exhibition Artspace Mackay, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Bathurst Art Gallery, Noosa Regional Gallery, Hervey Bay Regional Gallery, State Library of Queensland anda number of other venues

Light from Light 光源自光 State Library of Queensland Brisbane and Shanghai Library China

Last Words 4A Gallery for Contemporary Asian Art Sydney


Queensland Art Pestorius Sweeney House Brisbane

Sculpture + Works on Paper FireWorks Gallery Brisbane

Reality Check – Watching Sylvania Waters Hazlehurst Gallery Sydney

Making it New-Focus on Contemporary Australian Art Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

Breaking Boundaries: Contemporary Australian Indigenous Art from the Collection Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane

23 Degrees Woolloongabba Art Gallery Brisbane

Colliding Islands CAST Gallery Hobart


25th Telstra Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art Awards Exhibition Museums and Galleries of the Northern Territory Darwin

les autres/ The Others Tjibaou Cultural Centre Noumea New Caledonia

Xstrata Coal Emerging Indigenous Art Award Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane

Pap Spears 19 Karen Gold Coast

One-Metre Eye Height USQ Arts Gallery Toowoomba

Greatest Hits/Previously Unreleased Tracks University of Sydney Gallery

Biennale of Sydney Online Venue

L’ Aboriginal Arts Festival Avignon France

The Revenge of Genres: Contemporary Australian Art Cité Internationale des Arts, Paris


Funeral Songs MOP Sydney

Greatest Hits/Previously Unreleased Tracks Umbrella Studio Townsville

The Revenge of Genres: Contemporary Australian Art Les Brasseurs Liège Belgium

Where Whispers Walk (with Dennis Kratz) – State Library of Queensland, Brisbane

Topsy (as Grubbanax Swinnasen)– Metro Arts, Brisbane


Turrbal-Jagera – University of Queensland, Brisbane

The Other APT – RawSpace Galleries, Brisbane

Two Way: artists and mentors – Fire-Works Gallery, Brisbane


Top Ten – Gadens Lawyers, Brisbane

Con:text Metro Arts Brisbane

Crossings: A Gathering of Artists – SomArts Gallery, San Francisco Bayenalle, San Francisco, USA

Still Moving – Colourised Festival, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

The Dark and The Light FireWorks Gallery Brisbane

CALD State Library of Queensland Brisbane


Predominantly White FireWorks Gallery Brisbane

Damage – Straight Out Of Brisbane festival Fortitude Valley


Prospect Portrait Prize Exhibition Prospect Gallery Prospect South

One Square Mile Museum Of Brisbane

Where Is It? Black Peppers Gallery Brisbane

People FireWorks Gallery Brisbane

Prime (Chalk It Out) Queensland Art Gallery South Brisbane

Invitational 1+1 Studio 11 Brisbane

Being Black Black Peppers Gallery Brisbane


Urban Blackness Noosa Regional Gallery Noosa

Six Shades Of Black FireWorks Gallery Brisbane


Real World Art: Art By QUT Alumni QUT Art Museum Gardens Point Brisbane


Eclectica Avant Gallery Brisbane

Stage X (Vent) King George Square Brisbane


Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Perth

Eddie Hopkins Memorial Drawing Competition Exhibition Queensland College of Art


40º H-Block Gallery Kelvin Grove

Oui Avant Garde Á Clue (with Geoffrey Vagg) Palace Gallery South Brisbane


End Of Year Clearance IMA Brisbane

All Stock Must Go Campfire Group Queensland Art Gallery


Show – H Block Gallery QUT Brisbane

Boo-Meringue FireWorks Gallery Fortitude Valley Queensland


Open House Palace Gallery South Brisbane



2011 28th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (shortlisted)

2010 Winner of Woollahra Small Scultpure Prize

2008 25th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (shortlisted)

2007 24th Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (shortlisted)

2006 23rd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (shortlisted)

2005 22nd Telstra National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Award (shortlisted)

2004 People’s Choice Award – Prospect Portrait Prize Prospect Gallery Prospect

2001 The Millennial Anna & Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship

1998 Eddie Hopkins Memorial Drawing Competition : Judge’s Commendation



2016 – Pocket Money – Boxcopy Art Gallery, AUSTRALIA

2013 General Sanders Vs Colonel Saunders Book Sculpture – Newcastle Regional Gallery, AUSTRALIA

2008 – Kurilpa Bridge, Public Art, Cox Rayner, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

2006 –2007– Southbank Education and Training Precinct Integrated Artwork Program – Cox Rayner and John Holland, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA

1999Vent – Stage X Youth Festival, King George Square, Brisbane, AUSTRALIA



2011 – present, ongoing performances as Magnus O’Pus in ∑gg√e|n: The Time Machine, Nambour, MCA – ArtBar, Sydney, HappyFest 14, Brisbane, Real. Bad. Music, Brisbane, Sunday Rock N Roll BBQ, Mustang Bar, Brisbane, Underdog Pub, Brisbane, Rabbit+Cocoon, Gold Coast, DoofWord, Cooroy, Peloton, Sydney, Boxcopy, Brisbane.

2011 ∑gg√e|nExpanded Portraits with David M Thomas Metro Arts Brisbane



2005 The Girl Who Wants To Be With The Girls The Incredible Strand (film clip) extra

2003 Daughter Boi Jao (film clip) extra

2002 Stare (short film) Grip

2000 Irving Hand Prophecy (short film) extra

2000 Genes (film clip) extra

1999 Shrimper (short film) Text and Grip

1998 My Ears Are Ringing (short film) Grip

1997 Shrimper (short film) script

1996 Operandi (short film) acting

1996 Modus (short film) acting



2002 The Goindj Hodder Headline (children’s book)



2004 Workshop Royal Children’s Hospital Brisbane

2004 September Holiday Program Queensland Art Gallery

2004 Naidoc Holiday Program Queensland Art Gallery

2004 Lost And Found Artist’s Guest Spot Queensland Art Gallery



2004 Musgrave Park Art Built-In Public Art Agency Brisbane



2005 Lecturing Dreamtime to Machinetime Queensland College of Art Brisbane

2004 Drawing Classes Queensland College of Art Brisbane



2014 Eyeline –

Sturgeon #2 –

Catalogue Essay for Les Eaux d’Amoore by Bec Dean

An extended profile, including coverage of Les Eaux d’Amoore at the Commercial – written by Simon Marsh for Panoptic Press. Published 13 June

2013 Vault: New Art & Culture “Flags Of Convenience Archie Moore” Djjon Mundine – Issue 3, April 2013, pages 32 & 33]

2012 Runway – Site ‘“Money and other events before the form” in Jai McKenzie (ed) Issue 22 pp64-67 Reviewer: Marian Tubbs

Carrie Miller, Andrew Frost et al Transmission exhibition catalog Campbelltown Arts Centre Sydney

Amanda Rowell Archie Moore – Clover exhibition catalog Boxcopy Brisbane

2009 Glenn Barkley (ed) Making It New: Focus on Australian Contemporary Art exhibition catalog Museum of Contemporary Art Sydney

Daniel Mudie Cunningham Reality Check: Watching Sylvania Water exhibition catalog Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Sydney

2009 Recycled Library: Altered Books exhibition catalog Artspace Mackay

2006 Gatherings II: contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander art from Queensland Keeaira Press

Machine Magazine interview and essay with ProppaNOW

2004 Collectors Series FireWorks Gallery

2003 The Courier Mail “Nympholepsy A Survey of ‘Love’ Works” March 28 Reviewer: Rachael Langford

2002 Indigenous Law Bulletin – Volume 5 Issue 20 October 2002

Australian Art Collector – “Smart Art for under $2000” Issue 22 October-December 2002

Eddie Hopkins Memorial Drawing Competition QCA Brisbane

1998 Hatched: Healthway National Graduate Show – Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts Perth WA

1997 Oui Avant Garde Á Clue (with Geoffrey Vagg) Palace Gallery Brisbane

1996 End of Year Clearance IMA Brisbane

All Stock Must Go Asia Pacific Triennial Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane

1995 Show H Block Gallery QUT Brisbane

Boo-Meringue FireWorks Gallery Brisbane

1994 Open House Palace Gallery Brisbane



Gallery of Modern Art | Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane

Gilbert and Tobin Collection, Sydney

National Gallery of Australian, Canberra

The Owen and Wagner Collection of Australian Aboriginal Art, North Carolina, USA

Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane

The University of Technology Art Collection, Sydney

UTS: Jumbunna The University of Technology, Sydney

Newcastle Region Art Gallery, Newcastle, Australia


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