The art of Arch Cuthbertson is the lifelong journey of a painter inspired by the evolving world of modernist influence in Australia.  Arch’s early paintings are cubist explorations, abstract in origin, moving through the years towards expressionist, and finally texture painting influences.

One of his best known works was a large mural for the Commonwealth Bank in Ballarat.  Arch was a much loved and respected educator in the arts, remarkable for his generosity, dedication to his art, and inexhaustible creative spirit.

Arch Cuthbertson held at least thirty solo exhibitions from 1961 to 2000: in Melbourne, Geelong, Adelaide and Sydney. These included six solo exhibitions with Barry Stern in Sydney and three solo exhibitions with Eastgate & Holst gallery in Melbourne (1992, 1996 & 2000).

He also participated in numerous group exhibitions including Survey 8, 4 Geelong Artists, at Geelong Regional Gallery in 1987, and again in 1991 for the Scotchman’s Hill Prize.

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STUDIES

1953-1955 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

1969-1970 Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, awarded art fellowship

AWARDS

1964 F E Richardson Prize, Geelong Art Gallery

1965 Currabubula Art Prize

1966 Minnie Crouch Prize, Ballarat Art Gallery

1968 Bendigo Prize (purchase award), Bendigo Invitation Exhibition

1988 Watercolour Australia Prize, Swan Hill Gallery of Contemporary Art

APPOINTMENTS

1956 – 1958 Geelong Teachers College

1959 – 1968 Ballarat Teachers College

1971 – 1973 Gordon Institute Geelong

1974 – 1984 Deakin University Geelong

REPRESENTED

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery of Victoria

Art Gallery of South Australia

Bendigo Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Ballarat

Geelong Art Gallery

Hamilton Art Gallery

Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery

The Warrnambool Art Gallery

Rotarua Art Gallery, NZ

Parliament House Canberra

University of New York

Deakin University

La Trobe University

State Colleges of Ballarat, Bendigo, Burwood, Frankston and Melbourne

Art Bank

Arch Cuthbertson, Two Deities with Fish, c1985, oil on canvas, 60 x 83cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Two Deities with Fish, c1985, oil on canvas, 60 x 83cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Miracle of the Loaves & Fishes, 1992, triptych,, oil on linen, 120 x 254cm $14,000
Arch Cuthbertson, Miracle of the Loaves & Fishes, 1992, triptych,, oil on linen, 120 x 254cm $14,000
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, oil on linen, 84 x 101cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, oil on linen, 84 x 101cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, Circus Folk, c1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm   $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Circus Folk, c1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Apprentice Juggler, 1984, Oil on canvas, 84 x 61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Apprentice Juggler, 1984, Oil on canvas, 84 x 61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, The Dream, c1985, oil on canvas, 84 x 102cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, The Dream, c1985, oil on canvas, 84 x 102cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, Stormbirds, oil on linen, 92 x 120cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Stormbirds, oil on linen, 92 x 120cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Rendezvous, c.1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm $3500.
Arch Cuthbertson, Rendezvous, c.1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm $3500.
Arch Cuthbertson, Harlequin Flying, c1985, oil on linen, 132 x 122cm $8000
Arch Cuthbertson, Harlequin Flying, c1985, oil on linen, 132 x 122cm $8000
Arch Cuthbertson, Christening Party, 1998, oil on canvas, 92 x 110cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Christening Party, 1998, oil on canvas, 92 x 110cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled c1995, oil on linen, 121 x 137cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled c1995, oil on linen, 121 x 137cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled No1, c1995 , oil on linen, signed, 168 x 193cm, $14,800
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled No1, c1995 , oil on linen, signed, 168 x 193cm, $14,800
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, 170 x 157cm, oil on canvas SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, 170 x 157cm, oil on canvas SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Requiem II, c1990, oil on linen, 168 x 198cm $14,800
Arch Cuthbertson, Requiem II, c1990, oil on linen, 168 x 198cm $14,800
Arch Cuthbertson, Granite at Anakie, 1998, oil on linen, 198 x 198cm $14800
Arch Cuthbertson, Granite at Anakie, 1998, oil on linen, 198 x 198cm $14800
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled c1985, oil on linen, 168 x 182cm $13,600
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled c1985, oil on linen, 168 x 182cm $13,600
Arch Cuthbertson, Circus Folk, c1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Circus Folk, c1985, oil on linen, 61 x 84cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, c1985 , oil on linen,  61 x 46cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, c1985 , oil on linen, 61 x 46cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Harlequin Day-Dreaming, c1985, oil on linen, 84 x 61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Harlequin Day-Dreaming, c1985, oil on linen, 84 x 61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Trapeze, c. 1985, oil on canvas, 83x61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Trapeze, c. 1985, oil on canvas, 83x61cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Bushtucker Man, oil on canvas, 46 x 41cm $2000
Arch Cuthbertson, Bushtucker Man, oil on canvas, 46 x 41cm $2000
Arch Cuthbertson, Equestrian Woman, 1983, acrylic on paper, 133 x 112cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, Equestrian Woman, 1983, acrylic on paper, 133 x 112cm $6000
Arch Cuthbertson, Seascape & Seal, acrylic on paper, 116 x 133cm $6000.
Arch Cuthbertson, Seascape & Seal, acrylic on paper, 116 x 133cm $6000.
Arch Cuthbertson, Mother & Child, c1990, mixed media on paper, signed, 76 x 57cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Mother & Child, c1990, mixed media on paper, signed, 76 x 57cm SOLD
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side A, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side A, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side B, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side B, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side A, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), side A, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), Side B, 76 x 59cm $3500
Arch Cuthbertson, Untitled, mixed media on paper (images on 2 sides), Side B, 76 x 59cm $3500