Crichton’s physical journeys, to America and Ireland and to the remoter parts of Aboriginal Australia, have been triggers for a grand search for origins. There’s an obvious contemporary relevance to this concern with population exchange, national and personal identity; but Crichton’s journeys are not intended as social commentary. More to do with a search for meaning and direction, personal milestones that might have a universal connection, the natural tendency of the artist to fully clothe his inner life… he makes paintings, not art-political statements about race relations or reconciliation. He deals not with cultural appropriations but with the abstract bones of picture making; expressive coloured shapes and spaces, inventive and emotionally loaded areas of flat stuff arranged on other flat stuff. Ronald Millar, artist and critic 2002.

VIEW AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS, SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

RICHARD CRICHTON

Melbourne, 1935

 

AWARDS AND APPOINTMENTS

1956-66 Lecturer in Fine Art , RMIT

1965 Commendation Award Georges Art Prize

1967-69 Harkness Fellowship of the Commonwealth Fund

1970 Commendation Award Alice Springs Art Prize

1970-80 Lecturer in Fine Art RMIT

1981 Appointed artist-in-residence, University of South Carolina USA

1981-94 Senior Lecturer RMIT

1981-82 Appointed International Visiting Artist, Georgia State University Atlanta USA

1987 Gold Coast Art Award

 

COLLECTIONS

Georgia State University Collection, Atlanta, USA

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra

National Gallery, Victoria

Ballarat Regional Gallery

Castlemaine Art Gallery& Historical Museum

Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville

Gold Coast Art Centre

University of Melbourne

LaTrobe University

Flinders University, Adelaide

High Court of Australia, Canberra

Parliament House, Sydney

Reserve Bank, Sydney

Artbank

International & national private and corporate collections

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

1960 Gallery A Melbourne

1963 Australian Galleries

1965 Bonython Galleries Adelaide

1966 Australian Galleries; Bonython’s Hungry Horse Gallery Sydney

1967 Bonython Gallery Adelaide

1969 Australian Galleries Melbourne, New York paintings (Parade)

1970 Bonython Galleries Sydney and Adelaide

1971 Australian Galleries Melbourne, Cow Series

1974 Macquarie Gallery Sydney

1976 Macquarie Gallery Sydney

1978 Melbourne University Gallery, Profile Works 1958-78

1980 Macquarie Gallery Sydney, Farewell Ballet

1982 Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta USA , Atlanta Pastels

1982University of South Carolina Beaufort USA, Spring Arts Festival

1982 Georgia State University USA, 3 Points Survey Show

1986 Powell Street Gallery Melbourne, Summer Diary Lagerquist Gallery Atlanta USA

1989 BMG Fine Art Gallery Sydney, The Journey

1991 Kenthurst Gallery Sydney, Summer Diary 2

1992 Kenthurst Gallery Sydney, Childhood Album

2002 Lauraine Diggins Fine Art Melbourne, The Far Shores

2009 Eastgate & Holst Melbourne, Survey 1955 – 1975

2011 Eastgate & Holst Melbourne, Works from the Studio

2012 Castlemaine Art Gallery & Historical Museum, Retrospective

2014 Eastgate & Holst Melbourne, Works from the Studio

2016 Eastgate Gallery, Campfires, Journeys & Other Things

Richard Crichton, Tent with Red Roof, 1995, oil on board, 60 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Tent with Red Roof, 1995, oil on board, 60 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Landscape and Tent, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 92cm SOLD
Richard Crichton, Landscape and Tent, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 92cm SOLD
Richard Crichton, Survival, 1994, oil on Ccnvas, 76 x 91cm $9000
Richard Crichton, Survival, 1994, oil on Ccnvas, 76 x 91cm $9000
Richard Crichton, Dogs in Torchlight, 1996, oil on canvas, 153 x 123cm $15,000
Richard Crichton, Dogs in Torchlight, 1996, oil on canvas, 153 x 123cm $15,000
Richard Crichton, Arnhem Land Gathering, 1995, oil on canvas, 91 x 121cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Arnhem Land Gathering, 1995, oil on canvas, 91 x 121cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Camp by Lantern Light, 1995, oil on canvas, 92x123cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Camp by Lantern Light, 1995, oil on canvas, 92x123cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Camp -Morning, oil on canvas, 91 x122cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Camp -Morning, oil on canvas, 91 x122cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Arnhemland Journey 1, 1996, oil on canvas, 112x128cm $13,500
Richard Crichton, Arnhemland Journey 1, 1996, oil on canvas, 112x128cm $13,500
Richard Crichton, Burn-Back, oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Burn-Back, oil on canvas, 122 x 91cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Irish Journey, 1994, oil on board, 91 x 122cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Irish Journey, 1994, oil on board, 91 x 122cm $12,000
Richard Crichton, Ship Aground, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Ship Aground, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Storm Surge, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Storm Surge, 1995, oil on board, 61 x 91cm $8500
Richard Crichton, Ground Clearing 1, watercolour on paper, 57 x 76cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Ground Clearing 1, watercolour on paper, 57 x 76cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Ground Clearing 3, watercolour on paper, 57 x 76cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Ground Clearing 3, watercolour on paper, 57 x 76cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Exiled, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Exiled, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton,Strange Lands, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton,Strange Lands, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Across Oceans, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)
Richard Crichton, Across Oceans, 1997, gouache on paper, 76 x 57cm $3800 (framed)