DEAN BOWEN – The crescent moon II

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The crescent moon II
oil on board
33 x 33 cm (framed)

With a practice spanning over thirty-five years and encompassing painting, bronze sculpture and printmaking, Melbourne-based artist Dean Bowen has developed a distinctive symbolic language that traverses urbanity and rurality, humanity and animality. Renowned for his charming, whimsical renditions of kindly animals, quirky characters and Australian environments, the artist evinces the simple pleasures of human habitation within the modern world.

Bowen holds a PhD and an MA from Monash University, as well as a Diploma of Fine Art (Printmaking) from RMIT. The artist has exhibited his works in countless exhibitions around the country and overseas, including Paris, London, Japan, Germany, Poland, Egypt, Switzerland, Spain, China and Slovenia. He has been awarded several notable residencies and has been the recipient of numerous prestigious national and international awards, including the People’s Choice Award in the Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award (2003), Tai-he Award at the 1st International Print Biennial of Beijing, China, Sponsors prize at the 4th Sapporo International Print Biennale, Japan, and the Jacaranda Acquisitive Drawing Award (1995). The artist has received a number of significant sculpture commissions including Point Leo Estate 2017, Deakin University Burwood Campus 2014, Hamilton Gallery 2014 and the arts/ACT Government Gungalin Commission 2011. Bowen’s works are held in many major State and National collections, such as Art Gallery of New South Wales and the National Gallery of Australia, as well as significant public and university collections including the Australian War Memorial, Heidi Museum of Modern Art, Artbank, University of Sydney, Monash University, Queensland University of Technology, University of Melbourne, National Library of Australia, Tasmanian Museum & Art Gallery and Point Leo Estate. The artist’s work is also held in major international collections in France, Japan, United Kingdom, Italy, Switzerland, Poland, Taiwan and Thailand.

Dean Bowen has chosen to donate 100% of the proceeds from this work to the NSW RSF - Firefighter Samuel McPaul Family.

Volunteer firefighter Samuel McPaul, a member of Morven Rural Fire Brigade, was tragically killed while on duty at the Green Valley fireground east of Albury NSW. Samuel leaves behind a loving wife, Megan, who is pregnant with their first child, due in May. The NSW RFS has created a dedicated bank account to collect donations. All funds received will be distributed to Samuel’s wife, Megan, to provide for their baby’s future.

To find out more or to make a donation please click here.

Value: $2,900
Bidding ended: 5:00pm, 23 January 20205:00pm, Thursday 23 January 2020Australia/Sydney
Bids for this item are in Australian Dollars.


Bidder Time Bid
Dash 4:59pm 23 Jan 2020 $2,750
cchapman987 3:44pm 23 Jan 2020 $2,500
Dash 3:26pm 23 Jan 2020 $2,250
hudsonbondi 2:12pm 23 Jan 2020 $2,200
maddygerrard 12:45pm 23 Jan 2020 $2,150
jamesypullen 7:58am 23 Jan 2020 $2,050
cchapman987 8:14pm 22 Jan 2020 $2,000
Dash 6:03pm 22 Jan 2020 $1,750
sanchoegroup 3:40pm 22 Jan 2020 $1,700
Dash 4:41pm 19 Jan 2020 $1,650
hudsonbondi 7:54pm 17 Jan 2020 $1,600
mecruachan 1:39am 17 Jan 2020 $1,550
jamesypullen 6:38pm 16 Jan 2020 $1,500
mecruachan 4:32pm 16 Jan 2020 $1,450