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Jon Campbell graduated from RMIT in 1982 with a Bachelor of Fine Art (Painting) and from the VCA in 1985 with a Graduate Diploma (Painting). Since 1987 he has taught at universities, tafes, community centres and private art schools. he has been a lecturer in the VCA Painting Department since 1999.
Campbell has exhibited widely in both group and solo shows at commercial galleries, public galleries, art schools, artist run spaces and cafes. He is currently represented by Uplands Gallery, Melbourne and Darren Knight Gallery, Sydney.
He has been awarded several prizes and grants including, Greene St Studio, NYC (Australia Council), Development Grant (Australia Council), New Work grant (Arts Victoria), the Herald Sun Art Prize and the Keith and Elisabeth Murdoch Travelling Fellowship.
Since the mid 80s he has played in bands such as, The King Jerklews, The Monaros, The Colonial V-Knees and Adawo. He currently writes songs and performs with his band, Gloss Enamel. Campbell lives and works in Footscray with his wife and two daughters.
"jon campbell has been a prime mover in the well trodden road of do-it-yourself and rock'n'roll values in contemporary art. he was one of the earliest artists to advocate that an artist might make their own fame by emulating rock'n'roll gestures in contemporary art. he has created work that in style and content was modelled on the simplicity of the 3 chord song."
lara travis (see,here,now catalogue. 2003)campbells work can also viewed at: www.contemporaryart.com.au