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ARTISTS | Ian Friend

ARTWORKS EXHIBITIONS CV

From his studio in Ipswich, Queensland, Ian Friend creates subtle and evocative works on paper using pigment, ink and gouache. With a fascination for alchemy between materials and an obsession with hand-made art papers, sourced worldwide, Friend’s works are made from the finest materials and developed using techniques which have been refined over many decades. Though materiality is an integral part of his practice, his works also reflect a rich engagement with jazz, poetry and architecture. Friend has developed work in response to contemporary poet Jeremy Prynne, and with composer Martin Freidel, among others.

Born in Eastbourne, England, Friend migrated to Melbourne, Australia in 1985 and has since lectured in drawing and painting in several Australian universities while maintaining his art practice and exhibiting in Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States.

Friend is represented in numerous international public collections, among them The British Museum and Tate Gallery, London, Arts Council of Great Britain. Within Australia he is represented at the Art Gallery of South Australia, National Gallery of Australia and the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, National Gallery of Victoria, Queensland Art Gallery, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston plus a host of university and regional galleries around the country.

CURRENTLY AVAILABLE WORKS >
Ian Friend, Breath II (for Santiago Bose), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 103×130

Artworks:

Angel Song, 2017

Ian Friend, Angel Song #1, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Angel Song #1, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

Blue Silence, 2017, gouache and crayon, 56x76cm, Mick Richards photography

Blue Silence, 2017, gouache and crayon, 56x76cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Past Present #2, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Past Present #2, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Sospiri, 2017, gouache and crayon, 56x76cm Mick Richards photography

Copyrighted image must credit Mick Richards on all uses.

Ian Friend, Pier and Ocean, 2017, gouache and crayon, 56x76cm, Mick Richards photography

Pier and Ocean, 2017, gouache and crayon, 56x76cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Angel Song #2, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

Ian Friend, Angel Song #2, 2016-17, India -ink, gouache, casein and crayon, 56x152cm, Mick Richards photography

City Ghosts, 2016

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts Set 2, No. 6, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper, 2015

Ian Friend, City Ghosts set 2, no. 6, gouache, crayon, ink on paper, 2015

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts Set 2, No. 10, Gouache, Crayon, Ink On Paper.

Ian Friend, City Ghosts set 2, no. 10, gouache, crayon, ink on paper.

Echo, 2015

Ian Friend, Hope I (for H.L.K.F), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 112x76cm

Ian Friend, Hope I (for H.L.K.F), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 112x76cm

Ian Friend, Hope II (for H.L.K.F), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 168x76cm

Ian Friend, Hope II (for H.L.K.F), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 168x76cm

Ian Friend, Cities of the Mind (for Martin Friedel), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-14, 56x152cm

Ian Friend, Cities of the Mind (for Martin Friedel), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-14, 56x152cm

Ian Friend, Breath II (for Santiago Bose), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 103×130

Ian Friend, Breath II (for Santiago Bose), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 103×130

Ian Friend, Treatise (for Cornelius Cardew), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 56x152cm

Ian Friend, Treatise (for Cornelius Cardew), Indian ink, gouache and crayon on paper, 2000-2014, 56x152cm

Ghost Milk, 2013

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory II, 2010, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory II, 2010, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory – Biting the Air I, 2010, casein, pigment and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory – Biting the Air I, 2010, casein, pigment and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory II, 2010, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory II, 2010, Indian ink, gouache and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ian Friend, Ghost Milk III, 2011, Casein, pigment, gouache, graphite and crayon on Hahnemühle paper, 75x165cm

Ian Friend, Ghost Milk III, 2011, Casein, pigment, gouache, graphite and crayon on Hahnemühle paper, 75x165cm

But These Things Also, 2011

Ian Friend, But these things also #6, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #6, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #2, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #2, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #1, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #1, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #3, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #3, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #4, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #4, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #5, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

Ian Friend, But these things also #5, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

2009

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory 3, 165x105cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory 3, 165x105cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory Biting the Air, 2009, oil on linen, 165x105cm

Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory Biting the Air, 2009, oil on linen, 165x105cm

Exhibitions:

Blue Silence | Ian Friend

Ian Friend’s work reflects a rich engagement with jazz and classical music, poetry and architecture. Blue Silence pays homage to poets and artists, composers and musicians including those as diverse as Elena Kats-Chernin, Edward Elgar, Sol Gabetta and Piet Mondrian.
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Ian Friend Angel Song install image

Angel Song | Ian Friend

With a career spanning four decades, Ian Friend's new paintings on paper encapsulate many of the artist's longstanding concerns. Friend's work conjures his current thinking on political and social issues while also being developed in response to music, poetry and literature.
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Ian Friend, Tracing the Paths of Memory – Biting the Air I, 2010, casein, pigment and crayon on Khadi paper, 76x56cm

Ghost Milk | Ian Friend

Ian Friend's initial encounter with quality fine art paper was courtesy of his first art teacher, Miss Phyllis Johnstone (a fellow student of Henry Moore) when the young student was ten years old. In the decades since, Ian Friend has maintained his love affair with paper....
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Ian Friend, But these things also #6, 2010-2011, oil on linen, 200x150cm

But These Things Also | Ian Friend

Poetry has been a constant source of inspiration for Ian Friend throughout his 35 year career. The title of this exhibition is drawn from poetry by English poet Edward Thomas (1878-1917)…
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CV:

Ian Friend
born 1951, United Kingdom, arrived Australia 1986

QUALIFICATIONS and PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
2008–12 Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Lecturer- Drawing
2001 Queensland University of Technology, Tutor- Architecture
99–03 Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, Lecturer- Painting
1998 Sunshine Coast University College, Lecturer- Drawing
Queensland College of Art, Griffith University, External Assessor- Postgraduate Studies
93–97 Tasmanian School of Art at Launceston, University of Tasmania, Lecturer/Coordinator- Drawing, Honours and Postgraduate Studies
90–92 Ballarat University College, Lecturer/Coordinator- Painting and Postgraduate Studies
87–89 Victoria College, Prahran, Visiting Lecturer- Painting and Drawing
85–87 Victorian College of the Arts, Lecturer- Painting, Sculpture, Printmaking and Postgraduate Studies
83–85 City and Guilds of London School of Art, Visiting Lecturer- Art History
78–85 Tate Gallery, London, Assistant Curator, Print Collection
75–78 Chelsea School of Art, Visiting Lecturer- Painting
74–84 Portsmouth Polytechnic, Visiting Lecturer- Sculpture and Printmaking
1973–75 Higher Diploma of Fine Art (Slade School of Fine Art, University College, London)
1970–73 Diploma in Art and Design (Birmingham College of Art)
1969–70 Pre Diploma Foundation Year (Exeter College of Art)

RESIDENCIES/LECTURES
2001 Queensland Art Gallery Artist Lecture, Prone and Speechless Dialect
1998 Queensland Art Gallery Artist Lecture, The Untroubled Mind
1997 Sunshine Coast University College, Queensland, Art Forum Lecture
1994 Centre for the Arts, University of Tasmania, Hobart, Art Forum Lecture
1993 Embassy of Australia, Washington D. C., Smithsonian Institute
Resident Associate Lecture Program
1991 School of Art, Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts,
Edith Cowan University, Art Forum Lecture
1988 Tasmanian State Institute of Technology, Launceston,
Artist in Residence, Printmedia

SOLO EXHIBITIONS:
2017 Angel Song, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
Musaeum: Fragments of Former Worlds, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2016 City Ghosts, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2015 Echo / Palimpsest, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2014 A Precipitation of Fallen Angels, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2013 Ghost Milk, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2012 Matter and Memory: The Brisbane Years 1997–2012, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Ian Friend: On Whatman, ArtLab, Adelaide
2011 But These Things Also, Gallerysmith, Melbourne
2010 Tracing the Paths of Memory, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2009 Ian Friend, New Works on paper, Gallerysmith, Gallery 2
2008 A Voice of Floating Silence, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2006 Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Tidal, Redcliffe City Gallery
2004 Esa Jaske Gallery, Sydney
2003 Joy at Death Itself, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Helen Maxwell Gallery, Canberra
2002 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
The Oval Window, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2000 Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
1995 Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
The Protestant Affliction, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St Louis, USA
une violente aventure sentimentale, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, University of Western Australia
1993 Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
Embassy of Australia, Washington DC, USA
1992 Austral Gallery at the Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne
1991 Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
1990 Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1989 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1988 The Institute Gallery, TSIT, Launceston, Tasmania
1986 70 Arden Street, Melbourne
Cockatoo Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS:
2018 Come Close, USC Art Gallery, Queensland
2017 15 Artists 2017, Recliffe Art Gallery
2015 GOMA Q, Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
2013 Correspondences, Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Thresholds: MOCRA at 20 (Part One: The First Decade), Museum of Contemporary Religious Art (MOCRA), Saint Louis University, St. Louis, MO, USA
In Line, Langford 120, Melbourne
The Art of Sound, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2011 New 2011: Selected recent acquisitions, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Enlightenment, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Interpretive Matter: Looking at Abstraction by Australian Artists, Caboolture Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
2010 New 2010: Selected recent acquisitions, The University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
The Unusual Suspects IV, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Interpretive Matter: Looking at Abstraction by Australian Artists, Redcliffe City Art Gallery
Remarks on Colour: Australian Watercolours, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2009 Space for Yearning, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
2007 The Unusual Suspects III, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
2005 Moist: Australian watercolours, National Gallery of Australia, Araluen Art Centre, Alice Springs, Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier,
2007 The Unusual Suspects, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Moist: Australian watercolours, Riddoch Art Gallery, Mount Gambier, SA
2006 Stella Downer Fine Art, Sydney
Moist: Australian watercolours, Araluen Galleries, Alice Springs Cultural
Precinct, NT, Perc Tucker Regional Art Gallery, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery,
2005 Moist: watercolours from the collection, National Gallery of Australia
2003 The Unusual Suspects, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, Brisbane
Paper Matters, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery,
University of Western Australia, Perth
Imperceptible, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Works on Paper, Stephen McLaughlan Gallery, Melbourne
Hutchins Prize, Hobart
2001 Australian Paper Art Awards
Hutchins Prize, Hobart
Paperworks, Queensland Art Gallery
High Fidelity, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
Australian Paper Art Awards, Victorian Arts Centre
2000 Hutchins Prize, Hobart
QUT Art Museum, Brisbane
Stephen McLaughlan Gallery at the 7th Australian Art Fair, Melbourne
Presentation, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
National Works on Paper Award, Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery, MPRG
1999 The Drawing Room, Brisbane City Gallery
Kedumba Drawing Award, NSW
National Works on Paper Award, MPRG
Austral Gallery, St Louis, USA
Akky van Ogtrop Fine Arts at Kunstrai, Amsterdam
Akky van Ogtrop Fine Arts at International Works on Paper Fair, Sydney
Nillumbik Art Award, Victoria
1998 Austral Gallery at Art Miami 98
PULP, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
Graphic, Monash University Gallery
National Works on Paper Award, MPRG
1998 Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs
MOCRA: The First Five Years, Museum of Contemporary Religious Art,
St Louis, USA
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
Conrad Jupiters Art Prize, Gold Coast Arts Centre, Queensland
The BIG small print show, Grahame Galleries and Editions, Brisbane
1997 Austral Gallery at Art Chicago 97
13th Biennial Spring Festival of Drawing, MPRG
Blot, SOApBOx Gallery, Brisbane
1996 Austral Gallery at Art Chicago 96
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
1994 Austral Gallery at SOFA Chicago
Jacaranda Drawing Prize Exhibition, Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW
First Impressions, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney College of the Arts
1992 Interior Spaces, Cecille R. Hunt Gallery, Webster University, St Louis, USA
1991 Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1990 USA Festival of the Arts, South Central Bell Gallery, Birmingham, Alabama
Scotchman’s Hill Art Prize, Geelong Art Gallery
Monash University Gallery
Something Visionary, Macquarie Galleries, Sydney
1988 Print in Context, Print Council of Australia, Melbourne
Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne
The New Generation, Australian National Gallery
Death: Contemporary Visions, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK
1987 8th British International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, UK
1986 European Print Biennale, Baden-Baden, Germany
International Print Exhibition, Palazzo dei Leonie, Messina, Sicily, Italy
E.11 Works on Paper, William Morris Gallery, London, UK
1984 From the Figure, Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, UK
Curwen Gallery 25th Anniversary Exhibition, University College, London
1983 Whitechapel Open, Whitechapel Gallery, London, UK
Diversities, Ulster Polytechnic, Belfast
Contemporary Printmaking, AIR Gallery, London, UK
Bronze, Nigel Greenwood Gallery, London, UK
1982 Hayward Annual, Hayward Gallery, London, UK
1980 Summer Show 1, Serpentine Gallery, London, UK
1979 House, London
1977 3rd British International Drawing Biennale, Cleveland, UK
1975 Courtauld Institute of Art, London, UK

COLLABORATIVE WORK:
2009 QUT Billboard, when I leave the clouds (Art Bunker with Light-Trap Press)
1993–94 Centre for Future Technologies (architectural design with architect
Paul Lan, and artists Sara Lindsay and Kevin Todd)
1991 Lines in the Desert, (with director Peter King, co-designer Peter Corrigan
and performance group Going Through Stages),
Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Melbourne
1990 Axes Edge (with director Peter King, co-designers Peter Corrigan,
Rohan Storey and Matthew Jones and performance group Going Through Stages), Anthill Theatre, Melbourne
1989 6×3 (CD) with Paul Grabowsky (and Victor Meertens, Terry Taylor,
Mark Chapman, Vera Möller and Phillip Hunter)

AWARDS:
2017 Winner, 15 Artists Award, Recliffe Art Gallery
2007 Arts Queensland Presentation and Promotion grant
2002 1st prize, Hutchins Prize
2001 Judges award, Hutchins Prize
2000 Judges award, Hutchins Prize
1987 2nd prize, 8th British International Drawing Biennale
1982 Greater London Arts Association Award
1981 Thornton Bequest (Arts Council of Great Britain)
1976 Arts Council of Great Britain Award
1975 Boise Travelling Fellowship (Slade School of Fine Art)

BIBLIOGRAPHY:
Hall, Matt, ‘Past the curve of recall: a reading of JH Prynne’s Wound Response’, VLAK, vol. 1, no. 1, September 2010
Kirker, Anne (ed.), Ian Friend: on paper, Andrew Baker Art Dealer, 2008
Kirker, Anne, Drifting: Ian Friend’s encounter with Redcliffe, Redcliffe Art Gallery, 2006
Nelson, Robert, ‘Thanks for the Membrane’, The Age, Melbourne, May 25, 2002
Pos, Margaretta, ‘$5,000 prize makes paper work worth it’, The Mercury, Hobart, October 22, 2002
Rankin-Reid, Jane, ‘Cuddle up to unfamiliar views’, The Sunday Tasmanian, Hobart, October 27, 2002
Butler, Sally, ‘The Oval Window’ Artlink, vol. 22, no. 3. 2002
Harding, Lesley, Australian Paper Art Awards, catalogue essay for George Adams Gallery, Melbourne, 2001
Welchman, John, ‘Tondo: Terragni—The tree, the log, the stump, the section and the inscription’, Transition, no. 61/62 September 2000
Bellamy, Louise, ‘Abstractly Marked’, The Age, Melbourne, 27th April 2000
Rooney, Robert, ‘Stains, smudges … and sketches’, The Australian, July 31, 1998
Clabburn, Anna, ‘New light in broad spectrum’, The Age, Melbourne, August 5, 1998
Daniel, Jeff, ‘All the art that’s fit for Prints’, St Louis Post-Dispatch, St Louis, Missouri, USA, April 9th 1997
McLean, Ian, ‘Building with Bits’, Artlink Vol. 15 No. 2 & 3 1997
Nelson, Robert, Epistle to Friend, ‘une violente aventure sentimentale’ catalogue essay for Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, UWA, Perth, WA, 1995
Welchman, John, ‘Abstraction, Representation, Figuration—Parts I & II’, Agenda, no. 25, 1992, reprinted as exhibition catalogue for Austral Gallery at ACAF 3 1992, and as ‘Coda: The Protestant Affliction’, in Modernism Relocated, Allen and Unwin, 1995
Daw, Robyn, formidabilis abysis, catalogue essay for Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St Louis, USA, 1995
Ferring Shepley, Carol, ‘Abstractions of the Spiritual’, St Louis Post-Dispatch, St Louis, Missouri, USA, June 1, 1995
Castro, Jan, ‘Good Friends’, Riverfront Times, St Louis, Missouri, USA, May 31, 1995
Pos, Margaretta, ‘Joining art and architecture’, Saturday Mercury, Hobart, March 5, 1994
Gott, Ted, Ian Friend: Works on Paper, 1977–93, catalogue essay for Austral Gallery, St Louis, Missouri, USA, 1993. Reprinted in Journal of the Print World, Spring 1993
Pos, Margaretta, ‘Positively Speaking’, Weekend Arts, Sunday Mercury, Hobart, May 8, 1993
Welchman, John, ‘Lines in the Desert’, Artforum, September 1991
Welchman, John, ‘On Axes Edge’, Transition, no. 35, 1991
Harris, Paul, ‘Australian Landscape Influences Abstract Works’, St Louis Post-Dispatch, St Louis, Missouri, USA, October 17th, 1991
King, Peter, Going Through Stages, Antithesis, issue 42, 1991
Nelson, James R., ‘Artists reveal strikingly different views of Australia’, Birmingham News, Birmingham, Alabama, USA, May 6, 1990
Gott, Ted, ‘Ian Friend’, Art and Australia, vol. 28 no. 2, 1990
Rice, Nancy, ‘Vision Illuminates Artist’s Vision’, St Louis Post-Dispatch, St Louis, Missouri, USA, June 1 1990
Anderson, Michael, ‘Mirror Image, Mirage Error’, The Interior, vol. 1 no. 2, August 1990
Baum, Caroline, ‘Artists have designs on jazzing up CDs’, Sunday Herald, Melbourne, 1st October 1989
McLean, Ian, ‘An Englishman Abroad: Ian Friend’s Australian Work’, Imprint, vol. 24 no. 2, October 1989
McLean, Ian, WORKS 1986–88, catalogue essay for the Institute Gallery, TSIT, Launceston, Tasmania, 1988
Gresty, Hilary (ed.), Death—Contemporary Visions, Kettle’s Yard, Cambridge, UK, 1985
Humphreys, Richard, E.11, ex cat essay for William Morris Gallery, London, 1985
Beaumont, Mary Rose, ‘E.11 Works on Paper’, Arts Review, London, vol. XXXVII no. 9, 1985
Knowles, Elizabeth, L’Inghilterra ha piu facce, ex cat essay for Grafica Internazionale Palazzo dei Leonie, Messina, Sicily, 1985
Blakeston, Oswell, ‘Ian Friend’, Arts Review, London, vol. XXX no. 7, 1978

COLLECTIONS:
The British Museum, London
Tate Gallery, London
Arts Council of Great Britain, London
Cleveland Museums Service, UK
Museum of Contemporary Religious Art, St Louis, USA
Australian War Memorial, Canberra
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston
Australian Embassy, Washington DC
Bathurst Regional Art Gallery, NSW
New England Regional Art Museum, NSW
Deakin University Library, Melbourne
La Trobe University Gallery, Melbourne
Monash University Gallery, Melbourne
Griffith University, Queensland
Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane
University College of Central Queensland, Rockhampton
University of Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
University of Tasmania, Hobart
University of Western Australia, Perth
Artbank, Sydney
Janet Holmes à Court Collection, Perth
Redcliffe City Art Gallery, Queensland
Brisbane Boys Grammar School, Brisbane
Geelong Grammar School, Victoria
The Hutchins Foundation, Hobart
Australian Paper collection

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