Arthur Apanski




Arthur was born in Moscow but grew up in Belarus. He studied theatre production at the Belarussian Institute of Culture and worked as an actor for the Belarusian State Theatre in Mogilyov. Arthur is a self taught painter. In 1997 he migrated to Australia and in 2008 became an Australian Citizen. He now lives in the Illawarra region where he has been painting full time since 2005. In 2006 he was a finalist in the Blake Prize, and won awards at the Thirroul Art Prize in 2008 and 2010. He features regularly in exhibitions around Sydney and his first solo exhibition was at the Tap Gallery in Darlinghurst in 2010.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Solo exhibition Anthropocene Wollongong Art Gallery 2017
  • Finalist Fishers Ghost Art Award 2013
  • Group exhibition, MG gallery, Scarborough 2013
  • Solo exhibition, Beach Art Gallery Bulli 2013
  • Group Exhibition, What Tomorrow Brings, Wollongong City Gallery, 2012
  • Solo Exhibition, In Search of Gravity, Wollongong City Gallery, 2011
  • Finalist, Fisher’s Ghost Art Award, Cambelltown Art Centre 2011
  • Commended, Kiama Art Society Annual Exhibition 2011
  • Finalist, Fishers Ghost Art Award, Cambelltown Art Centre 2010
  • Highly Commended, Blacktown City Art Exhibition, 2010
  • Solo Exhibition ‘Straits of Bone’ Tap Gallery 2010
  • Winner, Anita Comelli Award, Thirroul Art Prize and Festival 2010
  • ‘Peoples Choice Award’,14th Real Refuses, Tap Gallery, Darlinghurst 2010
  • Wollongong City Art Gallery 30years Exhibition 2009
  • Winner ‘On the Wall’ Award, Thirroul Art Prize & Festival 2008
  • Scarborough Art and Craft Exhibition, Scarborough Public School 2007
  • Finalist Blake Prize for Religious Art, National Art School, Darlinghurst 2006
  • The National Ethnic Communities Council Annual Conference Exhibition, Wollongong 2005
  • Highly Commended Eutick Memorial Still Life Award 2017