Howard’s CV

HOWARD SPARKS

 BORN 1930

Studies

1947  National Gallery Drawing School, Melbourne, under Murray Griffin.

1946 Formative years under Ian Bow ,sculptor, painter.

1961  Learning the craft.  Nick Heiderich, painter, graduate German Art Academy.

1963   Rationalising  art.   John Brack, painter.

Major  Exhibitions

1962 Tasmanian Tourist Bureau Gallery, Melbourne

1965Victorian Artist’s Society, Melbourne

1963 Russell Davis Jazz Gallery, Melbourne

1965 Emerald Gallery, Victoria

1967 Leveson Street Gallery, Melbourne

1973 Flinders GalleryGeelong, Victoria

1975 International Originals, Melbourne

1977 Avant Galleries, Melbourne

1979 Abercrombie Galleries, Melbourne

1979 The Anvil Gallery, Victoria

1982 The Russell Davis Gallery, Melbourne

1986 Noosa Sketch Gallery, Queensland

1986 Geoffrey Hoisser Galleries, Brisbane

1988 Glen Galleries Noosa, Queensland

1995 Bruce Watling Galleries, Gold Coast, Qld

1997 Bruce Watling Galleries, Gold Coast, Qld

Artist Exhibitions

1998 Artist’s Studio Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2001 Artist’s Studio Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2002 Artist’s Studio Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2002 Cafe Arts-Gold Coast Arts Centre, Gold Coast, Qld

2003 Artist’s Studio Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2004 Griffith University GalleryGold Coast, Qld

2005 Baguette Art  GalleryBrisbane ,  Qld

2007 Artist’s Studio Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

2013 Hilltop Gallery, Mt Tamborine, Qld

2014  Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Gold Coast, Qld

Group Exhibitions

1974 Civic Gallery – with Anvil Group Canberra

1975 Sydney Opera House-with Anvil Group Sydney

1999 Gold Coast City Art Gallery-FigurativelyGold Coast

2013 New York Art Expo,  U.S.A

Represented in Collections

SANYO Permanent Collection, Tokyo-Japan.

The Shaw collection, U S A.

Wangaratta Regional Art Gallery, Victoria.

Netherlands Dance Company, Holland.

State Bank Collection, Victoria.

Alice Springs Federal Casino,  N.T.

B.H.P.,  South Australia.

Griffith University,  Gold Coast, Qld.

Trinity College,  Gold Coast, Qld.

Somerset College,  Gold Coast, Qld.