Michael Kempson

Senior Lecturer

Born in Kapunda, South Australia in 1961, Michael Kempson has developed an extensive printmaking practice in Australia and the Asia/Pacific region through his work as an artist, curator, master printer and academic. Kempson is currently a Senior Lecturer and Convenor of Printmaking Studies at The University of New South Wales Art & Design in Sydney, a visiting Professor at the Xi’an Academy of Fine Art in China and the International Member at Large for the US based Southern Graphics Council International for 2014 to 2016. Kempson has been exhibiting in Australia since 1983 with a total of 26 one-person exhibitions and over 200 group exhibitions nationally and internationally. He was an invited artist in the 22nd International Biennial of Graphic Art in Ljubljana in 1997 and his most recent major international one–person exhibition was titled Seen/Unseen – Michael Kempson/A Survey of Prints at V.M. Art Gallery in Karachi, Pakistan in 2010. In 2014 he was a commissioned artist for the Print Council of Australia Member Print and he was curated into Kyoto Hanga 2014: Australia and Japan at the Kyoto Municipal Museum in Japan.

In addition Kempson initiates printmaking research projects, in which he is a collaborative partner, in his position as Director of Cicada Press, a research group at UNSW Art & Design that functions as an educationally focussed custom-printing workshop. He has worked with approximately 170 significant Australian and International artists and his curatorial experience has involved 51 exhibitions in Australia, Thailand, New Zealand, Taiwan, Pakistan, Korea, Japan, UAE, USA, Canada and China. These include: Aboriginal Dreams – Paintings, Etchings, Linocuts – Indigenous Art from Papunya Tjupi, at Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi; Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints at Manly Art Gallery and Museum which toured Australian and Chinese galleries in 2012/13; Seoul-Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints at UNSW Galleries, Sydney in 2014 and at Chugye University for the Arts, Seoul in 2015; and Interchange at Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand in 2014 and touring to Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney in 2015.

In late 2012 Kempson was invited to curate an Australian component representing UNSW for the 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges at Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art in China. This was the first invitation for an international art school to attend this prestigious event. Kempson convened the international panel for the Southern Graphics Council International conference titled Bridges: Spanning Tradition, Innovation and Activism in San Francisco, USA in March 2014 and will do so again at Spheres in Knoxville, Tennessee in 2015.

Kempson’s recent prints personify utilitarian objects, natural forms and children’s toys in an exploration of inter-relationships, referencing ideas of social inequity and the post-colonial legacy within a wider geopolitical paradigm. Kempson is represented in the Museum of Contemporary Art, Bangkok, Thailand; National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Taipei; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; The Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; The Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; The Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide and many Australian regional galleries and corporate collections. 

publications

Creative Works (non-textual)
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Kempson M, 2020, Lake Mungo/Huashan Composition 2, International Academic Printmaking Alliance 3rd Printmaking Biennale, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, 18 October 2020 - 30 October 2020, medium: Intaglio Print, at: https://iapa.site/website/#/artisten
2020
Kempson M, 2018, Sticks and Stones, Postcards from the edge(s): from Sydney and Cork, to Santander, Biblioteca Central de Cantabria, Santander, Spain, 01 September 2018 - 09 September 2018, at: https://www.impact10.es/exhibitions/bcc-hall-central/
2018
Kempson M, 2018, Lake Mungo/Huashan Composition 1, Mungo Resonances, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC and La Trobe Art Institute, Bendigo, VIC (17 January to 23 February 2019), 31 October 2018 - 04 November 2019
2018
Kempson M, 2017, Michael Kempson: Work and Play (solo exhibition), Michael Kempson: Work and Play, Song Ya Feng Art Centre, Beijing, China, 22 April 2017 - 06 May 2017, medium: Fine Art Prints, Intaglio and Relief prints, at: https://www.meipian.cn/h8vo3lq
2017
Kempson M, 2017, Child's Play, Aura: Repitition, reproduction and the mark of the artist, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, NSW, 14 July 2017 - 03 September 2017, medium: Intaglio, at: https://www.northernbeaches.nsw.gov.au/things-to-do/arts-and-culture/manly-art-gallery-museum-magm/exhibitions/exhibitions-2017
2017
Petitjean G; Allas T; Kempson M, 2016, Remember Me: Stories in Print, Remember Me: Stories in Print, Museum voor hedendaagse Aboriginal kunst AAMU, Utrecht, The Netherlands, 19 January 2016 - 26 September 2016, medium: Printmaking, at: http://www.aamu.nl/en/to-see/our-exhibitions/id/27/remember-me-stories-in-print
2016
Kempson M; Allas T; Passalacqua V, 2016, Contemporary Experience/Political Expression: Australian Aboriginal Printmakers at Cicada Press, C. N. Gorman Museum, UC - Davis, Davis, California, USA, 29 March 2016 - 02 September 2016, medium: Printmaking
2016
Kempson M, 2016, The Cycle, Tracing the Line, Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW, 22 October 2016 - 04 December 2016
2016
Kempson M, 2015, The Critic, Private Lives: The artist as collector, S H Ervin Gallery, Sydney, 24 January 2015 - 22 February 2015, medium: Etching
2015
Kempson M, 2015, Shared Values, Elam International Printmaking Workshop 2015, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand, 10 February 2015 - 14 March 2015, medium: Etching
2015
Kempson M, 2015, Us and Them, Near Neighbours, Aratoi Wairarpa Museum of Art and History, Masterton, New Zealand, 13 February 2015 - 29 March 2015, medium: Etching
2015
Kempson M; Tome M, 2015, The Right Hon. J. W. Howard, Collection Focus: Modern Australia, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD., 05 May 2015 - 25 July 2015, medium: Screenprint
2015
Kempson M, 2015, Drought, Preeminent Convergence: 2015 Asia-Pacific Invitational Exhibition of Printmaking, Yilan Museum of Art, Yilan, Taiwan, 30 June 2015 - 29 August 2015, medium: Etching
2015
Kempson M, 2015, Double Visions, Freedom of the Press, Gladstone Regional Art Gallery, Gladstone, QLD, 17 December 2015 - 05 March 2016, medium: Etching
2015
Kempson M, 2014, East and West, Interchange: A Printmaking Dialogue between Australia and Thailand, PSG Art Gallery, Silpakorn Universty, Bangkok, Thailand; ANU School of Art Gallery, ANU Canberra, Mosman Art Gallery, Sydney, Australia, 19 November 2014 - 12 July 2015, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Near Neighbours, Antipodes, NorthArt Gallery, Northcoate, New Zealand, 14 September 2014 - 01 October 2014, medium: Printmaking, at: http://www.northart.co.nz/exhibitions/past.asp
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Friends and Acquaintances, Semblance of Order, Aicon Gallery, New York City, USA, 10 December 2014 - 15 January 2015, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Longing and Belonging, Formative Impressions: 8 Pacific Nations, Jincheong Printmaking Museum, Jincheon, South Korea, 26 September 2014 - 30 October 2014, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Fine and Mellow, Notes: artists’ books on music, Bowen Galleries, Wellington New Zealand., 24 February 2014 - 15 March 2014, medium: Printmaking, at: http://www.bowengalleries.co.nz/been.php
2014
Kempson M, 2014, First Among Equals, Growing Wisdom: Guanlan Prints 2008 – 2014, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base Museum, Shenzhen, China, 02 October 2014 - 06 November 2014, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Opposites, Bridges of Expansion, San Francisco State University, San Francisco, USA, 19 March 2014 - 23 November 2014, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Friends and Acquaintances, Kyoto Hanga 2014: Australia and Japan, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan., 28 October 2014 - 09 November 2014, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Masters and Apprentices, 2014 Yunlin County Contemporary Arts Exchange Exhibition, Yunlin County Cultural Affairs Bureau Gallery, Yunlin, Taiwan, 21 June 2014 - 15 August 2014, medium: Printmaking
2014
Kempson M, 2013, Economies of Scale, 25 x 25 Contemporary Japanese and Australian Printmaking, Japan Foundation Gallery, 12 August 2013 - 30 August 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, Friends and Aquaintances, Semblance of Order, Parramatta Artists Studios, 25 September 2013 - 19 October 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, Ready or not, Conform/Confront – Hong Kong Graphic Arts Fiesta, Hong Kong Open Studio Gallery, 09 October 2013 - 03 November 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, Wet and dry, Imprint-2013: International Famous Printmaking Artists’ Prints Invitational, Mei Lianshe Art Space, Wuhan, China, 19 October 2013 - 15 November 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, This and That, 3rd International Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Xi'an Academy of Fine Art, Xi'an, China, 28 October 2013 - 23 November 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, The Body Politic, Familiar/Unfamiliar, Swan Hill Regional Art Gallery, 23 January 2013 - 17 March 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, First Among Equals, First Among Equals, Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand, 12 February 2013 - 18 March 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2012, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China, Xi’an Art Musuem, Xi’an, China, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shenyang, China, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Fusion—International Contemporary Intaglio Prints Invitational Exhibition, Fusion—International Contemporary Intaglio Prints Invitational Exhibition, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Confluence of Nine, Confluence of Nine, National Gallery of Thailand, Bangkok, Thailand, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Start from Printmaking – Integrative Practice and Crossing Borders: 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges, ’Start from Printmaking – Integrative Practice and Crossing Borders: 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Global Impressions, Global Impressions, Navigating Currents: Southern Graphics Council Conference, New Orleans, USA, 14 March 2012 - 17 March 2012, at: http://conference.sgcinternational.org/portfolios-2
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Approaching and Crossing: International Print Exhibition, Approaching and Crossing: International Print Exhibition, Chia Nan Centre for Art and Culture, Chia Nan University, Taiwan, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2012, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award Exhibition 2012, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA, 30 October 2012 - 08 November 2012
2012
Kempson M, 2012, This and That: Recent Etchings, This and That: Recent Etchings, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, -
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Black and White and Colour, Black and White and Colour, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, -
2012
Kempson M, 2011, Zoo Air: Twenty artists from the 2011 Artists in Residence Program at Taronga Zoo, Zoo Air: Twenty artists from the 2011 Artists in Residence Program at Taronga Zoo, The University Gallery, The University of Newcastle, NSW and Byron Kennedy Hall, Entertainment Quarter, Moore Park, NSW, 19 August 2011 - 20 August 2011, at: https://taronga.org.au/how-you-can-help/taronga-foundation/philanthropy/artists-residence/zoo-air-2011
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Cicada Press: Collaboration and Connection, Cicada Press: Collaboration and Connection, Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby, NSW, 14 September 2011 - 09 October 2011, at: http://www.willoughby.nsw.gov.au/DownloadDocument.ashx?DocumentID=6478
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Across 6 - God Another Way, Familiar/Unfamiliar, c3 Contemporary Art Space, Abbotsford Convent, Melbourne, 28 September 2011 - 28 October 2011, at: http://www.scott-trevelyan.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/Familiar-Unfamiliar-online-catalogue.pdf
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Prints from the Griffith Studio 1978 – 2011, Prints from the Griffith Studio 1978 – 2011, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery and Arts Centre, Gymea, 14 October 2011 - 27 November 2011
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Mind and Reality: an exhibition of work by 32 printmakers from Chicago and Sydney, Mind and Reality: an exhibition of work by 32 printmakers from Chicago and Sydney, Roxaboxen Exhibitions, Chicago, USA, -
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Together in Harmony for 50 Years: Linking Australia and Korean Arts, Together in Harmony for 50 Years: Linking Australia and Korean Arts, The Korean Foundation Cultural Center, Seoul, Korea, 28 April 2011 - 17 May 2011
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints from COFA UNSW, Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints from COFA UNSW, International Exhibition Hall, Art Museum of National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan, -
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Art from the Antipodes, Art from the Antipodes, Space 204 Gallery, E. Bronson Ingram Studio Art Center, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee, USA, 26 May 2011 - 17 June 2011, at: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2011/05/25/art-from-the-antipodes/
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Fair and Square, Fair and Square, Joyes Hall Foyer Gallery, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW, -
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Hot Off The Press: New Directions, Sydney Printmakers, Celebrating 50 Years, Hot Off The Press: New Directions, Sydney Printmakers, Celebrating 50 Years, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Sydney, 15 July 2011 - 28 August 2011
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, NSW, -
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Face Up: a look at portraits from the collection, Face Up: a look at portraits from the collection, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise, QLD, 16 July 2011 - 28 August 2011, at: https://theartscentregc.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/ArtsCentreGC_2011-07-12_Face-Up-a-look-at-portraits-from-the-Gold-Coast-City-Gallery.pdf
2011
Kempson M, 2010, Addiction: International Print Exchange – COFA UNSW and Alfred University School of Art & Design, New York, Addiction: International Print Exchange – COFA UNSW and Alfred University School of Art & Design, New York, COFAspace, Sydney
2010
Kempson M, 2010, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010, Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award 2010, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
2010
Kempson M, 2010, Allpress Printworks – Cicada Press, Allpress Printworks – Cicada Press, Art Sydney, Royal Hall of Industries, Sydney
2010
Kempson M, 2010, 2nd International Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, 2nd International Printmaking Workshop Exhibition, Xi'an Academy of Fine Art, Xi'an, China
2010
Kempson M, 2010, Travelling Solander Project, Travelling Solander Project, London Print Studio, London, UK
2010
Kempson M, 2010, Box Print Portfolio – Spring 2010, Box Print Portfolio – Spring 2010, Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan, 08 April 2010 - 15 April 2010
2010
Kempson M, 2010, Seen/Unseen – Michael Kempson/A Survey of Prints, Seen/Unseen – Michael Kempson/A Survey of Prints, V M Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan
2010
Kempson M, 2010, New Etchings, New Etchings, Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, 01 October 2010 - 29 October 2013
2010
Kempson M, 2009, Cicada Press, Cicada Press, Flinders St Gallery; Surry Hills, 07 October 2009 - 31 October 2009, at: http://www.flindersstreetgallery.com/
2009
Kempson M, 2008, Silk and Sand - Chinese and Australian Prints, Silk and Sand - Chinese and Australian Prints
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Confluence of Nine, Confluence of Nine, -
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Cause Effect, Double
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Safeway, Ural Pathways, Distant Relations, Artists Prints from Cicada Press
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Sweet and Sour, Crossing the Tasman
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Crossing the Tasman
2008
Kempson M, 2007, Double Visions
2007
Kempson M, 2007, Silk and Sand : Chinese and Australian Prints
2007
Kempson M, 2007, Various, Artists Prints from Cicada Press
2007
Kempson M, 2006, Solo Exhibition (Michael Mempson), Beauty and Banality
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Sydney Prints 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers, Sydney Prints 45 years of the Sydney Printmakers
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Prints from Cicada Press, Prints from Cicada Press
2006
Kempson M, 2006, People to People Place to Place - Sydney Tokyo Nagoya - An Australia - Japan Matchbox Project, People to People Place to Place - Sydney Tokyo Nagoya - An Australia - Japan Matchbox Project
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Contemporaries and Collectables, Medicins Sans Frontieres: various works exhibited, Contemporaries and Collectables, Medicins Sans Frontieres
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Double Bush Binding: various works exhibited, Double Bush Binding
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Cicada Press, Cicada Press
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Philanthropy Rules Ok, Philanthropy Rules Ok
2006
Kempson M, 2006, Sydney 5: Rew Hanks, Michael Kempson, Bruce Latimer, Euan Macleod, Reg Mombassa, Sydney 5 - Rew Hanks, Michael Kempson, Bruce Latimer, Euan Macleod, Reg Mombassa
2006
Curatorial Outputs
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Kempson M, 2019, Work and Play: Fine Art Prints from Cicada Press, exhibited at: Project Gallery 90, Oxford Street, Sydney., 14 February 2019 - 27 February 2019
2019
Kempson M, 2019, Cicada Press @Sydney Contemporary, exhibited at: Carriageworks, Sydney, 12 September 2019 - 15 September 2019, https://carriageworks.com.au/events/sydney-contemporary-2019/
2019
Kempson M, 2018, Australian Prints, exhibited at: The Bengal Foundation, Dhaka, Bangladesh, 15 November 2018 - 22 November 2018
2018
Kempson M, 2017, Child's Play, exhibited at: Triskell Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland, 15 June 2017 - 26 August 2017, Child's Play, http://www.corkmidsummer.com/programme/event/first-edition-childs-play
2017
Allas T; Golding D; Kempson M, 2017, Under Pressure, exhibited at: Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, 12 October 2017 - 28 January 2018, Under Pressure, https://www.tarnanthi.com.au/events/cicada-press-under-pressure/
2017
Kempson M, 2017, Cicada Press Prints, exhibited at: John Woods Printmedia Gallery, Institute for Electronic Arts, Alfred University, Alfred, NY, USA, 28 January 2017 - 18 February 2017, Cicada Press Prints, http://blogs.alfred.edu/iea/?p=1820
2017
Kempson M, 2016, Elisabeth Cummings - Michael Kempson - Euan Macleod, exhibited at: The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC, 13 January 2016 - 02 February 2016, Elisabeth Cummings - Michael Kempson - Euan Macleod
2016
Kempson M, 2016, Cicada Press @ The Art Vault, exhibited at: The Art Vault, Mildura, VIC, 13 January 2016 - 02 February 2016, Cicada Press @ The Art Vault
2016
Kempson M, 2016, The Art of Cicada Press, exhibited at: Grace Cossington-Smith Gallery, Abbotsleigh, NSW, 13 February 2016 - 29 February 2016, The Art of Cicada Press
2016
Kempson M, 2016, Cicada Press Publications - Sydney, Australia, exhibited at: Davidson Galleries, Seattle, USA., 07 April 2016 - 30 April 2016, Cicada Press Publications - Sydney, Australia
2016
Kempson M, 2016, Passage: Southern Hemisphere Printmaking Exhibition, exhibited at: Jincheon Arts Musuem, Jincheon, South Korea, 05 July 2016 - 31 August 2016, Passage: Southern Hemisphere Printmaking Exhibition
2016
Kempson M; Scheer J; Bovey M; Candiani A; Bostel P; Wang H; Thorburn D; Skrjanec B; Tomalski K; Laudisa P, 2016, International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibition 2016, exhibited at: Taimiao Art Gallery – Imperial Ancestral Temple, Working People’s Culture Palace, Tiananmen, Beijing and then touring Nanjing Jinling Art Museum, Nanjing; Tianjin Art Museum, Tianjin; Shijiazhuang Art Museum, Shijazhuang; Shenzhen Guanlan Original Printmaking Museum, Guanlan, China., 25 September 2016 - 25 August 2017, International Academic Printmaking Alliance Exhibition 2016
2016
Kempson M, 2016, Michael Kempson: Play Time, exhibited at: Flinders Street Gallery, Sydney, 20 October 2016 - 12 November 2016, Michael Kempson: Play Time, http://www.flindersstreetgallery.com/#/album/30e1bg
2016
Kempson M, 2016, Hills and Valleys, exhibited at: Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Katoomba, NSW, 12 November 2016 - 15 January 2017, Hills and Valleys
2016
Kempson M, 2015, Sear and Bag: 4 Australian printmakers cross the Tasman, exhibited at: Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand, 12 January 2015 - 31 January 2015, Sear and Bag: 4 Australian printmakers cross the Tasman
2015
Kempson M, 2015, A Start with No End, exhibited at: Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing; Nanjing Academy of Fine Arts, Nanjing; Hubei Institute of Fine Arts, Wuhan, China, 01 October 2015 - 10 March 2016, A Start with No End
2015
Kempson M; Marks S, 2014, Breaking the Mould: A Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Prints, exhibited at: Kent House Gallery, MLC School, Burwood, NSW, 05 August 2014 - 24 September 2014, Breaking the Mould: A Collection of Contemporary Aboriginal Prints
2014
Kempson M; Saeed U; Ahmed I, 2014, Sydney-Lahore: Prints from the Collections of Cicada Press and Saeed Akhtar Studio, exhibited at: Saeed Akhtar Studio, Lahore, Pakiston, 09 September 2014 - 20 September 2014, Sydney-Lahore: Prints from the Collections of Cicada Press and Saeed Akhtar Studio
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Semblance of Order, exhibited at: Koel Gallery, Karachi, Pakistan and Aicon Gallery, New York, USA, 12 September 2014 - 21 September 2014, Semblance of Order
2014
Kempson M; Allas T; Mittman JD; Groom A, 2014, Gamarada, exhibited at: Burrinja Aboriginal Centre, Upwey, VIC, 21 November 2014 - 25 March 2016, Gamarada
2014
Kempson M; O'Shea R, 2014, Cicada Press: Printmaking Exhibition, exhibited at: Gallery Ecosse, Exeter, NSW., 27 September 2014 - 13 November 2014, Cicada Press: Printmaking Exhibition
2014
Kempson M, 2014, International Exhibition of Contemporary Student Printmaking 2014, exhibited at: COFAspace Gallery, UNSW Art and Design, Sydney, Australia, 07 October 2014 - 12 November 2014, International Exhibition of Contemporary Student Printmaking 2014
2014
Kempson M; Allas T; Bayliss T-A, 2014, Making Print, exhibited at: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, Adelaide, SA and Signal Point Gallery, Goolwah, SA., 22 March 2014 - 20 July 2014, Making Print
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 2014 Yunlin County Contemporary Arts Exchange Exhibition, exhibited at: Yunlin County Cultural Affairs Bureau Gallery, Yunlin, Taiwan, 21 June 2014 - 22 August 2014, 2014 Yunlin County Contemporary Arts Exchange Exhibition
2014
Kempson M; Rodboon S; Payne P, 2014, Interchange, exhibited at: Silpakorn University Art Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand, 19 November 2014 - 15 December 2014, Interchange
2014
Kempson M; Hjeong H; Jung W, 2014, Seoul-Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints, exhibited at: Galleries UNSW, UNSW A & D, 11 July 2014 - 02 August 2014, Seoul-Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints
2014
Kempson M, 2014, Cicada Press at MLC Burwood: Contemporary Print Exhibition, exhibited at: Kent House Gallery, MLC School, Burwood, NSW, 19 November 2014 - 12 December 2014, Cicada Press at MLC Burwood: Contemporary Print Exhibition
2014
Kempson M; Allas T, 2013, Kaouwi Kauowi: Contemporary Aboriginal Printmaking from Australia, exhibited at: Kahnawake, Mohawk Territory Cultural Centre, Montreal, Canada, 31 July 2013 - 30 August 2013, Kaouwi Kauowi: Contemporary Aboriginal Printmaking from Australia
2013
Allas T; Kempson M, 2013, Black Prints from Cicada Press, exhibited at: Kluge-Ruhe Museum, University of Virginia - Charlottesville, USA, 31 May 2013 - 18 August 2013, Black Prints from Cicada Press
2013
Allas T, 2013, Black Prints from Cicada Press, exhibited at: Kluge-Ruhe Aboriginal Art Collection, University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 21 June 2013 - 15 September 2013, Black Prints from Cicada Press, http://www.kluge-ruhe.org/exhibitions_past/black-prints-from-cicada-press
2013
Kempson M, 2012, The Australian component for ‘Fusion—International Contemporary Intaglio Prints Invitational Exhibition’, exhibited at: East Gallery, Guanlan Original Printmaking Base, Shenzhen, China, The Australian component for ‘Fusion—International Contemporary Intaglio Prints Invitational Exhibition’
2012
Kempson M, 2012, Australian invitation component for the 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges’, exhibited at: Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China, 29 November 2012 - 02 December 2012, Australian invitation component for the 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges’
2012
Kempson M, 2011, The International Art on Paper Exhibition – The Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lana in association with College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, exhibited at: Chiangmai University Art Museum, Chiangmai, Thailand, 25 January 2011 - 30 January 2011, The International Art on Paper Exhibition – The Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lana in association with College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Prints from Cicada Press – curated by Michael Kempson, exhibited at: Bowen Galleries, Wellington, New Zealand, Prints from Cicada Press – curated by Michael Kempson
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, exhibited at: Manly Art Gallery and Museum, Manly, NSW; Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW, Central Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Beijing, China, Xi’an Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Xi’an, China, Luxun Academy of Fine Arts Gallery, Shenyang, China, 21 April 2011 - 22 February 2013, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Cicada Press for Orange Art Week, exhibited at: Orange Regional Gallery, Cicada Press for Orange Art Week
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Papunya Tjupi for Universitas 21, exhibited at: Tyree Room - The John Niland Scientia Building, UNSW, Kensington, Papunya Tjupi for Universitas 21
2011
Kempson M, 2011, Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints from COFA UNSW, exhibited at: International Exhibition Hall, Art Museum of National Taiwan University of Arts, New Taipei City, Taiwan, Messages from the South: Contemporary Australian Prints from COFA UNSW
2011
Kempson M, 2011, The International Art on Paper Exhibition – The Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lana in association with College of Fine Arts, University of NSW, exhibited at: Chiangmai University Art Museum, Chiangmai, Thailand, The International Art on Paper Exhibition – The Faculty of Fine Art and Architecture, Rajamangala University of Technology Lana in association with College of Fine Arts, University of NSW
2011
Kempson M, 2010, Aboriginal Dreams – Paintings, Etchings, Linocuts – Indigenous Art from Papunya Tjupi, exhibited at: Indus Valley School of Art and Architecture, Karachi, Pakistan, 08 April 2010 - 15 April 2010, Aboriginal Dreams – Paintings, Etchings, Linocuts – Indigenous Art from Papunya Tjupi
2010
Kempson M, Allpress Printworks – Cicada Press, exhibited at: Art Sydney 2010, Royal Hall of Industries, Moore Park, Sydney, NSW, Allpress Printworks – Cicada Press
Conference Papers
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Kempson M, 2018, 'Encounter with People: Printmaking and the New Normal', in Parraman C (ed.), Encuentro: IMPACT 10, Santander, Spain, presented at IMPACT 10 - Encuentro, Santander, Spain, 01 September 2018 - 09 September 2018
2018
Kempson M, 2018, 'Australian Printmaking and the Future', in Wang H (ed.), Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen City, China., presented at Australian Printmaking and the Future, Taoxichuan Art Museum, Jingdezhen City, China., 23 September 2018 - 25 September 2018
2018
Kempson M; Tremblay T; Hall B; Lingen R; King M; Young B, 2018, 'Senior Master Printmakers: Shared Secrets and Possibilities', Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC, presented at 2nd Australian Print Triennial Conference, Mildura Arts Centre, Mildura, VIC, 01 November 2018 - 04 November 2018
2018
Kempson M, 2018, 'Printmaking in a Post-Truth World: The Aboriginal Print Workshops of Cicada Press', in Conor L (ed.), Art West Theatre, University of Melbourne, VIC for La Trobe University, presented at Graphic Encounters Conference, Art West Theatre, University of Melbourne, VIC for La Trobe University, 07 November 2018 - 09 November 2018
2018
Kempson M, 2015, 'Collaborative Printmaking as a Teaching Model', in 1st International Forum of Printmaking Art School Deans: Essay Collection, CAFA, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, pp. 125 - 136, presented at IFPASD 2015, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, 05 December 2015 - 08 December 2015
2015
Kempson M, 2013, 'Custom Printing as a Teaching Tool: Connecting with Asia through the collaborative research projects of Cicada Press, COFA UNSW', in Beng TS (ed.), The convergence of the performing and creative arts: reimagining methodologies and traditions, Universiti Sains Malaysia Press, USM Pulau Pinang, Malaysia, pp. 18 - 25, presented at Performing Arts Creative Industries in Asia (PACIA), Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia, 26 June 2013 - 28 June 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2012, 'Altruism, Alms and Palms: Collaboration and connection through printmaking in the Asia-Pacific Region', in Altruism, Alms and Palms: Collaboration and connection through printmaking in the Asia-Pacific Region, 2012 Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference - Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker‬, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA, presented at 2012 Mid America Print Council Biennial Conference - Pressing Prints/Pressing Palms: The Entrepreneurial Printmaker‬, Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA, 01 November 2012 - 04 November 2012
2012
Kempson M; Kempson M; Rhodes C; Mordy G; Minton D, 2012, 'Mapping Supported Studios in the Art World', in Mapping Supported Studios in the Art World
2012
Kempson M, 2011, 'From Papunya to Pakistan: Connecting with Asia through the research projects of Cicada Press, College of Fine Art UNSW', in From Papunya to Pakistan: Connecting with Asia through the research projects of Cicada Press, College of Fine Art UNSW, Impact 7, Monash University, Melbourne, presented at Impact 7, Monash University, Melbourne
2011
Book Chapters
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Kempson M, 2018, 'Cicada Press:  Transforming Dialogues and Applications of Distributed Leadership', in Snepvangers K; Mathewson-Mitchell D; Rees V; Rourke A (ed.), Beyond Community Engagement: Transforming Dialogues in art, education and the cultural sphere, edn. Curated Series - Transformative Pedagogies in the Visual Dom, Common Ground Publisher, Champagne Illinois, pp. 215 - 251, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-001-3/CGP
2018
Kempson M, 2015, 'Collaborations/Connections: A Guiding Hand', in Back to the Start, Goff Books, pp. 122 - 155
2015
Edited Books
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Snepvangers KL; Mathewson-Mitchell D, (ed.), 2018, Beyond Community Engagement: Transforming dialogues in art, education and the cultural sphere, Book 4, Common Ground Publishing, University of Illinois, Champaign IL, USA, http://dx.doi.org/10.18848/978-1-86335-003-7/CGP
2018
Creative Written Works
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Allas T; Golding D; Kempson M, 2017, Under Pressure: Cicada Press, Tarnanthi 2017, Cumpston N; Jenkins S; Curtin P, (eds.), Art Gallery of South Australia
2017
Kempson M, 2008, Sand, Sun and Swimming Outside the Flags, Silk and Sand - Chinese and Australian Prints, University of New South Wales
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Crossing the Tasman, Crossing the Tasman
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Sun and Swimming Outside the Flags, Silk and Sand - Chinese and Australian Prints, University of New South Wales
2008
Kempson M, 2008, Crossing the Tasman, Crossing the Tasman
2008
Conference Presentations
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Kempson M, 2016, 'Collaborative Printmaking and Cicada Press', presented at The Printmaking Academics Development Program of China, Tianjin Academy of Fine Art, Tianjin, China, 21 June 2016 - 14 June 2016
2016
Kempson M, 2016, 'Cicada Press and Australian Aboriginal Prints', presented at International Academic Printmaking Alliance Forum, Central Academy of Fine Art, Beijing, China, 25 September 2016 - 27 September 2016
2016
Kempson M, 2016, 'Imaging Printmaking's Future: Projecting from a glass half-full perspective', presented at Australian Printmaking: Past and Present, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, VIC, 08 October 2016 - 08 October 2016
2016
Kempson M, 2014, 'Collaboration', presented at Contemporary Printmaking Symposium, Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, 21 November 2014 - 22 November 2014, http://www.mca.com.au/exhibition/chuck-close-prints-process-and-collaboration/
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 'Semblance of Order', presented at Semblance of Order, Koel Gallery, Karachi Pakistan, 15 September 2014 - 15 November 2014
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 'Songlines: Community, Connection and Opportunity through Print in the Asia-Pacific', presented at Southern Graphics Council International - Bridges: spanning tradition, innovation and activism, Hyatt Regency, San Francisco, 26 March 2014 - 30 March 2014
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 'People and Place: One Australian Perspective of Making Prints', presented at Kyoto Hanga 2014: Australia and Japan, Kyoto Municipal Museum, Kyoto, Japan., 08 November 2014 - 09 November 2014
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 'Interchange: Stories of Australian Printmaking', presented at Interchange, Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand., 18 November 2014 - 18 November 2014
2014
Kempson M, 2014, 'Gifting', presented at The art of giving: gifts to the collection by Patrick Corrigan AM, Tweed Regional Gallery, Murwillumbah, NSW, 11 July 2014 - 11 November 2014
2014
Kempson M, 2013, 'Contemporary Trends in Australian Printmaking: On the wall and in the classroom', presented at 3rd International Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition, Xi'an Academy of fine Art, Xi'an, China, 14 October 2013 - 28 October 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2013, 'Contemporary Trends in Australian Printmaking: On the wall and in the classroom', presented at 3rd International Printmaking Workshop and Exhibition, Xi'an Academy of fine Art, Xi'an, China, 14 October 2013 - 28 October 2013
2013
Kempson M, 2012, 'The Past and the Future – The upside of printed art downunder', presented at Curatorial Forum for ‘Fusion—International Contemporary Intaglio Prints Invitational Exhibition, Shenzhen, China, 17 May 2012 - 17 May 2012
2012
Kempson M, 2012, 'Australian Printmaking: College of Fine Arts, UNSW', presented at 11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China, 29 November 2012 - 02 December 2012
2012
Kempson M, 2012, 'Australian Printmaking: College of Fine Arts, UNSW', presented at ’11th Annual Printmaking Exhibition and Conference for Chinese Academies and Colleges, Guangzhou Academy of Fine Art, Guangzhou, China, 29 November 2012 - 02 December 2012
2012
Kempson M, 2011, 'Society, History and Technology: Connecting with Asia', presented at Red Odjects – Collaboration in Experimental Design Research Symposium, COFA UNSW
2011
Other
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Kempson M, 2016, Michael Kempson - Play Time, Flinders Street Gallery
2016
Journal articles
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Kempson M, 2015, 'Nifty Shades of Grey', Imprint, vol. 50(4), pp. 35 - 35
2015
Books
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Kempson M, 2014, Seoul Sydney: Contemporary Korean and Australian Prints, Chugye University of the Arts and Cicada Press, UNSW A & D, Sydney, Australia and Seoul, Korea
2014
Kempson M; Rodboon S; Falsone J; Springford A, 2014, Interchange: A printmaking dialogue between Australia and Thailand, Cicada Press UNSW A & D, ANU, Canberra and Chiangmai Art on Paper, Bangkok, Thailand
2014
Kempson M, 2011, Personal Space: Contemporary Chinese and Australian Prints, 500, Cicada Press, COFA/UNSW, Sydney, Australia
2011
Kempson M, 2007, Silk and Sand - Chinese and Australian Prints, Original, University of New South Wales, UNSW
2007
Theses / Dissertations
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Kempson M, 1997, The Cycle
1997