Dr. Philip Schofield: a brief resumé
Dr. Philip Schofield is a Conjoint Professor in the School of Fine Art at the University of Newcastle. Prior to that he was an Associate Professor in Biochemistry at the University of N.S.W. Since he is both an artist and a scientist he is in an unique position to facilitate the interfacing of art and science. He is committed to bridging the perceived gap between art and science.
He is also currently a member of the ArtsHealth Research and Practice Centre at the University of Newcastle.
In his recent works he fuses fragments of photographs of personal lives with various imaging systems of contemporary biology and medicine. This fusion produces new perspectives of persona and self, and generates new forms of expression of biography and autobiography. It also provides new perspectives by which to visualise and interpret aspects of modern biology and medical science.
He has exhibited these works in a number of exhibitions, including the following:
Charting memory, framing memory. With M.Lawry, University Gallery, Newcastle. 2007
Fusions 1.2. Am Soc Trop Med Hygiene Congress, Denver, 2002
The Basel Studies. Swiss Tropical Institute, Basel, 2002
Protozoografica. ICOP XI, Salzburg (Austria) 2001
Fusion 1.1: art + science. The Australia Centre, Berlin, 2001
Verve, Tamworth Regional Gallery, 2007
Steps, APS Contemporary Group, Albury , 2007
Remnants, APS Contemporary Group, Mildura, 2006
Verve, University of Newcastle Gallery, 2006
FIDEM 2004,29 Congres International de la Medaille d'Art. Lisbon 2004
Palimpsest. Mildura, 2003
FIDEM 2002, 28 Congres International de la Medaille d'Art. Paris 2002
Intersections of Art and Science. Ivan Dougherty Gallery. Sydney, 2001
Relative values: common ground. University Gallery, Newcastle 2001
Elements. Hunter Photographers, Lovett Gallery, 1999
Exhibitions on other themes include:
New Adventures of Mark Twain: coalopolis to metropolis. Pearl St Gallery, New York, 2007
FIDEM XXX, Colorado Springs, U.S.A. 2007
Solo exhibition: Whimsical Fusions. Gallery 307, Sydney 2005
The Nanatsugama Project. Echigo-Tsumari Triennial. Japan, 2003
Dodicesima Biennale Internationazale Dantesca, Ravenna, (Italy) 1996
Intersections: art and science
He was co-organiser of the international conference "ISIS Symmetry 2001; Intersections of Science and Art" held at the University of N.S.W. and the College of Fine Arts(UNSW) in July. 2001. The mission of the Intersections conferences is to facilitate exchange and collaborations between a diverse range of artists and scientists.
Books and illustrations:
He has been involved in a wide range of activities in the graphic and visual arts in the last three decades.He is the author of 3 books of cartoons, and has illustrated 15 other books, ranging in subject matter from Freudian psychology to the French exploration of the Pacific.
He has also worked as a freelance cartoonist for most of the major Australian newspapers and magazines, including The National Times, The Financial Review, The Australian and The Bulletin.
He has also been commissioned by a large range of corporations and institutes to provide illustrations for advertising, corporate reports, magazines and newsletters, etc. Clients include MBF, Prudential Australia, The NSW Health Commission and the Garvan Institute.
He has been extensively involved in photography, and has exhibited widely, both in solo and group exhibitions. He is acknowledged as an expert in formulating and presenting new modes of photographic expression. He has won prizes at both the national and international level. These awards include:
Gold medal, Sydney International Exhibition of Photography, 1997
First Prize, (Prints) Inaugural Exhibition of Illustrative Photography, 1994
First Prize, (Slides) Inaugural Exhibition of Illustrative Photography, 1994
First Prize, Australian Photography Open Competition, 1995
He has also lectured widely on aspects of contemporary photography, and has written extensively for photographic magazines.
Sculpture and jewellery:
He has had a number of solo exhibitions of his jewellery. and he is represented in private collections in England, USA, France, Holland, Finland and Spain
He has been involved in designing and making jewellery and small sculptures. His sculptures have been exhibited, including: Dodicesima Biennale Internationazale Dantesca, Ravenna, (Italy) 1996 International Federation of Medallists, Paris, 2002