Scot Cotterell (b.1979) is an Australian born young inter-disciplinary artist known for his works concerned with the experience of mediated environments. His work uses mixtures of sound, video, images and objects in gallery and live contexts to create experiences that reflect upon cultural phenomena. Scot holds and MFA from the University of Tasmania School of Art and has been nominated for the Qantas Foundation Contemporary Arts Award , The Alice Springs Art Prize and awarded the Shotgun 2010 commission by Detached Cultural Foundation and CAST, a Sound Travellers national touring grant, and several state and national funding supports through the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts Tasmania including projects in the Netherlands, Germany and Spain. Scot has also received the Jim Bacon Foundation Honours Scholarship, and Australian Post-Graduate Award Scholarship and a Gordon Darling Foundation professional development grant. Cotterell's work has been performed and exhibited nationally and internationally.
In addition to his gallery practice Scot has chaired Hobart's influential Artist-Run Space Inflight, sat on the boards of Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, The Plimsoll Gallery Committee, and the advisory panel for We Are Here International Artist-Run Initiative Symposium. Scot has been state representative for the ElectroFringe festival and has written commissioned essays and reviews for Cyclic Defrost, Devonport Regional Gallery and Wyndham Regional Gallery. Scot has curated exhibitions and releases for CAST Gallery, Boiler Room: National Improvisation Laboratory and The Academy Gallery UTAS, and co-curated exhibitions at BUS Gallery, The Plimsoll Gallery and Inflight ARI.
Scot Cotterell Curriculum Vitae
SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2016 - Romantic Conceptualism, Wagga Art Gallery, Nsw.
2015 - A gigantic etching of an eagle and a sparrow, Penny Contemporary Gallery
2014 - Romantic Conceptualism, Contemporary Art Tasmania.
Everything All at Once Now (and then some), Speedy Grandma, Bangkok.
2013 - Trademarks, Penny Contemporary Gallery. Tas.
Everything All at Once Now (and then some), Format Collective. S.A.
Flicker, Wyndham Cultural Centre, Mezzanine Gallery, Vic.
Standing Piece, Brunswick St Gallery Video Space, Melb.
2011 - The Urge to Appropriate, MFA exhibition, Plimsoll Gallery Utas.
2010 - Torrent, Bett Gallery Raincheck, Hobart.
2009 - Medium Frequency, DF Arte Contemporaneo, Galicia, Spain.
2008 - The Fall, Mona Foma Festival, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.
Guitar Burn, Inflight Rooftop, Hobart.
2006 - Fleeting, Platform 2 ARI, Melbourne.
The Life Death Oppositional, Inflight ARI, Hobart.
2005 - Hoard:chronology, Entrepot Gallery, Tasmania.
Feedback, Fine Art Gallery, University of Tasmania, Sandy Bay.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
2016 - Collaboration, Fujian Museum, Australia Fujian Association. Fujian, China.
Manpower Festival, Lisboa, Portugal
Brainstorm, Tasmanian College of the Arts for Darkmofo 16
2014 - Devil's Encounter, Month of Performance Art Berlin, Teufelsberg, Berlin.
2013 - Ghost Hunters, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania.
120 Seconds, Federation Square, Melbourne.
2012 - Regret is for Chemists, Paradise Hills, Melbourne.
Nightmare Harvest Program, H, YSW Gallery, Hobart.
Foreplay, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania.
Taxonomy@ Establishment, CAST Gallery, Hobart.
37th Annual Alice Prize, Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs.
Chance, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston, curator Victor Medrano.
2011 - The Rest Is Silence, Death Be Kind, Melbourne.
Best Show! Felt Space, Adelaide.
Pirate Radio (and other Hauntologies), Poimena Gallery, Launceston.
If I had more bullets I’d have taken Warhol with me, Rat Palace, Hobart.
Kill Conquer Kill, Milk of Magnesia, Melbourne.
Panoply, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston.
2010 - I AM SATAN, HELL Gallery, Melbourne.
SHOTGUN, CAST Gallery suppt. by Detached Cultural Foundation.
Conceptual, Contemporary Art Services Tasmania, CAST Gallery.
Prosopography, Academy Gallery, School of Arts, Launceston.
2009 - O.N.O Project 2, Hobart CBD, Tasmania.
SRL (Stigma Research Laboratory), Moonah Arts Centre, Tasmania.
2008 - O.N.O (One Night Only), Tepid Baths, Hobart .
2007 - Your Call is Important to us...,Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
Board of Inflight, FirstDraft Gallery, Arts Alive Gallery, Inflight Gallery. (Touring exhibition)
2006 - ‘Text Me…’, Devonport Regional Gallery. Curator Dr. Ellie Ray.
Less Everything, More Something. Sabotage Gallery, Hobart, Curated by Hellavate for ArtMart.
My Reality, Federation Gallery, Cube 37, Frankston Arts Centre, Melbourne.
Come With Me, Royal Tasmanian Botanical Gardens. Curated by James Newitt.
Folie a Trois, Bus Gallery, Melbourne.
Next Wave Festival: 100 Points of Light, Melbourne.
ST5K Festival, Adelaide.
2005 - Resonator, Long Gallery, Hobart. Curated by Derek Hart.
Cinema Solubile, experimental film, Melkweg Theatre, Amsterdam.
2015 - Electrona 7054 Festival, Hobart Tasmania.
2014 - No Input, Speedy Grandma Gallery Bangrak Bangkok.
2013 - Klapperstein: Le Placard Headphone Festival. Aus/Fr/Ger.
FORMAT ARI, No Input Solo.
MONA FOMA 2013. No Input Solo.
2012 - Sound Klub V, Inflight ARI, Hobart.
MoMa Market, Solo sound performance.
2011 - CAST 18th Celebration, Live a/v commission.
MONA, Opening weekend, MONA Museum, Tasmania.
2010 - STL - Sound To Light, Peacock Theatre, Hobart.
2009 - RUIDO 8, DF Arte Contemporaneo, Galicia, Spain.
BLACK SUNDAY, Presented by SoundKlub, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart.
ONO Project 2, Hobart CBD – support for Lightning Bolt Australian Tour.
TRIAD Australian Tour, Tas, Syd, Melb, Per, Bris. Supported by Sound Travellers.
Damo Suzuki Network, Brisbane Hotel .
2008 - The Wednesday Project, Guilford Lane Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 - Salon Bruit, Lichtblick-Kino, Kastanianalee, Berlin .
Odd Ozz cabaret, AUXXX Amsterdam, Overtoom301, Amsterdam.
DataHack, WORM/PZI mdma grad exhibition, Achterhaven, Rotterdam.
2005 - Elec~Sonic bbq, ElectroFringe Festival, Newcastle.
Liquid Architecture 6, opening night, North Melbourne Town Hall Artshouse.
Fringe Cabaret, Pacific Crystal Palace, Ten Days on the Island Festival.
2004 - ‘If you like improvised music…’, Knott Gallery. Surry Hills NSW.
2013 - Arts Tasmania Assistance to Individuals Grant.
Tasmania Regional Arts Fund Presentation Grant.
2012 - Gordon Darling Foundation Professional Development Grant.
2009-11 Australian Post-Graduate Award Scholarship recipient.
2010 - Nominee – Qantas Foundation Contemporary Art Award.
2009 - Australia Council for the Arts, Sound Travellers Grant.
Australia Council for the Arts, Presentation and Promotion Grant.
2008 - Jim Bacon Foundation Scholarship.
Arts Tasmania, Cultural Exchange Grant.
Arts Tasmania, ArtsBridge Grant.
2007 - Australia Council for the Arts, Skills and Arts Development Grant.
University of Tasmania, Dean's Roll of Excellence.
2006 - Arts Tasmania, ArtsBridge Grant.
2009-11 MFA (Research), University of Tasmania.
2008 - Bachelor of Fine Arts with Honours, First Class. University of Tasmania
2007 - Bachelor of Fine Arts, University of Tasmania; Centre for the Arts.
2015 - Cathode Ray Mission, JAM Gallery, Bangkok.
2013 - Gertrude Street Projection Festival Finale, Melb.
The Penguin Pool, Federation Square, ARUP.
10 Loops, Faux Mo Festival Club, mofo.net.au.
2011 - Industrial Revolution, A Brief Encounter mini-fest.Tas. Aus.
2010 - The Fall/The Hunt, public projection. Santiago De Compostela, Spain.
2007 - Footscray Audio Visual Social Club, selected works. Melb.
2006 - Parallax Error, 8mm transfer. Analog Digital Brawl. Tas. Aus.
2015 - Curated Ebay Pdf.pdf for Taxonomy and Wrong Digital Biennale
2010 - 14 - Founding programming member Soundklub live audio club
2012 - ILK a Taxonomy Publishing project w/ Pip Stafford
2011-12 Antipodean Ruido, co-curated audio cd w/ Francisco Alvarez
2010 - Prosopography. Academy Gallery. UTAS. Launceston.
2009 - Auto/Graphic, Inflight ARI, Hobart, co-curation and catalogue text.
2008 - Encoding Experience, Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania. Facilitator.
SITE, web gallery. Search Theory. Contemporary Art Services Tasmania.
2007 - Sex and the City, BUS Gallery Melbourne. w/ Benjamin Kluss.
2005 - SURFACE, CAST Gallery, Hobart, screen based works and accompanying catalogue.
Boiler Room: national improvisation laboratory, IS Theatre Ltd. Backspace Theatre.
Harper A, Romantic Conceptualism, Eyeline Magazine, Number 83. 2015. Strong E, We're all in this together. cat. 2014.
Langridge C Dr., Sheik yer Bouti. cat. 2014.
Medrano-Bonilla V, Precis Two: the Macaque Monkey and Romantic Conceptualism, 2014. cat.
Kathigitis O, Scot Cotterell and Designed Imperfections. Cat.
Medrano-Bonilla V, Information, Technology and the loss of meaning. Cat.
Schilling A, Everything All at Once Now (and then some), thethousands.com
Harper A, A guide to Tasmania's Art Scene, Babes at the Museum.com 2013.
Wasil A, Scot Cotterell, SODA Magazine, Hobart. 2012.
Machen M, Exploration of ghost broadcasts, The Examiner. Jun 25, 2011.
McCrindle A, Insight into the Work of Scot Cotterell, WARP Magazine. 2010.
Watkins P, A Matter of Life and Death, Photofile Magazine: the archive issue. Issue 78. 2006 Australian Centre for Photography.
Warren M., HOARD:chronology, Togatus Magazine.
Iten M. The curator with a pop aesthetic, The program.net.au.
Watkins P. 'Out There: Scot Cotterell', Australian Art Collector magazine
issue 34 oct-dec. Gadfly media.
Priest G. Liquid Architecture 6: celebrating sound', RealTime Magazine
no68 Sept 05. RealTime.
Ratcliffe F. Surface. Un Magazine. Issue 4.p.53.
2012 - Convergence Lab, University of Tasmania, participant.
2011 - Advisory Committee, NAVA Artist Run Initiative advisory committee.
2010 - Inflight Artist-run initiative., Chair.
2009 - Inflight Artist-run initiative, Chair.
2005 - 08 -Inflight Artist-run initiative. Gallery Co-ordinator
2005 - Plimsoll Gallery, University of Tasmania, Committee Member
2005 -Contemporary Arts Services Tasmania, Board Member
2013 - Fusion and Appropriation: Dynamism and Flux. Fusion Journal UK/AUS.
2012 -We Are Here: Artist-run Initiative Symposium Report. NAVA.
2011 - Information Architecture, Catalogue Essay. Whyndham Art Gallery.
2010 - One Night in Paris. Catalogue Essay. Devonport Regional Gallery.
2015 - UQ Art Museum for MGQLD - Edge of Change: New approaches to Digital Engagment
2014 - UTAS TCotA - Art Forum Program - Guest Speaker
2014 - RADIO - INTERVIEW - Scot Cotterell on Plain Air EDGE Radio 99.3 Hobart
2014 - RADIO FEATURE - The Small Hours on Future Music FM.
2013 - University of Adelaide - Honours Program Guest Speaker
2012 - NAVA - We Are Here symposium - roundtable facilitator
Meiss Family, Germany.
Laboratory Collection, Spokane Washington.