CV Simon Crosbie

Education and qualifications

Bachelor of Arts (Fine Arts/History): University of Melbourne

Master of Fine Arts – RMIT 2015

Doctor of Philosophy – School of Art, RMIT commenced 2017

Recent Work

2015 Reveal and Conceal (group show) Kings ARI, Melbourne

2015 700s Arts Festival (group show) RMIT Swanston Street Library

2015 Homage (group show) Food Court Gallery, Docklands

2015 Trauma Series #2 (solo show) Tacit Gallery, Collingwood

2016 P(art)icipate Collaborative Art Event, Allpress Studio, Collingwood

2016 Movements Melbourne Fashion Festival, First Site Gallery, Melbourne

2016 Linden Art Prize (finalist) Linden New Art, St Kilda

2016 Private Life (solo show) A.C. Art Space, Windsor

2016 Belong In (group show) A.C. Art Space, Windsor

2017 Museum of Lost Public Notices (group show) George Paton Gallery, Melbourne University 

2018 Artland (group show) RMIT Brunswick campus

2018 Trauma/Pre-Trauma (solo show) Dark Horse Experiment Gallery, Melbourne

2019 Stigma: Dismantled, Revealed (group show) The Dax Centre, University of Melbourne

Old Work

1988: Call of the Wild (libretto) with David Chesworth, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art, Experimenta

1991: Domepiece, ‘Sound in the Dome’ event, State Library of Victoria

1991: St Stephens Piece, Sound Culture 1991, St Stephen’s Church, Sydney

1991: Teresa Piece, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art

1992: Century Endings: Sound Performance Event, Great Hall, NGV

1993: Domepiece 2 (with the Astra Choir), State Library of Victoria, Melbourne Festival

1994: Gaol Piece: the Architecture of Silence, Old Melbourne Gaol, Experimenta

1995: Artspace Piece, Silence: Sound in Space. Artspace, Sydney

1995: Gaol Piece: the Architecture of Silence, Listening Room, ABC Radio National

1997: Happening, National Gallery of Victoria


2015: Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies (ADFAS) prize: RMIT

2015: Vice-Chancellor’s List Award: RMIT

2016: Linden New Art Prize: Board Encouragement Award

Publications: Books

Jessica’s Skateboard, Simon Crosbie, Sydney, Pearson Education Australia, 2000 (re-published 2004 in the USA and 2007 in South Korea)

Publications: Selected Journal Articles

Degrees of Compliance: Continuously Retitled by Warren Burt, Chris Mann and Csaba Szamosy, Agenda May 1993

A Zine of One’s Own, Like Art Magazine, Winter 1997

Sound Installation: A Garden for Percy’s Delight by Ros Bandt Like Art Magazine 1997/98

Conference Papers

2017: Visual Language in the Art of Trauma: Freud, Louise Bourgeois, and the Cells Series, 34th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, Pontificia Facoltà Teologica di Sicilia, Palermo

2018: The House of Horror: Images of Sites of Child Abuse in Contemporary Media, Don’t Look: Representations of Horror in the 21st Century. University of Edinburgh

2018: Harebells and Double Rainbows: Subtext in John Everett Millais’ The Blind Girl, 35th International Conference on Psychology and the Arts, the Dubrovnik Centre for Advanced Academic Studies., University of Zagreb.


Simon Crosbie and Joyce Hinterding’ by Peter Morse, Agenda, March 1995. pp 49-50

Arias, Recent Australian Music Theatre, by John Jenkins and Rainer Linz, Red House Editions: Melbourne, 1997 pp 90-91

Sound Sculpture, Intersections in Sound and Sculpture in Australian Artworks, by Ros Bandt, Sydney: Craftsman House, 2001 pp 24-25

Loading the silence : Australian sound art in the post-digital age, by Linda Ioanna Kouvaras, England: Ashgate, 2013 pp 136-137