Simon Terrill is an artist born in Australia, currently working in Australia.
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Born 1969: Currently lives & works in Melbourne, Australia

Simon Terrill’s work is concerned with relationships between bodies, architecture and habitat. His images have ranged from exploring the crowd’s dark matter to its utopian ideal of liberation and the temporary dissolving of barriers between people. Terrill’s Crowd Theory series (2005-07), made in collaboration with the Footscray Arts Centre, is concerned with the structure of communities and relationships formed by virtue of place. These works are photographic-performance-events that are stage managed public operations involving many collaborators and large groups of people associated with each chosen site.

Simon Terrill has exhibited extensively since 1998. He has had a number of solo shows, including most recently Closer, Sutton Gallery, 2008; and Crowd Theory – Southbank, ANZ Pavilion, the Arts Center, 2007. His work has been included in numerous group exhibitions, both in Australia and internationally including The William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, 2009; Photo-ID, Contemporary Art Norwich 09; Slade Graduate Exhibition, Gower Street, London 2009; and Double Orbit, Slade Research Centre, Woburn Square, London, 2009. Terrill has been the recipient of a number of prestigious awards and grants, including grants and residencies from the Australia Council (2009, 2002 and 1998); and the Anne and Gordon Samstag International Visual Arts Scholarship in 2007. His work is in held in important public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria; the Samstag Museum of Art; Monash Gallery of Art; the Australian Center for the Moving Image; and Artbank; as well as private collections in both Australia and the UK.

Simon Terrill is represented by Sutton Gallery in Melbourne, Australia