Art Prizes/Shows






In 2013, after spending over a year travelling to Europe, USA, Japan and Australia, Brereton moved from Wollongong to Currarong near Nowra on the south coast of NSW, Australia

Currarong Studio


One day Master Class Workshops

Workshop details –

Currarong, South Coast, NSW



Artist Books



to be published July 24 - 2021
(Art & poetry)




Against a Skyline of Canted Rust
The Reappropriated Readymade


next group exhibition


Report from the Littoral Zone

Installation, sculpture, paintings, videos across three galleries.

Sept - Nov. 2018




NOW - Shoalhaven Contemporary Art PrizerizeNOW, 15

NOW - Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize,
Nowra Regional Gallery 2019

Winner of the JBBA -Award



Hazelhurst Art Award 2013
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre

Mangrove Man, 100 x 150cm digital photo, waterclour, 2013


Finalist - 2015

Currarong Mangroves,101cm x 167cm,
oil on canvas, 2015


NOW - Shoalhaven Contemporary Art Prize,
Nowra Regional Gallery 2016

Bosoms Creek Bridge Walk, oil on canvas, 137cm x180cm, 2015


Calleen Art Prize - Cowra Regional Gallery, 2013

Caught One More Time, 122 x 167cm,
oil on canvas, 2013

Calleen Art Prize - Cowra Regional Gallery, 2011
First Prize
James Kiwi Watercolour Prize 2010

in gallery collection

56th Blake Prize for Religious Art
30 August - 29th Sept, 2007


Thirroul Art Prize, Major Award, 2008

Kurt Brereton with his winning painting Illawarra Escarpment


Thirroul Art Prize, Major Award, 2007

Kurt Brereton with his winning painting Kuradji Embassy Bulli

Winner of People's Choice Award
On The Shore Art Prize,
Thirroul, 2006

Meeting of Our Elders to Decide Our Future
mixed media installation


screening of Super 8 film
The Coal Cliff
(Kurt Brereton & Kate Richards), 1981

12th December 2006 - Chauvel Cinema Sydney
The Super 8 Effect

Wollongong City Gallery - 2011
Coalcliff Days exhibition and poetry event



Artists in Schools
Extended Residency Program
Regional Gallery and Arts Centre

From Art to Web

Visual Arts to Visual Art Gallery

Visual and digital media artist Dr Kurt Brereton
will work with students and staff at Gymea
Technology High School during 2010/11. The program will
extend the school’s program in Visual Arts,
Photography and Digital Media. Students will
work across 2D and time-based media (video
and website design) with final artworks
displayed on the school website as an on-line
gallery and a public screening of time-based
works in the Hazelhurst Theatrette.

Dr Brereton was one of the judges for the Photography / 2D digital art / Computer art award

Moreton Bay region art awards
Previously known as the Pine Rivers Annual Art Awards which ran for 16 years. Moreton Bay Conservation Art Advisory Group will convene on the day of judging to consider purchasing works recommended by the judges.
Total awards and acquisition money - $32,000. Artists may enter one artwork in each category. All categories are open to residents of the Moreton Bay region.

How Digital Technology Killed the Photography Star!
6pm Thursday May 21
Dinner talk by Dr Kurt Brereton
Pine Rivers Art Gallery
, Queensland

With the rise of digital cameras and editing, what’s happening to the art of photography? New technologies have radically changed our idea of what a photograph is and what a photographer does. Join Dr Kurt Brereton as he discusses the changing nature of photography – what it is today and what it may be in the future - and the impacts on journalism, advertising and art. Dr Brereton is Adjunct Professor at the University of Technology, Sydney and an educator in the fields of new media, design, humanities and the visual arts.