At the age of 22, after studying for 5 years at both Meadowbank TAFE ’84-’85 and City Art Institute (now COFA) ’86-’88, Michael won The Sydney Morning Herald Travelling Art Scholarship in 1988 and - combined with the Dyson Bequest from the Art Gallery of NSW - painted in the Mora Dyring Studio at the Cite Internationale des Artes in Paris for 4 months and travelled for 2 and a half years in Asia, Europe and America.
On returning to Australia, Michael was involved in a number of solo and group show,s including a solo show at first draft in 1997, before once again travelling in Asia and Europe for 18 months.
He exhibited with the Tim Olsen Gallery 2005- 2010 where he had 4 solo exhibitions and numerous group shows.
There have been numerous artist trips to the Flinders Ranges, West MacDonnell Ranges, Cooma , Rylstone and the north coast of NSW.
Michael has taught and run workshops and classes at numerous schools, art centres and art societies and has guest lectured at COFA and TAFE, run workshops at Cockatoo island and guided art trips for World Expeditions to the West MacDonnell Ranges.
Michael currently resides in the Blue Mountains.
Curriculum Vitae - Michael Herron
Name: Michael Herron
Born Sydney 1966
Education 1978-83 Killara High School, Sydney
1984-85 Meadowbank TAFE, Art Certificate, Sydney
1986-88 Bachelor of Fine Art, City Art Institute, Sydney.
SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
1986 Lloyd Rees Photographic Award, Sydney.
1987 Three Painters, Arthause Gallery, Sydney.
1988 Two person Show, Galaxy Gallery, Sydney.
1988 Final Year Exhibition, City Art Institute, Sydney.
1988 Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Traveling Art Scholarship, Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.
1988 Gallery Artists, Galaxy Gallery, Sydney.
1988 Galaxy Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair
1988 Monotype, Galaxy Gallery, Sydney.
1989 A Romantic Vision, Two person Show, Galaxy Gallery Sydney.
1989 Douglas Art Award exhibition, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
1990 Young Painters, St Germaine, Paris.
1993 Observatory Heritage Exhibition, S.H.Irving Gallery, Sydney
1995 Impromptu, Arthause Gallery, Sydney.
1996 Axel Presents, Three Person Show, 235 Nelson Street Gallery, Sydney.
1996 If I had a Manifesto, Three Person Show, 235 Nelson Street Gallery, Sydney.
1997 No Holds Barred 2, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne.
2006 Tim Olsen Gallery, Melbourne Art Fair
2008 2 x 2 Group Exhibition, Tim Olsen Gallery Annex, Sydney
2010 Tim Olsen Gallery Miscellanea
2010 Meadowbank TAFE Alumni 3 Person Show
2010 Kedumba Drawing Award
2011 Taronga Zoo Artist in Residence, Newcastle University
2011 Archibald, Salon des refuses, S.H.Irving Gallery
2011 Zoo AIR, University Gallery, Newcastle
2011 Contested Landscapes, Art and About Sydney, Customs House Forecourt.
2012 Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
2012 Painting the Everglades, with Tim Allen
2012 Flinders Ranges Exhibition, Mackay, Queensland Milton House Gallery
2012 Regent Honeyeater Show, Zoo Drawings with Michael Mandelc, Leura
2013 Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
2013 Utzon’s Opera House , S H Irving Gallery, Sydney
2014 Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Ballarat
2014 Plein Air Painting Prize, Parliament House, Sydney
2015 Confluence Coorah Contemporary, Wentworth Falls
1990 D.C. Art Gallery, Sydney.
1996 First Draft Gallery, Sydney. phyla
2001 Works on Paper, Ewart Gallery, Sydney.
2005 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney
2006 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney - Confluence
2008 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney - Idyll
2009 Tim Olsen Gallery, Sydney The Chant of Edna Walling
2012 Threshold Gallery, Sydney Garden Party, Chifley Plaza.
2013 Butchers Hook Gallery, Sydney, The Abstract heart.
2014 Woodford Academy
2015 Michael Herron Moth Project, Surrey Hills. Sydney
2017 Braemar Gallery
PRIZES AND AWARDS
1986 Lloyd Rees Photographic Award
1988 Royal Agricultural Society, First Prize, The Under 20 Student Painting
1988 Willoughby Art Prize, highly Commended
1988 Sydney Morning Herald Heritage Art Award, Traveling Scholarship
1989 City Art Institute, Douglas Art Award, University Medal
1989 The Dyson Bequest, Art Gallery of N.S.W.Traveling Scholarship
1989 The Moya Dyring Studio, Cite International des Arts, Paris
2002 The Sydney Grammar Prep School, Art Award
1995- 2007 Waverly Woollahra Art Centre, Bondi
1999- present Workshop Art Centre, Willoughby
2005- 08 Drawing , Art Gallery of NSW
2011-13 Knox Grammar Drawing workshops
2012-15 Blacktown Arts Centre life drawing workshops
2013 VADEA lectures and Zoo drawing workshop
2013-14 Guest lectures COFA
2013-16 Cranbrook Drawing and painting Workshops
2013-16 Wonona Girls HSC Workshops
2014 -16 Knox Grammar painting and HSC Workshops
2014 Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School Zoo Workshop
2015-16 Cockatoo Island Painting Workshops
2015 -16 West MacDonnell Ranges 6 day Artist Trip
1989-1991 Asia, Europe, USA and 1998-1999 Asia and Europe
1998-1999 Asia, Europe