About


I blend performance and painting by using a broom to create powerful strokes on large canvas. Often I use only blue, as I find it calm and neutral as well as the colour of sky and water. The works are created fast, as either live or video performances, and where possible with musicians, dancers and other performers. By making large intense works every month, it helps to keep my energy balanced and myself feeling good and healthy.

As of April 2018 I only wear short shorts and people yell the following at me as I ride my bike in Winter; Are you cold? It’s not Summer! Where are your pants? Do you get sick? Are you ok? You’re so sporty! You’re so healthy! You’re crazy!

Since 2016 I’ve lived and worked in Berlin.

Musically I currently perform with live electro trio Cloud Kinski. In Melbourne (2009-2016) I played synthesiser/flute in Kakariko, drums for 8 Bit Love, and electronics in the experimental/performance group Daft Folk, as well as throwing regular musical/social events.

Performances


2019 - Retramp, “Reconfiguring Gradients” with Kat Austen, Berlin, Germany - Performance
2019 - Alte Münze, The Show, Gallery Weekend, “Cube” with Hotte Schulz and Can Winter, Berlin, Germany - Performance
2019 - GlogauAir, “Tape Off” with Xiaoer Liu and Sven Hirsch, Berlin, Germany - Performance
2018 - La Bettolab, “Hungry For Moonlight” with Xiaoer Liu and Sven Hirsch, Berlin, Germany - Performance
2018 - Greenhouse, “Kakariko In Space,” Berlin, Germany - Book Launch and Reading
2018 - La Bettolab, “Super Fast Blue Ink Expressionist Portraits,” Berlin, Germany - Performance
2017 - La Bettolab, “Improving One Thing In The Room,” Berlin, Germany - Performance
2017 - Cafe Kotti “Colours,” Berlin, Germany - Performance

Exhibitions


2019 - Retramp, “Large Body Of Water,” Berlin, Germany - Solo Exhibition
2018 - Pandora Untergeschoss, “Berlin Film Festival,” Berlin, Germany - Group Exhibition
2018 - Retramp, “Simon Findlay,” Berlin, Germany - Solo Exhibition
2018 - Pandora Untergeschoss, “Art Kreuzberg Festival,” Berlin, Germany - Group Exhibition
2018 - Pandora Untergeschoss, “Gallery Opening,” Berlin, Germany - Group Exhibition
2018 - Berio, “Simon Findlay, Kunst Im Raum,” Berlin, Germany - Solo Exhibition
2018 - Expath “Simon Findlay,” Berlin, Germany - Solo Exhibition
2017 - Sixty Degrees “Simon Findlay,” Berlin, Germany - Solo Exhibition
2017 - Greenhouse Berlin, “Growing Pains” Berlin, Germany - Group Exhibition

Education


Deakin University. Graduate Diploma in Psychology, 2013.
University of Melbourne. Bachelor of Science, 2012.
Evolve College. Diploma of Remedial Massage, 2016.
Evolve College. Certificate IV in Massage Therapy, 2015.