Biggibilla CV: Art & Martial Arts.
"Yilambu Yugal Yilambu Burruguu" - Our Songs. Our Dreamtime.
Graham J Rennie aka (Biggibilla) Art Works shown in the Exhibitions below:
1988 Solo Private Collectors, Caulfield, Melbourne
1989 Artist in Residence Clifton Pugh Artist’s Community, Glen Iris, Melbourne
The Aboriginal Gippsland Museum carved territorial poles by Biggibilla.
1990 Solo Gallery Heritage, Melbourne
Shared Melbourne Art Fair, Exhibition Building,
Solo Malvern Arts Centre - National Arts Week Shared Art Naive, Prahran, Melbourne
1991 Artist in Residence Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne
1992 Exhibitions Aboriginal Gallery of Dreamings, Melbourne
Sculpture by Invitation Cooee Gallery,
Melbourne Exhibitions Emerald Hill Gallery, Melb.
Exhibition Tribal Art Gallery, Melbourne
1993 Solo Espace Alliance, Sydney
Solo Sunshine Dept. Store, Ikabukarou, Japan
Shared Exhibition Loeb Dept. Store, Berne, Switzerland
Solo Hiro Gallery, Ginza, Tokyo, Japan
Shared Exhibition Southlands Gallery, Canberra
1994 Solo Ark Corporation, Osaka, Japan
Solo - Inaugural Opening Ansett Golden Wing Lounge, Melbourne
Artist in Residence (3 months) Castle Bled Galleria, Slovenia
Shared Exhibition “Celebrate Australia” Hong Kong
1995 Solo (6 months) Venice, Grand Canal - during The Biennale
Shared Exhibition Wolfach, Black Forest, Germany
Solo Palazzo di Farnese, Ortona, Italy
1996 Solo Equrna Gallery, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1997 Shared Exhibition Manhattan Art Fair, New York, USA
Shared Exhibition The Jewish Museum of Australia - Mask Auction
Solo Dreamtime Gallery, SantaFe, New Mexico, USA
Solo The Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA
Shared Exhibition “Fuse
1998 - A Melbourne Fringe Festival Exhibition” (curated by Aboriginal Art Galleries of Australia)
Solo “Cantieri Culturali Alla Zisa” Palermo, Sicily
1998 Painted Porsche Hand-painted Porsche Carrera 911 - on permanent
exhibition at The Porsche Museum - Stuttgart, Germany .
1999 Shared Exhibition - United Nations Building, New York Australian Aboriginal Artists (Opening on World Indigenous Day)
1999 - 2000 Solo The Essoign Club Judges & Barristers Club, Melbourne.
2000 Solo Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney BMW Launch Inaugural “Art Motorcycle” Installation
2001 Solo Museum of Melbourne BMW “Art Motorcycle” Launch
2002 Studio/Gallery Richmond, Melbourne
2008 2009 Solo Australian Dreaming Art Gallery Fitzroy, Melbourne
2010 Shared Aboriginal Galleries of Australia Melbourne
2011 Artist in Residence - Beijing
2014 Solo Exhibition - Careyes, Mexico Artist In Residence - "Cassita Azul" Careyes,Mexico
2020 - 2021 Solo Private Exhibition - "The Living & Dying" Collection, Melbourne
2021 Solo Private Exhibition - "The Book of The Dead" Collection, Melbourne
2021 Biggibilla NFT'S For Sale - "OpenSea"
2022 Biggibilla NFT'S For Sale - "OpenSea"
I have exhibited & lectured extensively over the past 34 years and my artworks have been acquired by many prestigious galleries and museums both within Australia and internationally
The Australian Museum, Sydney - carved “Mingah” tree
The Australian National Museum, Canberra - carved “Mingah” tree
The Australian Embassy, The Hague, Holland - painting
The Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany - five paintings
The Queensland University of Technology - prints
The Howard Florey Institute, Melbourne University - painting (7 metre x 2 metre painting of the Gummaroi creation story)
The Japanese National Gallery, Osaka, Japan - carved “Mingah” trees & painting
Ca Pesaro, Museum of Modern Art, Venice, Italy - painting
Scola dei Tiraoro e Battioro Collection, Venice, Italy - painting
Castle Bled, Slovenia - carvings & paintings
The Australian Consulate, Slovenia - painting
The Australian Embassy, Angola - paintings
The Civic Centre, Ortona, Italy - painting
The Civic Centre, Wolfach, Germany - paintings
The Art Centre, St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - painting
The Menzies Foundation - paintings
The Judges & Barrister’s Club, Melbourne - painting
The NGV Melbourne, Victoria - painting
Commissions & Acquisitions:
Tetsuya Wakuda: Internationally renowned chef & restaurateur Tetsuya’s
Japanese Restaurant, Sydney - painting & carved “Mingah” tree
Armando Percuoco - Renowned restaurateur/chef Buon Ricordo Italian Restaurant, Sydney - painting
Anthony Sdrinis & Co. - Solicitor, Melbourne - paintings
Artwork for the set of the film “Jindalee Lady” - Brian Siren (Director)
The Aboriginal Gippsland Museum & Keeping Place, Bairnesdale, Victoria. The largest collection of carved territorial poles by Biggibilla.
Illustrator “From The Dreamtime” book - Australian Aboriginal Legends Artwork for Victorian Railways “Aussie Made Holidays” brochure 1993
Artwork for the poster celebrating the “Antipodes Greek Festival of Melbourne 1994”
Dulux International, Melbourne - painting
AAT King’s Australian Tours - “Yijan” painted Touring Bus Project (toured through Europe 1995-1996)
Gillian Anderson - Lead actress in X-Files TV Series Venice Biennale 1995 - painting
The Russian Space Agency Museum, Russia - a painting depicting the Mir Space Station travelling through Night Dreaming
The Porsche Museum, Stuttgart, Germany - painted Porsche Carrera 911 BMW Inaugural “Art Motorcycle” installation
BMW - Mini installation of the “Art Motorcycle” - Retirement gift for Gen. Mgr. Australia on his return to Germany
Careyes' Mexico Polo Tournament - commissioned artwork
Private commissioned artwork - Front cover image for "The Red Road".
Author - Four Arrows aka Don Trent Jacobs.
Martial Arts Azure Dragon Group:
Azure Dragon Group - (⻘青⿓龍学園) Seiryū Gakuen. Secret Martial Arts - (秘伝⽇日本柔術) Hiden Nihon Jūjutsu.
Yuwaalaraay Language Group Martial Arts (Yiilinhi Gumbubudhuu.
Dianne M Rennie (aka) Ooboon - (理理事) Riji - Director - (師⻑⾧長) Shichō.
Graham J Rennie (aka) Biggibilla - (理理事) Riji - Director - (師範⻑⾧長) Shihan-chō.
(⻘青⿓龍学園) Seiryū Gakuen, (⻘青⿓龍起倒協会) Seiryū Kitō Kyōkai, (⻘青⿓龍協会⽣生 き⽅方技) Seiryū Kyōkai Ikikata Waza, (⻘青⿓龍体育協会) Seiryū Taiiku Kyōkai,
(体育体術会) Taiiku Taijutsu-Kai, (⻘青⿓龍武術協会) Seiryū Bujutsu Kyōkai, (国 際武術⻘青⿓龍協会) Kokusai Bujutsu Seiryū Kyōkai, (黒⿓龍協会) Kokuryū Kyōkai, (国際柔術協会) Kokusai Jūjutsu Kyōkai, (萬國柔術學校) Bankoku Jūjutsu Gakukau - (秘伝⽇日本柔術) Hiden Nihon Jūjutsu - Secret Japanese Jūjutsu, (軍事特殊部隊技) Gunji Tokushu Butai Waza.
54 years experience.