• Jeffrey Service
  • About this artist
  • Curriculum Vitae
  • 'The Horse Whisperer'
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  • 'Stop And Go - Beach Walking Track'
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  • 'Wing It'
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  • 'The Football Ballet'
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  • 'Gramps'
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  • 'Bruno taking the Master for a Walk'
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  • 'Green Onion Boogie'
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  • 'Meet my Neighbour Uncle Ratas..'
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Jeffrey Service

Jeffrey was born in 1946 in Brisbane, Australia. As a young adult he went out to explore the world. In 1968 he hitch-hiked from Iceland to Morocco and New York to Panama. He married on the Navaho Indian Reservation and paddled down the Rio de la Passion in the Guatemalan jungle in a dug-out canoe.

Jeffrey started his painting career in 1969 when he arrived in a hippie commune in California, chasing The Summer Of Love. Broke in Berkeley in 1970, he started selling his brightly coloured batik paintings and this turned into a professional twenty year obsession.

He was in New Mexico in 1971 and Santa Fe from 1975 to 1980, where he did a two year residency at the Santa Domingo Indian reservation which was sponsored by the New Mexico Arts Commission. One of Jeffrey’s works is in the Library of Congress, Washington DC.

Jeffrey was invited to captain the British Croquet Team and at the DH Lawrence Festival the guests included Robert Redford and Elizabeth Taylor. He now has two works in Elizabeth Taylor’s private collection.

Upon returning to Australia in 1973 he built a Balinese style artist’s retreat at Tamborine in Queensland. Jeffrey now paints in water colour, continuing with his familiar bright style.

“I paint about the ironic comedy in my life”.

2017
• Solo exhibition at Percolator Gallery, Paddington, Brisbane QLD

2016
• Solo exhibition at Old School House Gallery, Cleveland, Brisbane QLD
• Published in an 8 page feature in Artists Palette

2015
• Teaching residency for Tiwi Designs at the Tiwi Islands, NT Australia

1995
• Commission – IDEA ’95 Congress, Brisbane QLD

1991
• Commission – Performing Arts Complex Brisbane Opening

1990
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – Weipa, Beaudesert & Ipswich for Indigenous communities

1989
• Commission – EXPO Brisbane, Canberra Festival
• Commission – Sheraton Hotel, Port Douglas QLD

1987
• Solo exhibition Wayford Gallery, Tamborine, QLD
• Commission – Flower Expo QLD Pavilion in Japan
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – QLD Education Dept. Artist’s program

1986
• Commission – QLD Teachers, Maritime, Disability and Police Unions

1985
• Solo exhibition – QLD Crafts Council
• Commission – Workers Heritage Centre, Barcaldine
• Solo exhibition – Bundaberg Regional Gallery, QLD
• Solo exhibition – Logan Regional Gallery, Logan QLD
• Solo exhibition – Blue marble Gallery, Buderim, QLD
• Commission – Civic Centres in Ayr, Roma, Mt Isa, Innisfail & Mackay
• Commission – Sanctuary Cove, display and private units, QLD
• Commission – Channel 7, TV sets for Wombat show over 2 years
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – Brisbane Institue of Art, John Oxley Centre
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – Fibre Interchange. McGregor Summer School and Warana Children’s workshops

1983
• Solo exhibition at Mount Isa Potters Gallery, QLD

1982
• Solo exhibition in Gallery 111, Rockhampton QLD

1981
• Solo exhibition at Kelvin Grove College of Art, QLD
• Solo exhibition at Alaska State Museum, USA
• Commission – Dreamworld Creative Artist, QLD
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – TAFE Bundamba Summer School Program, Rockhampton QLD (10 years)

1980
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – QLD Arts Council (part time 10 years)

1978
• Solo exhibition at College of Santa Fe Gallery, USA
• Solo exhibition at The Depot, Crested Butte, Colorado, USA
• Tutor/Artist in Residence – Artist-in-the-schools, New Mexico Arts commission, (2 years) USA

1977
• Solo exhibition at the Governors Gallery, Hyedt-Bair Gallery, USA

1976
• Solo exhibition at the Contemporary Craftsman, Santa Fe, USA

1975
• Solo exhibition at Twelfth Night Theatre Gallery, QLD
• Solo exhibition at University of QLD, Schonell

1974
• Solo exhibition for AMP in Brisbane and Melbourne
• Solo exhibition in Dabbles On Days Gallery

1972
• Solo exhibition in Abbott Gallery
• Solo exhibition at Renaissance Fair, California, USA

1970
• Solo exhibition at the University of California, Berkeley, USA