Craig Waddell

Craig Waddell graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Art from the National Art School in 1999 and a MFA (Printmaking) at the Chiang Mai University, Thailand.

In 2005 he was a Finalist in the Wynne Prize and the Blake Prize for Religious Art. Waddell was highly commended for the Brett Whiteley Traveling Scholarship in 2003, 2001 and 1999 and the Lloyd Rees Memorial Award 2000. He was the recipient of the Waverley Painting Prize 1999 and the Pat Corrigan Traveling Scholarship.

Waddell’s awards include: the Moya Dyring, Art Gallery of NSW Residency at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris; The Marten Bequest Traveling Art Scholarship; and the Gunnery studio, Artspace Sydney.

He won the Mosman Art Prize in 2010; the previous year he won the Mosman Art Prize Peoples Choice award and was highly commended. He has been awarded the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in and the Tattersall’s Art Prize for landscape painting. He was also a winner of the Paddington Art Prize and the Norville Australian Landscape Prize.

Waddell has also been a finalist in the Sulman Prize, the Dobell Drawing Prize, the Glover Prize for Landscape Painting of Tasmania, the Archibald Prize, the Kilgour Prize, the ABN AMRO Emerging Art Award and the Salon Des Refuse exhibition.

Craig Waddell has completed residencies in Paris, Thailand, Vietnam and Sydney and has participated in many group and solo shows. Waddell is what you might call an artists artist, in that he lives for his art and is held in numerous collections all over the world.


  • Craig Waddell – Morning Glory 2005