Andrew Curtis is an Australian photographer who’s made and exhibited images for galleries and brands since 1990. Fascinated by industrial modernity, he works across artistic, architectural and commercial contexts.

His art plumbs the strange depths lurking below the seemingly banal surfaces of a range of typologies such as construction materials and by-products, industrial machinery and architecture, and obsolete office spaces.

In his professional practice, Andrew has a strong focus on the arts sector and the built environment. He works with many of Australia’s major museums and galleries, both state and commercial. He’s collaborated with many architects, interiors specialists and graphic designers – he also has a wealth of experience with product photography and portraiture. Helping urban planners get their messages across, Andrew has worked with all the major councils in the Melbourne metropolitan area. In particular, he has a long-standing relationship with the City of Melbourne and its infrastructure projects. If you need aerial photography, shot from either a helicopter or drone, he does that too.

Andrew Curtis
Born Melbourne, Australia in 1966. Lives and works Melbourne, Australia


Office Works, Sutton Projects, Melbourne, 2019
, YarraBend, Melbourne, 2018
Moonlight Mile
, OREXART, Auckland, New Zealand, 2013
Moonlight Mile, Block Projects, Melbourne, 2013
Cell, OREXART, Auckland, New Zealand, 2010
Cell, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, 2008
Slab/Underpin, Großer Wasserspeicher, Berlin, Germany, 2006
Underpin, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, 2006
Underpin, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, 2006
Underpin, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Melbourne, 2006
Slab, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, 2004
Slab, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, 2003
Hawthorn Town Hall, Melbourne, 2002
Volt, Australian Centre for Photography, Sydney, 2001
Volt, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, 1999
Moving to Florida, Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne, 1991
John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, 1990


To the Moon and Back, Ballarat Foto Biennale, 2019
, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2018
Game On: A Selectors Choice of Contemporary Art in New Zealand
, Hastings City Art Gallery, New Zealand, 2011
Divided By Water: New Zealand, Australian & Pacific Artists, OREXART, Auckland, New Zealand, 2011
Asahi Silver & Black, 1000 £ BEND, Melbourne & Sydney, 2010
Eastlink: The Art of Urban Design & Construction, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2008
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2008
City of Hobart Art Prize, 2007
A Man’s World, Museum of Brisbane, 2006
William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize, Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne, 2006
Group Action, Criterion Gallery, Hobart, 2005
Monash Gallery of Art, Melbourne – Recent Acquisitions, 2004
City of Hobart Art Prize, 2003
The University of Southern Queensland – 17th McGregor Prize for Photography, 2000
Regional Touring Exhibition – Striking, Photographs from the Monash Gallery of Art Collection, 1999–2002
Waverley City Gallery, Melbourne – New Acquisitions, 1992
Stills Gallery, Sydney – Opening Exhibition, 1991
Melbourne Theatre Company – Diving for Pearls, 1991
The Photographers Gallery, Melbourne – Next Wave Festival, 1990
Linden, Melbourne – St Kilda Visual Arts Festival, 1987


Vinyl Anthology – 2CD, 23FIVE Records, USA, 2005
Testament – 7” single, RRRecords, USA, 1990
Assemblage 2 – 7” single, Korm Plastics, The Netherlands, 1990
20 Years in Blue Movies – 12” LP, 1988
Vinyl – 12” LP, 1987


National Gallery of Victoria
Monash Gallery of Art Collection
Visy Industrial Packaging
City of Boroondara
Arts Victoria ‘New Work’ grant, 2014
Australia Council ‘New Work’ grant, 2006
Australia Council ‘New Work’ grant, 2004
Arts Victoria ‘New Work’ grant, 2002
AGDA – Photography Commendation Award, 2000
Shortlisted for ‘ESSO Young Artist Project’, 1990
Australian Institute of Professional Photography – ‘Student of the Year’ Award, 1988


Dan Rule, Moonlight Mile Review, The Age, March 2, 2013
Dr Marcus Bunyan, Moonlight Mile Review, Art Blart, March 2, 2013
TJ McNamara, Cell Review, NZ Herald, April 10, 2010
Caleb Kelly, Cracked Media-The Sound of Malfunction, The MIT Press, 2009
Gail Priest, Experimental Music-Audio Explorations In Australia, UNSW Press, 2009
The New McCulloch’s Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Australian Art Editions, 2006
Tim Walsh, A Man’s World, Artlink, Vol 26, No 4, 2006
Jeffery Makin, Critic’s Choice, Herald Sun, February 13, 2006
Robert Nelson, Modern World Goes Mouldy, The Age, February 1, 2006
Greg Neville, Underpin, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, October 2005
Keith Moline, CD review, The Wire (UK), #253, March 2005
Stefano Bianchi, Gum, Blow Up (Italy), #81, February 2005
Lawrence English, CD review, Signal To Noise (USA), #37, Spring 2005
Kyla McFarlane, A Little Night Music, The Age, September 18, 2004
Interview, ‘The Maker’, ABC Radio National, August 3, 2003
Roger Taylor, Radio Interview on High & Low, 3RRR, July 15, 2003
Stephen Crafti, Finding Beauty in the Building Site, The Age, July 1, 2003
Karen Burns, Slab, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, June 2003
Jim Haynes, Outer Limits, Wire magazine CD review, June 2003
Stephen Crafti, Request Response Reaction, Images Publishing, January 2003
Csaba Toth, Variable Resistance, San Francisco MOMA, Catalogue Essay, September 2002
Robert Nelson, Trade, Photofile, Issue No. 65, May 2002
Robert McFarlane, Simple Pleasures, The Sydney Morning Herald, May 19, 2001
Colin Bisset, The Shock of the Ordinary, Sydney Express News, May 17, 2001
Roger Taylor, Radio Interview on High & Low, 3RRR, May 9, 2001
Anna Clabburn, Striking, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, September 1999
Robert Rooney, One Hand Makes Light Work, The Australian, August 6, 1999
Greg Neville, Volt, Exhibition Catalogue Essay, July 1999
Peter James, Americans, Black + White, April 1995
Who’s Who of Australian Rock, The Five Mile Press, 1993
Mary–Lou Jelbart, Radio Review on Morning Show, 3LO, November, 1991
Maudie Palmer, Radio Review on Art Rave Today, 3PBS, November, 1991
Greg Neville, Moving To Florida, The Age, November 22, 1991
Roger Taylor, Radio Interview on Gotham City Gossip, 3RRR, November 16, 1991
Greg Neville, The bazaar in two–dimensions & the bizarre, The Age, June 1, 1990