PAUL BORG                                          

Born 1962, Melbourne, Australia


1982-1984         Bachelor of Arts, Fine Art (Painting), Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne

1981                   T. O. P. Art and Design, Western Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Footscray


2020                  Local/e-Paul Borg online exhibition artsteps arrange by Creative Arts Brimbank


2018                   Finding Home, Brimbank Community and Civic Centre, curated by Michael Sheill.

2017                   Fertile Land, Gasworks Arts Park Melbourne.

2016                   Swing high swing low,  Exhibited in my house in St Albans.

2009                   On the Line, Showcase Gallery, Victoria University, Melbourne (also on flickr)

2007                   Portraits in Retrospect, L17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne

1999                   G.S.T. Greater Suburban Takeoff, St Albans Business Centre

1998                   One Tree Hill, La Trobe Street Gallery, Melbourne

1996                   Suburban Fringe, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray

1994                   Fractured, Fragmented Hill, Installation, Wesley Uniting Church, Melbourne

1993                   In-Site, Paintings and Drawings, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray

1991                   Recent Works, Judith Pugh Gallery, Fitzroy

1989                   Paul Borg, Art Control, North Melbourne


2019                  Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize.

2018                   Doug Moran national Portrait Prize, Semi Finalist ( 5 times finalist and 8 times semi finalist )

2017                   Rick Amor Self Portrait Prize, Montsalvat Victoria

2017                   9x5 Now, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts -Melbourne

2016                   Rick Amor drawing prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat

2016                   Wyndham Art Prize

2015                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi finalist

2015                  Salon de Refuses, S.H.Ervin Gallery, Sydney

2015                   Beyond Malta, Auberge D'Italie, Valletta, Malta

2014                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize, Semi finalist

2014                   Rick Amor drawing prize,  Art Gallery of Ballarat 

2013                   Rick Amor self portrait prize, Montsalvat

2013                   Doug Moran National portrait prize, Semi finalist

2012                   We Are Here, Paul Borg, Gina Kalabishis, Shannon Smiley ,Chapman and Bailey Gallery, Collingwood

2012                  Paul Guest Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery

2012                   Rick Amor Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Ballarat

2012                   Pop-Up Delhi, Pursuit Gallery, India Art Fair, New Delhi

2011                   Blake Prize, National Art School, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)

2010                   Art Flash, Pursuit, Melbourne Art Fair

2008                   Road Less Travelled, curated by Kirsten Rann, L17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne

2008                   Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, 

2007                   Often Spotted, Rarely Seen, Celebrating 40 years of Collection at La Trobe University, Bundoora

2006                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)

2004                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)

2002                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)

2001-1993         A4 Art Fund Raiser, WestSpace Gallery, Footscray/Melbourne

2000                   John Lesley Art Prize, Sale Regional Gallery

1999                   We Are Australian, Immigration Museum, National Touring Exhibition

1998                   Doug Moran National Portrait Prize (Finalist), State Library, Sydney (Traveling exhibition)

1998-1996         Royal Overseas League Annual Open Exhibition, London, UK, and Edinburgh College of Art, Scotland

1997                   People and Industry, Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Art Centre

1997                   Terry Wheelan presents Artists Spaces, Stripp Gallery, Melbourne

1997                   Salon des Refuses, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney

1997                   13th Spring Festival of Drawing, Mornington Peninsula Art Centre


2015                   Founder of  "Paul Borg Art Scool" formely "The Studio Art School "  

2011                   Registered Research Supervisor, (External Associate Doctoral)- Victoria University

1985- 2014        Painting and Drawing, Victoria University, Melbourne

1987-1992         Painting and Drawing, Hunt Club Community Centre, Deer Park


1993-2000        Original Committee Member, WestSpace Gallery, Melbourne

1991-1998         Artist in residence, ICI Deer Park Melbourne.

1985-1997         Freelance children’s book Illustrator


2001                   Recipient of Vice Chancellor's Award for Teaching Excellence, Victoria University

1992                   Development Grant for Artist in Residence, ICI Deer Park, Australia Council

1984                   Trustees of the National Gallery of Victoria Folio Award, Final Year, VCA

1983                   Alfred and Rachael Levi Drawing Award, VCA


2016                   Maltese Downunder. go to Oct 16 at 8.37 on the time line on

2015                   'Association' magazine, Art Gallery of Ballarat, Summer edition 2015

2009                   Podcast, SBS Radio, with Marlene Galea

2008                   ‘Soul Man’ Connections, Victoria University

2007                   ‘Paul Borg: A Portrait’, Lizard magazine, Victoria University

2004                   'Anti-Archibald: Doing the Doug Moran' by Daniel Thomas                                                           

2004                   "Portrait of an artist ascending",     The Age by Clare Boyd-Macrae    


1998                   ‘Suburban Rhythms', Monument by Tim Sowden

1998                   ‘Brush with the Landscape', Radio National with Julie Copeland

1998                   ‘Writing the Everyday’, Australian Literature and the Limits of Suburbia (cover image)

1998                   ‘Portraits and Pleasure', The Age by Peter Timms

1998                   ‘Brushes with Fame’, Sunday Age, by Ronald Millar

1998                   ‘Portrait of a Western Bypass’, Nexus, Victoria University

1997                   ‘Paul Borg’ by Tim Sowden, Art/Text, Issue No 56, Feb - April

1997                   ‘Working Class’, Herald Sun, by Anita Bragge

1997                   ‘Arts-talk’, Radio National, interview with Julie Copeland

1996                   ‘Waltzing Matilda’, T.V. interview, June, Malta          

1993                   ‘Artist’s Industrial Landscape.’ The Western Times, Melbourne

1993                    Herald-Sun article by Simon Plant

1991                    ‘The Studio in Deer Park’, Art Link, Arts in a Multicultural Australia by Elizabeth Gertsakis           .

1989                    Art and Australia (Winter Edition and Summer Edition)

1990                    ‘Artist in Residence at Deer Park’, ICI Circle


2008                    Portrait of Jarlath Ronayne AM, Foundation Vice Chancellor, Victoria University

2008                    Hiberian Hotel, Port Melbourne

2003                    Portrait of Mai Ho, Mayor, Maribrynong City Council

1995                    Sunshine City Council

                            Plus private commissions


National Gallery of Victoria (artist book acquisition of group show )

Art Gallery of Ballarat  

La Trobe Picture Collection - State Library of Victoria

La Trobe University

Geelong Gallery

Art Bank

Victoria University 

Lincoln Institute of Health Science

Sunshine Council

Westland Mining

Private collections