Mark Gawne is an Australian artist recognised for his unique and highly colourful artworks in drawing and painting. In 1999 his artwork was honoured in the Cairns Regional Art Show when he won the ‘Peoples Choice’ Award.

The award brought about a surge of press articles and caught the eye of gallery directors around Australia. With this impetus, Mark exhibited in galleries in Cairns, Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Gold Coast, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth. He has continued to win a number of awards and has sold consistently around the world since 2000.

Currently represented exclusively by Revival Art & Design, Mark was formerly represented by Schuberts at the Gold Coast.

“It’s important to have good control of your medium and I can layer and texture oil paints confidently, allowing me spontaneity in my art and creating thick textures that highlight details in the landscape.”


New Zealand-born, Mark studied fine arts in the late 1980’s and again at QUT in Brisbane in the early 2000’s, attaining his Masters degree in Fine Art.

He has always painted, experimenting with different mediums and styles, but it wasn’t until an outback holiday in 1999 that his direction in art changed completely; the influence and colours of the outback landscape, ever-present in his work.

Artist CV

1989 Graduated, Diploma Fine Arts

1995 Runner up – Cairns Regional Show

1999 Winner -‘Peoples Choice Award’-Cairns Art Society ‘Cairns Post’ article

2000 Winner – Inaugural ‘Dr Edward Koch’; Exhibition Finalist ‘Australian Artist’ Magazine; ‘Cairns Post’ feature; ‘Australian Artist’ Magazine 8 page feature

2001 Finalist ‘Australian Artist’ Magazine; Group Exhibition – Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne; ‘Australian Artist’ Magazine finalist

2002 Solo Exhibition – Libby Edwards Galleries Melbourne; Group Exhibition -Beachside Gallery, Noosa Heads

2003 Tattersalls Art Prize Exhibition Brisbane; Visited galleries in London, Cologne, Dusseldorf, Paris.

2004 Graduate Solo Exhibition, QUT

2005 Dugongs of Hinchinbrook Exhibition, Kick Arts Gallery 2020 Dual Exhibition, Revival Art Gallery, Brisbane

2021 Solo Exhibition, 42 Steps. Revival Art Gallery, Brisbane