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Bill Flowers (aka the Snake Artist) was born in Tasmania, Australia in 1963. Flowers works in both printmaking and painting. He has worked with comic book illustration and run his own wildlife T-shirt business before leaning towards more gallery based art. Alongside his art career, Flowers is also a venomus snake wrangler and worked with marsupial care and rescue. This has led to snakes and Tasmanian devils as a recurring theme in his art.


Below is a more detailed ‘visual’ CV


The Visual Resume

Bill Flowers

Email: Snakeartist@gmail.com


Solo Art Exhibitions

2015 'A World Hissssstory of Serpent Art' Elemental Art Space, deloraine, Tasmania

2014 'Longest Journey' Bass Strait Maritime Centre, Devonport, Tasmania

2012 "The Realm of the Black Angels" Cradle Mountain Visitor centre, Tasmania

2011 "The Celtic Serpent" Devonport Regional Gallery


2011 “Great moments in devil art history”
The Space gallery, Ulverstone Tasmania


2010 “Mythical Realism” The Space gallery, Ulverstone Tasmania

This exhibition was where the last supper painting offended some Christians.
link here

 

2010 Solo exhibition of printmaking, Chickasha Library , Chickasha, Oklahoma USA

2009 Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Fauna Gallery, Ulverstone, Tasmania

2009 "Fauna Gallery opening" exhibition, Ulverstone, Tasmania

2008 "Art with Bite" Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Artisan Gallery, Exeter, Tasmania

2006 Solo exhibition Lemonthyme lodge, Tasmania

2005 "Spirit of the Wild" Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Trowunna wildlife Café, Tasmania

2002 "Drawn from Life" Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Artisan Gallery, Exeter, Tasmania

1998 Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Artisan Gallery, Exeter, Tasmania

1998 Exhibition of wildlife art, Cradle Mountain , Tasmania

1997 Exhibition of wildlife art, Cradle Mountain , Tasmania

1996 Solo exhibition of wildlife art, Artisan Gallery, Exeter, Tasmania

Artist in residence

2006 - 2015 'Spirit of Tasmania' at sea between Devonport, Tasmania and Melborne, Victoria


2000 Forth Primary School, 3 day Cartoon workshop

1999 Cradle Mountain Visitor centre, Tasmania

1998 Cradle Mountain Visitor centre, Tasmania

Group Art Exhibitions

2011 "Starry nights" The Space gallery, Ulverstone Tasmania

2011 “Art in Love” The Space gallery, Ulverstone Tasmania
2010 From Within, Devonport Regional Gallery
2010 Cold Blooded creations, Daytona, Florida USA
2010 Tasmania ArtHouse Group Melbourne exhibition, SmartArtz Gallery, South Melbourne
2009 Tas Art, Burnie Reginional Gallery, Burnie
Tas Art was where the devil's last supper painting was first shown.
devil last supper
2008 Joint Tasmanian devil art exhibiton with Jennifer Rowlands, Tranquills Port Sorell, Tasmania
1993 Unrealism (Group Exhibition of comic book artists) Cyberspace gallery, Sydney
1991 Joint exhibition with Tony Flowers - Jewels Restaurant Latrobe, Tasmania


Art & Film Awards

2004 First prize winner of the Trasharama-a-go-go festival
2001 Winner of the National AFI 'Reinventing the Reel'competition
1993 Drawing Award - Rotary Tasmania Day Art Exhibition


Film & Television and Radio:

2015 - Hunt for the Tasmanian Tiger

Series 1 - Episode 1

New evidence suggesting the existence of the predatory creature,
which was thought to be extinct

Series 1 - Episode 2

A large den and footprints generate excitement as the search to
track down the beast continues.

 

 

2013 - ABC radio Interview
link here

2008 - "Snake Crusader- Tasmanian Devil in danger" - Wildlife Documentary for Animal Planet
(Co-presenter and animal wrangler)

2005 - "Wolf Boy" -animated music video- 3minutes
(Co-writer, co-director, artwork,)
Screened on ABC Rage 2007-08

2005 - "Dracenstein" -animated short film - 6 minutes 26 seconds
(Co-writer, co-director, artwork, voice actor)

2005 - "Doo Town" -animated television series pilot - 30 minutes
(Co-writer, director, artwork, voice actor)
Co-production with Trigger Street productions, USA

2004 - "Devils Diary" - wildlife documentary
(Actor, animal wrangler)
Screened on Animal Planet 2005

2004 - "Haven"- short film - 7 minutes - Funded by Screen Tas
(Co-writer, co-director, actor, producer, props)
Licensed by Imaginites Ltd for inclusion in the TV series "Mind Ignite

2004 - "Snake Wranglers" season 2, episode 13
(Co-presenter, snake wrangler)
Screened on the National Geographic channel 2004

2003 - "We Almost Got Shot"- animated short film - 6 minutes 58 seconds
(Co-director, artwork)
First prize winner of the 2004 Trasharama-a-go-go festival
Lisenced by Imaginites Ltd for inclusion in the TV series "Mind Ignite"

2002 - "Solitary Extraction" - animated short film - 6 minutes 45 seconds
(Co-director, artwork)
Screened at the Sundance Film Festival - USA 2004

2002 - "Hand Out"- short film - 4 minutes 30 seconds
(Co-writer, director, actor)
Winner of best Tasmanian Tropfest entry - 2003 Hobart award


2002 - "The Thylacine Project" wildlife documentary by Grostitz & Westphalen
(Actor, snake wrangler)
Screened on German public television 2002

2001 - "Detour on the Wheelie of Life"- animated short film - 4 minutes 50 seconds
(Co-writer, co-director, artwork)
Winner of the National AFI 'Reinventing the Reel'competition 2001
Broadcast on the TV show "shorts"in Portland, Oregon USA 2004


Employment History



1993 -2015 Self employed -Wildlife Educator and Artist

2011 - 2015- Art teacher, TasTAFE Devonport

2009 - 2010 Ran an open studio and art gallery - Fauna Gallery, Ulverstone, Tasmania

2006 - 2009 Tasmanian Devil Zoo Keeper trainer for ARAZPA Australia
tas devil snake artist

2006 - 2008 Zoo Keeper - devils@cradle, Cradle Mountain, Tasmania

2002 - 2009 Senior Zoo Keeper - Trowunna Wildlife Park, Tasmania

1990 - 2003 Art Teacher - Adult Education, Devonport, Tasmania

creature t-shirts

1993 - 2003 Wildlife T-shirt production - proprietor - Creature T-shirts, Latrobe, Tasmania

1993 - 1994 Ran an open studio and art gallery - Flowers Studios, Latrobe, Tasmania

1990 - 1993 Graphic Artist - Free Lance, Latrobe, Tasmania

1985 - 1990 Screen printer - Keeps Screenprint, Devonport, Tasmania

1984 -1985 Graphic Artist/Plate Maker - Geneva Press, Latrobe, Tasmania

1983 - 1984 Photographer - Colourcraft Studios, Ulverstone, Tasmania

Comics in Print

1994 Southern Aurora War Stories "We almost got shot"(illustrator)

1993 -1995 "Tales Too Twisted to Tell" issues 1-4 (writer & Illustrator)

cat comic bill flowers
1993 Southern Aurora comics present "The Cat" (writer & illustrator)

1985 Flush Comics "the Cat" (writer & illustrator)

Education

2013 TAE, training and Assessment. TasTAFE Tasmania
2011 Diploma in Visual Art, Tasmania Polytechnic
2009 Business Certificate 4 Mission Australia, Tasmania
1993 Business certificate 3 NIES Scheme Devonport, Tasmania
1981-1983 Certificate in Fine Art & Design TAFE Devonport, Tasmania