Al Poulet


Al Poulet’s abstract paintings capture his relationship with his immediate surroundings. Although they cast off the representational trappings of our reality, each painted mark and visceral line indexes the young artist’s connection to his home in Wedderburn. In Poulet’s work, we are moved to not only observe this landscape, but also become part of it. He infuses a freshness and a vitality into the well established vocabulary of pure abstraction.

Al Poulet was the Winner of the Paddington Art Prize in 2018. His work was recently featured in Australian House and Garden and presented at Sydney Contemporary in 2019. In 2021, his work was exhibited at Penrith Regional Art Gallery in the joint exhibition, ‘Cummings & Poulet’.

Al Poulet is a graduate of UNSW Art and Design, achieving a Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Honours) in 2013 and a Master of Fine Arts in 2017.


2015 – 2017 Master of Fine Arts, UNSW Art & Design, Sydney
2009 – 2013 Bachelor of Fine Arts (Honours, 1st Class), College of Fine Arts, UNSW, Sydney


2020 Finalist, Mosman Art Prize, Sydney
2018 Winner, Paddington Art Prize, Sydney

S E L E C T E D  E X H I B I T I O N S

2021 Cummings & Poulet, Penrith Regional Art Gallery (curated by Toby Chapman)
2020 Untitled (W), Wagner Contemporary, Paddington
2019 Sydney Contemporary Art Fair
2019 Abstraction: The Feeling of Being Inside, Wagner Contemporary, Paddington
2017 Smashed Screens, Delmar Gallery, Ashfield
2017 Walk. Paint, (MFA Exhibition), A&D Space, Paddington
2016 Off The Wall, (Solo Exhibition), Kudos Gallery, Paddington
2015 Painting as Performance, Archive Space, Newtown
2014 Wooloomooloo, Firstdraft Gallery, Woolloomooloo
2014 Recent Paintings, Seaview Gallery, Dulwich Hill
2014 Won’t Work, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
2013 Hong Kong Graphic Art Fiesta, Hong Kong
2013 Primary Consumer, (Solo Exhibition), Yours & Owls, Wollongong
2013 Mirror Mirror, Throwdown Press Residency Exhibition, COFAspace, Paddington
2012 Tomorrow Today, (Honours Grad. Show), COFA, Paddington
2012 Yolk, Launch, The Barn, Mosman
2012 Half Way Mark, COFA space, Paddington
2012 I Exist, I Insist, Kudos Gallery, Paddington
2012 Death and Dystopia, Eastern bloc, Rozelle

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