Anthony Bartok is a Sydney based painter and print maker whose work is a humorous and graphic comment on the modern western world. His simplistic style references the innocence of a children’s colouring-in book, using a banal and deadpan line in order to bring out the inherent absurdities of his subjects. Bartok’s work would be sad if it weren’t so funny, shallow if it weren’t so sad, and inconsequential if it weren’t so close to reality.

He is a 2016 graduate of the National Art School, and has been a finalist in the Churchie Emerging Art Prize (2016), Mosman Art Prize (2017), and Winner of the Fisher’s Ghost Award for Drawing, Painting and Printmaking (2016).


2016 Bachelor of Fine Arts, National Art School, Sydney



2018   Unlimited Sydney, Sydney Contemporary Art Fair, 13 - 16 Sep, Carriageworks Sydney

2017   Colouring Out, @RKD Gallery, 20 - 28 May, Canberra

2016   A Year in Preview, The New Standard Gallery, 21 Oct - 8 Nov, Surry Hills

           28.9.16 - 23.10.16, Home @735 Gallery, 28 Sep - 23 Oct, Redfern

           Churchie Emerging Artist Prize, Aug - Nov, QUT Art Museum, Brisbane

           Exploration 16, 31 May - 18 Jun, Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne

           Green-eyed monster eating its own tail - Art Month Sydney, 5 - 20 Mar, Golden Age Cinema & Bar, Surry Hills                

          YAI, 3 - 10 Feb, M. Contemporary, Woollahra    

2015   National Art School Graduate Show, 27 Nov - 5 Dec, National Art School Gallery, Darlinghurst

2014   On The Ground: A Survey of Contemporary Painting from the Sydney ARI scene, 13 - 30 Apr, Firestation Arts Centre, Dubbo


2017   Mandatory Field, 28 Sep - 28 Oct, The New Standard Gallery, Surry Hills

2017   Terms and Conditions, 13 - 30 Jul, Stacks Projects, Potts Point

2016   Very New Work, 6 Apr - 1 Mar, MOP Projects, Chippendale



FINALIST 2017 Mosman Art Prize

FINALIST 2017 Gippsland Print Award

WINNER 2016 Fisher’s Ghost Art Award for Painting, Printmaking and Drawing

FINALIST 2016 Churchie Emerging Art Prize

HIGHLY COMMENDED 2011 Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize

WINNER 2002 Hornsby Youth Art Prize