Simon Bernhardt is an advertising and fine art photographer based in Sydney, Australia.

 

SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2016    BDSM Exhibition, Sun Studios, Sydney
2016    BDSM Exhibition and book launch, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
2014    Gateway Exhibition and book launch, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
2013    PH The Final Six, Yellow Bungalow, Sydney
2013    Square Scapes, In The Annex, Sydney
2012    Square Scapes Exhibition and book launch, He Made She Made Gallery, Sydney
2011    Polaroid Holiday, Global Gallery, Sydney
2011    Polaroid Holiday, Macleay Bookshop, Sydney
2011    Polaroid Holiday, Wedge Gallery at Kinokuniya – Galleries Victoria, Sydney
2010    Polaroid Holiday Exhibition and book launch, Blender Gallery, Sydney

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

2018    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2018    Five Year Celebration, Black Eye Gallery, Sydney
2017    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2017    Berlin Collective, Spring Break Art Fair, New York
2016    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2016    Head On Portrait Prize, Sydney Lower Town Hall, Sydney
2015    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2015    Urban Landscapes, Cultural Ministry, Rome
2015    Collective, Perth Centre for Photography
2015    The Olive Cotton Award, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2015    The IRIS Awards, Perth Centre for Photography
2014    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2013    The Olive Cotton Award, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah
2013    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2013    Head On Festival – The Collective 01, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney
2013    Head On Festival – Rorschach, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney
2013    The Apache Clip Awards, Perth Centre for Photography
2013    Art Month – 33 Degrees, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney
2012    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2011    Analogue, Kaleidoscope Gallery, Sydney
2011    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney
2010    Bringing Cotton to Canvas, Ambush Gallery, Sydney
2010    This Time It’s Personal, Sun Studios, Sydney

 

MONOGRAPHS

2016    BDSM
2014    Gateway
2012    Square Scapes
2010    Polaroid Holiday

 

SELECTED AWARDS

2016    Finalist in Head On Portrait Prize
2015    Semi Finalist in The Moran Photographic Prize
2015    Finalist in The Olive Cotton Award – For Photographic Portraiture
2015    Finalist and highly commended in the IRIS Awards
2014    APPA Silver Photography Book Award
2013    Finalist in The Olive Cotton Award – For Photographic Portraiture
2013    Finalist in The Apache Clip Awards – Contemporary Landscapes in Photography
2012    Semi Finalist in The Moran Photographic Prize
2010    Photographic Book Grant, City of Sydney

 

COLLECTIONS

National Library of Australia
Australian Centre for Photography
Asia – Pacific Photobook Archive
Perth Centre for Photography
Various private collections in the UK, Australia, China, Sweden, Germany and the USA

 

PUBLICATIONS

ACB Beauty Magazine
Art of Cosmetic Beauty, Australia and USA
Celebrations Magazine
Couture Magazine
DCM Magazine
Eva Magazine, Slovakia
Emirates Woman
Fashion Handbook
Good Living Magazine
Good Weekend Magazine
Hong Kong Cosmopolitan
Hong Kong Tatler
Jewellery Magazine
Marie Claire
Space Magazine
Sydney Leading Homes
Studio Magazines
The Weekend Australian Magazine
The Sydney Morning Herald – Essentials
100k+ Magazine

 

SELECTED BIBLIOGRAPHY

2016    BDSM exhibition by Simon Bernhardt, Fbi radio
2016    BDSM – Bondage, dominance, submission and sadomasochism by Simon Bernhardt, Art Month Sydney – Contemporary Art Festival
2016    Simon Bernhardt – BDSM photographic exhibition at Black eye gallery, seriously a must see, Royalgram UK
2016    BDSM by Simon Bernhardt, Capture Magazine
2016    Art Month launches at Black Eye Gallery, with BDSM by Simon Bernhardt, Central Magazine
2016    BDSM Thrusting a taboo topic under the spotlight, by Sydney artist Simon Bernhardt, City Hub Newspaper
2016    Simon Bernhardt’s latest exhibition and book release entitled BDSM, Sydney Eyes
2016    BDSM exhibition by Simon Bernhardt challenging the notion within the BDSM community, Twicsy
2016    New photographic exhibition to demystify BDSM and counteract taboos, The AU Review
2016    Simon Bernhardt’s BDSM exhibition and book launch, The Thousands
2016    Photographic exhibition of BDSM expression, Sydney Chic – Sydney Lifestyle Blog
2016    Photographic exhibition to demystify BDSM expression, Lesbians On The Loose
2015    ‘Hawke on Toast’ by Simon Bernhardt is a semi-finalist in the 2015 Doug Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize, Sydney Morning Herald
2015    Simon Bernhardt – Semi-finalist in the $80,000 Moran Contemporary Photographic Prize revealed, Capture Magazine
2015    The AIPP National Blog: Photobook Melbourne & the Australian Photo Book of the Year Award
2015    Australian Photography and Digital magazine: How to make Beautiful Photo Books
2014    The Marijuana “Gateway”, Radio Interview 2SER Breakfast Radio
2014    Is cannabis a gateway drug? Photographer Simon Bernhardt’s controversial exhibition opens the debate, Daily Telegraph
2014    Photographer Simon Bernhardt starts a conversation about illegal drug use in exhibition, Capture Magazine
2014    Showing cannabis isn’t just for dopes, The Wentworth Courier
2014    Simon Bernhardt and the taboo topic of cannabis, Sydney Chic – Sydney Lifestyle Blog
2014    Reefer Madness or Just Recreation? – Exposition of Cannabis use, The Inner West Courier
2014    Simon Bernhardt’s portrait exhibition launches at Black Eye Gallery Sydney, Central Magazine
2014    SnapShot Series, Photographer Simon Bernhardt’s Gateway exhibition, Iconic and Vintage Blog
2014    Simon Bernhardt’s exhibition entitled ‘Gateway’ the controversial portrait exhibition explores stereotypes about cannabis users, Desktop Magazine
2014    Cannabis in the spotlight in Simon Bernhardt’s exhibition, Marijuana Market News
2014    Gateway? Cannabis users demystified in photographic exhibition, Backyard Opera
2014    Smoke and Mirrors: Photographer Simon Bernhardt explores cannabis, the so-called gateway drug, City Hub Newspaper
2014    Gateway: the cannabis debate rehashed, Alternative Media Group
2014    Cannabis in the spotlight in Simon Bernhardt’s exhibition, Sydney Morning Herald
2013    The Collective 01 – Exhibition at Kaleidoscope Gallery, Daily Telegraph
2013    Personal Projects – Collective 01, Australian Photography & Digital Magazine
2013    Artistic Angle – Works Detach Stigma, The Inner West Courier
2013    The Collective 01 – Commercial photographers creativity showcased at Head On Photo Festival, Campaign Brief
2013    Instagrams & Instant Photography Panel Interview, By Design – ABC Radio National
2013    33 Degrees exhibition features -Elektro Magnetisch Radiation by Simon Bernhardt, Ciao Magazine
2012    Square Scapes, Central Magazine
2012    Square Scapes, Everguide Sydney
2012    Square Scapes, Mr Jason Grant Blog
2012    Bernhardt gets smart- Display Honours Artist, The Inner West Courier
2012    Square Scapes, CatchPig Blog
2012    Square Scapes exhibition pays homage to Jeffrey Smart, What’s On Sydney
2012    Square Scapes, Desktop Magazine
2010    Polaroid Holiday, Sydney AlterEgo Blog
2010    Polaroid Holiday, Stop.Edit.Design Blog
2010    Polaroid Holiday, Side Street Sydney Blog
2010    Polaroid Holiday, The Galeries Blog
2010    Polaroid Holiday, Mr Jason Grant Blog
2010    Polaroid Holiday, 24 Hours -The Arts Diary, Sydney Morning Herald
2010    Simon leads Polaroid revival, The Inner West Courier
2010    Spectrum, Sydney Morning Herald
2010    A flash back to the Polaroid camera, The Inner West Courier
2010    Bringing Cotton to Canvas, Side Street Sydney Blog
2010    Bringing Cotton to Canvas, Sydney AlterEgo Blog
2010    Bringing Cotton to Canvas, SpiceNews
2010    Bringing Cotton to Canvas, WeAREtheIMAGEmakers