Ben Stack

  • 1959 Born in Dublin.
  • 1977 Studied in Dun Laoghaire School of Art Dublin, Ireland also studied Drawing Techniques in the Kunstacademie, Maastricht and Holland.
  • 1979 Enrolled in the National College of Art and Design, Dublin. Studied Painting and Drawing and Mixed Media.
  • 1981 Traveled in Europe and North Africa
  • 1982 Awarded Diploma in Fine Art (Honors). Lived in America and worked in the Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston, Texas and the University of California at Irvine (U.C.I.). Became resident theatre designer at Rice University, Houston, Texas.
  • 1983 Returned to Ireland. Founder member and Resident Teacher at Ballyrogan Arts Centre Co. Wicklow, Ireland also worked as freelance designer and illustrator.
  • 1984 Awarded Bachelor's Degree in Fine Arts (Honors). Worked in set Design with several semi-professional theatre companies in Ireland.
  • 1985 Traveled in East and Central Africa. Was instrumental in establishing Masha'allah Studios - an Arts Co-operative in Mombassa, Kenya.
  • 1986 With Kawata, a Japanese artist and N'gazu, an artist from Zaire, formed "... And Then There Were Three" - an International Co-operative between the progressive arts of three cultures, based in Nairobi.
  • 1987 Artist in Residence at Artworks, S.E.S., Dublin, Ireland.
  • 1989 Production Artist (Airbrush) Robert Keith and Company, San Diego, California, USA.
  • 1991 Production Artist (Airbrush for Giant Inflatable Advertising) "Pie In The Sky", San Francisco, California, USA. Theatre and Special Event Production Holtzmueller Productions, San Francisco, California, USA.
  • 1992 Freelance Artist and Illustrator for the Lyceum and Globe Theatres, San Diego, California, USA.
  • 1994 Emigrated to Sydney, Australia.
  • 1999 Lives and works in Sydney, Australia.