Geoffrey Bartlett was born in Melbourne in 1952. He obtained a Post-graduate Diploma in Sculpture from Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in 1976, and from 1983 to 1985 was a Harkness Fellow, completing a Master of Fine Arts (Honours) at Colombia University, New York. Bartlett has taught at Deakin University, RMIT, Monash University and the Victorian College of the Arts. From 1990 to 1994 he was Senior Lecturer in Sculpture at Monash University. Bartlett has had numerous individual exhibitions including Sculpture: 1977-1994, touring to regional galleries in 1994-95; and Geoffrey Bartlett: Silver cloud, at Deakin University and University of Technology Sydney in 2001. His works were selected for the Mildura Sculpture Triennial in 1978 and 1982; and for the Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne, in 1981, 1987 and 1990. In 1982 Bartlett won the Ian Potter Foundation Sculpture Award, and in 1994 was awarded residence at the Australia Council studio in Italy. He has completed major sculpture commissions for the City of Melbourne in 1997; the City of Newcastle in 1998; and the Australian National University in 2000. Geoffrey Bartlett lives and works in Melbourne.
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