Biography

SELECTED BIOGRAPHY

2008-10 Master of Philosophy (Fine Art), Newcastle University, NSW.
1978-79 Certificate of Art, Newcastle School of Art & Design, NSW.
1975-77 Studied Sculpture, Private Tutor.
1973-75 Ceramics (p/t) – Newcastle School of Art & Design, NSW.
1946 Born in Williamstown, Vic.

 

SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2014 Figure in the landscape, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2013 Black Harvest (with Andy Devine), Cooks Hill Galleries, NSW.
2013 Intersections (with Graham Lang), ART SYSTEMS WICKHAM, NSW.
2012 On the Nature of Things, Brenda May Gallery, Syd.
2011 Gallery East, W.A.
2011 A Passage Through Time, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2010 Postgraduate Exhibition, The University Gallery, Newcastle.
2010 Something Other Than Itself, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2009 Midway Along the Path of Life, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2009 Gallery East, W.A.
2009 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
2007 Place and Circumstance, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2007 Gallery East, W.A.
2006 Journey Past and Present, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2005 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
2005 The Passage of Time, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2004 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
2002 Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne.
2001 Nick Mitzevich Gallery, Newcastle.
2000-1 Parallels & Crossovers: An Artistic Relationship, Peter & Lezlie Tilley
1991-2000, Touring Show curated by Anthony Bond, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, NSW; Manning Regional Art Gallery, NSW; New England Region Art Museum, NSW; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW; Brenda May Gallery, Sydney (formerly Access Contemporary Art Gallery).
1999 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1997 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1996 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1994 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1992 Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1990 Melbourne Contemporary Art Gallery.
1990 Access Gallery, Sydney.
1989 Access Gallery, Sydney.
1988 Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne.
1987 Von Bertouch Galleries, Newcastle.
1985 Gabriel Gallery, Footscray Community Arts Centre, Vic.
1984 Butchers Exhibit, Sydney.

 

SELECTED MIXED EXHIBITIONS

2014 Lorne Sculpture Biennale, Victoria.
2014 Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Sculpture Competition, NSW.
2014 SxS Cottesloe ‘Inside’ WA.
2013 Harbour Sculpture Hunters Hill, NSW.
2013 SxS Bondi ‘Inside’ NSW.
2013 In-situ 2013 Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation, NSW.
2013 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi NSW.
2012 Sculpture In The Vineyards.
2012 Pleasure And Pain, Newcastle Art Space.
2012 Sculpture By The Sea, Bondi.
2012 Reflective Dialogues, The University of Newcastle Gallery.

2012 In The Mirror, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2012 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA.
2012 Major Artists, Major Works, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
Sculpture 2012, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2011 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney.
2011 In Situ, Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation, Sydney.
2011 Preparation for the Final Journey, Newcastle Art Space.
2011 Body Language, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2011 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, W.A.
2011 Kooindah Acquisitive Sculpture Prize Exhibition, NSW
2011 Rockwood Sculpture Walk, NSW
Sculpture 2011, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2010 Green, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2010 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, Sydney
2010 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Wollombi, NSW.
Sculpture 2010, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2009 40 x 40 x 40, Dickerson Gallery, Melbourne VIC.
2009 Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark.
2009 The Flower Show, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2009 Represented Artists – New York.
2008 Narrative, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2008 Memento Mori, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2008 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2008 In the Elements, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2007-10 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, W.A.
2007 Newcastle Art Space (with Chris Capper & Trevor Horsnell)
2006 Applied Arts – Form + Function – Sculpture 2006, Brenda May Gallery
2006 SMALL, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2006 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
2006 The Figure In Question, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW.
2005 Sculpture 2005, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2005 Couples / Collaborators + Other Partnerships, Brenda May Gallery.
2004-10 Sculpture by the Sea + Sculpture Inside, Sydney.
2004 Sculpture 2004, Brenda May Gallery.
2004 The Frank Saxby Bequest Invitation Art Acquisitions Prize, Manning Regional Art Gallery, Taree.
2004 Chalk and Cheese, Newcastle Art Space, NSW.
2004 Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Bld, Melb.
2003 Sculpture 2003 – Dangerous Toys, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney.
2003 Kinetica, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
2001 Well Connected: Dobell + Company, curated by Meryl Ryan, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
2000 Sculpture 2000, Curated, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Syd.
2000 Contemporary Sculpture, 2 artists, Penrith Regional Gallery, NSW.
2000 A Contemporary Perspective – An Exploration of Medium, Port Stephens Community Arts Centre; Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre; Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; curated by Peter Tilley.
2000 Elements of Sculpture, 2 artists, Tamworth Region Gallery, NSW.
Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melb.
1998 Steel Works – A Regeneration, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery.
1998 The Rose, Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery, NSW.
1998 Stretched, 5 artists, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.
1997 Newcastle National Ceramic Award, Newcastle Region Art Gallery.
1996 Artistic Relationship, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1995 Selected, 3rd Annual Contemporary Collection Benefactors’ Art Auction, AGNSW.
1994 Survey of Men Artists of the Hunter Region, Maitland City Art Gallery
1994 The First Eleven, Inaugural Show, Faculty of Art & Design Gallery, University of Newcastle, NSW.
1993 New Art Eight, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Sydney.
1992 Access to Adelaide, 7 Sculptors – BMG Fine Art, Adelaide.
1992 Stanthorpe Heritage Arts Festival, Qld.
1992 Objective Subjects – Subjective Objects, with Lezlie Tilley, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW. ACAFo3 Sculpture Exhibition, Curated by Ken Scarlett, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne.
1991 3 Artists, Recent Works, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1990-00 Birthday/Survey Exhibition, Access Contemporary Art Gallery, Syd.
1990-98 Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building, Melb.
1990 The Artistic Relationship, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1990 Shifting Ground, Art Gallery of NSW.
1990 Sydney Myer Australia Day Ceramics Award, Shepparton Gallery.
1988 Sculpture Now, Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW.
1986 Fletcher Jones Invitational, Warrnambool Art Gallery, Vic
1986 Hunter Valley Sculptors, Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW.

 

AWARDS/PRIZES/COMMISSIONS

2014 Winner, Hunter Region Botanic Gardens Sculpture Prize, NSW.
2012 Winner, Friends of the University 2012 Acquisitive Prize for the University Collection, Newcastle University.
2011 Winner, In Situ 11 Sculpture Prize, Mosman.
2010 Sculpture in the Vineyards, Noyce Brothers Wines Sculpture Award
2000 Acquisitive, Hunter Valley Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery.
1998 Newcastle AH & I Association Special Prize.
1997 Major Public Sculpture Commission – Maitland Mercury for the City of Maitland.
1993 Major Sculpture Commission, Gilbert & Tobin, Sydney.
1993 Newcastle AH & I Association Sculpture Prize.
1993 Miniature Prize, Shoal Bay Art Prize, NSW.
1993 Hunter Valley Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW.
1992 Pottery Prize, Festival of Port Stephens Art Exhibition.
1992 Acquisitive, Tomago Aluminium Sculpture Prize.
1992 Newcastle AH & I Association Sculpture Prize.
1992 Maitland Art Prize, Maitland City Art Gallery.
1992 Acquisitive, Beyond the Vessel, Ceramic Prize, Stanthorpe Heritage Arts Festival, Qld.
1992 Acquisitive, Costain Ceramic Award, Muswellbrook Regional Art Gallery.
1979 Von Bertouch Galleries Prize.

 

PUBLISHED/REPRODUCED – SELECTED

2012 ‘Hidden meanings’, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, May 19, p.18.
2012 (illustrated) ‘Sculpture by the Sea (SxS)’, Sculpture, vol.31, no.4, p.25
2012 Catalogue, “25 Years – The Rio Tinto Retrospective”, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, p.24, 46.
2011 Sculpture by the Sea, the First Fifteen Years 1997-2011, Contributors Dr. Michael Hill, John McDonald, Media 21 Publishing, p.119.
2011 ‘Sculpture in the Vineyards’, Hunter Valley Breathe, issue 31, p.44.
2010 (illustrated) Choice Viewing, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, March 20, p.11.
2009 ‘Brilliant Darkness’, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, June 20, p.11.
2009 ‘Sculptor onto a shore thing’, Melissa Lyons, Newcastle Herald, March 29.
2008 Catalogue, “50 Years of Muswellbrook Shire Collection 1958-2008”, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre, p107-109.
2007 ‘Exploring new terrain’, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, September 22, p.30
2007 NSW Scoop Traveller, #2, Jul-Dec, p.75.
2007 C+A, issue 5, March, p.10.
2007 ‘The Planner’, Alice Wasley, SMH, 3-4 November, p6.
2004 TV Feature, ‘Sculpture 2004’, Today show, TCN9, Jan 28.
2003 Catalogue, ‘Hidden Treasures, The Maitland Collection’, Maitland Regional Gallery, p39.
2003 ‘The Week’s Best’, Metro, SMH, Sept 12-18, p2.
2003 Human Rights Defender, vol. 12, issue 3, p15.
2002 ‘Exhibitions, critic’s picks’, Metro, SMH, June 28-July 4. p27.
2001 SMH, Metro, Sept 21-27.
2001 ‘Visible feast’, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, August 18, p.15.
2000 Catalogue -Contemporary Sculpture by Leslie Oliver and Peter Tilley, Penrith Regional Gallery & Lewers Bequest, Emu Plains, NSW.
2000 ‘Locals in the frame’ Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, August 26.
2000 Weekend Feature, Jill Stowell, Newcastle Herald, July 8.
2000 SMH, Metro, Sebastian Smee, Sept 24-30.
2000 SMH, Bronwyn Watson, Sept 21.
2000 ‘Harmonious marriage’, Meryl Ryan, Newcastle Herald, Nov 11, p 26.
1999 Sydney Morning Herald, Sept. 21.
1999 Metro, Sydney Morning Herald, 24 – 30 Sept.
1998 ‘Thinking Business’, University of Newcastle Publication, Issue No.11
1998 ‘Exhibition views steelworks closure through artists’ eyes’, Newcastle Herald, Donna Page, March 30, p4.
1995 Who’s Who of Australian Visual Artists, DW Thorpe (in assoc with NAVA).
1994 Encyclopedia of Australian Art, Alan & Susan McCulloch, Allen & Unwin.
1994 Catalogue Reproduction, ACAFo4.
1993 New Art Eight, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
1993 New Sculpture, Nevill Drury, Craftsman House.
1992 (illustrated) ‘New Art’, Interiors Magazine, Vol.6 No.1, Feb/Mar, p17.
1992 ‘Sculpture Features at Access’, Courtney Kidd, State of the Art, March, p13.
1992 Catalogue, Small Works, Wide Vision, Downlands Art Exhibition, Jul.
1992 (illustrated), ‘Sculpture at the Third Australian Contemporary Art Fair’, Peter Hill,
1992 Asian Art News Nov/Dec p62.
1990 ‘Iconic Assemblages’, Isabel Thompson, Craft Arts, No.18, Mar/Jun.
1990 ‘Artemis’, Jan Chesterfield-Evans, Newcastle Gallery Society Magazine, Vol.20 No.3, July/Sept.
1990 Catalogue, Shifting Ground, Newcastle Artists, AGNSW, Aug 15-19.
1990 Artists & Galleries of Australia, Max Germaine, Craftsman House.

 

REPRESENTED

Arts ACT; Artbank; University of Newcastle Collection; Cottesloe Council, Perth, WA; Newcastle Region Art Gallery, NSW; Warrnambool Art Gallery,VIC; Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, NSW; Maitland City Art Gallery, NSW; Stanthorpe Art Gallery, QLD; Muswellbrook Regional Gallery, NSW; Clayton Utz, Sydney; Hunter Urban Division of General Practitioners; Tomago Aluminium Collection, NSW; private collections, Denmark, Australia.