Curriculum Vitae         

Born Melbourne 1957

Education

2015                     Phd , Fine Art (Sculpture), Monash University.

2001-2004            Master of Fine Arts (Sculpture) , Monash University.

2000                     Graduate Diploma Education ( Religious Education) ACU.

                             Graduate Diploma Education (Secondary Art /Design)

                              University of Canberra.

1987-88                Graduate Diploma of Fine Art ( Sculpture ) Monash University.                                                          

1984-86                Batchelor of Fine Art (Painting, Sculpture) Monash University, Melbourne.

1977-83                Batchelor of Theology, Catholic Theological College (incomplete).

1976-77                Diploma of Art (Industrial Design) RMIT (incomplete).

Commissions

2009    Paschal Narrative, sculpture relief, St. Scholastica’s Church, Burwood, Vic.

2007    Crucifix, sculptural relief, Australian Catholic University, Ballarat, Vic.

2006    Return of the Prodigal, sculptural relief, Australian Catholic University, Sydney.

2005    Good Samaritan, sculptural relief, Mercy Palliative Care Centre, Young, NSW.

2003    Stations of the Cross, for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects, St. Patrick’s Cathedral,

            Parramatta, Sydney     

            Reconciliation Images, for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects,

            St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney

1997    St. Carlo Borromeo, sculpture for Good Shepherd Parish, Gladstone Park, Melbourne

1996    The Tent of Meeting  Sculpture Project, National Spirituality Centre, ACT.

Collections

2008            Centrecare Ballarat

2007            Australian Catholic University, Sydney & Ballarat.

2003            St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Catholic Diocese of Parramatta, Sydney.

1999            ARTBANK  , Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade , Canberra.

1997            Tarrawarra Abbey, Yarra Glen, Vic.

Awards

2011            A.M.E. Bale Art prize: Award for Drawing. 

Solo Exhibitions

2015     PhD Exhibition, Dwelling within the Shape of Things, MADA Gallery, Monash

2003     Masters Exhibition, Stations of the Cross Commission 

             for Romaldo Giurgola, MGT Architects, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, Parramatta, Sydney.

2001     Mira Gallery, Melbourne.

1998    Touch Wood, Untitled Gallery ,  Sydney.           

            Solo Exhibition , Institute for Theology and the Arts, Paddington, Sydney.

            Solo Exhibition , Uniting Church Centre for Creative Ministry, Parramatta..

Group Exhibitions

2015     Imago Mundi – Luciano Benneton Collection – Australian Contemporary Art –

             at Venice Biennale 2015.

2014     Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

             Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition, Yarra Glen, Victoria.

             The Great Mandala, Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne

2013     Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition, Yarra Glen, Victoria.

            Naked & Nude, The Manning Art Prize, Taree, NSW.

            Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

2011    Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize,Woollahra Council Chambers,Sydney.

            A.M.E. Bale Art prize: Award for Drawing. Glen Eira Gallery,Melbourne.

            Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

2010    Mandorla Art Prize Exhibition. Freemantle,W.A.

            Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

2009    Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition, Toorak, Vic.

            Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

2008    Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria

            Post-Graduate Colloquium, School of Fine Art, Monash University, Melbourne.

2007    Phoenix Art Prize, Canberra School of Art, ANU, Canberra.

            Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

2006    Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

            Emerging Artists Exhibition , Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Melbourne.

            Third QDOS Easter Sculpture Biennial, Qdos gallery, Lorne , Vic.

2005-6 McClelland Contemporary Sculpture Survey, McClelland Gallery, Vic.

2005    Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

            Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

2004    Swan Hill Print  & Drawing Award, Swan Hill Regional Gallery,Vic..

2003    Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW.

            Yerring Station Sculpture Exhibition, Vic.

            St. Patrick’s Cathedral Art  program, Parliament House Sydney, NSW.

            Montalto Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Red Hill Sth. Victoria.

2002    Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Central Golfields, Gallery,Maryborough, Vic.                                           

2001    In 3Door/Out 3Door, Mira Gallery, Melbourne.

2000    Mandorla Art Award  , The Moores Building , Perth.

1998    Heartwood   National Sculpture Forum  Canberra , D.F.A.T. Canberra.

           The Hutchins School Art Prize , Long Gallery , Hobart.                                               

1997    Nillumbik Art Award  Eltham Gallery, Vic.

           Hutchins School Art Exhibition   Long Gallery, Hobart.

1996    Mandorla Art Award  Exhibition The Moores Building, Freemantle, W.A.                       

1995    Into the Silence Collaborative Exhibition Textiles and Sculpture, Fay Skyring and

            Phil Cooper at City Uniting Church Canberra, National Canberra Sculpture Forum

           Sculpture from ANCA  ANCA Gallery, Canberra.

1994    Wynne Prize Exhibition  Art Gallery of N.S.W.

1993    Blake Prize Exhibition Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

1990    Icons and Angels:  A New Generation  Next Wave Festival, St Paul’s Cathedral.

1989    Mornington Peninsula Arts Festival Drawing Exhibition Victoria.

1988    Blake Prize Exhibition  Blaxland Gallery, Sydney.

           Castlemaine State Festival Drawing Exhibition Victoria.

           Graduate Diploma Sculpture Exhibition from Chisholm Institute

            Linden Gallery, St.Kilda, Victoria.

1987    Chisholm Sculptors Melbourne Sculpture Triennial Caulfield Arts  Centre, Melbourne.                                       

            Faber-Castell Drawing Exhibition  Rex Irwin Gallery, Sydney.

            Mornington Peninsula Arts Festival Drawing Exhibition Victoria.

            St Kilda Arts Festival Linden Gallery, Melbourne.

 

Experience

2002-14      Drawing/Sculpture lecturer, School of Fine Art, Monash University.

2003-          Drawing lecturer, Dept. Art & Design, Monash College, Monash Uni.

2007            Artist Residency, Artplay Victoria, City of Melbourne.

2004-2006  Sculpture Lecturer, Dept. Art & Design, Aust. Catholic University.

2001-02      Exhibition Officer , Stonington Stables Gallery, Museum of Art, Deakin University.

1999-00      Fine Art, Graphics & Design Technology Secondary Teaching,

                    St. Bernard's College, Essendon, Vic.           

1998           Sessional lecturing, Master's Program, Australian Catholic University.

                   Seminar presentation Australian Assoc. of Religious Educators, Canberra.

1996-97      Artistic Coordinator for Hands on Studio for Intellectually disabled adults

                   with L'arche Community Canberra.

1996           Artistic Coordinator for Tent of Meeting Sculpture Project

                   for the Anglican Dicese of Canberra Goulbourn.                                    

1995           Travel through Canada visiting Haida Indigenous art sites (1 month)

                   USA and Europe visiting Galleries (2 months).

1991-97     Studio Occupancy at ANCA Studios, Mitchell, ACT.           

1991-97     Employed with L'Arche Community, Canberra.

1990           Travel through Europe (12 months),

                   involved with L'Arche Art workshop Northern France.

1998-90     Sculpture Technician, School of Fine Art, Monash University.