Artist




Born 1954 Gunnedah, New South Wales, Australia.
Art form Wood sculpture, carving and furniture design.

Experience
2015
Windgate ITE International Residency. The Center for Art in Wood Philadelphia, USA
1981-2016
Designer/maker of furniture and carved sculptural work for exhibition and commission
2015
Tutor “Carving Organic Forms”, Sturt Summer School. Mittagong, NSW
2013
Turnfest Presenter. Gold Coast, Qld.
2010, 2011
Woodcarving Tutor, Sturt Winter School, Mittagong, NSW
1996-2016
Teaching woodcarving and furniture design from Rock Valley workshop
1996
Guest lecturer at Australian National University (ANU) Canberra
1980
Established Rock Valley Workshop



Selected Exhibitions
2016
Treecycle 2016. Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
2015
allTURNatives Form + Spirit. Centre for Art in Wood. Philadelphia USA
2015
AUDACIOUS-The Fine Art of Wood from the Montalto Bohlen Collection. Peabody Essex Museum. Salem, Massachusetts, USA
2013
NEXT Bungendore Wood Works Gallery. NSW
2012/13
SOFA Chicago. William Zimmer Gallery
2012
Masterpieces in Wood IV. Narek Galleries, NSW
2010
COLLECT Sarah Myerscough Fine Art. London, UK
2009
Outside the Ordinary: Contemporary Art in glass, wood and ceramics from the Wolf Collection. Cincinnati Art Museum, USA
2009
Masterpieces in Wood III. Narek Galleries, NSW
2009
Signatures. Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, NSW
2007
Pacific Connections. Del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2007
Shy Boy, She Devil and Isis: the Art of Conceptual Craft. Selections from the Wornick Collection. Museum of Fine Art, Boston
2006
Australia – Art & About. Hong Kong
2006
Wood Now. Craft Alliance, St. Louis MO & The Wood Turning Center, Philadelphia. USA
2005/06
Transformations: the Language of Craft. National Gallery of Australia
2005/06
SOFA New York & SOFA Chicago. del Mano Gallery Los Angeles, USA.
2005
Masterpieces in Wood. Narek Galleries, Tanja, NSW
2004
SOFA Chicago represented by del Mano Gallery, Los Angeles, USA
2004
Red Cedar in Australia. Museum of Sydney
2003
One Step Back, Two Steps Forward. Patina Gallery, Santa Fe, USA
2002
Surface + Form, Designing Futures Forum. Craftwest. Perth, WA
2002
Tweed Wood Art Award: Tweed River Regional Art Gallery. NSW
2001
Presiding Officers’ Centenary Acquisitive Craft Prize, Parliament House, ACT
2000,01,02
SOFA (Sculptural Objects and Functional Art) Chicago, USA. Represented by Narek Galleries, Queanbeyan. NSW
2000
The Fine Art of Wood at the Millennium Bohlen Collection. Detroit Institute of Art, USA
1998
Maker’s Mark. Sydney & Melbourne
1995
Woodworkers’ Association of NSW. Craftspace, Sydney
1993
For Tomorrow. State Library, Sydney
1991
Hands On. State Library, Sydney
1991
Furniture Next. Directions in Contemporary Australian Furniture Meat Market Craft Centre, Melbourne
1989
Blaxland Gallery, Sydney
1986
Australian Contemporary Furniture, Beaver Galleries, ACT
1985,87
Woodcraft goes to the Opera. Sydney Opera House
1984
Australian Portfolio, Beaver Galleries, ACT
1983,85,87
Craft Expo, Sydney


Collections
2015
Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts USA. Bohlen Collection
2015
Cincinnati Art Museum. USA
2007
Museum of Fine Art, Boston USA
2006
Cincinnati Art Museum. USA
2005
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. ACT
1999–2015
Private collections in Australia, USA & Hong Kong
2000
Detroit Institute of Art, Robert M Bohlen Collection, Detroit. USA
2001
Parliament House Art Collection, Canberra. Australia
1993
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney. Australia
1985
Alice Craft Acquisition, Craft Council of the Northern Territory. Australia
1985
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
1985
Henry Kendall Collection, Forestry Commission NSW Australia


Awards
2001
The Parliamentarians’ Award for Excellence. Presiding Officers’ Centenary Craft Prize.Parliament House. Canberra
2000
Ellis & Baxter Prize, Tweed Wood Art Award.
1996
Tweed Valley Art Prize. Tweed River Regional Art Gallery
1993
Emrys Prize, For Tomorrow Exhibition, Sydney.
1989
Best Exhibit, Off the Lathe, Melbourne
1989
Design Excellence Award. Australian Furniture Design Awards Melbourne
1985
Development Grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
1984
Best Exhibit, Woodcraft ‘84 Exhibition, Australian Forest Development Institute.


Commissions
2000
Sculpture. Rail Services Australia
1997
Gift to Sister City, Japan. Lismore City Council.
1993
Mural, U.N. Conference Centre. Bangkok. Department of Foreign Affairs. A.C.T
1992
Carved Mirror. The Lodge, Prime Minister’s Residence, Canberra. The Australiana Fund.
1988
Display Cabinets, Senate Office Entry, Parliament House. Canberra


Publications
2013
Australian Wood Review #81.
2009
Vogue Germany
2009
Fine woodworking. Taunton Press. USA Jan/Feb.
2009
Woodwork. American Woodworker. Spring.
2006
Australian Wood Review #50. March 2006
2005
Transformations: the language of craft. National Gallery of Australia
2005
Australian Wood Review #47. June 2005
2005
Interact: Contemporary craft in a digital future. Craft Australia.
2002
500 Wood Bowls. Bold & Original Designs Blending Tradition & Innovation Lark Books. USA
2004
Red Cedar in Australia. Historic Houses Trust of NSW
2004
Sydney Morning Herald. “domain” (June 3). “good weekend” (May 8)
2003
CRART, craft magazine, South Korea, (November/December)
2003
Shifting Foundations, Craftwest
2001
Dances with Woods, Craft Arts International. Issue 52
2001
“Searching for Simplicity”, Australian Wood Review, Issue 33
1998
Timber Living 10
1994
Australian House & Garden, January.
1992
Making Fine Furniture-Designer/Makers and their Projects. Tom Darby
1991
Woodturning, Guild of Master Craftsmen, UK (Autumn)
1990
Australian House & Garden, April
1990
The Australian Woodworker (January/February)
1989
Modern Australian Furniture. Michael Bogle and Peta Landman
1988
Jolz and Elfenbein 1/88 West Germany
1987
Fine Woodworking Design Book 4, USA
1986
Craft Australia Yearbook
1985
The Australian Woodworker (September/October)
1985
Craft Arts 4
1984
Woodworker, UK (December)
1984
Craft Australia Yearbook