artists represented

1927 Born in Adelaide, South Australia 

Studies engineering and architecture

1948-49 Survey work with an oil company in New Guinea

1950-53 Four years at Melbourne National Art School

1957 Awarded Italian Travelling Scholarship

1958-59 Lived and worked in Rome

1960-69 Lived and worked in London Travelled extensively in Europe, Russia, India, Mexico and USA

Awarded Silver Medal, São Paulo Biennial

Awarded the Wardle Invitation Art Prize, Perth

1970 Returned to Australia and moved to Bribie Island, Queensland

1974 Moved to Owl Creek farm in the Glasshouse Mountains

1977 Awarded Georges Invitation Art Prize

Appointed member of Queensland Art Gallery Board of Trustees

1992 Received honorary doctorate from Griffith University

2000 Received honorary doctorate from University of the Sunshine Coast

Selected solo exhibitions

Caboolture Regional Art Gallery
2018, 'Held Close'

Philip Bacon Galleries, Brisbane
2017, 2014, 2011, 2008, 2005, 2002, 1999, 1996, 1993, 1990, 1987, 1982, 1979, 1978, 1977, 1975

Caloundra Regional Art Gallery
Touring to venues across Queensland and New South Wales
2010-2011

Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2008, 2006, 1997, 1994, 1991, 1988, 1983, 1980

Festival of the Arts, Adelaide
Greenhill Galleries and Hilton Hotel
2008

Sophie Gannon Galleries, Melbourne
2007

Nevill Keating Tollemache, London
2003

Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, Melbourne
2001

Sam Hill-Smith Gallery, Adelaide
2000

Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane
2000

BMG Fine Art, Adelaide
1982, 1978, 1968, 1967, 1964, 1963, 1961

Rudy Komon Gallery, Sydney
1977, 1973, 1969, 1965

Skinner Galleries, Perth
1973, 1967, 1965, 1962, 1961

Johnstone Gallery, Brisbane
1972, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1963, 1957, 1956

Matthieson Gallery, London
1962

La Salita Gallery, Rome
1959

Australian Galleries, Melbourne and Sydney
1959


Public collections

National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide
Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart
Museum and Art Gallery of the Northern Territory, Darwin
Australian National University, Canberra
University of Queensland Art Museum, Brisbane
Ballarat Fine Art Gallery
Bendigo Art Gallery
Brisbane Supreme Court
Broken Hill City Art Gallery
Cairns Regional Gallery
Mildura Arts Centre
Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery
New England Regional Art Museum
Newcastle Region Art Gallery
Parliament House, Canberra
Tweed River Art Gallery
Wollongong City Gallery
Auckland Art Gallery Toi o Tamaki, Auckland
National Gallery of China, Beijing
Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh
Tate Gallery, London
The Royal Society, London
The Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Yale University, New Haven
Shanghai Art Gallery, Shanghai
Musée des Beaux-arts de L'Ontario, Toronto
And other public and private collections