Richard Cohen OAM Memorial Sculpture Competition – Adelaide

August 6th, 2014

My work ‘Post pre-processor’ has been selected as a finalist for the $12,500 sculpture competition to be held at the Burnside Centre opening Friday 15 August and running until Friday 29 August.

Location: 447 Portrush Road, Glenside, South Australia.

Opening hours:

Monday: 9am – 5.30pm
Tuesday: 9am – 5.30pm
Wednesday: 9am – 5.30pm
Thursday: 9am – 9pm
Friday: 9am – 5.30pm
Saturday: 9am – 5pm
Sunday: 11am – 5pm

Rick Clise sculpture

Photo: Michal Kluvanek


The Art of Open Air – 2014 Heysen Sculpture Biennial

August 6th, 2014

Dr Christine Nicholls of Flinders University documented the 2014 Heysen Sculpture Biennial for the Spring 2014 edition of World Sculpture News. A partial photograph of my work, ‘It became personal – Catharsis’, is shown on page 38 of Dr Nicholls’ review, and comments about how my work affected a viewer is quoted on the following page of the article, “… I was almost moved to tears…”

I don’t think any other sculpture of mine has elicited such a response before. But my motivation to make this sculpture was deadly serious.

Disclaimer – I am the chair of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial committee however we asked that works by the committee in the exhibition not be given any special recognition in the review. Comments were unsolicited and independant.

Read Dr Nicholls’ review at: 2014 Heysen Sculpture Biennial – World Sculpture News.

Details of all the works exhibited are found at: 2014 Heysen Sculpture Biennial works.

‘Journey’ – Sculpture at Centennial Park, SALA 2014

August 6th, 2014

During the 2014 South Australian Living Artists (SALA) festival I have 4 sculptures installed at Centennial Park in Adelaide. ‘Journey’ is a sculpture exhibition with works by several prominent South Australian sculptors: Chris Ormerod, Astra Parker, Greg Johns, Deb Sleeman, Nicholas Uhlmann and myself.

Open from 1 – 24 August with outside works viewable 7 days a week from 7am to 7pm, and inside works viewable from 10am – 4pm Monday – Friday, and 10am – 2pm Saturdays.

Address: 760 Goodwood Road, Pasadena, South Australia. Ph (08) 8275-2202.

SA Living Artists (SALA) 2013

March 25th, 2014



My workshop is located in the local government area of Norwood Payneham & St Peters and as a local artist I was invited to participate in their SALA event at the NP&SP Town Hall.

My work, ‘Artist’s Statement, Self-Portrait’ was noticeable at the Town Hall.


Heysen Sculpture Biennial committee

March 25th, 2014

HSB logo colour


In late 2012 I joined the all-volunteer Heysen Sculpture Biennial committee and was elected chair of the committee. The committee has the task of planning and executing the biennial exhibition.

I was a participating artist in the 2012 HSB. Now, late March 2014, we are about half-way through the current 2014 exhibition at The Cedars located outside Hahndorf. The Cedars is the historic former home and studio of Sir Hans Heysen, one of Australia’s best known painters.

The 2014 HSB was opened on February 23 by Tracey Lock-Weir, Curator of Australian Sculpture & Paintings at the Art Gallery of South Australia. This year’s exhibition runs until April 27, each day except for Mondays. Well worth visiting. See the HSB website for details.

Dr Christine Nicholls wrote the catalogue essay for this years HSB, and she reviewed the exhibition online in The Conversation. You can read her review, and comments by visitors to The Cedars here.