Archive for the ‘Exhibition’ Category

2016 Palmer Sculpture Biennial – ‘400 parts’

Friday, March 11th, 2016

My most ambitious sculpture project ever undertaken is ‘400 parts‘, installed at Greg Johns’ property at Palmer, about 1 hour drive east of Adelaide, for the 2016 Palmer Sculpture Biennial. The work is about Climate Change, my feelings about it, facts about Climate Change, and actual good news about work being done to address and repair Climate Change.

This is my third involvement in the Palmer Sculpture Biennial. Until late December 2015 I worked part-time as Greg’s studio assistant for about 3 and a half years. But that didn’t guarantee my anything with the Biennial!

400 parts close-up
Image: ‘400 parts’ detail

If you are a Climate Change denier you won’t like it.

If you want to read more about it see 400 parts.

The Palmer Sculpture Biennial was opened on March 5th by Tracey Lock, Curator of Australian Paintings and Sculpture, Art Gallery of South Australia. The exhibition is open Wednesdays 2 – 5:30pm and Saturday & Sundays 11am – 6pm until 3 April.

Allow about half a day to see all the works as Greg’s property is 400 acres in area. You are advised to wear bush walking footwear, a hat for shade, take sunscreen and to bring drinking water to carry. During opening hours there are volunteers at the gate and a 4wd will drive people who need a lift up the hill. There is additional water available on site and there is a basic toilet if needed.

Scanty additional details at: Palmer Sculpture Biennial info.

2016 Heysen Sculpture Biennial – 21 Feb – 1 May 2016

Friday, March 11th, 2016

The 8th Heysen Sculpture Biennial was opened 21 February by Erica Green, Director of the Anne & Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, and runs until 1 May. This outdoor exhibition includes sculptures by artists from South Australia, Victoria and Queensland. It is held on the grounds of The Cedars, home and former studio of Sir Hans Heysen. For details see the website above.

Rick Clise, Chair – Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc. committee

Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition – Oct – Dec 2015

Friday, March 11th, 2016

My work ‘In case of emergency, break glass‘ was exhibited at the 2015 Yering Station Sculpture Exhibition & Awards, the last one curated by Savaad Felich. He will be greatly missed in subsequent exhibitions as his wonderful assistance to participating artists during his time as curator was appreciated by all, and regularly acknowledged.

Painted steel and glass box with book Understanding Modern Art inside, and a small metal hammer

In case of emergency, break glass‘ is a tongue-in-cheek comment on contemporary art. I enjoyed making the work and displaying it. It had earlier been exhibited at the Palmer Sculpture Biennial, then was leased by the City of Adelaide for display in the State Administration Centre.

North Sydney Art Prize – 7 to 22 March 2015

Monday, March 9th, 2015

My sculpture Species plantarum – 2009 is a finalist in the 2015 North Sydney Art Prize, held at the Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability, 2 Balls Head Road, Waverton.Information about 2015 North Sydney Art Prize

The exhibition runs from March 7th until the 22nd.

Richard Cohen OAM Memorial Sculpture Competition – Adelaide

Wednesday, 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