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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

‘Journey’ – Sculpture at Centennial Park, SALA 2014

Wednesday, 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

Tuesday, 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

Tuesday, 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.