1955 Born Canberra, A.C.T.


1974-75: Studied Canberra School of Art

1976-77: Diploma of Fine Art, Painting, Victorian College of Art.

1978: Travelled in Asia, Europe and North Africa.

1979: Post graduate diploma in Education, Melbourne State College.

1981-84: Taught at Canberra School of Art.

1982: Post Graduate Diploma, Painting, Canberra School of Art.

1984-85: Travelled studying major art collections in Austria, Belgium, England, France, Germany, Holland, Hungary and Italy.

1986-2008: Taught at Queensland College of Art .

1989: Studied and produced work in New York, with artist Marian Drew,

1990: Artist in Residence, Sommerville House, Brisbane.

1991-92: Taught At Academy of Arts, Queensland University of Technology,

1995: Visual Arts Board Studio, Los Angeles, USA.


1998 Sculpture by the Sea – Noosa award

1998 –2008 Lecturer in interdisciplinary art practices QCA Gold Coast

1999 Arts Queensland Grant for Publication

2002 “Underfoot” book launched, Brisbane City Art Gallery

2004 Brisbane Magistrates Court, public art commission

2005 WOHa Design commission for concrete relief wall. Tan House, Singapore

2005 Visual Arts Board Grant

2006 Installed interior-Optiko. Brisbane

2007 Installed interior –Brisbane arcade

2007 ABIGroup relief panel–commission for Cox –Rayner architects Southbank Brisbane

2008 Photo LA, Santa Monica, California with Queensland Centre of Photography

Ipswich Magistrates Court commission

Bogo Road Urban Redevelopment commission

Certainty at Ryan Renshaw gallery

2009 Photo LA in Santa Monica with Queensland Centre of Photography


2011 Air Percussion Ryan Renshaw Gallery, Brisbane

2009 ANU school of Art open studio

2008 Certainty at Ryan Renshaw Gallery

2007 Ryan Renshaw Gallery Substrate

2006 Queensland Centre of Photography Drifting Zeppelin,

2003 Canberra School of Art , A.N.U. New Work.

2002 Gallery 482 Brisbane, Pastoral Lino works

2000 Gallery 482 Brisbane, Estate. 2D &3D works

1998 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane. Recent Works

1997 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane. The Pie Crust , Install, Photos, Video install.

1996 Brisbane City Hall Gallery, The Simplest Pattern of All.

Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra, Recent Work.

1995 Recent Work. 18th St. Arts Centre, Santa Monica, USA.

Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, Edifice and Motif.

1992 Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane. Ben Grady Gallery, Canberra.

1990 Milburn and Arte, Brisbane. Sommerville House, Brisbane.

1988 Bundaberg City Art Gallery, Bundaberg.

1983 Studio Altemberg, Braidwood, NSW.

1982 Arts Council Gallery, Canberra.

1981 Bitumen River Gallery, Canberra.



Duke Art Prize Gold Coast City Art Gallery


Adrift State Library


Recent Acquisitions – Canberra Contemporary Art Gallery and Museum


Hewson Collection Queensland state Library


John Buckley Gallery Richmond , Vic.


Christmas at Ryan Renshaw Gallery


Contemporary 125 years of Queensland College of Art Curated by T. Morrell, Dell gallery, Griffith University, Southbank, Brisbane


Transformers QUT ART Museum, Queensland University of Technology


Lost and Found Queensland Art Gallery


15 Artists Redcliff City Art Gallery


Temperature Musuem of Brisbane

Lost and Found Queensland Art Gallery


Centenary Prize exhibition High Court of Australia, A.C.T.

Transit Narratives Qca Gallery , Brisbane


Other Views (curated by Timothy Morrell) QCA Gallery

Young curators at Queensland Art Gallery


Transit Narratives (Treviso,Italy touring)


Queensland Art Gallery (touring) Landscape

ArtReach (poster & catalogue) Simon Wright. Brisbane City Art Gallery


Queensland Art Gallery (touring) Urban Edge

Sculpture by the Sea (Noosa) installation with Marian Drew and Rex Roubin

Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane, Fascination Street.


I.M.A., Brisbane (touring), Ornamentalism. Curated by Andrew MacNamara.

Brisbane City Art Gallery, Recent Acquisitions.


Queensland Art Gallery, Ornament.

Queensland University Art Museum, Have A Look.


Centre for Contemporary Art, Hobart, Tasmania, Exotic Otherness.

Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney (touring),


Institute of Modern Art, Twentieth Century Fops. Collaborative installation with Marian Drew

Michael Milburn Gallery, Brisbane., Abstraction.

Neue Galerie, Kassel, Germany, Kasseler Kunstler.


Inside Outside Collaborative installation with Marian Drew. Kassel University, West Germany.


Bitumen River Gallery, Canberra, Cosgrove, Taylor and Reynolds.


Canberra School of Art, Post Graduate Exhibition.


Victorian College of the Arts Graduate Show, Melbourne.


Australia 1975 Arts Festival, Commonwealth Gardens, Canberra, A.C.T.


2008 Duke Memorial Art Prize (formerly Gold Coast Art Prize)

2008 Boggo Road Urban Redevelopment Project commission

2007 Ipswich Magistrates Court commission

2007 ABI Group SouthBank façade commission

2005 VAB grant

2003 Brisbane Magistrates Court Commission
2000 Arts Queensland Grant to publish monograph in collaboration with the Institute of Modern Art..

1998 Sculpture by the Sea Award (with Marian Drew )

1995 Visual Arts and Crafts Board Studio and stipend (Santa-Monica) Los Angeles

1991 Suncorp Art Award Acquisition

1989 Gold Coast City Art Award Acquisition

1987 Suncorp Art Award Acquisition

1977 Hugh Ramsay Prize for Portraiture, Melbourne

1975 Commission from Australia ’75 Arts Festival, for sculptural environment in Commonwealth Gardens, Canberra ,ACT


Queensland Art Gallery

National Gallery of Australia

Museum of Brisbane


High Court, Queensland

Gold Coast City Art Gallery

Brisbane Magistrates Court

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum

Bundaberg Art Gallery

Ipswich City Art Gallery

Suncorp Art Collection

Sommerville House

Griffith University

Brisbane Conference Centre


WoHa design 2009 (Tan House )

Colonial to Contemporary 2006 126 page colour by T. Morrell .Published by Griffith Artworks

Engagement :Art & Architecture 2004

44pg. catalogue colour . Published by Qld. Gov., Walter & Cox Rayner

Underfoot Published by the Institute of Modern Art 2000

Monograph on Lino works and photographic practice

Queensland University of Technology Art Museum Collection 2002 Stephen Rainbird


Drifting Zeppelin 2006 Catalogue 6pgs col. Published QCP notes David Broker

Transformers 2004 Catalogue 6pgs col. Published QUT. Simone Jones

Temperature 2003 published by Brisbane City Art Gallery and Museum

Transit Narratives, East-West cibachrome reproduced

Have a Look Univ. of Qld. M.Helmrich Essay 1995

An Exotic Otherness Contemp. Art Services Tas.

Degrees of Latitude 1998

Ornamentalism Andrew Macnamara 1996

Australia ’75 sculpture 1975 Tony Palmer

ArchitectureAustralia, May-June 2005 article on art work in Magistrates court

UTS review: WASTE 2002

The Dirt Does My Thinking’: The Re-use of Domestic Materials in Artworks by Donna Marcus and Bruce Reynolds – Brigitta Olubas

Art and Australia Spring 1995Muse “Thin Objects “pg 27 article