2016 Heysen Prize, The Hahndorf Academy, Hahndorf SA.
2016  2014  2012 2010 2008 Heysen Sculpture Biennial, Hahndorf, SA
2015  2014  2012  2010 Sculpture by the Sea, Brighton, SA
2014  Adelaide Airport Sculpture, Adelaide, SA
2014  2010 Palmer Sculpture Biennial, Palmer, SA
2014  2013 Richard Cohen OAM Memorial Sculpture Competition. Burnside, SA
2014  Arid Lands Botanic Garden, Port Augusta, SA
2014  Wadlata Outback Cerntre, Port Augusta, SA
2014 SALA, The Cedars, Hahndorf ,SA
2013 Red Threads, Lincoln College, SA
2013 Sculpture for sight, St Marks College,SA
2011 Fleurieu Sculpture Exhibition, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa SA
2009 First of the Friends of SASA exhibition, SA
2004 Adelaide Festival of Arts, Universal Playground.SA

2002 Outback digital images. exhibited on website

1999 - 2003 'We Are Australian', Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne.

1999 Off the Beaten track digital images. 3 x 1 metres. exhibited on website

1998 Dec Members Show and Auction Show. CAC, Adelaide

1998 NT Anthills moving stills. exhibited on website

1997 May 'Maestros and Apprentices' Helpmann, Hilton, Adelaide.
1996 '96 Beijing International Exhibition of Computer Art
1994 ACAF4 4th Melbourne Art Fair, Rep by Greenaway Gallery
1988 'Sculpture Open', RHA Gallery, Dublin, Ireland
1981 'First National Sculpture Triennial', Melbourne, VIC
1973-75-78 Sculpture Triennials, Mildura
1996  April    Four Seasons in Japan - Spring Umbrella, Greenaway Art Gallery
1996 Jan      Four Seasons in Japan - Winter Fuji, Greenaway Art Gallery
1995 Sept    Four Seasons in Japan - Autumn Gingko, Greenaway Art Gallery
1995 June    Four Seasons in Japan - Summer Fan, Greenaway Art Gallery

1995 / 96 Four Seasons in Japan Greenaway Art Gallery

1994 'New Technologies.' Postcards from Japan, Adelaide Festival

1992 'Works in Process.' Anthills' Greenaway Art Gallery, S A

1992 'Dolmen Drawings.' Greenaway Gallery, Adelaide
1990 A Sense of Eire.' AFA , Carrick Hill. Sculpture Park, Adelaide
1987 'Sculpture Four Years On.' Bullring, Jam Factory, Adelaide
1979 75 67 Contemporary Art Society, Adelaide
1978 76 Sculpture Centre, Sydney
1978 'Cloud Trees.' Gryphon Gallery, Melbourne
1976 'Cloudy at Times.' Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1974 72 68 Bonython Gallery Sydney and Adelaide


1996 Seaford Rise Sculpture Park. Environmental Sculpture, Brecknock Consulting and Kinhill Architects.
1995 Two Bronze Portraits of Vignerons. Coonawarra Memorial Park, SA

1991 Art for Public Places Sculpture for Coonawarra Park, Penola, SA. 'Terra Rossa Tree Wall'

1991 University of South Australia, Site Specific Sculpture at Underdale Campus, ' Wall with Tool Flowers'
1990 Art for Public Places. Inglewood Brick Company 3 outdoor sculptures


Ongoing development and investigation into monolithic forms in a variety of media.
Developing aspects of Sculpture and Digital Media using processes related to my work in three dimensional installations.


Heysen Estate Collection, Hahndorf, South Australia
University of SA Art Museum, Adelaide
Art Gallery of South Australia
Australia Council, Sydney
Mildura Art Gallery, Victoria
La Trobe Valley Arts Centre, Morwell, Victoria
Devonport Gallery, Tasmania
McClelland Gallery, Frankston ,Victoria
Mitchell Regional Gallery, Bathurst, NSW
Melbourne State College, Victoria


DipTeach (Art), Ad Dip Art (Tertiary), Senior Lecturer


1996        ISEA'96 International Symposium on Electronic Art. Rotterdam HOLLAND.
1996 '96  Beijing International Exhibition of Computer Art. Review Committee Member. 
                Gave a paper on 'OUTBACK AUSTRALIA'- Multimedia linked to video processes related to my work in Three Dimensions.
1996        Gave a paper on Computer Art in OKAYAMA Prefectural University in Japan. 
                Covered aspects of Beijing Exhibition and 'OUTBACK AUSTRALIA' and student work from the SA School of Art
1995        ISEA 95 International Symposium on Electronic Art. Montreal CANADA. attended 6 day event and exhibitions.
1995        Professional Leave. Research into Computer Art and Multimedia in Canadian and American Institutions.
1993        Japan / South Australian Cultural Exchange Program. Dept. of the Arts / Bank of Tokyo, Board of Trustees
1988        International Sculpture Conference in Dublin, Ireland. Gave a paper on 'The State of Public Art in South Aust.'
1978       10th International Sculpture Conference in Toronto Canada 'Sculpture Today.' New York, London.


1997       Produced and Directed a CDRom with Katie Hayne for <PIXELS://CLICK/PRINT> @ Ngpartji M C Aug 97
1996       Produced and Directed a CDRom for the FAAD in ARTLINK with Ben Nelson
1996       ARTLINK 'Interfacing in China'
1991       Report on 'Art Organisations in the UK and Exhibitions.'
1989       Report on Public Art in Europe August 1988 Univ SA Library

Rigby Ltd. by Ron Rowe.


Modern Australian Sculpture - multi-media with clay by Ron Rowe - 1977.   
Large hardcover book with dust jacket.  128 pages.  
Profusely illustrated throughout the book with large color photos.  
Artists featured are:-  Suzanne Archer, Neil Barker, Anna Cohn, Jim Cowley, 
Aleks Danko, Margaret Dodd, Harold Dover, Herbert Flugelman, Micheal Ford, 
Suzanne Forsyth, Vic Greenaway, Bill Gregory, Joan Grounds, Lorraine Jenyns, 
Ken Leveson, Tim Moorhead, Ron Rowe, Stephen Skillitzi, Ian Smith, 
Penny Smith and Mark Thompson.

'In Australia there are a number of sculptors who concentrate on the use of clay.  
This book shows some of the work they have produced in the 1970s.   
This book showcases early 1970s Australian sculpture using multi-media with clay'.

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Born in Broken Hill, NSW in 1944. 

I trained as an art teacher at the South Australian School of Art from 1962-64 and then spent three years developing a specialisation in ceramics under lecturer Ben Kypradikis before teaching in secondary schools.

I attended 3 years of night classes under Bill Gregory, who taught a non-functional, conceptual approach to ceramics that I found appealing. I started to throw and assemble geometric forms into complex sculptures and had my first one-man show at Bonython Galleries at North Adelaide

After 3 years of teaching I resigned and travelled overseas. I got teaching jobs and worked as a studio potter in London for two years, visiting Europe, North Africa, and Scandinavia.

I had a lecturing position in ceramics and sculpture in New York at Columbia University Teacher College for a year. On my return to Australia in 1971 I started lecturing in sculpture at the Torrens CAE School of Art and later at the South Australian Schhol of Art in Stanley Street , North Adelaide and later at the School of Art at Underdale and then UNISA at City West Campus as a Senior lecturer in Digital Studies

I put together a book of 21 Australian artists that worked with clay an other media called 'Modern Australian Sculpture: Multi-Media with Clay', published by Rigby in 1977. 

Author Noris Ioannou in his book 'Ceramics in South Australia 1836-1986' wrote ... 'his role in the development of sculptural ceramics in South Australia is described by making sculptures in a variety of media, with examples of his work illustrated on his website.'

1971        Lecturer in Sculpture / Ceramics, Teacher's College, Columbia University, New York

1972-95   Lecturer, Sculpture Studios, South Australian School of Art, UNISA.

1996-97   Senior Lecturer, Coordinator of Computer Art, South Australian School of Art. University of South Australia.

1998-on   Sculptor and Digital Artist, Consutant and Web Designer


Sculpture / Digital Art / Ceramics / Drawings / Photography