I have the luxury of working and living in a vast and well equipped studio in Wyalong NSW. This is a space entirely dedicated to the production of sculpture and painting. Here I sculpt in a variety of media but I particularly enjoy pre-loved metal and clay. I also paint in luxurious colours full of graphic mark making. It is an environment devoted to the worship of art.

After studying art in Newcastle I work and teach in regional NSW. By removing my self from the city early in my career I have been able to develop my art away from the tyranny of other influences and the stresses of city life. I revel in the freedom that living on the edge of the Mallee country gives me with access to sculptural materials and the space to both sculpt and paint in my large studio spaces.

Exhibition Dates for 2016

  • Wollongong Bicentennial Acquisitive Sculpture Award 2016: 12th March - 28th March 2016
    Large sculptures
  • Condobolin Open Gardens Exhibition (NSW): April 2016 dates to be advised
  • Exhibition Dates for 2015

  • Orange Regional Gallery (Orange): 21st August 2015 to 4th October
    Large sculptures, small sculptures and paintings.
  • Forbes Sculpture Acquisition Prize (Albion Park - Victoria Park Forbes): 1st October to 31st October
    Large Sculptures
  • Artisans in the Gardens - Sydney Botanic Gardens Lions Gate Lodge: 9th October - 18th October
    Large sculptures and small sculptures
  • Nishi Gallery New Action Canberra: 29th October - 17th November
  • Sculpture by the Sea: 22nd October - 8th November
  • 2014

  • Sculpture in the Gardens Condobolin NSW
  • Toorak Sculpture Exhibition Toorak Village Melbourne
  • Artisans in the Gardens Sydney Botanic Gardens
  • 2013

  • Winner Narrandera Sculpture prize
  • ERAP Small Sculpture touring exhibition, selected centres Riverina
  • Selected artist Alfresco Painting Exhibition Orange Regional Gallery
  • "Drawings in space" sculpture exhibition Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra
  • "Critical Diversions" joint painting and sculpture exhibition Belconnen Art Centre, Canberra
  • Art Exhibition of Charles Sturt University and Wagga Wagga TAFE Art Teachers at Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery
  • 2012

  • Art Exhibition of Charles Sturt University and Wagga Wagga TAFE Art Teachers at Gallery 43 Wagga Wagga TAFE
  • Teaching Charles Sturt, University Diploma in Fine Arts
  • 2011

  • Highly recommended Muswellbrook Art Prize
  • Lethbridge Art show
  • Art Alfresco Exhibition, Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • Painting Wagga Wagga Art Prize NSW
  • 2010

  • Wicked Wicked Art Show Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW 17 Dec- 30 Jan 2011
  • Celebrity Winning Painting Wagga Wagga Art Prize NSW
  • 2009

  • Ship of Fools and Boats of Idiots Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery Wagga Wagga NSW
  • Teaching Charles Sturt, University Advanced Diploma in Fine Arts
  • 2008

  • Highly Commended Spirit of the Land Sculpture Lockhardt NSW
  • Art Alfresco Exhibition, Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • 2007

  • Ship of Fools Exhibition Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • 2006

  • Winter Solace Show Cowra Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • Fame, Fakes and Frauds Bathurst Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • All in One Go Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery NSW
  • In site Out Orange Botanic Gardens Orange NSW
  • Drought, Touring Show Canberra and Sydney
  • 2005

  • Countryscapes Exhibition Parliament House Sydney NSW
  • Country Energy Art Prize Finalist Grafton Regional Gallery NSW
  • Here and Now Exhibition Parkes Civic Centre NSW
  • 2004

  • Japanese Gardens Exhibition Cowra NSW
  • Ahh Wagga Wagga TAFE teachers Exhibition
  • Please Be Seated Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • Western Region Artistís Exhibition, Japanese Gardens Cowra NSW
  • 2003

  • Plough Project Arts Outwest Commission Condobolin
  • Odyssey and Oddities Orange Regional Art Gallery NSW
  • Sum of Us Group show Parkes NSW
  • Opening of Sculpture Garden Wyalong
  • Raw group show , Left Bank Gallery Canowindra NSW
  • 2002

  • Pink Slipper group show Parkes NSW
  • Gateway to Dreams, New England Regional Museum Armidale NSW
  • © Ralph Tikerpae       Wyalong, NSW