brief cv

2009Artist in Residence: Assumption College, Kilmore, Vic.
2006Overseas travel: New York.
2003Artist Residency: ‘Bundanon’ N.S.W.
2001Overseas travel: Greece, London.
2000-01Visiting Fellow: La Trobe University, Faculty of Regional Development, Bendigo, Victoria.
1999-presentMember Bendigo Art Gallery Board of Management
(Vice President 1999)
1997Overseas travel: New York, France, Italy.
1995-96M.A. Fine Art, Monash University.
1994Voluntary early retirement to paint full time.
1992Overseas travel: Spain (Madrid, Toledo, Cuenca, Valencia, Barcelona, Seville) and Paris
1991Head of Dept. Fine Art, Monash Uni.
1989Snr Lecturer Painting: Monash University (formerly Chisholm Inst. of Tech.)
1988O/seas Studio (il Paretaio) Tuscany, Italy. 3 mths.
Overseas travel: Italy, France, Spain, Germany, Holland, Britain, U.S.A. (3 months)
1974Moved to Melbourne. Lecturer painting: Caulfield Institute of Technology (later Chisholm Inst .of Tech.)
1972-73Art Critic: The Sunday Times, Perth
Festival of Perth Committee Member
1969-70President of Contemporary Art Society of Australia (W.A. branch)
1968-73Lecturer in Fine Art: Claremont Technical School, W.A.
1958-67Art Teacher in W.A. High Schools
1958-65Studied Perth Tech. College and W.A.I.T.
1938Born in Perth, W.A.


2011Resonance’, LaTrobe University Visual Arts Centre, View St, 
Bendigo, Vic.
2010‘Responses and Variations’, Woodbine Art Gallery, Malmsbury, Vic.
‘Responses and Variations’ (major works), Victoria Racing Club, 
Flemington, Vic.
1968-200841 exhibitions Perth, Melbourne, Adelaide, Sydney.


2011‘Biting Issues’, Castlemaine State Festival, Visual Arts Programme, Cascade Print Workshop, Maldon, Vic.
2010‘In(two) Art’, Maitland Regional Art Gallery, N.S.W.
‘Mt Alexander Shire Artists in the Permanent Collection’, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Vic
‘Grande Finale Exhibition’, Adam Galleries, Melbourne.
1954 – presentNumerous national and international


Many art prizes, awards, and commissions incl. John McCaughey Memorial
Art Prize National Gallery of Victoria, Visual Arts Board Studio (Italy),
Bundanon artist residency.

Commissions include: a painted tram (Tramways Board), painting of Melbourne (Nat. Gall. Vic.), portraiture (private and corporate).

Prizes for paintings, drawings and print.


Artbank,   Aust. Embassy (Saudi Arabia)

National Gallery of Victoria,   Regional galleries of Ballarat, Bendigo, Bunbury, Castlemaine, Fremantle, Gold Coast, La Trobe Valley, McClelland, Mornington, Newcastle, Warrnambool

Universities of W.A. (Curtin, Uni. of Western Australia, Murdoch, Edith Cowan)Victoria (Monash, La Trobe)

Hospitals – Southern Health, Victoria (Monash Medical Centre, Casey)
  Sir Charles Gairdner (W.A.)
  St. John of God (Ballarat, Vic.)

City Councils (Box Hill, Kyneton, Sandringham, St Kilda)

Victorian Ministry of the Arts

Hong Kong Bank,   Bank West

Plus numerous private and corporate collections in Australia and overseas