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I have been a sculptor for over forty years and have a bachelor degree in Fine Arts (UNE), Graduate Diploma in Art Education (UNE) and Graduate Certificate in Design (UTS). I am Head Teacher of Central Coast Sculpture School and enjoy a balance of teaching and making sculpture.
I believe that materials have innate qualities that are integral to the nature of sculpture and enable the viewer to connect with the artwork. I work in sandstone, marble, timber, bronze, plaster, paper and at times, found objects and mixed-media.
I was born in Sydney, Gadigal country, and studied Architecture before becoming a Stonemason in the building industry, working on restoration projects in sandstone. Having married in 1979 we moved to the north of Nimbin in the Northern Rivers region, Bundjalung country, where I farmed, built stone houses and started creating sculpture. We moved back south to the Central Coast in 1993 and I started as a high-school Art Teacher. I became Head Teacher of Creative Arts and worked in the public system for twenty-seven years teaching HSC Visual Arts and marking HSC Visual Arts throughout the state for NESA (New South Wales Education Standards Authority).
We now live on Darkinjung land at Lisarow where I have a studio, gallery and sculpture school (Central Coast Sculpture School). I am a member of the National Association for the Visual Arts (NAVA) and Visual Arts Coordinator for Five Lands Art Collective on the Central Coast NSW.
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS and ACTIVITIES
2023 Sculpture at Scratchley. Newcastle
2023 Remagine Art Prize. Hornsby
2022 Hunter’s Hill Art Prize
2022 Finalist. Greenway Art Prize
2022 Finalist. Hornsby Art Prize
2022 Wollombi Sculpture Festival
2022 Finalist Reimagine Art Prize Hornsby
2022 Finalist. Tom Bass Sculpture Prize
2020 Mudgee Sculpture Festival
2019 Founded Central Coast Sculpture School
2018 Mudgee Sculpture Festival
2018 Hunters Hill Art Prize Finalist
2017 Mudgee Sculpture
2017 Hidden Sculpture Walk Sydney – Finalist
2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize – Highly Commended
2016 Sculpture at Sawmillers – Finalist
2016 Tom Bass Sculpture Prize – Finalist
2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize
2015 Sydney Sculptors Society Australia Square Sydney
2015 Sydney Sculptors Society MLC Centre Sydney
2015 Aboriginal Art Prize Gosford Regional Gallery
2015 Hunter’s Hill Art Prize – Finalist
2015 Finalist Kooindah Waters Sculpture on the Greens
2014 Hunter’s Hill Art Prize
2013 Sculpture on the Greens
2008 Gosford Regional Gallery. Solo exhibition
2007 -11 Gosford Art Prize
HOTA , Gold Coast
Southern Cross University, Lismore
Rookwood Necropolis, Sydney
Numerous private and corporate collections
Central Coast News. March 2022. ‘Lisarow sculptor’s work chosen as finalist in prestigious competition’
Coast FM963 Coast Arts interview. ‘Kooindah Waters Sculpture’
Australian Teacher June 2016. ‘Lynch sculpting a fine future’.