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 Gallery2008                  

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