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R.M. (Ron) Gomboc - Biography

 

 

RAE Life Membership
October 2015
Certificate of Appreciation
from The Royal Australian Engineers Association
of Western Australia
RAE Life Membership
October 2015
 
Certificate
from the Former Arts Minister
of Australia
Letter
 from the Former Arts Minister
 of Australia
 
Image of Stage at Inaugural AACTA
Awards Presentation
Sydney Opera House
31 January, 2012
Ron Gomboc at Sydney Opera House
Inaugural AACTA Awards presentation
31 January, 2012
Image of Stage at Inaugural AACTA
Awards Presentation
Sydney Opera House
31 January, 2012
Designer/Sculptor Ron Gomboc and Actor Geoffrey Rush
at the official unveiling of the AACTA sculpture and re-branding of the Australian Film Industry Awards.
August 2012 Sydney, NSW
AACTA SCULPTURE AACTA FINISHED
Exhibition at Galerie Adler
Paris, France, 2009.
Exhibition at Galerie Adler
Paris, France, 2009.
Jean-Pierre Rives and Ron Gomboc in Paris
Permanent position City Hall,
City of Goyang Collection,
South Korea
HH Sayid Shihab Bin Tang Bin Tamoor El Sayid
Being presented with R.M. (Ron) Gomboc
Sculpture “Growing Together”.
Sohar Aluminium Company, Oman.
Sultan of Brunei commission
“Two Rearing Horses"
for Jerradong Park, Brunei
The Premier Mr Colin Barnett with Ron Gomboc
at Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe Exhibition 2012.
“Migrating Spirits” sculpture selected by Director
of Art Gallery of Western Australia, Mr Stefano Carboni for Premiers Department, Government of Western Australia.
2012 “Swan Business Person
of the Year Award”
for International Cultural Awareness
Presented to Ron and Terrie Gomboc.
“Mother and Child, New Life – New Beginning”
2012
Pink Granite, 300 x 100 x 100 cm.
Collection City of Qingdao, China.
Representing Australia and created
during the First China Qingdao
International Sculpture Festival 2012
Career Summary
2015 Selected Artist Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2015
Awarded Life Time Membership medal by Royal Australian Engineers
Selected Artist, Winter Exhibition Sculpture by the Sea Macquarie Group, Sydney, NSW
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2015
2013 Selected Artist, Group Exhibition 4 Walls Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2013
2012 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2012
2011 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2011
Invited artist, Goyang Sculptors Association Symposium, South Korea
Commissioned to design and produce new Australian Film Industries Award
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2011
2010 Commissioned to create six large sculptures for the Galaxy Cotai Project in Macau, China
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2010
Invited Artist, “La Nature de l`Art” “Identities Partagees/Shared Identities
Symposium of Art Noumea – New Caledonia, August – September 2010
Curated and organised Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey Exhibition
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2010
2009 Exhibition at Galerie Adler, Paris, France
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2009
Invited Artist 14th 6 x 6 x 6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, NSW
Curated and organised Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey Exhibition
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2009
2008 Invited Artist in Residence to Asago Museum Sculpture Park, Asago, Japan Cultural Exchange
Invited Artist, 13th 6x6x6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, New South Wales
Curated and organized Gomboc Gallery 25th Anniversary Sculpture Survey Exhibition 2008 at Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
Inaugural Distinguished Invited WA Artist, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2008, WA
Invited Artist, Artists for Peace exhibition presented by the Medical Association For Prevention of War (WA), The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle
Invited Artist, The Third University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition, Sydney, New South Wales
2007 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, New South Wales
Recipient of the "Balnaves Artist Award"
Sculpture by the Sea Small Scale Sculpture Inside Exhibition, Bondi Pavilion and Penrith, New South Wales
Small Scale Sculpture exhibition, Defiance Gallery, Sydney New South Wales
Artists for the Burrup Exhibition
Invited Artist, Mandorla Award Exhibition, WA
Selected Artist to participate Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2007, WA
2006 Participated in The Second University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition. Winner of Landcom Acquisitive Award.
Selected Artist to participate Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2006, New South Wales
Selected Artist 2006 University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition
Selected Artist to participate Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2006, WA
2005 Selected Artist to participate Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2005, New South Wales
Invited artist representing Australia, Steel Sculpture Symposium in Honour of Peace, sculpture park Beijing, China
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 05
Invited artist inaugural Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA, March 2005 (sculpture acquired by Alcoa)
2004 Participated in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, New South Wales, October and awarded the 'Icebergs’ Signature Prize
Invited artist Mandorla Exhibition for Religious Art, Fremantle, WA
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 04
2003 Recipient with wife Terrie of 10th Anniversary Commemorative Lifetime Commitment Award, West Australian State Arts Sponsorship Scheme Awards
Recipient of The Centenary of Federation Medal for commitment to the community in raising the awareness of art
Invited participant in International Sculpture Exhibition, Guang Zhou, China
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Twentieth Anniversary Sculpture Exhibition Sculpture Survey 03
JB Were Distinguished Invited Artist Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. NSW
2002 Organised and curated exhibition of WA artists for Melbourne ARTFAIR 2002
Curated and participated Six Western Australian Artists, Solander Gallery, Canberra, ACT
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 02
2001 Participated Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, New South Wales, October
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 01
2000 Organised and curated exhibition of W.A. artists for Melbourne ARTFAIR 2000
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 2000
Appointed as a member of the Midland College of TAFE Governing Council
1999 Participated Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, New South Wales, October
Organised and curated Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey 1999
1998 Awarded Director’s prize for sculpture in the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition Albany, which comprised an invitation to represent Western Australia in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi New South Wales, October 1999
Organised and curated an exhibition of Western Australian Artists for ACAF 6, Melbourne Exhibition Building
1997 Appointed official artist Spring in the Valley festival 1997. Swan Valley Tourism Council
1996 Co-ordinated and curated an exhibition of Western Australian Artists for ACAF 5, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building
Invited Artist - Australia Bridge Most Slovenija Emigrant Council for Slovenijans Abroad, Cultural Exhibition in Slovenija, Italy, Austria - Ljubljana National Museum, Trebnje Cultural Gallery, Maribor Central Gallery, Triest Gallery, Tinje (Tainach), Postojna
1995 Guest Artist, Summer Academy, Salzburg, Austria with Peter Wiener and Egon Straszer
1994 Winner of the Mandorla Prize for Religious Art. Kevin Sullivan Award, Verdaccio Studio Residency, Tuscany, Italy
Participated in Bronze Casting Workshop, Salzburg, Austria
1993 Appointed to the Board of Trustees, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Received Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment
1992 Instigated and co-ordinated Bravo 469 Exhibition by twelve Western Australian Artists, displayed in Singapore National Museum/Art Gallery August 1992
1991 Received City of Swan Citizen of the Year Award for Contribution to the Arts
1990 Co-ordinated and participated in Sculpture Symposium SS90 at Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
1989 Studied marble carving and foundry techniques in Pietra Santra, Italy
Study tour of Thailand (Bangkok)
1987 Study tour in Lost Wax Bronze Casting of Singapore, Hong Kong and Taiwan, (introduced to Ju Ming)
1986 Co-ordinated Lost Wax Bronze Casting Workshop at La Salle Art College Singapore, by invitation from the Ministry for Culture and Development, Singapore
Taught special Sculpture Class at Balcatta Senior High School
1984 Part-time teaching - Lost Wax Bronze Casting technique at WAIT (Now Curtin University of Technology)
1982 Established Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan
1978 Study tour of Europe
1976-1982 Printmaking, Perth Technical College, Perth, WA
1974-1977 Sculpture, Perth Technical College, Perth, WA
1974 Painting and sculpture, Claremont School of Art, Claremont, WA
1971-1974 Painting and drawing, Midland Technical College, Midland, WA
1971 Studied painting and sculpture, Claremont School of Art
1969-1971 National Service Australian Army Engineers
1961-1969 Served apprenticeship cabinet making/joinery, building trade
Solo Exhibitions
2009 Exhibition 2 December 2009 – 2 January 2010 Galerie Adler Paris, France
2007 Exhibition September - Sparts Gallery, Paris, France
1998 Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1993 Galerie im Schlozpavillon, Ismaning, Munich, Germany
1992 Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1989 Galerie Gerhard Heinrich, Murnau, West Germany
Drabble Gallery, Guildford, WA
1982 Final Year Printmaking Exhibition, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1976 Stratford Gallery, York, WA
Octagon Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria
1975 Colonial Art Centre, Rockingham, WA
1974 Floreat Gallery, Floreat Park, WA
Group Exhibitions
Participated in numerous mixed exhibitions since 1971, in sculpture, painting and printmaking including:
2015 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea – Bondi 2015
Selected Artist, Winter Exhibition Sculpture by the Sea Macquarie Group, Sydney, NSW
Selected artist Sculpture by the Sea – Cottesloe 2015
2013 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2013 exhibition, WA
Invited Artist, Group Exhibition 4 Walls Art Gallery, Dubai, UAE
2012 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2012 exhibition
2011 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2011 exhibition
Invited Artist, La Salle College, Midland, WA
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2011 exhibition
2010 Invited Artist, La Salle College, Midland, WA
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2010 exhibition
2009 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2009 exhibition
Invited Artist, “Continuum” Celebrating 100 years of art training in Midland.
Invited Artist, 14th 6 x 6 x 6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery
Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2009 Exhibition
2008 Selected Artist, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2008 Exhibition
Invited Artist, 13th 6 x 6 x 6 Inch Miniature Sculpture Show, Defiance Gallery, NSW
Invited Artist, Cultural Exchange, Asago Museum Sculpture Park, Asago, Japan
Invited Artist, Pinjarra Massacre Interpretation Project Exhibition, Pinjarra, WA
Invited Artist, The Third University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition, NSW
Invited Artist, Artists for Peace exhibition presented by the Medical Association For Prevention of War (WA), The Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle
Inaugural Distinguished Invited WA Artist, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2008, WA
2007 Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2007, invited artist, WA
Mandorla Art Award Exhibition 2007, invited artist, WA
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2007, invited artist, NSW
2006 Invited Artist The Second University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Winner of Landcom Acquisitive Award.
Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2006, invited artist, NSW
Invited Feature Artist Guildford Grammar School Exhibition, one of four feature artists, Guildford, WA
La Salle College Exhibition, invited artist, WA
Mazenod College Exhibition, WA
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2006, invited artist, WA
2005 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2005, NSW
Guildford Grammar School - invited artist, WA
La Salle College Exhibition, invited artist, WA
Benedictine Collection Exhibition, New Norcia, WA
Sculpture inside @ Maunsell Wickes@Barry Stern Galleries, NSW
Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2005, invited artist, WA
2004 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2004, NSW
Guildford Grammar School - invited artist, WA
Invited Artist Mandorla Prize Exhibition for Religious Art, Fremantle, WA
2003 JB Were Distinguished Invited Artist Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. NSW
2002 Gomboc Gallery Twentieth Anniversary Exhibition
Mandorla Prize Exhibition for Religious Art, invited artist, Fremantle and New Norcia, WA
Western Australian Artists, Solander Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory (ACT)
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey - 02
2001 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, New South Wales (NSW)
Guildford Grammar School, invited artist
La Salle College exhibition, invited artist
2000 Down in Splendour, Six Artists from Western Australia, invited artist, Gallery 460, Paddington
Wesley Chapel Exhibition, invited artist, Guildford, WA
Central TAFE Exhibition - 100 Years of Art and Design in WA, invited artist, Perth, WA
  Building Blocks, Australian Slovenian Exhibition, Slovenian Sydney 2000 Cultural Program, Sydney, NSW
Melbourne Art Fair 2000, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Mandorla Prize Exhibition for Religious Art, invited artist, Fremantle, WA
1999 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW, invited artist, sculpture was selected to be exhibited in Gallery 460 Gosford Sculpture Park
  Small is Beautiful Eight Western Australian Sculptors, Lake Macquarie City, Gallery and Orange Regional Gallery, New South Wales
Maquette Fossils, invited artist, Mandurah Arts Centre, WA
A Sentimental Journey, invited artist, Northam Multicultural Festival, Bernard Park, Northam, WA
1998 Sea Change, Sculpture by the Sea Exhibition, invited artist, Albany WA
The City of Joondalup & Shire of Wanneroo Inaugural Acquisitive Exhibition
Mine Own Executioner, Mundaring Art Centre, WA
ACAF 6 Exhibition, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Victoria
Mazenod College Art Exhibition, invited artist
Small is Beautiful Eight Western Australian Sculptors, UTS, Sydney, NSW
Millennial City, Sculpture Survey 1998, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1997 Fifteenth Anniversary Exhibition, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
  Small is Beautiful Eight Western Australian Sculptors, Lawrence Wilson Gallery, The University of Western Australia
Perth College Exhibition, invited artist
Autumn Exhibition, invited artist, Drabble Gallery, Guildford, WA
Sculpture Survey 1997, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1996 Inaugural Northbridge Lights Exhibition, invited artist, WA
ACAF 5 Exhibition, Melbourne Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne, Victoria
Mandorla Prize for Religious Art Exhibition, finalist, Moores Building, Fremantle, WA
Ballidu Field Day, An East Block Project curated by Tony Jones
Sculpture Survey 1996, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Monaro, invited artist, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, WA
Out of Australia, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art (PICA), Perth, WA
Parallels, travelling exhibition to regional galleries in WA
1995 Plot Exhibition, invited artist, Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Midland, WA
The Fabulous Concoction Auction, invited artist, Crafts Council of WA
Franz Oberascher 325 year Foundry Exhibition Celebration, invited artist
Temporary Gallery, Salzburg, Austria
Parallels, travelling exhibition to regional galleries in WA
St. Hilda’s Annual Exhibition, invited artist
Small Scale Sculpture Show, Claremont School of Art, invited artist, Claremont, WA
Sculpture Survey 1995, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1994 Mandorla Art Award, invited artist and winner
Kalla Yeedip Gallery, Midland Enterprise Centre, WA
Junction exhibition curated by Philippa O’Brien, invited artist
St. Hilda’s Annual Exhibition, invited artist
Life Size, Geraldton Regional Gallery, WA
Life Size, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
From Bauhaus to Birdhouse, invited artist, Perth Galleries, Subiaco, WA
1993 Official opening Upstairs Gallery, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Life Size, 15 invited sculptors, Bunbury Regional Gallery, WA
St. Hilda’s Annual Exhibition, invited artist
Salec Mink Annual Exhibition, invited artist
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Homage to Claremont School of Art, invited artist, Greenhills Gallery, Perth, WA
1992 Tenth Anniversary Exhibition, invited artist, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Mandorla Art Award, invited artist and finalist
Bravo 469, Twelve Western Australian Sculptors, Singapore National Museum, Singapore
Dog Show II, invited artist, Midland Enterprise Centre, WA
May Show, invited artist, Drabble Gallery, Guildford, WA
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1991 Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Prize , Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1990 Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1989 Art Matera, Singapore National Museum, Singapore
Bilgoman Art from the Hills, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1988 Bilgoman Art from the Hills, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Mundaring Shire Acquisition - Sculpture Park
Ten Years of Art at St. Brigid’s, invited artist
1987 House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Bilgoman Art from the Hills, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Luv a Duck, The University of Western Australia
Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1986 Bilgoman Art from the Hills, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
Waterway Farm Studio Sculpture Prize, Byford, WA
Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1985 Waterway Farm Studio Sculpture Prize, Byford, WA
1984 Houghton Wines Sculpture Prize, Gomboc Gallery, Middle Swan, WA
1983 Sculptors Survival Kit, invited artist, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA
1974 Printmakers’ Association, Undercroft Gallery, The University of Western Australia
Contemporary Art Society Exhibitions, WA
Cambridge Gallery, Subiaco, WA
Stratford Gallery, York, WA
1973 Claude Hotchkin Art Prize, Perth, WA
Flotta Lauro Exhibition, Martin Place, Sydney, NSW
Perth Drawing Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia
Awards
2015 Awarded Life Time Member Royal Australian Engineers
2012 “Swan Business Person of the Year Award” for International Cultural Awareness
Presented to Ron and Terrie Gomboc
2010 Decade Club – for ten years exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea exhibitions, Bondi.
2008 Inaugural Distinguished Invited WA Artist, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2007 Balnaves Artist Award
  Australian Defence Medal
  Alcoa People’s Choice Award for aluminium sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2007, WA
2006 Landcom Acquisitive Sculpture Award, University of Western Sydney, NSW
2004 Icebergs’ Signature Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2003 ArtsWA Life Time Commitment Award (shared with T.C. Gomboc)
  The Centenary Medal for outstanding commitment to the community in raising the awareness of Art
  JB Were Distinguished Invited Artist, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
1998 Director’s Award, Sea Change Exhibition, Albany, WA
1996 Telstra Small Business Award - Midland Region, WA
Excellence in Small Business Award, Midland Chamber of Commerce, WA
1994 Mandorla Prize for Religious Art - Kevin Sullivan Award, Studio Residency at Verdaccio Studios, Tuscany, Italy
1993 Western Australian Week Council Citizen of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment
1992 Nominated finalist in the Western Australian Citizen of the Year Award for Contribution to the Arts
1991 Shire of Swan Citizen of the Year Award for Contribution to the Arts, WA
1985 & 1986 Waterways Gallery Sculpture Award
1982 & 1983 Shire of Swan Sculpture Award, WA
Commissions
2011 Design and manufacture Australian Film Industry Award
Six Northern Spirit sculptures for Fortescue Metal Group
Eagles/Dockers football derby trophy for Carlton United Brewery
Ross Glendinning medals for Carlton United Brewery
Six large sculptures for the Galaxy Group Cotai, Macau, China
2010 Company Achievement Awards for Fortescue Metal Group
2009 Oman Aluminium Company, Sultanate of Oman
Heath Ledger Memorial, Applecross, WA
Con Di Podero & Company, Oxford Street Leederville, WA
2008 Fortescue Metal Group, Cyclone George Memorial Sculpture, Port Hedland, WA
Royal Flying Doctor Sculpture, RFDS Headquarters, Broken Hill, NSW
F and M De Waard, Texas U.S.A.
SPF Stainless Steel Sculpture, Perth, WA
Pivot Group, West Perth, WA
2006 J and J Wilson private sculptural commission, Applecross, WA
D and L McLeod private bronze commission, Mundaring, WA
2005 Centenary of Old Guildfordians sculpture, Guildford Grammar School
2004 The Kevin Barry Memorial Trophy, West Australian Marathon Club
2002 Bill Warnock Annual Award, Edith Cowan University
2001 Madonna, 1.8m. bronze sculpture, Mazenod College, Lesmurdie
Carlton United Brewery Sculptured Trophy - Eagles/Dockers football derby
Ross Glendinning sculptured medal
Numerous small scale private commissions
2000 Bronze Rhino, 650 x 1300, commissioned by Mark and Lyn Gouge
Bronze sculpture of St. John Baptiste de La Salle and girl and boy for La Salle College, Viveash, WA
1999 GRA Awards by Guildford Rowing Association
1998 Captain Stirling Cottage Maquette commissioned by Midland Chamber of Commerce
Bronze bust for Mr. C.N. Chou, Singapore
T.A.B. Corporate Award, bronze sculpture
Seven bronze fish for Eden Homes Commission
1997 Governor Stirling, High School Chaplaincy Foundation Award
Golden Bird sculpture commissioned by Interspace for 1997 Telethon fundraising
T.A.B. Corporate Award, bronze sculpture
Captain Stirling, repaired and restored 2 metre bronze sculpture for State Government in preparation for the sculpture to be re-installed in Perth
Lou Whiteman Award
Spring in the Valley bronze sculpture commissioned by Swan Valley Tourism Council
1996 Metropolis Concert Club Sculpture, Roe Street, Perth
John George Memorial Sculpture, Western Australian Institute of Building Surveyors
T.A.B. Corporate Award, bronze sculpture
The Artisan sculpture commissioned by Fini Group St. James Park Estate, Northbridge, unveiled by Premier Richard Court on 26 July, 1996
1995 Two 3.5metre rearing horses, mirror image, cast in bronze, joint commission with William E. Rees for Sultan of Brunei
Equal Opportunity Annual Media Awards
City of Swan Annual Heritage Awards
Leslie Anderson Annual Theatre Awards
City of Swan Annual Industrial Awards
City of Swan Annual Landscape Awards
LOST WAX BRONZE AND ALUMINIUM CASTING, COPPER AND STEEL FABRICATION FOR -
Campbell Cornish Collie Miner, Collie Western Australia
Greg James Dr Arnold Cook with Guide Dog, Kings Park Perth.
Greg James Ballet Dancer, Conservatorium of Music Department, The University of
Western Australia.
Greg James life size Shearer with Sheep. Private commission.
Jon Tarry, Ballajura Library Commission, Ballajura, Western Australia.
Robert Juniper Bush Form Commission, Holdsworth Galleries, New South Wales.
Robert Juniper Bush Form with Rocks, Brisbane Expo, Queensland.
Hans Arkeveld Homo Fallible, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of
Western Australia.
Robert Juniper Commonwealth Coat of Arms, Federal Law Courts, Perth.
Robert Juniper Tree Form Sculpture front of Federal Law Courts, Perth.
Gina Moore Commission for Remand Centre, Western Australia.
Stephen Holland Seat for Glendalough Railway Station, Western Australia.
Stuart Elliott Components for Warwick Railway Station project, Western Australia.
Andrew Kay Two Dolphins and a Girl 3.5 metre bronze sculpture for Myer Galleria,
Morley.
William E. Rees Portrait in Bronze of Mr. Cecil Breckler, Commissioned by the Rivers
Shoe Company.
William E. Rees Portrait in Bronze of Dr. Carl Georgeff, commissioned by the Raine
Medical Research Foundation.
Roderick Browton life size figure in bronze of Sir Charles Court
Gerard Darwin life size bust of Sir James McCusker commissioned by Anglican Homes Inc.
Casting in bronze, Aboriginal motif animals, long necked turtles for Tony Riches, One Arm Point.
Casting Commemorative Rowing Sculpture for artist Tony Jones.
Mould making and casting in bronze three sculptures for Ministry of Justice (WA)
Mould making and casting in bronze C Y O’Connor commemorative sculpture for artist
Tony Jones. to be placed 50metres off shore at Coogee Beach
Mould making and casting in bronze artworks for Coolamon Estate, Ellen Brook for artist
Philippa O’Brien.
Bronze casting for Ng Eng Teng, Singapore. Mother and Twins Edition of ten.
Bronze casting for Holly Story and Coral Lowry, Kings Park Fountain.
Mould making and casting in bronze life size male figure for Tony Jones, Wanneroo.
Fabricating copper and casting components Robert Juniper sculpture for “Juniper Park” – Midland Redevelopment Authority.
Collections
Represented in the following Public Collections:
2012 Australian War Museum, Canberra, ACT
City of Qingdao, China
Government of Western Australian Parliament House Collection
RAE Memorial for 68 engineering units formed during WWII. Karrakatta WA
2011 Town of Cottesloe
2009 City of Port Hedland
Sohar Aluminium Company, Sultanate of Oman
Royal Flying Doctors Association Headquarters, Broken Hill, Australia
City of Melville, WA
2008 Asago Museum and Sculpture Park, Asago, Japan
City of Stirling, WA
2007 TAFE WA Central Campus, Perth, WA
2006 Shire of Glenelg, Portland, Victoria
Landcom Collection, State owned corporation, Government of New South Wales
2005 Centenary of Old Guildfordians Commission, Guildford Grammar School, WA
Benedictine Collection, New Norcia, WA
Alcoa World Alumina Australia
2004 Edith Cowan University
2002 University of Technology, Sydney, NSW
1999 Ministry for Justice
Claremont School of Art
Edith Cowan University
City of Wanneroo Collection
1997 Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ljubljana, Slovenia
Podagoska Fakulteta, Maribor, Slovenia
Galerija Bozidar Jakac, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenia
Swan Valley Tourism Council
1996 City of Wanneroo Collection
1994 Mandorla Collection, New Norcia
1993 City of Swan Collection
1992 Murdoch University
1990 La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore
1989 House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1988 Mundaring Sculpture Park
1987 House of Humour and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
1982 Education Department, Perth
1978 Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital
1974 Governor Stirling Senior High School
City of Swan Collection
1973 Guild of Undergraduates, University of Western Australia
1971 St. George’s House, Guildford Grammar School
Also represented in many private collections in Australia and abroad, including the Sultan of Brunei
Bibliography
The AACTA Goes To by Mark Naglazas, The West Australian August 19, 2011
Shaping our World by Rick Murphy Scoop Homes & Art Magazine, Winter 2011
Northern Spirits Ron Gomboc’s Sculpture in WA, by Becky Wilson, Skywest OUT There Magazine, October 2009.
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WA craft for world stage, The West Australian, 21 February 1989
Michael Zekulich, The migrants - finding art in an adopted home, The West Australian, 7 November 1988
Sculpture comes to the fore, The West Australian, 30 January 1987
Mike Van Niekerk, Gomboc a forum of many views, The Arts, The West Australian, 26 July 1986
Richard Shears, The pursuit of excellence Australians making their mark, BHP, 1985
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