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Date of Birth: 13.09.49. Nottingham, U.K          

Naturalised Australian. 1980


Address Birchwood House, 193, Birchwood Lane

Somercotes, Derbyshire, DE55 4NF. UK

Tel 0044 01773 609103

Mobile 07918647191




1969-73 University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne BA(Hons) Fine Art

1973-75 University of Reading Master of Fine Art

1975-76 Athens Ecole des Kalon Technon ( Greek Govt Scholarship)

Academia di Belle Arti, Roma (Italian Gov. Scholarship)




1976 Northern Arts Award


1983 Lincolnshire and Humberside Arts Award


1989 Artist in Residence, Leeds City Arts Gallery


1989 British Council Grant


1991 Artist in Residence, Grizedale Forest


1994 Yorkshire and Humberside Arts Award


1995 Artist in Residence -  Schmidt Centre for Art, Florida Atlantic University

1995 British Council Travel Grant


1999 Centre for Canadian Studies, University of Leeds Travel Grant




1973-74 Tutor, University of Reading


1974-77 Chelsea School of Art University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne

1977-82 University of Newcastle, NSW.Australia Programme Co-ordinator, Sculpture



1982-87 Senior Lecturer in Sculpture Humberside Polytechnic



1987-89 Senior Lecturer in Art and Design West Glamorgan Institute of Higher Education



1989-94 Senior Lecturer, Head of Sculpture

Bretton Hall University of Leeds

1994-2001 Principal Lecturer Head of Centre for Sculpture

Bretton Hall University of Leeds

2001- 2010 Head of Centre for Sculpture, University of Leeds.


2010 - 2014 Professor of Sculpture. University of Huddersfield



1977-2002 Visiting Lecturer


University of Tuubingen , Germany

Norwich School of Art

Liverpool Polytechnic

Newcastle Polytechnic

Brighton Polytechnic

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Falmouth School of Art

Sydney College of Arts, University of New South Wales

Royal College of Art

Visiting Professor

University of Newcastle N.S.W. Australia

Florida Atlantic University

One Man Exhibitions


1969 Hatton Gallery – University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne


1975 British Council Gallery – Athens


1976 Hatton Gallery – University of Newcastle-upon-Tyne


1977 Coventry Gallery – Sydney


1978 These Foolish Things Newcastle Regional Gallery, NSW, Australia


1978 The Sculpture Centre – Sydney


1980 Places, Paths and Mountains Coventry Gallery, Sydney


1983 Northern Centre for Contemporary Art Ceolfrith Gallery Sunderland County Durham

1985 Gone Fishin’ Posterngate Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull and Polytechnic Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne


1989 Drawings 1977-1987 and Epiphany Drawings and Sculpture 1988 –89 The Henry Moore Centre for the study of Sculpture, Leeds (first retrospective) Publication

1990 Kimberlin Gallery, Leicester.UK


1990 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong


1991 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong


1991 Idee Gallery, Tokyo


1992 Le Cadre Gallery, Hong Kong


1994 'Crimsworth’ Installation Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham Leeds Metropolitan University Gallery Music by Bill Nelson Publication


1995 Schmidt Centre Gallery Florida Atlantic University, U.S.A.

1995 'Crimsworth’ Drawings Galleri II Salto del Salmone Turin, Italy. Publication


1997 'Crimsworth’ Drawings Galleri II Salto del Salmone Turin, Italy. Publication

1998 ‘Songs’ – 14 bronze sculptures Usdan Gallery, Bennington, Vermont, USA Publication

2000 ‘Six Memoes for the next millennium’ Chiesa di St Agostina Bergamo,Italy, Publication

2004 ‘Patterns Villa Grugliasco Parco Culturale Le Serre Grugliasco Torino Italy


         Stadt Museums Werwaltung Waiblingen Germany Publication


2007 Different Places. Shanghai Sculpture Park. Shanghai. China. Publication

2009 Zeestone  Gallery  Hong Kong


2102 Lo Scrigno delle Arte Antico Borgo Monchiero Alto Italy


2018 Smotherfly Paintings Adjuntament de Potries Valencia Spain


2019 Circles of Solitude Adjuntament de Potries Valencia Spain


2019 Completion of  ROB HOUSE MUSEUM  Potries Valencia Spain            


Group Exhibitions

1973 Young Contemporaries – London, Camden Arts Centre


1974 Reading Museum and Art Gallery


1975 Cleveland International Drawing Biennale – Middlesborough Publication


1977 Sydney Biennale Publication


1978 Australian Sculpture Triennial, Mildura Publication


1979 8 x 2 x 3 Sculpture Drawings Ivan Doherty Gallery, Sydney


1981 Australian Sculpture Triennial, Melbourne


1983 Northern Open-Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle-upon-Tyne Publication


1983 Drawing in Air: An Exhibition of Sculptor’s Drawings 1882-1982 Ceolfrith Gallery and the Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture, Leeds Publication


1984 Hull Artist’s Association, Kingston-upon-Hull


1986 Hull Sculpture Ferens Art Gallery, Kingston-upon-Hull


1986 Athena Art Awards, Barbican Art Gallery, London



1991 Redfern Gallery Summer Show, London


2000 De Saumerez Manor – Jersey Summer Exhibition


2001 Concepts for New Sculpture, Sculpture at Goodwood Publication


2002 Whitney Baldwin Gallery. West Palm Beach, Florida. U.S.A

2002 Blue – Place Art Contemporanea, Turin, Italy Publication


2002 21st Century British Sculpture, Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy, Publication


2002 British Geological Survey, Keyworth, Notts. Exhibition of Competition Entries


2002 ‘Solid State’ Contemporary British Stone Carving, Burghley Sculpture Garden, Stamford, Lincs Publication


2003 BLOK, Canterbury Festival of Sculpture.


2003 Form and Content in British Sculpture, Villa Gruliasco, Parco Culturale La Serre, Gruliasco, Turin


2004 Scultura International Exhibition, Castello di Aglie, Italy


2006 Line and Colour in British Art. Chalet Allemand. Grugliasco, Italy


2006 18@ 108. Bronze. Royal British Society of Sculptors. London 


2007 Toyamura Sculpture Biennale. Toyamura. Japan. Publication


2007  Art is Steel. Arcelor  Mittal.  Reims  France

Concours Europeen de sculptures monumentales  Publication  


2008 Neue Kunst in Alten Garten . Gehrden – Lenthe . Hanover. Germany

2009 The China Impetus. Chinese International Sculpture Almanac Exhibition. Exhibition Centre Beijing International Sculpture Centre. Hangzhou . West Lake International Cultural Centre.

2010 The Sculpture Promenade. Fitzwilliam Museum. Cambridge


2010 Scultura Internationale. Castello Racconigi. Italy. Publication


2011 Cat Street Gallery. Hong Kong.Hong Kong


2011 Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden. UK


2011 International Sculpture Symposium Icheon South Korea


2011 Yue Hue Museum Shanghai Sculpture Park


2012 Carving in Britain 1910 to Present Day Fine Art Society London.



2014 The British Cut. Cat Street Gallery Hong Kong and the Fine Art Society London at the Space Hong Kong

2015 National Archaeological Museum Valletta.  Malta. Sculpture for the Maltese Republic


2016 Think Pink . Mandarin Oriental Hotel and Cat Street Gallery. Hong Kong.


2016 Russek Gallery Palm Beach .USA

2016 14th Kajima Sculpture Competition. Kajima KI Building Tokyo and Asto Hall Izumiotsu-shi Osaka    


2016 The Silk Road International Exhibition Shaanxi Provincial Museum of Fine Arts Xi an

Shaanxi China

2016 Christies at the Cass Sculpture Foundation Goodwood . UK


2017 Think Pieces at the Cass Sculpture Foundation Uk


2017 Architecture Biennale Palazzo Mora  Venice Italy

2017 50 years of Alumni Work..Broderick GalleryHull College of Art and Design. Part of Hull City of Culture

2018 Good wood Festival of Speed. BMW Stand.


2021 The 10 gram challenge Royal Society of Sculptors London


2022 Thirsk Hall Sculpture Park  Willerby Gerish Fine Art



1991 Ironbridge Open Air Museum of Steel Sculpture Permanent sitting of ‘Epiphany’


1991 Grizedale Forest, Cumbria Residency and Installation of  - Tall Poppies


1992 ICI Huddersfield, UK, Installation of ‘Building Bridges’

1994 Tall Poppies Bretton Hall. Yorkshire Sculpture Park


2000 Guilin, China, Installation of ‘Philosophical Sculpture’


2000 Installation of ‘Centurion’, Newcastle Railway Station


2001 Manor Heath, Halifax, Installation of ‘Poppy’


2001 Arriva, Wakefield, West Yorkshire, Installation of ‘Oil Catcher’


2003 Commission to produce ‘Cathedral “’, Calder Park, Wakefield. Peel Holdings PLC


2004 Commission to produce sculpture for Another Paradise,Rose Garden Chin Pao San Taiwan. Theatre” and “House” installed 2005

2004 Commission to produce sculpture for Gesipa. Germany

2005 Commission to produce” Palace” and” Zig”. Menin Developments , Florida U.S.A

2006 Commission to produce “Ships of Fools” and “Flower” for Shanghai Sculpture Park. China


2006 Commission to produce “1634 “. Stadt Museum Waiblingen , Germany.

2006 Commission to produce Ducks , Leather and Bells . Waiblingen Germany

2007 Commission to produce.” Gate”. Cass Sculpture Foundation. Goodwood . U.K

2008 Commission to produce” Hymn,” City of Grugliasco. Turin .Italy

2008 Commission to produce Arcelor Mittal Awards

2008 Commission to produce” Half House”for Arcelor Mittal . Luxembourg

2009 Commission to produce “Chapel “for Shanghai Sculpture Park

2011 Commission to produce Striking Blue. University of Huddersfield UK

2011 Commission to produce Apollo and Daphne and Rope Tricks. Yue Hue Museum Shanghai China


2011 Commission to produce Icheon Gate. Icheon . South Korea

2013 Commission to produce Two , Chesterfield Borough Council Derbyshire

2014 Commission for Swire Properties In Chengdu China at Taikoo Li to produce a group of marble sculpture for a new development in Chengdu city

2015 Installation of Buttress , Two and Screen Purchased by University of Huddersfield  W. Yorks UK


2016 Installation of Sculpture purchased by Sir James and Lady Deidre Dyson Doddington Park Gloucester.


2017 Tall Poppies installed at Leeds Beckett University Headingley Campus Leeds


2017 Completion of ROBHOUSE museum Potries Valencia Spain

2020 Daughers Gate Installed at Leeds Beckett University Leeds UK


2020 Tre Fiori Installed at Wolfson College University of Oxford


2021 Installation of Marriage. Heidelberg Sculpture Park





Newcastle Regional Gallery

NSW Australia


Ferens Art Gallery



Henry Moore Centre for Study of Sculpture

Leeds City Art Gallery


Northern Arts

Ironbridge Museum of Steel Sculpture


Grizedale Forest


Bretton Hall, UK


Arriva – UK


Guilin Yuzi Paradise – China


Gesipa, Germany


Peel Holdings PLC. UK


Stadt Museum, Waiblingen , Germany


Menin Developments, Florida. U.S.A


Shanghai Sculpture Park. China


Chin Pao San Group. Taiwan


 Arcelor Mittal . London. UK


Arcelor Mittal . Luxembourg


Chinese Sculpture Magazine


City of Icheon , South Korea


Swire Properties. Chengdu. China


Ilya Corporation Tokyo Japan


Heidelberg Sculpture Park Germany


Leeds Beckett University  Leeds UK


Wolfson College University of Oxford



Private Collections.


U.S.A, Italy, U.K, China, Australia, Germany, Austria, Switzerland Japan



Articles and Publications


Rob Ward

Place Paths and Mountains , Coventry gallery Sydney Australia

Dr David Bromfield 1980


Bill Varley

Re: Guardian 1983



Drawing in Air

Sculptors Drawings 1882-1982. Ceolfrith Gallery. Sunderland. Glynn Vivien Art Gallery Swansea. Henry Moore Study Centre. Leeds. Text by Paul Overy, William Packer. Dr Terry Friedman 1983


Urszula Szulakowska

Artefactum November 1991


Rob Ward

Drawings 1977-1987.Epiphany Drawings and Sculpture 1988-1989. The Henry Moore Centre for the Study of Sculpture. Text by Nigel Walsh. 1989


John Penny 1994

Catalogue Notes Exhibition

Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

Leeds Metropolitan University  


Contemporary British Stone Carving 2000

Burghley House, Lincs. Text by Martin Barrett


Conventions Objects and Fields 1995

Crimswoth Paintings 1998

Urszula Szulakowska Exhibitions Catalogue

Schmidt Centre Gallery, Florida Atlantic University,

USA.  Published by Stichting Het Grafisch Centrum


Urszula Szulakowska, Catalogue II Salto del Salmone

Published by Making Space


Songs 1998

Urszula Szulakowska Catalogue Published by Making Space 1998




Guilin Yuzi Paradise International Sculpture Symposium. Text by Nina Jung


Six Memoes 2001

Catalogue text by Elio Grazioli

Published by Making Space

Thinking Big  2002

21st Century British Sculpture Guggenheim Museum, Venice Text by Tim Marlow and Rob Mengham


Form and Content in British Sculpture 2003

Catalogue text by Patricia Botallo

Scultura Internationale 2004

Scultura Internationale Castello Aglie . Turin Italy. Text by  Luciano Caramel


Patterns  2005

Catalogue Text by Cathy Ward



Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale



Arcelor Mittal . Concours European de Sculptures monumentales.

Reims France




Neue Kunst in Alten Garten . Hanover Germany. Text by Thea Herold


Rob Ward 2009 Reflections

Monograph. Published by Making Space. 40 years of work

Text by Claire Lilley, Sebastiano Barassi, Marc Wellman, Urszula Szulakowska , Elio Grazioli,Cathy Ward and Jon Wood



Almanac of Chinese Sculpture. Published by Chinese Sculpture Magazine


Article on Rob Ward Chinese Sculpture Magazine August Issue. Article by Meng Jia




British Library Artists Lives Life Story recording. Recorded at the Henry Moore Institute Leeds with Kirsty Gregory



Alchemy in Contemp[orary Art Ursula Szulakowska

Ashgate publications



Secrecy and Methods in Security Research

Esme Bosma Marieke de Goede. Polly Pallister Wilkins


Routledge Publications



Membership of Professional Organisations, Conferences, Consultancy.


Member of Higher Education Board. New South Wales Australia


CNAA Panel Member


Welsh Advisory Board on Foundation Studies


External Assessor

University of Derby


Arts Council Assessor

Combined Arts Unit


Elected Fellow Royal Society of British Sculpture


External  Examiner. University of Sunderland


Elected Trustee, Royal Society of British Sculptors


Elected Fellow. Royal Society of Arts


External Examiner, Kent Institute of Art & Design


Appointed Consultant. Shanghai Sculpture Park .China


External Examiner .for Doctorate Candidate University of Newcastle Upon Tyne


Appointed Board Member European Sculpture Network


European Sculpture Network, Graz , Austria

Keynote Lecture. Sculpture in Pubic Places

Royal British Society of Sculptors.

Lecture. Attitudes to Bronze


Keynote Lecture. Teaching Sculpture. Thubron , Pasmore and Hamilton . Yorkshire Sculpture Park. Organised by Henry Moore Institute.


Organiser. Sculpture in Public Places Conference. University of Leeds. European Sculpture Network


International Conference on Design Principles and Practice. University of Chicago. Lecture on The Developing Process


Conference organiser .University of Huddersfield

Technologies of Drawing European Sculpture Network

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