Jimmy Rix

Jimmy Rix’s sculptures often relate to personal experiences and familiar objects. Having lived within both natural and farmed Australian landscapes throughout his life, rebellious kangaroos, machine-horse hybrids, playful sheep and utilitarian objects have inevitably been cast as the actors of his narrative-based works. In these sculptures a sense of humour, an engagement with Australiana, an interest in scale and a concern for the environment are often the underlying themes and inspiration.

His ability to envision and execute enormous works in steel has led to Rix receiving many impressive public sculpture commissions and inclusions into a large number of outdoor exhibitions. Rix has a history of exhibiting with Sculpture by the Sea, Sculpture on the Edge, Lake Lights Sculpture Prize and Hillview Biennial. In the last four years with the Lake Lights Sculpture Prize, Rix has been a Major Prize winner (2014, 2015) and won the ANU Residency Award (2016). In this time, he has also received a Highly Commended from Sculpture on the Greens (2014) and a Highly Commended from Sculpture in the Valley (2015).

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2019

In Blog

Jimmy Rix – Waiting for Rain

Congratulations to Jimmy Rix who has been awarded the $5,000 Waverley Council Mayor’s Award for his beautiful sculpture Waiting for …

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Mary Tonkin – Artist Feature

Image above: Ramble, Kalorama  (detail)  2017-19  oil on linen  180 x 1890 cm Mary Tonkin has a unique ability of capturing …

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Rodney Forbes – Artist Feature

Rodney Forbes’ paintings address deeply poignant subject matter through dreamlike and surreal imagery. Figures and objects float against his trademark …

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Sue Anderson: “Savouring moments of artistic escape”

“Two weeks into lockdown, wading through the bleakness of pandemic panic, impending winter, and the wild west of Collingwood’s tumbleweed …

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