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 – 3rd International Desert Sculpture Symposium

Installation of this incredible sculpture by Jimmy Rix is currently underway at the 3rd International Desert Sculpture Symposium in Minqin, Northwest …

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Artists Announced – Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

Image: Peter Lundberg, Return to Sea (2013), bronze, edition 1/2 22 October – 8 November 2020 Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi …

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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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Peter Wegner – Artist Feature

Peter Wegner’s works are compelling and poignant representations of moments experienced. We chat with Peter Wegner in the following Q&A …

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Tim Storrier – 2020 Wynne Prize

Congratulations to Tim Storrier who has been announced as a finalist in the 2020 Wynne Prize. ‘If a work of …

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Peter Wegner – 2020 Archibald Prize

Congratulations to Peter Wegner who has been announced as a Finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize. Five-time Archibald finalist Peter …

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