1953 Lives Sydney, Australia
Studies: Medicine, University of Tasmania 1972-74, 1976-78;
Printmaking, East Sydney Tech 1979, 1983; Bronze Casting,
1990-92; Fine Arts, Sydney Uni 1985-91, MFA NSW Uni 1993-95
Qualifications - B Med Sc, MB BS, Dip Sculpture, BA (Hons), MFA, MCPSA
Travelled widely in America, Europe and Asia working at various
periods in Indonesia, India, France, Italy, PNG and Turkey.
Worked as professional artist, environment
practitioner, art teacher, film script writer, graphic artist.
Languages: English, Italian, French, Indonesian
1975 Secheron House Gallery, Hobart.
1976 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart.
1977 Saddlers Court Gallery, Richmond, Tasmania.
1978 Bowerbank Mill Gallery, Deloraine, Tasmania.
1979 Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney.
Powell St Gallery,
1983 Salamanca Place Gallery, Hobart.
1984 Mori Gallery, Sydney.
1986 Mori Gallery, Sydney.
1987 Solander Gallery, Canberra.
1989 DC Art, Sydney
Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
Despard St Gallery,
1990 Solander Gallery, Canberra.
DC Art, Sydney.
BMG Fine Art,
1991 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
1992 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney.
1994 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney.
1995 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
1996 Quadrivium, Sydney.
1997 Coo-ee Gallery, Sydney.
1998 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
1999 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney.
2000 Christine Abrahams Gallery, Melbourne.
2001 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney.
2004 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney
2007 Michael Nagy Fine Art, Sydney
1977 Tasmanian Artists, Tasmania House, London.
1980 Queensland Touring Exhibition "Dyeing Fibre and Fabric"
1989 New York International Print Fair
1992 Chicago Alternative Media Artfair
1992 Tamworth Textile Biennale.
1994 Kalef-Jackson Gallery, Calgary, Canada.
1998 City Of Hobart Art Prize
2001 Geometry of the Earth, Orange Regional Gallery
2002 Sir Hermann Black Gallery, University of Sydney
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston Museum and Art Gallery,
Burnie Art Gallery, Queensland Art Gallery, Art Gallery of
NSW, Australian National Gallery, Shepparton Art Gallery,
Art Bank, VAB of Tasmania Collection, Uni of Tasmania Collection.
1979 VAB Special Purpose Grant.
1981 VAB Studio Residence, Karolyi Foundation, Vence, France.
1984 VAB Studio Residence, Besozzo, Italy.
1984 Australian Film Commission, Comedy Fund Grant.
1992 VAB Travel Grant
1997 Asialink Residency IKJ Jakarta
1998 City of Hobart Art Prize
From A Letter, 16mm col 13 min 1983. Exhibited Melbourne Film
Festival 1983; Adelaide Fringe Festival, 1984.
The Corporate Choice 16 mm col 14 min, 1986.
The Search For Meaning, 5 min interview with Adam Rish on REVIEW,
ABC TV 19/9/94
Immunisation: Telling the story, 15min video 1996.
Max Germaine, Artists of Australia and New Zealand
Craft Australia, Spring 1979.
Art and Australia, Dec 1979, Summer 1984, Winter 1989.
New Poetry, Vols 26-27
Island magazine - regular graphics contributor.
Helix, Dec 1980.
Vence Upon A Time Adam Rish and Garry Shead, RYZ Press, 1982.
The Age Of Reason Adam Rish, RYZ Press, 1984.
Historia Mundi Illustrata Adam Rish, RYZ Press, 1986.
The Age, Entertainment Guide, 7/8/89, Emily Gibson, "Artist Finds
Inspiration In Irons..."
Tension, Aug 1989, Rex Butler, "Adam Rish: Art as a Spaghetti
The Mercury, 4/11/89, Susan Legett, "Easily led Tex and his
history of modern art."
Sunday Tasmanian, 15/11/89, Amanda Leary, "Fancy a toaster or car on
Vogue Living, May 1990, Tex Willer, "Artist Adam Rish and
the khilims of Konya..."
Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 24/8/90, Emily Gibson
"Art for Neurotics".
Interior Architecture, issue 32, Miscellanea 44, "Adam Rish is
a Sydney based painter..."
Sydney Morning Herald, Metro, 13/11/92, Emily Gibson,
"10th Tamworth Fibre/Textile Biennial 1992" catalogue p29, p48.
"Object", Autumn 1993, Beth Jackson, "From the Floor to the Wall"
"Object", Spring 1993, Adam Rish, "Objection:From the Floor
to the Flaw". p49.
Misanthropology , Adam Rish, MFA Uni NSW 1995.
Contemporary Craft Review 1, 1995 Ed J. Zimmer, Adam Rish
“Nouveau Rish”, 8/8/96 Antonia Williams, Sydney Morning Herald - Domain
“Reality forms a pattern in tapestry message rugs” Stephanie King,
Financial Review 8-9/11/97
"Object", 1 1998, Adam Rish, "Shona Wilson - a profile” pp36-37
“Devil TV and other black arts” Susan McCulloch, The Weekend Australian
Feb 21-22 1998 p24
“Doctor’s script for winning design” Eve Lamb, The Mercury Dec 30 98,
“Cultural weft and warp” Deborah Jones, The Australian, 1 Jan 99, p16.
“Misanthropology – The Art of Adam Rish” Michael Denholm, Art &
Australia Sept 2001 pp92-100
"Very Crazy Tapa" Adam Rish and Ruth Hessey, Australian Art Review
Jul-Oct 2004, issue 5 pp58-61
"Of Devotion and determination" John McDonald, Sydney Morning Herald,
Dec 8-9 2007, pp16-17