1977Melville Art Prize, WA

1978Canning Art Award, WA

1979Melville Art Prize, WA

1979Albany Art Prize, WA

19796UA Radio Art Prize Albany, WA

1979Gosnells Art Prize, WA

1979Harvey Art Prize, WA

1979Watercolour Prize, Royal Perth Show, WA

1979South Perth Art Prize, WA

1982Canning Art Award, WA

1982Best Landscape Mackay Art Society, WA

1984Noosa Art Prize, Qld

1984Caloundra Acquisitive Art Prize, QLD
1985Redcliffe Art Prize, QLD

Teaching experience

1979-82Watercolour Tutor, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
1979-82Mixed Media Arts Tutor, Arts Access, WA

1983Watercolour Tutor, Brisbane Institute of Fine Art, QLD

1984-85Watercolour & Painting Tutor, TAFE, Brisbane

2010Atwell Art Society, Perth

2014Atwell Art Society, Perth

2014ArtEscape, Cairns

Publications in which work is represented

Germaine, M.ed. Artists and Galleries of Australia & New Zealand Sydney

Landsdowne Press. Lynn, E.ed. Art and Australia - Volume 21, Number 2 and Volume 23, Number 3

Mason, M.ed. Contemporary Western Australia Painters and Printmakers Fremantle Arts Centre Press: 1979


January 2012: Artist-in-residence at Cataract Gorge, Launceston.

A definite highlight of my career was in 1981 when I was chosen by the W.A. Arts Council to be Artist-In-Residence in the Gascoyne region.

This involved a 3-month period where I was based in Carnarvon, but travelled to various small towns, and from station to station, to run workshops for isolated artists and art groups.

I was also offered a Residency at Mundaring Arts Centre in 1982 but an impending move to the Eastern States meant I was unable to accept the offer.


The National Gallery – Victoria

UTAH; Chamber of Mines – Perth

Artbank; Murdoch University - Perth
BHP, IBM Australia

Royal Perth Hospital Collection 
Premier's Suite – Perth

Novak Tonkin

Commonwealth Bank Collection

SGIO Collection R & I Bank Collection

Standard Chartered Bank Australia Collection


Greenslopes Private Hospital, Brisbane

Numerous Council, Private and Overseas Collections including Robert Holmes A Court (WA) and Brian Arrowsmith (QLD)


John welcomes all enquiries for commissions.

Contact John now to arrange a private viewing.