R O S S   B A N N I S T E R

Growing up in Sydney during the sixties was all about neverending summers swimming and playing at Redleaf Pool and Bondi Beach. The seventies brought a sense of adventure travelling with my family to Malaysia, where I attended the Malaysian Institute of Art in Kuala Lumpur. As a young man finding his sense of place and identity within Asian culture, this had a great influence on my life and art. Upon returning to Australia I studied at the Sydney School of Visual Art gaining a Diploma in Graphic Art & Design. I have been a practising professional for many years as a Graphic Designer, Illustrator and Art Director in leading Advertising Agencies in Sydney and Melbourne. I have travelled extensively to date throughout Australia, Asia, the Pacific and Internationally, which has significantly influenced my approach to life, beliefs and arts practice. I have had solo and group exhibitions within Australia and artworks in private and overseas collections. I tutor in the practices of drawing, painting, printmaking, linocut, mosaics, sculpture in all mediums including sand and snow sculpting. I have also conducted art classes and workshops interstate having tutored at the Douglas Arts Base Studio Gallery in Mossman, Queensland and was involved in curating and installing exhibitions in Mossman, Port Douglas and Cairns. As a tutor, I can share my skills and experience to encourage and inspire students to produce quality artworks at a professional level.


2015 – The Art Of Man; Published Etchings/Interview 2016 Edition

2013 – InkMasters Art Auction/Fundraiser Cairns QLD – Curator

2012 – Destination Daintree Art Show Port Douglas QLD – Installation

2012 – Carnivale Beach Day Port Douglas QLD – Sand Sculpting

2009 – Goulburn Regional Art Gallery NSW – Sand Sculpture Installation “Between Heaven & Earth”

2007 – Mind Body & Spirit Festival Melbourne Exhibition Centre VIC – DVD Promotion of “Arrivals & Departures”

2007 – BHP Billiton Roxby Downs SA Copper Sands – Sculpture Project

2007 – Sydney Fox Studios Entertainment Quarter NSW – A Winter Wonderland in Sand – Resident Sand Sculptor

2007 – Ballarat Begonia Festival VIC – Sand Sculptor

2007 – Myths & Legends at Rye Beach VIC – Sand Sculptor

2007 – Healesville Wildlife Sanctuary VIC – Sand Sculpting & Workshops

2007 – Frankston Sea Festival VIC – Sand Sculpting &Workshops

2006 – Phillip Island Film Festival VIC – DVD Launch of “Arrivals & Departures”

2003 – ABC Gardening Australia Show Brisbane QLD – Sculptor & Designer for “The Elemental Garden” Exhibit – Silver Award

2003 – Sapporo & Nayoro International Snow Festivals in Japan 2003 – Australian Snow Sculpting Team Member


2013 – On of Paper – The Tanks Gallery Cairns QLD – Lithograph Print

2013 – InkMasters Printmakers Exhibition – Canopy Arts Centre – Cairns QLD

2013 – Inside Out – Queensland Arts Touring Exhibition – Print work exhibitor

2013 – Hong Kong International Print Exchange Exhibition – Print work exhibitor

2013 – Asian Influence – Canopy Arts Centre – Cairns QLD

2013 – Inside Out – C1907 Gallery Collaborative Print Project – Cairns QLD

2012 – Carnivale @ Sugar Wharf Port Douglas QLD – Paintings

2010 – Milk Factory Art Gallery Bowral NSW – Sculptures

2007 – Cowes Cultural Centre Phillip Island VIC – Sculptures

2006 – Cossier Interiors of Phillip Island VIC – Sculptures

2002 – Swan Bay Gallery Queenscliffe VIC – Artworks & Sculptures

2002 – Doug Kingsman Interiors – Gold Coast QLD – Sculptures

2002 – Corporate Collections Gold Coast QLD – Sculptures

2002 – Schubert Galleries at Marina Mirage Gold Coast QLD – Sculptures

2000 – Brunos Garden at Marysville VIC – Sculpture Assistant

2000 – The Chalet at Mount Buller VIC – Sculptures

1999 – Art Infusion South Yarra VIC – Artworks & Sculptures

1999 – Benalla Regional Art Gallery VIC – Artworks

1998 – Mansfield Art Gallery VIC – Artworks & Sculptures

1995 – Rick Ekersley Design Melbourne VIC – Sculptures

1993 – The Artists Garden Fitzroy VIC – Sculptures

1993 – The Elgin Gallery Carlton VIC – Artworks


1974/6 – Malaysian Institute of Art KL – Diploma in Fine Art & Design

1976/7 – School of Visual Art Sydney NSW – Diploma in Graphic Art & Design

1990 – East Sydney TAFE NSW – Certificate Oil Painting & Life Drawing

1982 – Randwick TAFE NSW – Certificate Fashion Design & Technology

1995 – Holmsglen TAFE VIC – Certificate Sculpture

2009 – Southern Regional College Goulburn NSW – Certificate Microsoft Word & Desktop Publishing

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