Australian Art


  • Contemporary
  • Painter
  • Sculptor
  • Known
  • Established

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1970 Llewellyn Galleries, Adelaide, paintings
1973 Realities, Melbourne, sculpture
1974 Realities, Melbourne, sculpture
1976 Recent Kinetic Sculpture, Sculpture Centre, Sydney,
1977 Clifford Frith, Kinetic Sculpture , Llewellyn Galleries, Adelaide
1987 Recent Seascapes, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide
1988 Reflections on Light I, Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney, February, neon sculptures.
1988 Secret File, Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, March, drawings
1990 Disparities, Irving Galleries, Sydney, stone and neon sculpture
1993 Reflections on Light II, stone & neon sculpture and paintings, Sherman Galleries, Sydney
1995 Clifford Frith, Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, stone, neon & steel sculptures, paintings and gouaches.
1996 Clifford Frith: 9 Light Years, Gallery 101, Melbourne October and represented at ACAF4 by Gallery 101
1998 Clifford Frith recent paintings Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
1999 Liquid Light recent paintings, Gallery 101, Melbourne
2001 Clifford Frith: Recent Sculpture & Painting Gallery 101, Melbourne
2003 Recent Sculpture 2002 - 2003 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide
2004 Veil: Clifford Frith 2000 2003 New Land Gallery, Adelaide and touring SA and NSW

Recent Group Exhibitions
1990 -Australian Contemporary Art Fair, Melbourne, Irving galleries, sculpture.
-Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Conrad Jupiter Art Prize for Sculpture.
1992 Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide, stone & neon sculpture, Inaugural Adelaide Festival exhibition, (with Flugelman, Noakes, Bishop & Iacobelli)
1995 Circus Capers, Caulfield Arts Centre, Melbourne
1999 Volume & Form, international sculpture, Singapore
2000 Melbourne Art Fair, Gallery 101, stone and neon sculptures
2002 -Adelaide Central Gallery, Garden Sculpture
-Dangerous Toys, Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
2002 Light Sir Hermann Black Gallery, Sydney
2003 -Zoo Art Walk, Adelaide Zoo, Adelaide Fringe Festival
-Ian Chandler & Associates Riddoch Gallery, Mt Gambier, SA

Selected Public Commissions
1974 Kinetic light sculpture, Times Square, Wrest Point Casino, Hobart
1977 25m steel painted sculpture, Zipper, Adelaide Festival Centre
1983 Sideshow, 16 panels each 2 x 1m, (total 30 m) in neon light, Adelaide Festival Centre, Playhouse.
1988 Outdoor sculpture commission, Floral Pasquinade Hughes Plaza, Adelaide University, 6 m high, welded, painted steel mesh.
1992 Cross for exterior Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Church, Henley Beach, 6 m high, aluminium and neon
1995 Ex Libris, sculpture, granite, neon, steel, for foyer of head office Horwitz Group North Sydney, 2m x 1.5m x 1.5 m
-Sydney Casino, 12 large sculptures for temporary Casino with architects Cox Hillier
-Merlion, Sentosa Island, Singapore, Lighting Design for 11-storey sculpture in GRC, with Glenn Industries
1998 - Macquarie University Sculpture Competition winner. 6m high public sculpture titled Trio outside Administration Building.
1999 - Sentinel commissioned for 101 Collins St, installed in water mall, large sculptural installation
2000 - Aug/Sept consultant artist for Glenn Industries in London on Body Zone 6-storey high sculpture in Millennium Dome, London

1976 Visual Arts Board Grant to complete series of kinetic sculptures
1980 Maude Vizard Wholohan Painting Award, Art Gallery of South Australia
1982 Maude Vizard Wholohan Drawing Award, Art Gallery of South Australia
1991 Visual Arts/Crafts Board grant to publish book on Clifford Frith recent sculpture
1998 Macquarie University Acquisitive Sculpture Prize

Represented in Collections
Works in many public and private collections, in Australia and England, including Tate Gallery, South London Gallery, Hull Art Gallery, Sussex University, Tel Aviv Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Society (London), Australian National Gallery, Art Gallery of South Australia, Parliament House, Canberra, Flinders University of SA, Adelaide Festival Centre, South Australian College of Advanced Education, Adelaide University, Optus, Macquarie University, 101 Collins St.

Selected Bibliography (from 1985..)

-Australian Broadcasting Commission, Clifford Frith, from 6 (?) Australian Artists, approx 13 mins, broadcast on ABC-TV,
-Donald Brook, Recent Seascapes by Clifford Frith, Jam Factory Gallery, Adelaide, Aug 1987.
-Ian North, Waves of Pleasure: the work of Clifford Frith, essay for exhibition Reflections on Light, Feb 1988.
-Channel 2, Review, (Peter Ross show) 6 minute feature on solo exhibition neon and stone sculpture at Irving Galleries, April 1990.
- Daniel Thomas, The Keeper of the Light, Arts Monthly, The Advertiser, June 1995,
-Ian North, catalogue essay for Clifford Frith exhibition Artspace, Adelaide Festival Centre, June 1995
- John Neylon, Lab Experiments, Split, Slop, Slap, Adelaide Review, July 1995
- Susan McCullough, Clifford Frith, Asian Art News Sculpture, November 1996
- Sebastian Smee: Wired Weekend Australian May 1997 (ill. Slight Bondage)
-Roger Taylor, A Fourth Dimension World Sculpture News Vol 7 no 4, 2001 pp + Front cover image
-John Neylon, Ian Chandler & Associates, Riddoch Gallery catalogue 2004
- Ian Hamilton, catalogue essay Veil SA Country Arts Trust 2004
-John Neylon, review Veil Adelaide Review May issue 2004


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