Max Lyle - Biography CV
Max with his exhibition at Depot 2 Gallery, Sydney, 2007
'Lyle's work embodies and asserts enduring aesthetic qualities, while subtly acknowledging socio-political and ecological realities of our times.' Ian North A M Professor of Visual Arts, Adelaide. 'Max Lyle has never been short of ideas, he has been innovative in his use of materials and processes and always excited by moving into a new area of exploration.' Ken Scarlett O A M Melbourne. . Author of numerous books and articles about Australian Sculpture.
1958 Diploma of Art (Sculpture) RMIT Melbourne.
1959 Trained Technical Teachers Certificate
2015 Eastgate & Holst Gallery Melbourne - Max Lyle Sculpture Survey 1961 to 2009
2014 Hill-Smith Gallery Adelaide - Max Lyle Sculpture Survey 1961 to 2014
2007 Depot 2 Gallery Sydney
2004 Cube Contemporary Gallery Adelaide
2003 Span Gallery Melbourne
2002 Depot Gallery Sydney
2001 Coriole Winery Music Festival
2000 Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide
1993 Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide
1981 Victorian College of the Arts Gallery Melbourne
Artist in Residence exhibition
1972 Dalhousie University Art Gallery
Nova Scotia Canada
1970 Bonython Art Gallery Adelaide
1967 Bonython Art Gallery Sydney
1965 Bonython Art Galley Adelaide
1963 Bonython Art Gallery Adelaide
1962 Museum of Modern Art of Australia MelbourneGroup Exhibitions (recent) 2010 Deakin University Small Sculpture Award Selected Exhibitor 2010 Palmer Sculpture Biennial outdoor exhibition Adelaide Festival of Arts 2010 Heysen Sculpture Biennial outdoor exhibition "The Cedars" Hahndorf - Adelaide Festival Fringe 2008 Wilson Street Gallery Sydney "Abstraction" exhibition 2008 Palmer Sculpture Biennial outdoor sculpture exhibition BMG Art Gallery presentation Adelaide Festival Fringe 2008 "Homage to Nature" Heysen Sculpture Biennial outdoor sculpture "The Cedars" Hahndorf- Adelaide Festival Fringe 2007 Miniature Sculpture Exhibition Defiance Gallery Sydney 2006 Miniature Sculpture Exhibition Defiance Gallery Sydney 2006 Royal S.A. Society of Arts Adelaide "S.A. Icons Exhibition" 2006 Royal S.A. Society of Arts Adelaide 150th Anniversary Exhibition (First prize "Nidus 2") 2003 BMG Art Gallery Adelaide 'Less is more' Sculpture Exhibition 2002 Central Goldfields Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Maryborough Victoria 1999 "We are Australian" Art Exhibition George Adams Gallery Victorian Arts Centre Melbourne 1998 "Heavy Metal" Travelling Exhibition South Australia Commissioned Architectural Sculpture 2011 'Four Freedoms', bamboo Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta, 10 metres high. 1999 "Bamboo Installation" Indonesian Art Institute, Yogyakarta Indonesia, 8 metres high 1993 Development Bank of Singapore Tower 1, Republic of Singapore Aluminium/copper wall sculpture "Harvest Celebration" 4.5 x4.5metres 1988 Mount Gambier Civic Centre South Australia Two wind impelled metal sculptures entitled "Performance" each 8.5 metres high 1982 Littlehampton School South Australia Wall Sculpture steel and bricks 3.5 metres high 1979 Broken Hill Civic Centre N.S.W. "Jamieson's Shaft Sculpture" 7.6 metres high Stainless steel 1973 Adelaide Festival Theatre Foyer "Environmental Sculpture" 9 metres long 1967 Deakin University, Melbourne "Fountain" Copper ,Aluminium, & Glass 276 cms high. Awards and Grants 2013 First Prize, Friends of S.A.School of Art '20 x 20' Miniature Art Works Exhibition, Prospect Gallery 2006 First Prize Royal S.A. Society of Arts 150th Anniversary Exhibition ("Nidus 2" welded bronze) 2000 Consultancy for South Australian Government Arts S.A. Department 1981 Artist in Residence Victorian College of the Arts 1978 Whyalla Sculpture Prize 1976 Visual Arts Board Australia Council grant. 1954 Aubrey Gibson prize Victorian Sculptors' Society Representation in Art Collections National Gallery of Australia Canberra University of Sydney Art Gallery of South Australia University of Adelaide Mildura Arts Centre Victoria Victorian College of the Arts Geelong Art Gallery Victoria Viscount Strathallan Scotland U.K. Kym Bonython Adelaide Deakin University Development Bank of Singapore RMIT University Private collections in Australia and overseas Bibliography 2014 Neylon,John, December edition Adelaide Review - Monograph, 'Max Lyle:Journeys with Sculpture' 2012 Lyle,Max - Catalogue essay for "Sculpt 11",2011 Fleurieu Sculpture Invitational exhibition 2011 Neylon,John 'Life on Earth' 'Voyager Max Lyle' The Adelaide Review May,page 38. 2006 The New McCulloch's Encyclopedia of Australian Art 2004 National Library of Australia, Canberra.Max Lyle interview for Oral History Program. Interviewer Rob Linn,6/8written transcript & disk. 2004 Dutkiewicz Adam, Article, Adelaide Advertiser. 12/3 2004 Neylon.John 'Max Lyle' essay, Catalogue Cube Contemporary Art Gallery, Adelaide. 2000 Catalogue "We are Australian" Exhibition 1999 Adelaide Advertiser Review "Big Symbols"6/9 1999 Hasani, Asip.A.Jakarta Post Review "Sculptor explores the spirit of emancipation" Jakata Post 12/8 1999 Hendry, Shaw, Essay, "Heavy Metal" Exhibition Catalogue S.A. Touring Exhibition Program. 1981 Kelly,William.J Article: Max Lyle Sculpture Exhibition Catalogue Victorian College of the Arts Gallery Melbourne 16/9. 1980 Scarlett,Ken "Australian Sculptors" published by Thomas Nelson. Pages 387 to 391 1970 Hutchison, Noel.S, 'Australian Sculpture in the1960s' Periodical: 'Other Voices'Vol.1 no.3 October/December. 1968 Baily,John 'Two New sculptures' National Gallery of South Australia 'Bulletin' January. Academic Appointments Lecturing positions held at Colleges and Universities in Melbourne, Geelong Victoria and Adelaide South Australia from 1957 to 1996. Retired as Associate Professor, Head of the South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia, Adelaide, December 1996.