Jon Denaro

Jon Denaro Artist

Jon Denaro – Artist – Sculptures – Paintings


Western Australian Sculptor and Painter Jon Denaro creates contemporary metal sculptures often finding inspiration in found objects that play an intricate part in the story of the resulting piece of art. Enjoying the hands on process of making, Jon Denaro’s sculptures maintain a unique individuality, they look “hand made” and non reproducible, opposing the streamlining that technology offers. Jon’s artworks are primarily sculptural, with the occasional abstract painting created to sit in balance with a chosen sculpture. The dynamic result is a play of objects, shapes, colour, a glimpse of recognisable v’s abstract, 3D sculpture v’s wall art, and Jon Denaro asks the viewer to contemplate the empty space between.


1989    BA Fine Arts (Sculpture), University of Hobart, Hobart, Tasmania (TAS)
1988    Diploma, Art and Design, Claremont School of Art, Claremont, Western Australia (WA)
1986    Electrical Engineering, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland (QLD)
1985    Post Grad., Navigation Systems, RAAF, Laverton Nav Aids
1984    Post Grad., Art Traffic Control Surveillance, RAAF, Supp Com, Victoria (VIC)
1980    Associate diploma RAAF School of Radio, Laverton, VIC
1979    Town Planning, Gatton College, QLD


2017    Texture of Making Moores Building Art Gallery Fremantle
2016    Strange Passion Kidogo ArtsSpace Fremantle
2015    Memory Structure Linton&Kay Perth
2014    BIOMIMIC Linton&Kay Perth
2009    Revelator. Gomboc Gallery Sculpture park.
2009    Shape of Colour. Margaret River Gallery
2008    Untitled, Libby Edwards, Brisbane, QLD and Sydney, New South Wales (NSW)
2007    Biomemesis, Brisbane Powerhouse, Brisbane, QLD
2007    Oceanianism, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
2003    Super Nature, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
2002    New Sculptural Work, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
2001    Second Skin, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, WA
2000    Beautitude, (Artrage), Moore’s Building, Fremantle, WA
1998    The Shape of Colour, Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River, WA
1997    New Works, Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River, WA
1996    The Shape of Modern, Delaney Gallery, Perth, WA
1995    Artrage, PICA, Perth, WA
1995    Information Super Highway Vehicles, Moore’s Building, Fremantle, WA
1995    The Texture of Making, Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River, WA
1993    Soul Shaped Devolution, Delaney Gallery, Perth, WA
1989    Images, University of Tasmania Foyer Space, Hobart, TAS


2007    Joondalup Invitation Exhibition, Joondalup, WA
2006    City of Cockburn, WA
2005    Artopia, Forrest Place, Perth, WA
2005-2008    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2004    Joondalup Invitational, Joondaulp, WA
2003    Art 03 Invitational Award,  Perth, WA
2003    Xanada Winery, Invitational, Margaret River, WA
2002    City of Melville Art Award, Booragoon, WA
2002    Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park Anniversary Exhibition, Middle Swan, WA
2002    Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne, VIC
2001    Symbiotica, University of Western Australia, Perth, WA (Research Residency)
1999    Art Expo, Melbourne, VIC
1999    Artwork in Progress, LIA Group, Margaret River, WA
1998    Sculpture by the Sea, Albany, WA
1998    Southwest Survey, BRAG Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, WA
1995    Artrage, Perth, WA
1995    Art Expo, Perth Entertainment Centre, Perth, WA
1995    Title, Delaney Gallery, Perth, WA
1994    New Directions, Margaret River Gallery, Margaret River, WA
1994    Don’t Panic, Alternative Technology Centre, Margaret River, WA
1994    Juniper Show, Monsoon Gallery, Broome, WA
1993    Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1992    Sublime, Bridgetown Artists Guild, WA
1992    Survey, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1992    Bannamah Gallery, Yallingup, WA
1992    South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Gallery, Bunbury, WA
1992    South West Survey, Bunbury Regional Gallery, Bunbury, WA
1991    Sculpture Survey, Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, WA
1991    Artspace, Salamanca Art Space, Hobart, TAS


2017    ARM Urban housing architecture commmission- in progress
2017    GKA Architects Fremantle Foreshore Marina- in progress
2014    Deep Water Point Jetty Project- seating/community programs COMelvile
2012     Aranmore Catholic School Leederville – Integrated sculture City of Vincent
2011     PTA Perth Transport authority Greenwood Station large scale bike sculpture
2010-12 Governor Stirling SHS- architectural cladding /sculpture
2010    Western Power – Large scale Sculpture Safety Bay .
2010    PalmBeach Architectural structure-Indiginous mentorship. City of Rockingham.
2009    Z force Memorial Sculptures – COR BikeLab-Perth ChildrensFestival Artist program director
2008    BHP,  City of Port Hedland, WA. –sculpture large scale
2008    Civic Building Central foyer/ecternallarge scale sculpture series, City of Rockingham,
2007    Mindarie Keys, Harbour entrance ,Mirvac-sculpture large scale
2007    Perth Airport, 4 sculpture commission.
2004    Salentine Ridge, POA design sculpture series/furnitureClough/Earthcare Fremantle
2004    Indicator Pole, Shire of Serpentine , 42M Tall
2004    Shire of Ballidu Main street Ballidu ,
2004    City of Melville Sculpture Walk, Piney Lakes, .
2001    Margaret River Public Library, Sculpture Commission.
2000    Burswood Casino /Gaming floor steel ballastrade artpanels
1999    Community Environment and Design Project, Margaret River Skate Park,.
1999    Margaret River Aquatic Centre large indoor Mural,
1996    Perth Children’s Arts Festival, Perth, WA.
1996    Entry Statement, Riverdale Gardens, Yallingup, .
1995    ARTRAGE Opening parade sculpture centrepiece, .
1994    “Gasworks -series”, East Perth Redevelopment Authority, Perth,.
1990    Busselton foreshore play structure series incl Flying Washingmachine, Busselton.


2007    ARTSWA Biomemesis Exhibition
2005    CANWA R&D Grant, The Bike Laboratory Community Art
2005    Professional Development Grant, ARTSWA
2004    Bike Lab, CANWA
2003    Five Schools Extension Projects, Department of Education
2002    Excellence Award, City of Melville Art Award, Booragoon
2000    Research Grant – Symbiotica/ ARTSWA


2008    Mentorship and Community Art Program, City of Rockingham, WA
2006    Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, WA
2004    Visual Arts, Jarrahdale Primary School, WA
2004    Visual Arts, Wooroloo Primary School, WA
2004    Visual Arts, Chidlow Primary School, WA
2004    Specialist Visual Arts, Kalamunda Senior High School, WA
2004    Holiday Sculpture Workshop, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2004-2006    Awesome Cre8tive Challenge, Perth, WA
2003    Visual Arts Extensions (Five Schools)
2001    Visual Arts, Holiday Programme, Cottesloe, WA
1999    Visual Arts, Margaret River Primary, High School and Margaret River Montessori, WA


Kerry Stokes Collection
Town of Ballidu
Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park
Town of Busselton
City of Fremantle
Shire of Margaret River
City of Port Hedland


Artbank 2003
Artbank 2000
Many private collections in Australia and overseas.