About the Committee

The Heysen Sculpture Biennial is organised by the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc. which is a not for profit Incorporated Association. A volunteer committee of professional visual artists and lovers of contemporary visual arts manages the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc.

ABN: 25 815 832 116

The members of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc committee are mostly practicing visual artists and are all volunteers who have donated their time and skills.

Allan Campbell

Allan Campbell is manager of The Cedars, The Estate of the Artist Hans Heysen, and curator of collections of both Hans and Nora Heysen. Allan acted as committee chair until 2012, and is the Public Officer of Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc.

Rick Clise

Rick is a mid-career visual artist. Prior to establishing his visual arts practice Rick worked in a variety of industries with a major career in Information Technology. Rick joined the HSB committee in 2012 and is its Chairperson.

David Kerr

David is a South Australian artist who has taken his practice into related fields of education, administration, curation, urban design, and exhibition design for over 30 years. He has mounted 6 solo exhibitions, contributed to over 100 group shows, completed numerous commissioned works, curated several exhibitions and designed over thirty museum exhibitions and galleries. His work has been presented to local, regional, national and international audiences. His art practice is generally based in object making, although formative experience as a conceptual artist has led to work in varied media and art forms. His areas of investigation have been environmental, archaeological, museological, political and speculative. David joined the HSB Committee in 2015.

Max Lyle

Max is a sculptor working with a variety of mixed media combined with welded & cast metals. Solo sculpture exhibitions and commissions in Australia and  South East Asia are prominent features of his artistic practice since the 1960s. A monograph by Ken Scarlett about Max’s sculpture “Journeys with Sculpture" was published in 2015. Max is acting Secretary of the HSB Committee.

Nigel Steele Scott

Nigel has had a scientific career in molecular genetics. He has a strong belief in the strength of community involvement to generate success in the arts (as did his late wife Chris). He is one of the founders of, and the Treasurer of, The Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium.  All 26 sculptures created in three symposia with the aid of community and public donations are in public ownership, and are installed in public sites to form the Hills Sculpture Trail. Nigel joined the Committee in 2018.

Nicholas Uhlmann

Nicholas is a mid-career sculptor living and working in the Adelaide Hills. Nicholas has devoted the last twenty years to a studio practice, developing a unique sculptural language through the creation of a large body of work that has included miniatures to large scale public sculptures. He has held ten solo shows and exhibited in over fifty group shows and outdoor sculpture awards throughout Australia and overseas. Nick joined the HSB Committee in 2017 and is the acting Treasurer.

Clancy Warner

Clancy is an early career sculptor and her work often addresses social justice and political issues. She uses sustainable materials whenever possible, often working with reclaimed wood, discarded steel, and reclaimed bronze to help reduce the impact on the environment and support her personal ethic of reflecting the interconnectedness of all things. Clancy joined the HSB Committee in 2017.