Jim Rowe


Born in 1931 in London, Jim Rowe was a prolific artist and sculptor. After he completed a Diploma of Illustration at Kingston School of Art, Jim worked as a commercial artist and part-time sculptor, carving wood.

Jim Rowe came to Australia in 1961 and worked as a commercial artist in Melbourne. He regularly showed his art at ‘The Hut’, Ferntree Gully. He moved to Castlemaine in 1974 and exhibited in every show with Castlemaine Artists Co-Op/Inc from the Quarry Show in 1980 to the Castlemaine Art Gallery in 1992. He also exhibited in Bendigo and Melbourne. In 1987 he attended Barry Singleton’s Year 12, TOP ceramics class at Castlemaine Technical College.

As a sculptor, Jim worked in wood, limestone, bronze, ceramic figures. He was also an engraver, painter, printmaker, and produced hundreds of sketchbooks. He recorded everyday objects in the interiors of his home, and his friends; he loved to draw and paint women and will also be remembered for his metal dogs, and his tall timber sculptured figures.

His last exhibition, of more than 60 paintings, prints and sculptures, was a retrospective in 2010 at CASPA. Jim’s joyous, humorous work can be found in many private collections in Australia, Canada, Italy, Norway, Switzerland, UK, and USA.

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