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.
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Several of the members of the Heysen Sculpture Biennial Inc committee are practicing visual artists and Committee members are volunteers who have donated their time and skills.
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.
Jill is a retired commercial solicitor of twenty years practice having specialised in intellectual property law and administrative law. Jill was a medical scientist prior to legal practice which led to her advising upon and protecting the intellectual property rights of scientists and artists. Her second decade of legal practice saw her operate a legal unit for the former South Australian government. Jill spends her retirement volunteering in various community organisations based in the Adelaide Hills where she resides. Jill joined the Committee in 2019.
John Hayward has been a practicing artist since the early 1990s as well as being involved in the construction industry as a woodworker and furniture designer/maker. In 2009 John started a degree in archaeology and currently works with Traditional Owners in Kakadu recording their rock art sites during the dry season. His artwork is informed by his interest in architecture, archaeology and material culture. John has exhibited at the HSB four times since 2010 and joined the committee in 2019.
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.
Isobel was the Member for Heysen in the Parliament of South Australia from 2002 to 2018, Deputy Leader of the Opposition in 2009, and Leader of the Opposition from 2009 to 2013. She was Shadow Minister of the Arts from 2008 to 2013 and held several other shadow ministries, with a special interest in equity and social justice. Prior to being elected to state politics Isobel ran a success legal practice. Isobel joined the Committee in June 2018.
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, and was appointed Treasurer in June 2018.
Clancy is an mid 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. Clancy is the Artist Coordinator for the 2019 HSB.