John studied Architecture and then trained as a stonemason before gaining his tertiary qualifications. He is currently Head Teacher of a secondary senior college art faculty, and enjoys a balance of teaching and making his own sculpture. He has been a sculptor for over forty years and is represented in public and private collections.
He works mainly with sandstone, marble, timber, bronze and combinations of these materials. He finds that these materials are the best media for his ideas which are concerned with our relationship with nature, environmental issues, and the human condition. However he can branch out into other areas, especially cultural comments regarding religion, politics and gender. In these areas, he often uses humour, satire and parody to open up communication with the audience.

John greatly admires sculptors of the Baroque period and their expressive visual language and craft skills. He believes that good, sustainable art always has a craft component that shows the hand of the artist and the humanist approach opening up a relationship with the audience and constructing meaning. John strives to combine concept with the nature of materials with neither becoming dominant. It’s all about balance.

John works in his studio at home in a rural environment north of Sydney. His studio comprises a gallery and indoor workshop and an outdoor open-air studio with overhead crane for stone carving. He uses a combination of hand tools and power tools often starting with the hand tool approach early in the process to gain a feel for the material and to allow some spontaneity.

John is available for large or small commissions of indoor or outdoor sculpture. All purchases and commissions include site or placement advice, delivery and installation within 100 km of Sydney.
John’s studio and gallery at Lisarow on the NSW Central Coast can be visited by arrangement.
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John Ernest Lynch B.A (Vis Arts) U.N.E. Grad.Dip. Ed (U.N.E.) Grad.Cert.Design (U.T.S.)
Altona. Bannerman Road, Lisarow NSW 2250
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2017 Hidden Sculpture Walk Sydney - Finalist
2017 Hunters Hill Art Prize Sydney - Highly Commended
2016 Sawmillers Sculpture Prize Sydney - Finalist 
2016 Tom Bass Prize for figurative sculpture - Finalist
2015 Hunter’s Hill Art Prize - Finalist
2014 Hunter’s Hill Art Prize - Finalist
2004Gosford Art Prize: First Prize Sculpture
2004Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize: Finalist
1989Gold Coast Sculpture Prize: Highly Commended
1988Wyong Art Prize: Highly Commended
1986Byron Bay Arts Festival: Second Prize

Gold Coast City Art Gallery
Southern Cross University, Lismore
Numerous private and corporate collections  

2016 Warringah Art Prize
2016 Hunters Hill Art Prize
2016 Sculpture at Hillview
2015 Sculpture on the Greens.Kooindah Waters
2015 Australia Square Sydney.Sculptors’ Society
2015 MLC Centre Sydney.Sculptors’Society
2013 Sculpture on the Greens
2012 Gosford Art Finalist andArtist Talks
2011 Gosford Art PrizeFinalist
2010 Gosford Art Prize and Artist Talks
2008 Gosford Regional Gallery.Solo exhibition
2008 Gosford Art Prize
2007 Gosford Art Prize
2004 Who’s Who Portrait Prize. Gosford Regional Gallery.
2004 Selected Stanthorpe ArtPrize
2003 Gosford Art Prize
2003-1993 Study andprofessional development
1993 Barefoot Sculptors – Lismore Regional Gallery
1992 Doors – Gold Coast City Art Gallery
1991 Gold Coast Art Prize
1991 Common-Site – Byron Bay
1991 McKay-Harrison Gallery,Ballina
1991 Northern Rivers Art Expo
1990 Landmarks 2 – Lismore Regional Gallery
1990 Gold Coast Sculpture Prize
1990 Murwillumbah Art Prize
1990 Gasworks – Corporate Exhibition Lismore
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