Curriculum Vitae


2020  University of Wollongong Fifteen life sized bronze wallabies for overseas campuses at Dubai, Hong Kong and Malasia

2019  Held exhibition “Unreal Garden” in my Pearl Beach garden.

2018  Moved to Pearl Beach, Central Coast, and established my new studio.

Gifted “Genesis” Four tonne sandstone sculpture to University of Wollongong.

2017  Created “Shellpod”, a 2.5m ferro-cement and mosaic tiled sculpture, for Coledale Beach..

2016  Constructed “Giant Bower” for Wombarra Kindergarten Playground.

Created a concrete and mosaic tiled bird for Wombarra Creek.

2015  “Unreal Fruit” Exhibition in the Wombarra Sculpture Garden

2014  Bronze falcon for Dubai, University of Wollongong.

2012  Published “Wombarra Sculpture Garden”. A pictorial history and record of the garden.

Foreword by Bruce McKenzie, introduced by Babette Hayes.

Awarded OAM The Medal of the Order of Australia for services to the visual arts as a sculptor, author and educator.

University of Wollongong Five life-size bronze swamp wallabies for the University Campus.

2011  Private commissions, Northbridge, Balgowlah and Jamberoo..

2009  Moved home and studio permanently to Wombarra.

2008  Helensburgh 2.5m bronze figure of an historical coal miner for the township centre.

2007  Private Commission Abstract limestone sculpture for landscape in Cremorne, Sydney.

Private Commission 1.8m abstract bronze sculpture for residence in Mosman, Sydney.

Four ferro cement forms from my “Odd Pods” series. 1.2m to 1.8m., Jamberoo.

2006  Private Commission Bronze abstract form for Australian Art Resources, Elizabeth Bay.

2005  Private Commission Bronze fountain water feature, life size female figure and limestone abstract form for private client at Wallaringa Mansions, Neutral Bay.

2004  Wombarra Sculpture Garden Continued to extend and develop the landscape, sculpture and Black Duck Café.

Spirit Level Gallery New work exhibition “Natural Rhythm”.

2003  Willoughby City Council, Public Art Award. Won commission for a public sculpture at the Willoughby Park of a life size bronze figure, “Daphne”.

Wombarra Sculpture Garden established as a permanent display of site specific sculptures in the rainforest landscape. Majority of works by Gaby Porter.

Guide Dog Association. Invited to create an original work for auction.

2002  Private commission, Vaucluse. White cement female form for private garden.

Juicy Girlsexhibition at Peter Naef Gallery, Surry Hills.

Private commission, two bronze fountains for client at Parsley Bay, Vaucluse.

“Take It Outside...2002"... Sculpture for the Garden. A second exhibition by 12 sculptors over two weeks at the Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Selected for the Woollahra Council Sculpture Competition.

2001  Private commission of bronze fountain 1.0m x 0.35m for garden at Vaucluse, Sydney.

Private commission of bronze abstract form 0.6m x 0.4m for Vaucluse garden.

Corporate commission for Graphis Art Consultants, Asia. Abstract limestone 0.7m.

Organised a group of 14 established sculptors to exhibit at the Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

2000  Commission, 3 bronze life size wombats for Lend Lease, Darling Park Garden.

Jamieson Street Business Centre, 1m abstract form, Graphis Art Consultants.

Abstract bronze sculpture, 0.6m x 0.4m, Australian Art Resources.

“Odds Pods” exhibition in the Sculptors Gallery, Surry Hills.

Corporate commission for Duncan Taylor Design, private hotel, Paddington, Sydney. Four ceramic pods, 750mm. (Subsequent to Odd Pods Exhibition).

Commission for Burwood Corporate Centre, “Odd Pods” group, 0.7m.

Commission of two sandstone abstract forms for private property at Jamberoo, NSW.

Commission of three sandstone figurative forms as above, at Jamberoo.

1999  French Consulate - Rooftop Garden - 1.5m x 1.8m Two piece concrete work.

Contemporary bronze fountain, 1.5m abstract figure. Private commission, Vaucluse.

Reclining female figure, limestone, Westpac Bank apartment, Sydney.

1998  Commissioned to produce sculpture portraits of Banjo Patterson and Henry Lawson for a major book publisher and retailer.

“It’s What You Do With It That Counts”. A combined exhibition - Four Sculptors at The Sculptors Gallery, Surry Hills.

Bronze “Peregrine Falcon”. Symbol for North Sydney Boys High School.

Bronze sculpture commission for a Walter Burley Griffin house at Castlecrag, Sydney...

1997  Twelve sculptures purchased by Crown Casino, Melbourne for their private suites

Exhibition held in my Surry Hills studio, “Revealing the Essence”.

Commissioned to produce a contemporary sculpture fountain for a private residence. Commissioned to design and produce two contemporary sculptures for the Sheraton Hotel, Kuala Lumpa.

Commissioned to design and produce two stone figurative sculptural forms for a merchant banker.

1996  Bronze Sculpture in memory of Peter Savage, student, at Trinity College, Summer Hill, Sydney.

Commissioned to design and execute life sized bronze “Dingo” for Duaringa Shire, Queensland.

1995  Maquettes for monumental sculpture exhibition, Beaver Gallery, Canberra.

Re elected President of Sculptor's Society.

Selected to exhibit at St. Joseph’s College Art Exhibition..

1994  Elected President of Sculptor's Society.

Held Exhibition "Pleasures of the Flesh" in Studio Gallery, Surry Hills..

1993  Exhibited at S.H. Erwin Gallery - "On the Other Hand".

Established new studio in Surry Hills.

Commission - Nine larger than life bronze cats for Waterfront Development, Kuching, Borneo. Recommenced sculpture classes in new studio, The Warehouse, Surry Hills.

Sculptor's Society Annual Exhibition at Allegro Gallery..

Solo exhibition "Summer at North Curl Curl", Access Gallery.

1992  Won "Commended" for sculpture at Hunters Hill Art Show.

Commissioned by Graphis Art Consultants for bronze sculpture for ANA Hotel, Commission - Lidcombe Community Centre, 1.5m abstract sculpture.

Large scale Organic sandstone work selected for Macquarie University Sculpture Park. Exhibited in group show at Allegro Gallery..

1991  Won "Highly Commended" for sculpture at Hunter's Hill Art Show.

Commissioned to design and execute Bas Relief sculptures for Coogee Bay International Hotel.

Works selected for sale at Guggenheim Collection in Gallery shop, Art Gallery of NSW.

1990  Carved "Snow Leopards" in sandstone for Taronga Zoo.

Invited to participate in stone sculpture symposium at Sydney Opera House, Benelong Point, with Nicholas Mukomberanwa from Zimbabwe.

Continued teaching and development of sculpture classes at Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre. Commissioned to execute bronze figure of "Buddy Williams", legendary Country & Western artist, for the Tamworth Memorial Park.

Commissioned to create and construct three 2m ferro-cement figures for Twin Waters Resort Hotel in Queensland.

Mixed media solo exhibition, "The Dressing Room", at Access Gallery, Balmain.

1989  Commissioned to design and execute terra-cotta mural 1.7m x l.3m in bas-relief.

Exhibiting and selling sandstone works through Access Gallery, Balmain.

Continued and expanded Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre sculpture classes.

Commissioned to carve a 2.8m figure of a Manchurian man for a commercial restaurant..

1988  Designed and executed 2 sandstone sculptures for Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre Park.

Commissioned by Wiseman’s Ferry Chamber of Commerce to design and execute a sculpture of Solomon Wiseman. The life-size bronze is installed adjacent to the hotel.

1987  Commissioned to work on the site at Gallery 460, Gosford, for new Sculpture Park - carving 2m x 1.5m x 1m sandstone block. “Genesis”.

Commissioned by Ku-Ring-Gai Council to execute a figurative group of sculptures for their Bi-Centenary Park, Pymble..

1986  Produced sculptured pots for Old Bakery Tea Pot Show.

Taught sculpture at All Saints College, for Art and Artist's week in Bathurst.

Designed award for Channel 9 - Business Sunday.

1985  Exhibited at the Maquette for City Sculpture exhibition, ANZ Bank Gallery, Martin Place.

Held joint exhibition at Old Bakery Gallery, Lane Cove - "Pastel and Stone". Researched and studied sculpture in New York.

Commenced teaching sculpture at Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre.

1984  Worked and exhibited at Sculpture Symposium in Brisbane at Warana Festival.

1983  Sculpture teaching to children at Roseville Public School. !983 - 1986..

1983  Selected to exhibit at Irving Sculpture Gallery in Member's Exhibition.

Exhibited at Centre Art Space, Chatswood.

1982  Invited to submit design for "Businesswoman of the Year" award.

Held exhibition of sculpture in artist's studio and garden., Roseville, Sydney.

1981  Exhibited in mixed show at the Sculptors’ Society

1980  Exhibited and helped co-ordinate "Sculpture for the Blind".

1978  Joined Society of Sculptors at The Rocks.

1972  Studied ceramics at Brookvale Technical College.

1970  Studied sculpture at North Sydney Technical College with Bim Hilder.

Media - Interviews

Coast Magazine - Autumn 2019. “Artists of the Coast” Gaby Porter, A rare talent.

Better Homes and Gardens - June 2018 Interview regarding sculpture in the Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Illawarra Mercury - April 2012 Wombarra Sculpture Garden Book Launch.

Illawarra Mercury - June 2012 Announcement of award of OAM

Inside Out Magazine - October November 2010 Feature on Wombarra Sculpture Garden

Radio National - April 2006 Simon Marney, Interview, Wombarra Sculpture Garden

Sydney Morning Herald Domain - August 2006 Sculpture in the Garden

The Advertiser - March 2004. Editorial on Sculpture Garden development and conservation.

Northern Leader - March 2004. Editorial on water conservation in the Sculpture Garden.

Illawarra Mercury - April 2004. Editorial on water conservation in the Sculpture Garden.

Daily Telegraph - July 2004. Editorial on artists studio and residence, lifestyle and Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Sydney Morning Herald - August 2004 Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Daily Telegraph - August 2004 Editorial “Where the Art is”.

Sydney Morning Herald - August 2004 Editorial - Artist’s Profile.

Burke’s Backyard - September 2004. Feature on Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Northern Leader - August 2003. Feature editorial on Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Illawarra Mercury - September 2003. Feature editorial on Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

“Role Models” - May 2002. Northcott Society. Recognition of achievement in individual field of the visual arts.

Sydney Morning Herald Domain - Thursday. September, 2002. Feature editorial on increased appreciation and sales of sculpture by Porter and others.

Vogue Living - December, 2002. Feature editorial on Gaby Porter’s work in the Wombarra Sculpture Garden.

Gardens & Outdoor Living. August 2001. Wombarra Sculpture Garden editorial and pictorial.

Radio interview, 2UE, Shirley Stackhouse, Wombarra Sculpture Garden. August 2001.

State of the Arts - March issue - "Sculpture Features at Access".

“Wombarra Sculpture Garden” - Published a pictorial history of the garden.

Our House - TCN 9, April 1996 - Feature on home, studio and sculpture in warehouse conversion, Surry Hills.

Mosman Daily - Oct 17, 1996 - Editorial on Sculpture Exhibition.

North Shore Times - April 1995 - Edmund Capon, Gallery of NSW with Porters Sculpture.

House & Garden Magazine - August 1995 - Feature editorial on work and home in warehouse.

Craft Arts - Issue No. 31, 1994 - Editorial on 9 Bronze cats in Kuching, Borneo.

Inner Western Weekly - Nov 2, 1994 - Editorial on sculpture.

Sydney Morning Herald - April 9, 1992 - Artist's background, and work.

The Glebe - April 16, 1992 - Artist's Exhibition.

The Australian - October, 1992 - Macquarie University Sculpture Park.

Hills Shire Times - Nov 10, 1992 - Editorial, Sculptors' Society Exhibition.

Elle Magazine - December 1992 - Editorial on Bronze sculpture.

Sydney Morning Herald - Apr 20, 1990 - Sculpture Symposium at Opera House.

Northern Herald - Apr 26, 1990 - Snow Leopards at Taronga Zoo.

North Shore Times - May 2, 1990 - Snow Leopards at Taronga Zoo.

Now Magazine - June 1990 - Snow Leopards at Taronga Zoo.

Sydney Morning Herald - Good Weekend - Nov 10, 1990 - Editorial, Access Gallery Exhibition.

Transforming Art - Vol.3, No. 2. 1989 - 3 Australian Women Sculptors.

Hornsby Advocate - June, 1988 - Article on Solomon Wiseman commission.

Sydney Morning Herald - June 30, 1988 - Solomon Wiseman.

Telegraph - Oct 30, 1987 - Article on Bi-Centenary Park sculptures

North Shore Times - Oct 19, 1988 - Artists work at Ku-Ring-Gai Art Centre.

Sydney Morning Herald - Oct 20, 1988 - Article on students working on Bi-Centenary park.

The Australian - Nov, 1987 - Article on Gallery 460 and sculptors involved.

Sydney Morning Herald - Nov 19, 1987 - Sculptures in Bi-Centenary Park.

North Shore Times - Nov 4, 1987 - Bi-Centenary Park and sponsorship.

Hornsby Advocate - Nov 4, 1987 - Ku-Ring-Gai Bi-Centenary Park sculptures.

Brisbane Courier Mail - September 1984 - Article on involvement with sculpture symposium.

North Shore Times - November 1982 - Article on Artist's Exhibition.

Craft Arts - Issue No 39. Profile on Gaby Porter and her Work.

TCN - 9, 1981 "Simon Townsend's Wonderworld" - Kite making with handicapped children.

Daily Telegraph - October 1980 - "Sculpture for the Blind".

TEN - 10, 1984 Warana Festival, - Brisbane Interview and demonstration of sandstone sculpture.