Jon Crothers

Architect, printmaker and 3-D metal worker

Canowindra NSW 02.10.1939

1962 Bachelor of Architecture, University of Sydney

Much of Jon’s professional life has centred around his work as an architect. He has also been involved in the design, supervision and installation of major public art projects such as a sculptural fountain in Kuching and a sculptural project in Singapore.

Opportunities to travel (including many trips to India during the last 15 years) have provided much of the material for Jon’s detailed and often humorous etchings and watercolours. His small metal cut-outs are unique works created by hand – using a jeweller’s saw. Larger works are laser cut in steel.
Jon’s work is figurative, but rather than accurately reproducing subject matter, he implies the character of a place or object by combining significant elements in an unlikely way.

In recent years Jon and his wife Tanya have held a number of joint exhibitions in Sydney.


2014 Light and Shadow, Verge Gallery Sydney University

2014 Sculpture, Sawmillers Reserve, Mc Mahons Point

2012 The Edge, Verge Gallery Sydney University

2010 Metal and Paper, GIG Gallery (2 artists)

2010 Sculpture, Sawmillers Reserve, Mc Mahons Point

2010 Ivy Hill Gallery, NSW, (3 artists)

2008 Ivy Hill Gallery, NSW, (3 artists)

2005 The Great Divide, GIG Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2003 Silhouettes and Shadows, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2002 South Coast, Beaver Galleries, Canberra (6 artists)

2001 Drawings Prints Cut-outs, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

2000 Palaces and Pavilions, Mosman Region Gallery (2 artists)

1999 Home and Away, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

1996 Travelling with a Sketchbook, James Harvey Gallery, Sydney (2 artists)

1967 – 68 Group Exhibitions, Cambridge, UK

1960 Six Young Artists, University of Sydney Gallery of Fine Arts.