Poet and artist Richard Tipping has three degrees including a doctorate from the University of Technology Sydney (2007). He is a widely-published poet and makes artworks which incorporate his own poetic texts – such as in engraved stone sculpture, in original and altered sign designs, and with visual poetry graphics on paper.
He worked as an academic in media arts for many years at the University of Newcastle, NSW. Tipping is well known for original and altered sign designs since 1979, which have been exhibited internationally; and for public works incorporating his own poetic texts with three dimensional forms such as neon and LED lightworks, plate steel and aluminium, engraved granite, etc, in large-scale sculpture.
He has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and Adelaide, and internationally in cities including London, Munich, Washington and New York. He has completed public and private sculptural commissions throughout Australia and internationally in the USA, UK and Germany.
Examples of his art are held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, among other key collections, as well as internationally in the print collections of the Museum of Modern Art, New York; and the British Museum, London.
Richard Tipping with Nancy Cartwright "the voice of Bart Simpson", 2004