Born in 1948, Rod Bax is an established artist who has been exhibiting professionally for over 30 years. He works in a variety of mediums but is best known for his gouache and watercolours of the wetland areas of the State’s southeast. He has been a finalist in the prestigious Waterhouse Natural History Prize on numerous occasions, and his concern and compassion for the preservation of the natural world is always at the core and heart of his work.
Rod studied at the South Australian School of Art, East Sydney Technical College and Torrens CAE, he is a Fellow of The Royal South Australian Society of Arts. He was a director of the Southern School of Art and as an art educator he has been Head of Art at St Peter’s College and has recently retired from his position as Head of Creative Arts at Westminster School.
He has work in corporate and private collections in Australia and Internationally, which include State Library of South Australia, Naracoorte Hospital, St Peter’s College, Westminster School and Naracoorte Fine Art Gallery.
Rod has been a finalist the Fleurieu Art Prize John Leslie art prize and won prizes at: Brighton, Victor Harbor, Toorak, St Peters Cathedral, Balco Art, Flagstaff Hill rotary show, Lions club art show Camberwell art show John Shaw Neilson prize State Bank Tourism Commission, and the Waterhouse SA Museum.
Recent work returns to a great interest in drawing and the relevance of the line as a personal signature. The family labrador became the perfect model to explore the elements of composition and the variety of linear expression.