2016 - 1987
1987 - 1979
1976 - 1969
2000 - 1989
The Netherlands, arrived Australia 1951
Full time Artist, Printmaker, Painter
Master of Visual Art, University of SA. SA School of Art.
Adv.Dip.T.(Fine Art), Torrens CAE. SA School of Art.
Dip.T.(Art), Western Teachers College. SA School of Art.
Operated studio workshop in printmaking & painting
Operated full time production studio in textile design and printing.
Full time Art teacher, Education Department of SA.
Part time Lecturer & Tutor at SA School of Art, Uni of SA,
TAFE Art schools and Adelaide Central School of Art in Printmaking, Painting,
Drawing, Life Drawing, Design and Visual Art Theory
Grants and Awards:
1995 & 1993
Waterhouse Natural History Prize, second prize for drawing.
Dragan Miljanovic Art Prize.
S.A. Dept. for the Arts and Cultural Heritage, Development Grant.
Flinders University of S.A., Suffrage Commemorative Print Folio.
FRSASA. Ass. Dip. Design Institute of Australia.
Members Print Commission, Print Council of Australia.
Kernewick Lowender Art Prize.
Fasson Award for Creative Excellence, Design Institute of Australia.
Artist Development Grant, Australia Council Crafts Board, SA Dept for the Arts.
Full time release scholarship, SA Education Department.
Selected Solo Exhibition:
2011 - 2013
1982 & 89
1980 & 84
1977 & 81
1969 & 72
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery, New Paintings
Confronted, Light Square Gallery, .Adelaide
A Country Arts SA Visual Arts Touring Exhibition in The SA Regional Galleries. "Museum Studies"
Mount Gambier, Port Lincoln, Streaky Bay
Murray Bridge, Port Augusta, Millicent, Bordertown, Goolwa, Port Pirie
Still Lives, Hahndorf Academy
Museum Studies 1969-2009 SA Museum
Greenhill Galleries - Hilton International Hotel.
Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery. Adelaide. Works on Paper.
Country Arts SA Travelling to 18 Regional Galleries.
Main street Editions Gallery- Hahndorf . Vessels. Works on Paper.
Adelaide Festival of Arts - Art Images Gallery SA. Boots and All, Collographs
Anima Gallery, Adelaide. Contemporary Equine Etchings
Royal S.A. Society of Arts Gallery, Adelaide. Authentic Collections
Art Images Gallery, Adelaide. Stones Collographs
Reade Art Gallery, Adelaide. Stones Drawings and Paintings
Freeman Gallery, Hobart, Tasmania. Wood Cuts and Drawings
Tynte Gallery, Adelaide. Etchings
Sale Regional Gallery, Victoria. Textiles
Fremantle Arts Centre, Festival of Perth Invitation. Textiles
Touring Exhib, Regional Galleries of NSW: Orange, Wagga Wagga, Albury and
Mildura Art Centre, Victoria. Textiles and Wood Cuts
Barry Newton Gallery, Adelaide. Textiles
Jam Factory Gallery, SA. Textiles and Lake Eyre Series
Adelaide Fine Art and Graphics. Etchings
Naracoorte Regional Gallery, SA. Etchings and Drawings
ALdgate Crafts. SA. Textiles
Selected Group Exhibition:
New Paintings, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Domestric Rituals, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
Propagate, The Barn, Stirling SA
New in Town, Signal Point Gallery, Goolwa, SA
Charles Sturt University, "Fair and Square" Print Folio, curated by Rona Green
Whyalla Art Prize, Finalist
Dobell Drawing Prize, Art Gallery NSW - Finalist
Waterhouse Natural History Prize, Finalist, category A&B
The Crafted Object 1960s - 80s, National Gallery of Australia
Scarlettis Gallery, Clare, S.A.
Geelong Print Prize.
Main Street Gallery, Adelaide Festival.
Federation: Australian Art & Society 1901 - 2001, National Gallery of Australia,
Scotch College Festival - Adelaide
Ceramic Art Gallery. Works on Paper- Sydney
International Works on Paper Fair - Sydney
Adelaide Central School Gallery
Hermanns Art Award - Melbourne (Finalist)
The Hutchins School Art Prize, Hobart. (Finalist)
Duraloid Silk Cut Award, Melbourne. (Finalist)
St Peters College invitational art exhibition. Adelaide.
Survey Exhibition of Contemporary SA Printmakers.
Aptos Cruz Gallery, Stirling, SA.
Royal SA Society of Arts, Members Exhibition.
Masters and Graduate Diploma, University of SA. Museum.
Alice Springs Art Foundation Prize,(Finalist).
Fremantle Print Prize, (Finalist).
Stirling Festival, SA, Art Prize.
Australian Crafts Board, Craft Expo.
Tamworth Fibre Award. (Selected)
Contemporary Art Centre, Adelaide, Members exhibition.
Channel Ten, Adelaide, Young Artists Award, Art Gallery of SA.
Whyalla Art Teachers.
Unley City Council Museum
Mount Lofty House
Premiers Dept Hobart Tasmania
Centennial Park Trust
Hilton International Hotel
Marleston College of TAFE
Hindmarsh Building Society
Post Secondary Education Commission WA
South Australian State Government Agencies, including Education, Health, Equal Opportunities,
Community Welfare and Corporate Affairs
Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, NSW
National Gallery of Australia
Art Gallery of SA
Art Gallery of WA
Museum and Art Gallery of Tasmania
Alice Springs Art Foundation
Tamworth Fibre Collection
Mildura Arts Centre
Naracoorte Regional Gallery
Flinders University of SA
Gold Coast City Art Gallery, QLD
Art Bank, NSW
Cromwell's Contemporary Collection
Hamilton Regional Gallery
University of SA
Kernewick Lowender, Kadina SA
Print Council of Australia
Canson Australia Pty Ltd
State Bank of SA
Adelaide Hills Council
Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
South Coast Regional Gallery
Country Arts SA
Port Pirie Regional Art Gallery
Riddoch Mount Gambier
Streaky Bay Regional Gallery
Barossa Regional Gallery
Confronted. Imprint. Winter 2014. Article by Julia Wakefield.
SA Museum Newsletter, Crispin Savage, April / June, 2009
The Adelaide Review, John Neylon, June 2009
Web Blogspot, Quentin Chester, 4 June 2009
Mt Barker Courier, Joan Clayton, 10 June, 2009
The Hills Weekender, Helen McGowan, May24, 2009
The Advertiser, Louise Nunn, p.57, 21 June 2009Adelaide Advertiser January 27th 2007,
Review feature article,
"Material Girl" by Samela Harris.
'Rita Hall's past, present and future" Adam Dutkiewicz. Independent Weekly. Feb. 17-23 2007. p31.
Adelaide Review, September 2000, John Neylon
Adelaide Advertiser, August 2000, Adam Dutkiewiez.
Ceramic Art and Perception, No 37, pp 70-71, Sue Rodwell, 1999.
Craft Arts International, No 45, Shaw Hendry, 1999.
Australian Printmaking in the 1990's. Sasha Grishan, Craftsman House pp116-117, 1997.
On Edge. 1995, Vol.2 , No 2, pp29 -32. Lois Turner, Rita Hall.
Imprint, Winter 1995. Vol.30 No. 2, p.15. Geoff Gibbons.
Adelaide Review May, 1995, John Neylon.
Adelaide Advertiser, April, 1995, Adam Dutkiewiez.
Adelaide Review, Sept. 1993, John Neylon.
Craft Arts International,No.17. Terry Davis, 1989.
The Adelaide Advertiser Weekend Magazine, Katherine Goode, August,1990.
Craft Australia, Autumn 1 1981, Winter 1 1983, Winter 2 Supplement 1984.
The Australian, Peter Ward January 1981.
Women Artists of Australia and New Zealand, Max Germain, 1991.
Imprint, 1992, Summer, 'Editions and Additions,' Rita Hall.
Ceramics Art and Perception, Jan. 1994. Rita Hall.
"The Goanna and the Cranefly", by Rita Hall, Collins, 1986.
"The Ant Explorer", by C.J.Dennis, Macmillan, 1988.
"The Frog and the Wild Rope", by Pam Shelldrake, Macmillan, 1990.
Unrestricted Private Pilots Licence, 1974; Ernabella Aboriginal Art Community Screen
Printing Coordinator, 1976 Travelled in Europe to visit major galleries, 1977;
Ceduna Aboriginal Art Tutor, 1977, Key Note Speaker, Eyre Peninsular Regional Arts Seminar, 1989;
Charter Member Hills Zonta Club International; Crafts Council of SA Management Committee 1979-82;
Trained Wendy Thurston 1981 and Gary Campbell 1985 Craft Board, Australia Council Trainee Grants;
Founding committee member Mt. Lofty Art and Craft Society; Founding Chairperson,
Whyalla Contemporary Art and Craft Society 1972 and awarded honorary life membership 1974;
Involved in various community activities, including Stirling Festival, Come Out Festival Mural Painting,
Co-ordinated Weekend Art School, teaching life drawing, general drawing and printmaking.
Guest lecturer for Weekend Art Schools for South East Cultural Trust,
1983,84 and Riverland Cultural Trust, 1987. Lecturer, Flinders University Etching Workshop,
1990, Roebourne Aboriginal Art Community WA, Teacher, 1994, Member SA Visual Art Committee,
1992/94. S.A. Representative for the Print Council of Australia, 1994/1995. Royal Society of Art, SA,
Executive Council, 1995/96. Curator, Survey Exhibition of Contemporary SA Printmakers, 1996.
Various Art Workshops in Drawing, Printmaking and Textile Printing. Invited to judge the
1998 Whyalla Art Prize, 1992 Kernewick Lowender Art Prize. Attended Life Drawing Workshop
with Godwin Bradbeer, National Art School, Sydney, 1999. Participant in SALA Week, 98/07.
Attended Drawing Summer School with Chris Orchard, Adelaide Central School of Art, 2000. 2001,
Drawing tutor for Mt. Torrens Art Society; On-going Weekend Workshops in Etching,
Collograph Printmaking. Gallery Guide, AGSA, 2002 - 2006. 2007 Guest speaker Art & Science Forum,
SA Museum & Queen Adelaide Club. 2012-13 Co-judge Waterhouse Natural Science Prize, SA
Rita Hall Studio
7 Kain Avenue, Aldgate. SA 5154
Visitors are welcome at any time by appointment,
Phone (08) 8339 6331
ABN: 51 373 561 530