Born 6 November in Ljubljana, Slovenia
Attended school Novi Vindolski, Croatian Seaside
1961    Emigrated to Perth, Western Australia
1982    Established Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park, Middle Swan, Western Australia (WA)

Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Park is one of the oldest privately owned galleries in Western Australia. Established in 1982, in the Swan Valley on 4.5 hectares with sculpture grounds that are a continuous work in progress.
The indoor Gallery provides five large exhibition spaces to exhibit established and emerging artists of all disciplines. A new major exhibition is mounted each month, featuring the works of an individual artist or group and the extensive stock display is regularly revised, thereby providing a stimulating display of diverse Fine Art.

2014 Decade Club – first Australian sculptor exhibiting 10 times at
Sculpture by the Sea Exhibitions, Cottesloe.
2012 Swan Chamber of Commerce Business Person of the Year – Culture
2010 Decade Club – ten years exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea
exhibitions, Bondi
2008 Inaugural Distinguished Invited WA Artist Sculpture by the Sea,
2007 Balnaves Artist’s Award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, NSW
2007 Australian Defence Medal
2006 Alcoa People’s Choice Award for aluminium sculpture
Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2007
2006 Landcom Acquisitive Sculpture Award
University of Western Sydney, NSW
2005 Alcoa People’s Choice Award for aluminium sculpture
Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2005
2004 Icebergs’ Signature Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi NSW
2003 ArtsWA Life Time Commitment Award (shared with T.C. Gomboc)
2003 Centenary of Federation Medal for outstanding commitment
to the community in raising the awareness of art
2003 JB Were Distinguished Invited Artist Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2003
1998 Director’s Award, Sea Change Exhibition, Albany WA. October
1996 Telstra Small Business Development Award – Midland Region
Midland Chamber of Commerce – Excellence in Small Business Award.
1994 Mandorla Prize for Religious Art – Kevin Sullivan Award, Studio
Residency at Verdaccio Studios, Tuscany Italy.
1993 Western Australian Week Council
Citizen of the Year Award for Arts, Culture and Entertainment
1992 Nominated finalist in the West Australian Citizen of the Year Award for
Contribution to the Arts.
1991 City of Swan Citizen of the Year Award for Contribution to the Arts
1985 Waterways Gallery Sculpture Award
1984 Waterways Gallery Sculpture Award
1983 City of Swan Sculpture Award
1982 City of Swan Sculpture Award

Town of Claremeont WA
Burswood Park, Burswood WA
Mandoon Estate, Swan Valley WA
Mater Dei College Joondalup WA
National War Museum Canberra ACT
Department of the Premier and Cabinet, Government of Western Australia
Qingdao City, China
Goyang City South Korea
Riversea Hostel, Mosman Park WA
FMG Cloud Break Mine Chapel. WA
Australian Film Industry – AACTA Award
Town of Cottesloe, WA
City of Goyang, South Korea
Sud Province, Noumea New Caledonia
City of Port Hedland, WA
Sohar Aluminium Company, Sultanate of Oman
Royal Flying Doctors Association Headquarters, Broken Hill Australia
City of Melville, WA
Asago Museum and Sculpture Park, Asago, Japan
TAFEWA Central Campus, Perth WA
Landcom Collection, (State owned corporation, Government of New South Wales)
Shire of Glenelg, Portland Victoria
Centenary of Old Guildfordians
Commission Guildford Grammar School, WA
Peace Sculpture Park Beijing, China.
Benedictine Collection, New Norcia, WA
Alcoa World Alumina Australia, WA
Edith Cowan University, WA
University of Technology Sydney, NSW
Ministry for Justice, WA
Claremont School of Art, WA
City of Wanneroo Collection, WA
Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Ljubljana, Slovenija
Podagoska Fakulteta, Maribor, Slovenija
Galerija Bozidar Jakazc, Kostanjevica na Krki, Slovenija
Swan Valley Tourism Council, WA
Mandorla Collection, New Norcia, WA
New Norcia Collection, New Norcia, WA
City of Swan Collection, WA
Murdoch University, WA
La Salle College of the Arts, Singapore
Mundaring Sculpture Park, WA
House of Humor and Satire, Gabrovo, Bulgaria
Education Department, Perth, WA
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital, Nedlands, WA
Governor Stirling High School, Guild of Undergraduates,The University of WA
St. George’s House, Guildford Grammar School, WA
Also represented in many private collections in Australia and abroad,
including the Sultan of Brunei andSultan of Oman


At the beginning of the year, during the Sculpture by the Sea exhibition a cultural delegation from China visited Perth and were impressed with my sculpture on display at Cottesloe and also visited our gallery sculpture park. Following that visit an invitation was extended to me to represent Australia in these two international cultural events. The first one was The Fourth Silk Road International Arts Festival  in Xian, China where there were artists from 103 countries and I was honoured to be the only sculptor representing Australia and see the Australian flag on display.

My sculpture is now represented in the Xian National Gallery Museum Collection.

Following this major event in Xian invitation was extended for my participation in the International Contemporary Art Exhibition in Songyang.  Again the only Australian artist,  It was an enormous honour for me to see the Australian Flag flying at the official opening of the Songyang Art Gallery where my work was also acquired into their collection.

These two events were totally funded by the Chinese Ministry for Culture.  

An enormous promotion to the world of China’s cultural awareness.

The images of three sculptors with Slovenian background, Damian from Nova Gorica, Marcia De Bernado living Brazil (Slovenian father).

Ratimir Marijan (Ron)  Gomboc Cit.WA”

Ron Gomboc Work in Progress – many images of Ron’s sculptures

More about Ron Gomboc: Career Summary, Solo Exhibitions, Group Exhibitions, Commissions, Collections, BibliographyGomboc Gallery Sculpture Park:

Cottesloe Decade Club Artist R. Gomboc

ECU student’s succeed at Gomboc Gallery Sculpture Survey

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