Born in Ferntree Gully, Victoria. 29 April 1948

                   Master of Art, Monash Gippsland University

                  6 Bougainvilia Ave, Alice Springs. 08 89525028 em


2014           Chief Ministers NT Book of the Year Award, A Thousand Cuts

2013           Centralian Advocate Art Award, Winner

2011          The Hard Light of Day won the Prime Minister’s non-fiction award, and the NT Book of the Year

2011           Centralian Advocate Art Award, ‘Place’ Winner

2011            Short-listed for NT Senior Citizen

2001           Tammy  Kingsley Award, Highly Commended, Alice Prize, Alice Springs

1998          Outback Art Award,   Broken Hill           

1992           Professional Development Grant, Australia Council for the Arts

1991             Painting and Residency Prize: Inaugural  National Student Art and Design Exhibition, Royal Exhibition Building, Melbourne

                   Since 1984 the artist has won or been acquired for the various awards  in the Alice Springs region: the Alice Prize, the Tennant Creek Prize, the Centralian Advocate Prize and the Northern Territory Art Award. In 1998 he won the Broken Hill Outback Art Award. In 1999, he accepted a residency there as part of the prize, having earlier in the year accepted a residency at Columbus State University, Georgia and followed his exhibition there with an exhibition at the Kluge Ruhe Foundation, University of Virginia, Charlottesville VA.


WRITERS FESTIVALS  2012 Melbourne & Byron Bay, Brisbane, 2012-14 Wordstorm NT,2012, 2014 Auckland



2014    Le Monde La Vie, 20-21st Sept

2013  One Thousand Cuts; Art and Life in Central Australia, UQP

2012     Grand Construction, Arena Magazine no 116 pp 25-29

2011    The Healing Trip, Meanjin Magazine

2011   The Hard Light of Day; an Artist’s Memoir’ UQP

2008             Big Country Small Histories, Imagine Alice PP 16-20

2007......... Even As We Speak, Arena Mag no.87

2005             Stumbling Into Dreamtime, Arena Mag.  No.79 Oct/Nov PP 44-45



2012    Hotsprings, Daena Murray, McMillan Art Publishing pp 248-252

2011  A Place for Art  University of Wollongong Collection  Amanda Lawson, p34

2011  Visions of a Troubled Heart, Pat Kinsella The Saturday Age, Lifestyle, p20

2011 Contemporary Art; World Currents, Terry Smith. P212

2010   Tragedy & Mystery of life in the Red Centre writ large, Rosemary Sorensen, The Australian, 21/ 5 p17       

Homesickness: Nationalism in Australian Visual Culture,Traudi Allen, MacMillan

2011  Returning To The Core of Culture, Grady Harp, O&S Summer2  Magazine pp45-51

2006     The Sound of the Sky, Daena Murray pp185-194

2005     Naked In Alice, Barry Hill Arena Magazine no 75.pp36-38 (Front & Rear Covers)

2005    Crash Sites, Sylvia Kleinert Artlink vol 25 no 2 pp30-35

2004-  The Colour of Rupture, Robert Nelson The Age, June 30th

2004      Rod Moss’s Royal Portraits  Rex Butler  Australian Art Collector 28 pp98-101

2001      Once upon a Time in the Centre, Eyeline  Summer Edition. P44 Alison Lee

1999      Artist breaks New Ground Kelly Chapman Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Georgia

1998    Many Rivers To Cross Stephanie Radock Adelaide Review

1996        Central Psyche  Kieran Finnane Art in Australia Vol34 PP40-4

1996         Peripheral Visions   Charles Green P130

1995      Brush Power John McDonald  SMH 21 Oct  Spectrum 15

1994         Rethinking Regionalism  Terry Smith  Art in Australia, 



2016      The Origin of The New Poetics, Anna Pappas Gallery, Prahran

2015      Drawn, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2014       Layered & Burnished, Nevada State Gallery, Las Vegas

2014      Whitegate_Where Art and Life Collide, Burrinja Gallery, Upwey

2013      Anatomy Lesson; You.Me. Us, Anna Pappas Gallery, Prahran

2013      Anatomy Lesson; You. Me. Us.  Araluen Cultural Centre

2012       Mirror, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2011    Enigma of the Whiteman, Anna Pappas Gallery, Prahran

2010           The Hard Light of Day, South Australian Museum Gallery

                 The Enigma of the Whiteman, Peta Appleyard Gallery, Alice Springs

                 De Ja Vu: The Hard Light of Day, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2008.........Intervention, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

2007.........Even As We Speak, Uber Gallery, Melbourne

2004           Big Country; Small Histories  ARC1 @ Span Gallery, Flinders Lane Melbourne

1999                    Whitegate Mob, Kluge-Ruhe Foundation gallery, Charlottesville VA

1999           Outback Art, Columbus State University Gallery, Columbus, Georgia,

1996           Pushing Up River, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

1995          Territorial Bodies, Tin Sheds Gallery, Sydney

1994           Rod Moss Paintings  Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi Gallery, Melbourne

1994           Rod Moss Paintings  Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

1986             Hogarth Galleries, Sydney




2016  Black & White Restive, Newcastle Art Gallery, For The Birds, Framed Gallery, Darwin

2015 Redlands Art Award, Sydney

2014          Layered and Burnished, Nevada State University

2012     Art of the Nomad, Chan Contemporary Art Space, Darwin

2012      Togart Award, Darwin

2006       The Sound Of The Sky, 200 years of non-indigenous visual response to the N.T

               Museum & Art Gallery of the N.T

2005       Seeing The Other, Kluge-Ruhe Foundation Gallery, Charlottesville VA

2004      2004, Contemporary Australian ART, Ian Potter  NGV Melbourne

2003               People, Fireworks Gallery, Brisbane

1996       Wijay Na, 24 Hr Art Gallery, Darwin

1996       Eyes on the Ball, Waverly City Gallery (Curator Chris McAuliffe)then Touring '97)

1994       Contemporary Territory (Curator Dawn Mendham)

1994        Faces and Figures The Araluen Centre (Curator Alison French)

1990        Balance 1990 Queensland Art Gallery (Curator Michael Eather)



Kluge Ruhe, Virginia, USA

Colubus University, Georgia

The Howard  Black Collection Sydney University Union

Northern Territory  Museum of Arts & Sciences, Darwin

Alice Art Foundation, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

Artbank, Sydney

BHP Billinton, Melbourne

City Lending Library, Melbourne

State Library, Melbourne

Alice Art Society, The Araluen Centre, Alice Springs

Charles Darwin University

Q.L.D Art Gallery

moree Plains Regional Art Gallery

Prospect Council Chambers, Adelaide

Parliament House, Canberra

Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery