Richard Tipping is known both as a poet, including three collections published by University of Queensland Press, and as a visual artist specialising in word works. He has held more than thirty solo exhibitions in Australia as well as in Berlin, London and New York.
His public art projects include the well known Watermark (‘flood’) steel sculpture installed at the Powerhouse Centre for the Live Arts on the Brisbane River in the year 2000, which unexpectedly became the high watermark for the severe floods of 2011.
Tipping is internationally recognised for his sign art, using the templates of official signage to make poetic shifts in meaning. Small versions of his artpoem signs are available in gallery shops internationally. His prints and multiples are in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art in New York, the British Museum in London, and extensively in the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, which lists and illustrates more than one hundred works through www.artsearch.nga.gov.au
Richard Tipping lives in Newcastle and works in Sydney, and is represented by Australian Galleries.