Archibald Zammit-Ross

A solo show by Kangaroo Valley artist Archie Zammit-Ross.

At 17 Archie joined the Air Force for 9 years, and then studied art at the National Art School in Darlinghurst, as part of a returned serviceman’s scholarship. He completed an internship in conservation and restoration at the Powerhouse Museum, and worked there for 8 years. He went into private practise as a conservator of the built environment and worked on many heritage buildings in Sydney, including the Grace Brothers buildings and the Capitol Theatre. He was also working with Waterforms International, making public fountains to commission. He worked on Taronga Park Zoo animal enclosures.

Archie has had a long-standing involvement with the East Timor and West Papuan resistance movements, and has staged exhibitions for these causes, including a major show at the Tin Shed Gallery at Sydney University which was sponsored by the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Archie moved to Kangaroo Valley in 2000, where he has built a house and studio. He is deeply involved in the natural world, which inspires his art these days. Archie has also spent many days creating artworks at the Sydney International Piano Competition, as music is one of his greatest inspirations. He was an Education Officer at Bundanon for four years, and teaches Christian meditation in his spare time.