Born in Adelaide, Richard Tipping currently lives in Newcastle, Australia. His undergraduate study was in humanities at Flinders University in Adelaide and he completed both a masters degree and doctorate at the University of Technology, Sydney. He worked freelance as a researcher, writer and director in the film industry from 1975 to 1988 and began lecturing in media arts at the University of Newcastle in 1989. He has authored four or five books of poems, a book of photographs and published many limited edition books, print folios and sculptural multiples. Since 1996, he has held solo exhibitions in cities including Sydney, Adelaide, London, New York, Cologne and Munich, and has major commissioned sculptures installed in several Australian cities.
His photographs, prints and sculptures are in many public collections in Australia, including all state galleries and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra.
He continues to explore the physical qualities of language and making art with words, getting poetry off the page and into the streets. His most recent book is ‘Subvert I Sing’, published by Redfox Press in Ireland.