Dr Rhyl Hinwood AM


Honorary award citation

Rhyl Hinwood will be awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Philosophy for her outstanding contribution to the University and to the visual arts in Queensland.

Besides her works at St Lucia, Ms Hinwood has carved many stone sculptures inspired by University of Queensland Press publications, as well as a 60 square metre frieze at the UQ Gatton campus depicting the Evolution of Agriculture.

Ms Hinwood won a national competition in 1976 in which the prize was a commission to complete the carvings on the Great Court, following the death of the first University sculptor, John Theodore Muller.

Her works also include a life-sized bronze figure in the Kitakyushu Municipal Art Museum in Japan; the ceramic Australian Coat of Arms in the House of Representatives in Parliament House, Canberra and the George Street Fountain in Brisbane.


Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa