Artrist Profile


1929 Born Toowoomba, Queensland
1977-78 Master of Fine Arts Degree, Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester N.Y.
1988 Retired as Senior Lecturer, School of Arts, Brisbane College of Advanced Education


1969 Reid Gallery, Brisbane
1975 Ulmarra Gallery, Grafton, NSW
1982 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1989 Ray Hughes Gallery, Brisbane
1992 Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1994 Mainly Still Life, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
1996 Ray Hughes Gallery at the George Gallery St Kilda
1998 Merv Muhling Retrospective, Brisbane City Hall Art Gallery Brisbane
2004 Merv Muhling an Appreciation, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane


1957-68 Exhibited annually in the Henry Caselli Reichards Memorial Prize, Queensland Art Gallery, Franz Beak-Gow Gallery, Brisbane, Half Dozen Group Shows and David Jones Prize
1969 Gallery-1-Eleven, Brisbane
1970 Gallery-1-Eleven, Brisbane
World Craft Council Asian Exhibition, New Zealand
1971 Powell Street Gallery, Melbourne
First International Craft Exhibition, Colombo, South America
1973-7 Queensland Jewellery Workshops, Group Exhibitions, Craft Association Gallery, Brisbane
1974 The Australian Selection for Toronto, Sydney
1975 Fantasia Gallery, Canberra
1978-81 Queensland Jewellery Workshop Group exhibitions, Victor Mace Gallery Brisbane


1980 Objects to a Human Scale, Australia, Japan, Hong Kong
1981 Survey of Australian Craft, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
The Gift Exhibition, Canberra CAE, Canberra
1989 Toowoomba City Jewellery Prize
Queensland Jewellery for Queensland House, London
1990 Into Space: The Language of Sculpture, Queensland Art Gallery, Touring regional Galleries in Queensland
1991 Ray Hughes Christmas Show, The Shed, Brisbane.
First Australian Contemporary Jewellery Biennial, Jam Factory Adelaide;
Launceston; Meat Market, Melbourne; Canberra; Power House Museum, Sydney
1992 The South Stradbroke Project, Gold Coast Centre Gallery, Queensland, touring regional galleries in Queensland, Noumea, New Caledonia
1993 Brisbane Drawing Show, Ray Hughes Gallery, The Shed Brisbane
Dissertations on a Dozen Asmat Shields, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney;
Ray Hughes Gallery at Monash Studios, Melbourne
Big Brisbane Picture, Ray Hughes Gallery, The Shed Brisbane
1994 Fresh From the Studio, Ray Hughes Gallery, Sydney
Dissertations on a Dozen Asmat Shields, City Hall Gallery, Brisbane
How Does Your Garden Grow, City Hall Gallery, Brisbane
Waste Not – A Practical Issue, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba
The Still Life Show, Ray Hughes Gallery, The Shed Brisbane
Home and Away, Gold Coast City Art Gallery, Surfers Paradise
Carved and Transformed: Artists’ Furniture, Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
1995 Take a Look, UQ Art Museum, Queensland University, Brisbane


Queensland Art Gallery; Queensland University of Technology; Gold Coast City Art Gallery; Australian Parliament House Collection – Canberra; Griffith University; Brisbane Boys’ Grammar School


Jewellery Commissions
1989 Toowoomba City Jewellery Prize
2001 Roma St Parkland Bronze Sculpture Project ‘The Crocheted Doily’

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