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College / University
McMaster University 1966; University of Queensland 1988
Program / Degree
Sociology, MA(Qual Thesis)
November 26, 1966
Member type
Artist, Critic, Non-Profit, Other
If you're an artist, what kind of art do you make?
I am...

2009-2012-Retired and on an old-age pension
1999-2009-Writer & author, Poet & Publisher; Retired Teacher & Lecturter. Now living in George Town Tasmania
2002-2005-Program Presenter, City Park Radio, Launceston
1999-2004-Tutor and/or President: George Town School for Seniors Inc
1988-1999 -Lecturer in General Studies and Human Services West Australian Department of Training
1986-1987 -Acting Lecturer in Management Studies and Co-ordinator of Further Education Unit at Hedland College in South Hedland, WA.
1982-1985 -Adult Educator, Open College of Tafe, Katherine, NT
1981 -Maintenance Scheduler, Renison Bell, Zeehan, Tasmania
1980-Unemployed: Bi-Polar Disability
1979 -Editor, External Studies Unit, Tasmanian CAE; Youth Worker, Resource Centre Association, Launceston;
Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour, Tasmanian CAE; Radio Journalist ABC, Launceston
1976-1978 -Lecturer in Social Sciences & Humanities, Ballarat CAE, Ballarat
1975 - Lecturer in Behavioural Studies, Whitehorse Technical College, Box Hill, Victoria
1974 -Senior Tutor in Education Studies, Tasmanian CAE, Launceston
1972-1973 -High School Teacher, South Australian Education Department
1971 Primary School Teacher, Whyalla SA, Australia
1969-1971 Primary School Teacher, Prince Edward County Board of Education, Picton, Ontario, Canada
1969 Systems Analyst, Bad Boy Co. Ltd., Toronto Ontario
1967-68 -Community Teacher, Department of Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Frobisher Bay(Iqaluit), NWT, Canada
1959-67 -Summer jobs from grade 9 to end of university
1949-1967 - Attended 2 primary schools, 2 high schools and 2 universities in Canada: McMaster Uni:1963-1966, Windsor T’s College: 1966/7.
1944-1963 -Childhood(1944-57) and adolescence(1957-63) in and around Hamilton Ontario.

2. SOME SOCIO-BIO-DATA(as of: 2012)

I have been married for 45 years. My wife is a Tasmanian, aged 65. We’ve had 3 children: ages in 2012-46, 42 and 34. I am 67, a Canadian who moved to Australia in 1971 and have written several books--all available on the internet. I retired from full-time teaching in 1999, from part-time teaching in 2003 and from volunteer/casual teaching/work in 2005 after 32 years in classrooms as a teacher and another 18 as a student. In addition, I have been a member of the Baha’i Faith for 53 years(as of 2012). Bio-data: 6ft, 230 lbs, eyes/hair-grey, Caucasian. See my website for more details at: http://www.ronpriceepoch.com/ My writing can also be googled by typing: RonPrice followed by many possible single words like: Pioneering, Poetry, Bahá’í, History, philosophy, religion, media studies, politics, inter alis.
About my artwork
I am a writer and author, poet and publisher, scholar and online-journalist. I write about artists and the arts among a multitude of other subjects
Artists I like
Cezanne, Picasso, Michelangelo, Rembrandt and many others.
Reading and writing in the social sciences and humanities(the sub-list in these two general categories would be too long to post here; for example: philosophy and religion, history and psychology, sociology and media studies, etc.) Other specific interests and activities include: walking, sleeping, eating and drinking, breathing properly, my family, my health, my wife’s garden and even some of my domestic chores. Beautiful things: buildings and people, nature and objets d’art; ideas and some items in and of the print and electronic media.
What exhibitions are good at the moment?
I am in no position to comment at the moment. I am a retired lecturer in the middle years(65 to 75) of late adulthood(60 to 80). I hope to drop into this site from time to time.
Centre of the artworld:
New York, nowhere and everywhere

Centre and Periphery: A Comment

In the years since I moved to Australia in the early seventies, though, autobiography as a genre has moved from the periphery to the centre of the literary canon. This question of the literary canon or, indeed, the artistic canon, is too complex to deal with here. Some literary critics and historians argue that autobiography has been at the centre of literature in the west since at least the 17th century.

There are many reasons for encouraging scholarly studies of autobiography, art, poetry, literature and the humanities and social sciences in general. As Helen Vendler pointed out in her Jefferson Lecture(1) such studies establish in human beings a sense of cultural patrimony. In western countries like Canada and Australia where I have lived, for example, I am one of the many heirs of several cultural patrimonies: a world patrimony of which we are all becoming increasingly conscious; a Western patrimony from which we derive our institutions, civic and aesthetic; and a specifically Canadian and Australian patrimony which, though great and influential, is established securely and insecurely in our schools. Although these specifically national patrimonies are often urged as pre-eminent, most nations like Canada and Australia have felt obliged to give their students an idea of the Western inheritance extending beyond their native production. -Ron--enough for now..

RonPrice's Blog


In 1953 Jacqueline Lee Bouvier and John K. Kennedy were married. From 10/1/’61 to 22/11/’63 they had the roles of First Lady and President of the United States.  Their marriage met a tragic end due to JFK’s assassination as I was beginning to study for my Christmas exams in first year university.  I was a child in 1953 and in that decade 1953-63, I went from the age of 9 to 19. For the most part, at least until the weekend of 22 to 24/11/’63, the Kennedys were far out on the periphery of my…


Posted on November 1, 2012 at 3:00

A Bit of Background Music

Since my blog here at artreview.com may assume some length in the months and years ahead; and since, all being well, it may find many a reader, it seemed appropriate to add a bit of personal history.-Ron



2009-2012-Retired and on a pension in George Town, Tasmania

1999-2009-Writer & Editor, Poet & Publisher.  Retired Teacher & Lecturer,…


Posted on March 3, 2012 at 23:30


Someone at this site requested my prose-poem on Frances Bacon. I can't find that request, but I will post the poem here and hope it finds that person making the request.-Ron Price, Tasmania




As with all artists who have created a substantial body of work, it is possible to speak of Francis Bacon(1909-1992) in terms of his themes: his obsession with the physical form; his…


Posted on May 14, 2011 at 11:00


Here is a prose-poem about "my inner child" for Noura for her internet work—and especially her art---in 2008.-Ron in Tasmania



I now look on the period since my late 40s as the greatest period of creativity in my life. Perhaps its original, its first, expression, was in the many jig-saw puzzles I made in my middle to late childhood, or the tulips I drew by the hundreds when I was four or five. I had enjoyed those…


Posted on December 19, 2008 at 23:00 — 1 Comment

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There are now several hundred thousand readers engaged in parts of my internet tapestry, my literary product, my creation, my immense pile of words across the internet--and hundreds of people with whom I correspond on occasion as a result. This amazing technical facility, the world wide web, has made this literary success possible. If my writing had been left in the hands of the traditional hard and soft cover publishers, where it had been without… Continue

Posted on September 24, 2008 at 5:50

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At 8:19 on August 23, 2010, Kevin Jackson said…
Ron, thank you for posting 'Tragedy and Despair "I am not Francis Bacon".
I was moved in the reading. You reveal much of yourself while battering against questions often regarded as too abstruse to contemplate.

You piece gives me much food for thought. Any self-justification by an artist is fraught.

Sorry for late acknowledgement, but I don't pass the ArtReview site often.
At 21:24 on August 9, 2010, Kevin Jackson said…
Very interested to read your Bacon piece (part 1).
Please post the remainder. Episodically is fine!
At 21:42 on October 7, 2008, RonPrice said…
I always respond positively to "requests for friendship." But I don't seem to get to this site for much participation at this stage of my late adulthood(60-80) and old age(80++), if I last that long.--Ron in Tasmania


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