1950 Born Avenhorn, Netherlands

1971-74 Diploma in Fine Art (Sculpture), Claremont Technical College, WA 


1975 From Winter Storm 1 (Installation), Praxis, Perth, WA 1977 Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia 

1983  Le Cabaret Fantaisie Presents The Temple of Love (Installation), Praxis, Fremantle, WA 

1984  Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA 

1985  Galerie Dusseldorf (Festival of Perth Exhibition), Perth, WA 

1986  Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, W A 

1987  Rex Irwin Art Dealer, Sydney, NSW 

1988  Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, W A 

1989  Syme Dodson Gallery, Sydney, NSW 

1990  Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, W A 

1992 The Boat Paintings, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 1995 Art-Objects-Ideas-Toys, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 

1997  In the House of Self-Collection, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 

1998  Zoo, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA 

2000 Drawings from The Second Canberra Drawing Biennale (1998) and New Works, Galerie Dusseldorf, Perth, WA 

2000 Gatherings, (Installation), Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle, WA

2004 Mark Howlett Foundation Commission #8, Cullity Gallery, The University of Western Australia 2006 Assembled Works, Perth Galleries, North Fremantle, WA 

2010  Paper products, Turner Galleries, Northbridge, WA 

2011  New works, Turner Galleries, Northbridge, WA 

2013 There be it, Turner Galleries, Northbridge, WA 


1974 3 X 1 Show, Installation, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA

1995 Sculpture in the City, GPO, Forrest Place, Perth, WA

1978 The Link Show (with Mary Moore), The Art Gallery of WA and Art Gallery of SA

1980 Road Show-West to East, Visual Arts Board Regional Development Program, The Art Gallery of Western Australia 

Drawn and Quartered-Australian Contemporary Paperworks, Art Gallery of SA 

1983  Anzart in Hobart-Le Cabaret Fantaisie Installation, Hobart and Praxis, Fremantle, WA 

1984  Form-Image-Sign, Biannual Survey of Contemporary Australian Art No. 3, Art Gallery No. 3, Art Gallery of WA (Festival of Perth Exhibition) 

1985  Anzart in Auckland, (Artists Books), Auckland, New Zealand 

1985  Perspecta ’85, Art Gallery of NSW 

1986  Here and Now: West Australian Sculpture '86, Undercroft Gallery, University of Western Australia 

1987  Among the Souvenirs, Western Australian Art in the Eighties, The Art Gallery of Western Australia 

1989 Prints and Australia: Pre-Settlement to Present, Australian National Gallery 

1991  A Backward Glance, Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA 

1992  Work (Artworks) Perth Institute of Contemporary Art, WA 

1994  Rough Image, Fremantle Arts Centre, W A 

1995  One Hundred Years. Western Australian Sculpture l895-1995, The Art Gallery of Western Australia 

1997  Swingtime, East Coast - West Coast, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia 

1998  Points of View, Inside Perspective, Perth College, Perth, WA 

1998  The Second Canberra Drawing Biennale, Drill Hall Gallery, Australian National University, Canberra (also at Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia (1999) and University Art Museum, WA) 

The University of Queensland, Brisbane (1999) 

1999  City of Joondalup Art Prize, Joondalup, WA 

2000  white/craft, Fremantle Art Centre, Fremantle, W A 

Vast, The Max Lawson Gallery, Sydney, NSW 

2001  Little Treasures: Collaborative Artists’ Books, (with Stephen Spurrier), RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, Victoria 

2002  Connection Visual II, Contemporary Art from Western Australia, School of Fine Art, Shanghai University & Hangzhou City Gallery, China 

Transpositions, WA Museum, Perth, WA (travelling to regional galleries in WA 2003-04) 

2003  Animalistic: An Exhibition Going Ballistic Over Animals, from the Edith Cowan University collection, touring regional galleries in WA, 2003-2005 

2004  Shifting Ground, Moore’s Building, Fremantle, WA 

2005  A Parched Progress: Landscapes Of Australia, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western 

A Partial View, Australian Art In The University Of Western Australia Art Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of Western Australia
Revealing: The City of Fremantle Collection, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Living Artists WA: Theo Koning (from the Murdoch University Art Collection), Murdoch University, WA 

2006  Floating, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA
Conflux: British and Western Australian Prints from the Sixties & Seventies, John Curtin Gallery, Curtin University of Technology, WA 

2007  Font, Art, Design & Media, Central TAFE Gallery, Perth, WA 

2008  Elemental, Brazen Art Space, Fremantle, WA 

Looking at Others & Looking Within, portraits & self portraits from the Murdoch University Art Collection, Murdoch University Library Building, WA
Fertile Soil: 50 Years of the City of Fremantle Art Collection, Art on the Move travelling exhibition, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA 

2009  Conversations, 100 artists in the UWA Art Collection, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, The University of WA 

2010  Home Open: living with stuff, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle WA 

2011  Recent Past, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of WA 

2012  The Snooker Boys Show, 275 High St, Fremantle 

MHF20, Fremantle Arts Centre, WA 

2013  The Sportsman’s Suite, Mark Howlett Foundation prints 1991-2011, Art on the Move touring exhibition, 

Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, WA
Shop fronts on Beaufort St, curated by Gallery Central, Central Institute of Technology, WA 


1985 Festival of Perth poster 

1987  Paintings and drawings for SKY POEMS by Philip Salom, Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1987 

1988  Western Sight 1988, A portfolio of 15 relief prints from Western Australia, printed and published by White Gum Press, U.K. 

1989  Two sculptural columns for the foyer of the Art Gallery of Western Australia 

1994  Design on wool (Print on the Sheep’s Back project) commissioned by Textiles for Nomads, Perth 

1995  Wall relief sculpture for Ngala Family Resource Centre, Perth 

1998 Festival Fremantle poster

2002 Mark Howlett Foundation Commission #8 

2008  Chris & Mary Hill. Monaro, Ord St Fremantle. 10 carved seed. Almond tree, wood 

2009  Peninsula Hotel Mandurah. Pelican Bar. 9 piece wall installation Remedy, Leederville. Shop window installation for Christmas 


1976 Visual Arts Board Purchase Fund

1978 Visual Arts Board Special Projects Grant

1980 Visual Arts Board Regional Development Program 1985 Visual Arts Board Project Grant 

1985  Mandorla Art Prize 

1986  BP Award 


Art Gallery of South Australia
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Australian National Gallery, Canberra 
Channel 7, Perth
Christensen Fund
Curtin University of Technology
Edith Cowan University
Faber-Castell Collection
Fremantle City Council
Ian and Sue Bernadt Collection
King Edward Memorial
Hospital Murdoch University
New Norcia Art Gallery,
W.A. Parliament House
Holmes a Court Collection 
Royal Perth Hospital, Perth
Rural and Industries Bank, Perth
Sir Charles Gairdner Hospital,
Perth State Library of Western Australia
The University of Western Australia
Visual Arts Board


Scarleft, K. Australian Sculptors. Nelson. 1980.
Hawthorn, B. Some Contemporary Western Australian Painters and Sculptors. Apollo Press. 1982.
Snell, T. The Artist's Rottnest. Fremantle Arts Centre Press, WA. 1988
Snell, T. The Painted Image: Western Australian Art No. 1. Curtin University, WA. 1991
Snell, T. Cinderella on the Beach: A Source Book of Western Australia's Visual Culture, University of Western Australia Press. 1991
Woldendorp, R . & Stringer, J. Western Australian Artists in Residence. Sandpiper Press, WA. 1995.
Gray, A. Swingtime, East Coast, West Coast. Work from the 1960 - 70's. The University of Western Australia Art Collection. (catalogue) 1997.
Moore, M. Points of View, Inside Perspective. (catalogue) 1997.
Gray, A. The Australian Drawing Biennale. (catalogue) 1998.
Art Monthly, December 1998 to February 1999, No.116, cover
Transpositions, WA Museum, Perth (catalogue) 2002
Connections Visual II, College of Fine Arts, Shanghai University, China (catalogue) 2002
O’Ferrall, M. The Consciousness of Object. Theo Koning mhf Project No. 8. (catalogue) 2003.
Shifting Ground, Moore’s Building, Fremantle (catalogue) 2004
Peters, N (Coordinating author), The Dutch Down Under 1606-2006, Chapter 23, ‘Dutch Artists in Australia’, Dr Nien Schwarz. Wolters Kluwer, NSW, 2006
Closet Circus, Works from the Horn Collection. Forward by John Stringer, essays by Stuart Elliott, Diana Roberts. Fremantle Press, 2008
Fertile Soil. Fifty years of the City of Fremantle Collection. Forward by June Moorhouse. Text by Andre Lipscombe, Ted Snell, Carly Lane, Mike Lefroy, Jean Robins. Fremantle Press, 2008
DiCiero, L. (ed) ‘Artists & Collectors’, Western Australian Artist’s Chronicle, No. 122 Sept/Oct 2008, p.22 Bromfield, D. Waves. The Edith Cowan University Collection. Edith Cowan University, 2009
Barrett-Lennard, J. A Partial View. The University of Western Australia Art Collection. The University of Western Australia, 2009
Gaynor, G & Laurie, V. Mark Howlett Foundation 1991-2-11. 2011 


Reed Burns, J. ‘Monaro Fremantle WA. Chris & Mary Hill’s Garden’, Australian Gardens for a Changing Climate, Penguin Group, 2008, pp 19-23.
Reed Burns, J. ‘Theo’s garden in Freo’, Green. Sustainable architecture and landscape design. #5 August 2008, pp76-84 
Thorpe, D. ‘Monaro Fremantle, made for the sun’, Your Garden, for people who love gardens. Summer 2010, pp 44- 49