1974 Graduate, SA School of Art, (major in painting)
1975 Awarded Australia Council Living Artist Fellowship
1976 Artist in Residence, Griffith University Brisbane
1977 – 1983 Freelance artist
1983 – 1995.Arts and Community Development Manager, Prospect City Council
1996 – 2001 Arts manager, Mildura Rural City Council
2001 – Freelance artist
1974 Light, Colour, Space, Woolsheds, Adelaide
1975 Skylight and Wool, Experimental Art Foundation, Adelaide
1975 Light Drawings, Central Street Gallery, Sydney
1976 The Ceremony of the Golden Bowerbird, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane
1978 The Brisbane Line, Institute of Modern Art, Brisbane,
1995 Italian Drawings, Prospect Gallery, SA
1998 – 2001 Mildura Palimpsest #s 1,2,3 and 4, Mildura, Vic
2002 Rainshadow Landscapes, Stationmaster’s Gallery, Strathalbyn, SA,
2003 Gallery 25, Mildura
2003 –2004 Intimate Topographies, SA regional galleries tour
2006 Bella Cosa Gallery, McLaren Flat, SA
2009 Bowerbirds and the Art of Ian Hamilton, Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville
2010 (April – June) Intangibles in Terra Australis, San Sebastian, Spain
2011 Bowerbirds and the Art of Ian Hamilton, Murray Bridge Regional Gallery
2008 – 2102 Palmer Sculpture Biennial and Heysen Sculpture Biennial
2012 Arid, Port Augusta Botanical Gardens
Various essays in art magazines, including Artwork, Adelaide, 1984 – 1990
The Ceremony of the Golden Bowerbird (Playground for Paranoids), EAF, 1983
Heart of the Country, Wakefield Press, Adelaide, 1996
Guest Editor, Artlink (Critical Mass: The New Brisbane), 2003
Guest Editor, Artlink (Fuel for Thought) 2008
A Long Walk Through A Short History (a novel, published on my website)
Mianjin Crossing (a novel, published on my website)
1974 Woolstores Exhibition, Adelaide, (an investigation of light with fluorescent tubes and found objects)
1978 The Ceremony of the Golden Bowerbird (exhibitions and publication resulting from a SA Government grant to study the art of the Golden Bowerbird)
1978 – 1983 The Brisbane Line (a series of walks linking several sacred sites across the city of Brisbane)
1988 Overseeing construction of the Prospect Gallery (South Australia’s first purpose-built Local Government art gallery in SA)
1996 Publication of Heart of the Country, an investigation of Australian rural life
Founding Director, Mildura Palimpsest (art and science expo)
1978 - present Field trips to Mt Spec, North Queensland to observe the constructions of the male Golden Bowerbird and participation in Ephemera in the Mist, Paluma
2011 – present Participation with John Hayward in The Bower Tower Project, including major sculptures at the Palmer Sculpture Biennial and the Heysen Biennial
Curating an exhibition of photographic art at the Prospect Gallery for November 2013.
Working with John Hayward on plans for Stage 2 of the Large Maquette #1, The Cedars, Hahndorf.
Working with John Hayward on further developments in the Bower Tower Project.
Working on books of drawings from the Adelaide Hills.
Working with John Hayward on design for the 2014 Arid Sculpture Exhibition
2007 “Tooling up” South Australian Museum.
2005 “Pressing” Shared with P. Kouwenhoven. Gallery 25, Mildura.Victoria. Aust.
2001 “Pop Rock Opera” Prospect Gallery. South Australia.
1995 Greenaway Gallery. Sth.Aust.
1994 “Genius Loci.” A.B.C. Building, Collingswood. Sth. Aust.
1992 “Journeys” Chesser Gallery. Sth. Aust.” Central Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1991 “Familiars” Prospect Gallery. Sth. Aust.
2012 5th Palmer Sculpture Biennial - with ian Hamilton. Palmer, Sth Australia
2012 ‘Homage to Nature’ Heysen Biennial - with Ian Hamilton. Hahndorf. Sth Australia
2011 “Ephemera in the Mist” Environmental art exhibition. Paluma. Queensland.
2010 “Cradenza Credentials” Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design. Adelaide.
2010 “2010 Outback Prize” Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. New South Wales.
2010 “Homage To Nature” Heysen Biennial. Hahndorf. Sth Australia.
2009 “Murray Darling Palimpsest” Palmer. South Australia.
2009 “Archaeology of the future” SALA Norwood Town Hall. Sth Australia
2008 “Sculpturing Norwood” Norwood Parade. Sth Australia.
2008 “Forestry SA Wood Sculpture Competition” Riddoch Art Gallery. Mt Gambier.
2007 “Waterhouse Natural History Prize” Finalist. South Australian Museum.
2007 “2007 Outback Prize” Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery. New South Wales.
2006 “Waterhouse Natural History Prize” Finalist. South Australian Museum.
2006 “Confluence” Murray Bridge Regional Gallery. Sth. Aust.
2005 “Wishlist” Craftsouth SALA Festival Exhibition. Sth. Aust.
2005 “Side by Side”. Prospect Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1999 Tin Fish Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1998 Prospect City Council 3D Collection. Sth. Aust.
1995 "Helpman Academy Exhibition". Artspace. Sth. Aust.
1994 "Seven Sculptors". North Adelaide School of Art Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1993 "Xmas Boxes" Prospect Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1992 "Spiral" Loft Gallery. 1992 Fringe. Sth. Aust.
1991 "The Built Imagination" Prospect Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1989 "Body Show" Prospect Gallery. Sth. Aust.
1987 "Talking Hands" Festival Fringe Exhibition. Sth. Aust.
COMMISSIONS, GRANTS, AWARDS:
2011 ArtSA Project Grant. Heysen Biennial Bower Tower Project with Ian Hamilton.
2007 Sculpture panel. Shannon Architects office entrance. Eastwood. Sth Aust.
2006 Waterhouse Prize Highly Commended Finalist. Traveling show to Canberra High Court and Melbourne ANZ Bank.
2005 Prospect Gallery. Curator “The Mark of the Maker” furniture Design Exhibition.
2004 Prospect City Council. Civic Centre sculpture.
2002 Kangaroo Island. Sculptural Screens. Shannon Architects. Rocky River visitors centre. South Australia.
1999 Arts SA Sculpture hire program. State Government Administration Centre.
1999 St. Peters Lutheran Church. Blackwood. Altar furniture.
1997 Shannon Architects. Australian Arid Lands Botanic Park. Port Augusta. Sth Aust. Interior panels for lecture theatre.
1996 Adelaide Fruit and Produce Market. Public Seating.
1995 Shannon Architects. Australian Arid Lands Botanic Park. Port Augusta. Sth Aust. Entrance panels to reception centre.
1994 Kensington & Norwood City Council. Public sculpture for design award. Kensington Rd.
1993 Prospect High Street. Street furniture , Prototype bench seating. Brick paving design and supervision.
1992 Art and architecture residency. Collaborations Committee. VACB. Aust. Council
Joinery Design. MERZ Artist Housing Co-operative.
* “To see or not to see: is that the question”? John Hayward at the South Australian Museum in Adelaide. Ray Tyndale. Art Monthly Australia. Issue 207. March 2008.
* “Tooling Up” Christine Nicholls. World Sculpture News 53, Autumn 2007
* “Inside Sam’s Place 2007”. Roy Ananda. Craft Australia. 30th March 2007.
* “Parade of Riches”. Adam Dutkiewicz. The independent Weekly Oct 7 2006.
* “Confluence”. Melinda Rankin. Artlink vol 26 #3 Sept 2006.
* “Pamela Kouwenhoven and John Hayward” by Julian Bowran. Eyeline Contemporary Visual Arts Magazine 2006 #60.
* “Furnished with Style” Advertiser Newspaper. Noris Ioannou. Mar 23rd 2005 * 'Streets wild with Art' by Stephanie Radok. Adelaide Review, Feb 1994.
* 'Looking beyond the surface of place' by Malcolm McKinnon. Artwork March 1994.
* 'Artists in Architectural Practices' Richard Brecknock , S.A Crafts Council 1993. * 'A city bursting at the seams with art, and some controversy’ by Christopher Heathcote. Melbourne Age.13.3.92.
* 'Post- modern journeys in box installation sculpture', by Adam Dutkiewicz. Advertiser. 16.12.1992.
* 'Funny Hits and Misses,' by John Neylon. Adelaide Review. Sept 1991.