born 1947, Hobart
Attended art classes Dorothy Stoner, also went painting with Edith Holmes. Studied School of Art under Jack Carington Smith and Tony Woods
 

CV

1966 Tasmanian Art Prize Winner
1972, 75 studied in Japan
1977 Designed sets for Mikado Tasmanian Ballet
1978 Richard Stucley Boden 16 Years of Work Fine Arts Gallery UTAS
various Numerous exhibitions including The Bistro in Collins Street, Hobart
1980 Purity Art Prize Winner
1982 worked with Tony Woods inn Melbourne studio
1983 moved to Sydney
1984 Sydney Morning Herald Art Prize, Sydney Finalist
2005 returned to Tasmania
 

Collections

TMAG, QVMAG, Burnie Art Gallery
Richards family was descended from Alexander Johnston arr 1855 land grant Anandale, and established Gould’s Country, the largest settlement on the East Coast, providing produce and supplies for the local tin mining industry during its peak in the 1870’s. A large percentage of the workers were Chinese and his grandparents would often travel to Weldborough and maintained close association with Maa Mon Chin, the Mandurian head of the community of some 1,000 population. Through this strong family connection Richard inherited not only an appreciation of Chinese artifacts but also many special ceramics and oriental rugs, alters and furniture that had been gifted to the family from these immigrants.

Many of these antique ceramics feature in Richards paintings and are an integral part of the rich cultural history in Tasmania, along with his celebration of Tasmanian native flowers.