About Smiley Williams - Sculptor & Painter - Curriculum Vitae




  • 2004 Raffaello Carboni Sculpture, Eureka Park, Ballarat (Work in progress)
  • 2003 Johnny Mullagh Sculpture, Harrow, Western Victoria.
  • 2001 Rod Laver Sculpture, Rod Laver Arena, Melbourne.
  • 1998 May Gibbs tribute at Drom Keen Children's Literature Park, Riddels Creek.
  • 1999 Co-sculptor of the Animal Parade, Children's Museum, Melbourne
  • 1996 Edwin Flack Memorial Sculpture, Berwick.

Professional Experience

  • Set sculptures for Australian Ballet
  • Created 'Horace', puppet for 'Horace and Tina'.  Jonathon Schiff Productions, Channel 10
  • Co-designer and Head Sculptor for Battle Scene within Eureka Stockade Centre, Ballarat.
  • Head Sculptor, Myer Christmas Windows, Melbourne, 1994 - 2004
  • Assistant Sculptor to Peter Nicholson on 'Rubbery Figures'
  • Created 37 puppets for TV comedy pilot 'GSTV' for Channel 7 Melbourne
  • 15 years experience in lost-wax sculpture foundries.
  • Taught Life Modelling, TAFE and private classes.
  • Artist in Residence, Gladstone Regional Arts Centre, Qld
  • Freelance Sculptor for commissions, museums, theatre, film, television, advertising and display - incorporating large and small works in a variety of mediums, and including puppets and caricature.


  • Australian Museum, Canberra.
  • Melbourne Museum.
  • Melbourne Sports Museum.
  • Artbank.
  • Private and corporate collections.


  • Various solo and group exhibitions of Sculpture, Drawing and Painting.