Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens


Garden Heron
steel 18x50cm
Spoontail Blossom
steel 50x50cm
Cockatoo Feather
steel 60x20cm
Naily Nest
steel 70x30cm
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About Cinnamon & Rowan Stephens

Surf Coast artist, wife of Rowan and mother to Chloe 19 and Kobi 13, Cinnamon has been creating since 1992. Choosing to work from home, Cinnamon’s studio can be found in the coastal town of Anglesea on the Surf Coast. In recent years her artwork has enjoyed an added strength and vibrancy thanks to the collaborative support of her husband Rowan.

Cinnamon chooses steel and copper as her prominent medium when making her purely sculptural pieces and creative functional artworks. Inspired by organic and whimsical shapes and forms, Cinnamon’s artwork is very distinctive.

With twelve solo exhibitions and numerous group shows under her belt, Cinnamon’s work can be found in restaurants, civic spaces and residences all over Victoria. Examples of her work can also be found in private collections in America, England, New Zealand, Canada, Sydney, Perth and Tasmania.

Thanks to an overseas travel scholarship, won through Ballarat University where Cinnamon gained her Fine Arts degree, she travelled through selected parts of America and Europe in the early 90’s. In 2012 Rowan and Cinnamon travelled through the inspiring country of Japan. These experiences are echoed in her artwork. 2016 will see this creative couple creating a sculpture inspired by the Italian country side during an artist in residence in Umbria that Cinnamon was selected for from international applicants.

For more images or details of her exhibitions and awards, see her website or keep up with her ongoing creations on

For commissions or more information, feel free to contact Cinnamon on 0400 436 308 or email


























A snapshot of my sculptural career:

1970                    Bornin Geelong

1989-1991          Studied aBA at Ballarat University and won the first travelling scholarship.

1992                    Travelledextensively through Europe, Britain and parts of USA

1992-1999          Started mystudio in Geelong West working on private commissions and exhibitions

2000-2005          Moved toinland Surf Coast Shire, continued creating private commissions

2006-                   Movedto Anglesea with husband and studio partner Rowan.

We continue to create commissionedartworks plus organize and participate in exhibitions.

I am very involved with local artspromotions and raising our two children





2018      PRIZE WINNERProtea Study - ANGAIR wildflower and art show, Anglesea

2016      Artist in Residence Podere Conte Racani – Umbria,ITALY- We created 2 major sculptures on site over 10 days 

2015      PRIZE WINNER - Silver Princess gum nut study - ANGAIRwildflower and art show, Anglesea

2005,2007, 2010, 2013, 2015(Rowan),2017 – artworks selected for the Surf Coast Calendar

2007      Nominated Victorian Landscape Awards, Feature inthe Landscape- DragonflyLight, Beamauris

2007      Selected for Gordon Gallery regionalartist showcase exhibition

1997      Artist in Residence - ArtUnlimited – Adults with disabilities – Bayside Compass publicmosaic, Geelong Waterfront

1996      Artistin Residence at Belmont HighSchool - Solar& Lunar -two sets of Breezeway Gates with students.

1991      WON the inaugural Vic TV OverseasTravelling Artist Award – Ballarat University





2019      Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition – both Rowan and I wereselected

2018+2019         Canterbury Art Show - invited guest sculptor,Melbourne

2017      Birds and Blooms – Solo exhibition of new artwork plus invited guests, Art Space,Anglesea

2016      Stonehouse Gallery – Warryndite - guest artist in September's sculpture exhibition
​              Possum GullyGallery – Maryborough - guest artist in November gardenart exhibition

2015      BRUEexhibition - Box Hill Community Arts Centre - exhibited Fish Basket as guest professional artist

              FeatureArtist - Art @ Wintergarden annual sculpture exhibition, Iopened the show with a floor talk!

2014+2011 Cimarron Sculpture Weekend - Aireys Inletgarden sculpture collaborative show (I organized)
2012      Neptune Moon soloexhibition @ Eagles Nest Gallery, Aireys Inlet

2010      Fandangle -group exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea (sellout!)

2009      Reflectionsof Japan - solo exhibition, SwellARTS Anglesea

2008      Sea-Dragon-Fly-solo exhibition, Dragonfly Cafe, Grovedale

2003      DragonflyMoon open studio @ Blue Room Studios,exhibition/music/open gardens, Wensleydale

2000      Time to GO!show - GO! cafe, Geelong

1997      Meshing About -Brett's Artworks, Geelong West

1995      Back to theWall - first major solo show in Geelong, Ryrie StreetGallery

1992      Gold StreetExhibition Collingwood, first solo show





2018-2019          Anglesea Streetscape- commissioned and arecurrently creating 10 large native flora/fauna panels
                            Andrew Love Cancer Centre – Sakura Heart wallsculpture installation

2017                    Tasmania - Native flora andbirds – private bay window security screens,

                            Wyndham Lodge, Werribee -  KookaburraMoon, Big Leaf and Birdbath -courtyard redevelopment
                            Melba pde. -Large Kookaburra Sunrise entrancescreen

2015/2016            Clonard College – St. Brigid'sChapel - ceremonial lantern, main entrance doors, water feature, +more…..
2015                    One World forKids
 - swirly nest swing, North Geelong redeveloped play space

2014                    MACS - sculptural signage, 4 large outdoorsigns for Geelong's Multicultural AgedCare Services

2013                    Anglesea Fire Station –Anglesea Fire foyer commission

Anglesea Primary School - The Butterfly Project, over 90 butterflies inspired by students, staff and guests.

Torquay Library - Book Plaque, to celebrate a refurbishment

2012                    Geelong West Community Garden - Celebrating Vegetables -entrance and rear double gates

2011                    Clifton Springs - The Dell - completed major public commission of sculptural signage

                            Surf Coast Civic Precinct– GiantSeadragon artwork selected for new shire building interior

2009                    Moonee Ponds Mind Body Health Centre - many installed pieces including 17m of swirly fencing

                            City of Greater Geelong - StoryVessel Artist – original Mouth to Mountain project

2007                    East Geelong PS - 150 yearcelebration - Entrance Gates

                            PelicanShores Estate, Leopold - PreeningPelican entrancesculpture

2002                    Deans Marsh Community Cottage - CommunityCauldron 

                            Clonard College - Brigid collaborativesculpture

2001                    Landy Field, Geelong - Sporting Spirit Collaborative5 part sculptural installation with Moongate Studios

2000                    Western Beach, Geelong - Looking Forward Collaborativesculpture with Moongate Studios

1990                    Geelong West - Botticelli Café menu stand first commission, while still at University




2016 -                 Arts Space - I assist the SurfCoast Arts officer with organization + promotion of this community arts space

2012-                  Surf Coast Arts Trail – am on the steering committee + have mystudio open

2017-                  Otway Life Magazine – I promote local arts through articles + written interviews/Surf Coastdistributor

2016 - 2019        Anglesea Art Studios – have produced abrochure of local studios + organize open weekends

2002-                   Geelong Sculptors Inc. am currently secretary, organizeexhibitions + co produced Celebrate XV- a photographic coffee table book promoting our members

2004-2007          Sacred Moon Gallery, Deans Marsh –owned and ran

1995-2007          The Moontimes – hand drew and publishedthis monthly, community cultural newsletter for 11 ½ years

2001-2002          The Arthouse – coordinated monthly art,music and poetry events

1996 + 2000       Moontrail – coordinated two openstudios trails in Geelong

1994-1999          Through the Keyhole, Pakington st.Geelong West – coordinated community artwork in shop front windows during theannual Pako Festa events






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