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Ron Sims was born in Western Australia in 1947. As a young artist he joined the Australian Broadcasting Commission where he developed skills in sound-design and scripting for radio and television drama and, in 1976, pioneered stereo drama recording in Australia with a production of A Wizard of Earthsea. Always fascinated by the visual arts, Ron gained diplomas in the fine arts and theatre arts. He left the ABC in 1983 to establish a course in Sound Production at Perth Technical College and later at the WA Academy of Performing Arts. During these lecturing years Ron was awarded a Churchill Fellowship for his production of Son et Lumiere in Perth. In 1991 he produced Platform 9, Perth’s first full-scale acoustic sculpture. His travels in Europe and Japan resulted in a collection of sound recordings which spearheaded his Radio Feature work following his return to ABC National Radio in 1995. Ron had twice been awarded a World Gold Medal at the International radio Festival in New York. He has received grants from Healthway and the Department for the Arts and, in 1997, was awarded a Post-Graduate Diploma in English (Film and Television) from Curtin University.
Books available from Fremantle Press
- Kangaroo Virus 1998
Light Horse Boy at Bologna
Fremantle Press illustrators are again set to shine at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair in March 2014. Drawings from Light Horse Boy will feature in the Australian Publishers Association exhibition Hello! from Australia while The Last Viking and Dreamers will feature in the exhibition’s book showcase.