Jerome Lyons was born, pink and wrinkly, in the Eastern Highlands of Papua New Guinea, bringing smiles to the faces of the Ramano and Agarabi tribes people who lived near his family home.

His childhood tribal and spiritual experiences have influenced Jerome's outlook and chosen career.

Since 1985 he has developed a unique approach to musical instrument building, through his artistic representation of the Australian Bush.

From his workshop – a once-abandoned Cheese Factory – deep in the Adelaide Hills of South Australia, Jerome creates a mystical and evocative design characteristic in each functional musical instrument.

These distinctive instruments have found loving homes throughout the whole of Australia as well as the USA, UK, Europe, Asia, and many other countries. Some are available for direct sale, others on special commission.

Jerome has been involved in many projects and fulfilled many commissions for both private collections and corporate bodies.

 

 

Tribal Instruments Rain Sticks

 

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The Cheese Factory Studio Gallery

 

Musical Playgrounds by Tribal Instruments Australia  »
Design and construction of musical installations for community playgrounds, encouraging children to associate music with everyday life 

Mushroom Gongs Battunga Park Meadows

 

 

 

Exhibitions of Jerome's work have been held at:

• Dridan Fine Arts - McLaren Vale 1995 and 2001 •
• Greenhill Gallery - North Adelaide 1995 and 1997 •
• Hahndorf Academy - 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000 and 2002
• Newland Gallery - Port Adelaide 1996 •
• Framed Art Gallery Darwin - 1996 and 2000
• Adelaide Festival Theatre - 1997 •
 Cheese Factory Studio Gallery - Permanent exhibition»


"It's all in the way you pack the sand."

Other Involvements Include:

 Arterial Echo »
• Dance Xentrix – Adelaide •
• Torsion Music Ensemble 2000 •
• Organ Donors – Funky Electronica Music Trio •
• Indiginy Music Ensemble – Ayers Rock, Yulara •
• Karma Kora – African Harp/Ambient Musical Experience •
 
 
   
   
     

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