Sculpture

PETER ROZARIO : A METAL SCULPTOR REVEALS THE SECRETS OF HIS TRADE

Metal sculptor Peter Rozario
A student grapples with his creation.
Peter giving advice to a student

As an adjunct to the ABC Community Art exhibition held at the B’nai B’rith Centre in Kensington last Sunday, Peter Rozario, metal work sculptor and exhibiting artist, ran a Metal Sculpture workshop for community artists.

Participants were given materials and the opportunity to create their own sculptures. Peter introduced 3 different types of metal, describing the structure of the material and demonstrating ways it could be fashioned for sculptural purposes. Bending, hammering and drilling resulted in pleasing sculptures taken home by attendants. Continue reading PETER ROZARIO : A METAL SCULPTOR REVEALS THE SECRETS OF HIS TRADE

MARGEL HINDER : MODERN IN MOTION @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Margel Hinder (1906-1995) was born in Brooklyn and emerged as an artist in her own right when she came to Sydney with her husband Frank Hinder, also a well regarded artist. In fact, they even had joint exhibitions.

For her part Margel Hinder is regarded as one of Australia’s most important sculptors of the twentieth century. She was deeply influenced by movements of modern sculpture and pioneered such artforms in Australia. 

Broadly, in the 1930’s Hinder worked on work carvings of simplified shapes, pairing them down to stress their inner energies.  Continue reading MARGEL HINDER : MODERN IN MOTION @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

SCULPTURES IN THE FORECOURT : PART OF ARCHIE PLUS @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

Marino Marini – Rider
Louise Bourgeois – Arched figure
Auguste Rodin – The Burghers of Calais

For ten weeks from March 2020 the AGNSW forecourt was silent and desolate due to the Gallery’s closure because of Covid 19. 

To celebrate the return of visitors to the forecourt the Gallery ‘peopled it’ with an extraordinary collection of sculptured bodies entitled ‘Passage’. Among the treasures are sculptures by Rodin and Giacometti. They represent the states of feeling and passages of human experience that were a hallmark of last year’s crises and challenges. Continue reading SCULPTURES IN THE FORECOURT : PART OF ARCHIE PLUS @ ART GALLERY OF NEW SOUTH WALES

WOOLLAHRA’S SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE ANNOUNCES FINALISTS

Michael Harrell ‘Politics’
Christine Appleby ‘Weathered Cliff’
Stuart McLachlan ‘Cardinal Sins’

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, presented by Woollahra Council, today announced 56 emerging and established artists as finalists for the 20th annual Prize and exhibition. The 2020 finalist works, by artists from Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom and Italy, will be presented for the first time in the Woollahra Council’s new purpose-built gallery space, as its inaugural exhibition opening in early 2021.

The 56 finalist artist sculptures – each measuring up to 80cm in any dimension – were selected from a record 844 entries by a judging panel comprised of Director Curatorial and Digital, Museum of Contemporary Art Australia Dr Lara Strongman, Art Historian/Curator and Industrial Archaeologist Joanna Capon OAM and celebrated artist and fashion designer Jenny Kee AO.

Woollahra Mayor, Councillor Susan Wynne said: “We are thrilled to have received a record number of entries this year as we mark the 20th edition of this celebrated prize. To see such an enthusiastic response to the Prize, during such a difficult year only strengthens our commitment to cultural development and reinforces the decision we have made to open our first art gallery next year – Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf. The quality and diversity of the 2020 Finalist works are outstanding, and we cannot wait to welcome visitors into the new gallery with an exhibition that has something for everyone.” Continue reading WOOLLAHRA’S SMALL SCULPTURE PRIZE ANNOUNCES FINALISTS

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA INDEFINITELY POSTPONED

As the current restrictions on visitor numbers for events in Sydney will not be lifted in time, we have no option but to postpone this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi from it’s scheduled opening date of 22 October. We continue to work with the State government agencies and Waverley Council to see what might be possible and whether the exhibition may be able to go ahead later in Spring.

Over 100 Australian and international artists have collectively spent around $1.5-$1.8M to create and freight their sculptures from around the world, so it was important to wait and see if there was any chance we could proceed with this year’s exhibition as planned. Now, like everyone, we are waiting to see what might be possible, being mindful that everyone’s health comes first.

FRANCES KEEVIL GALLERY : SCULPTURES BY SALLY HOOK

‘I draw my work first, in most cases. It is a process of doodling with a free hand and allowing anything to arrive from my mind.  When I review the drawings, I make the ones that stand out for me. In this way, new works flow without a set of restrictions to filter them.

I have always worked this way, with a subject at the top of my mind as a starting point. In most cases, human character seems uppermost, the drawings emerging one by one, person by person. Where these ideas come from is a mystery to me, but I am delighted by the process of discovery and can only watch while the work unfolds.’

– SCULPTOR SALLY HOOK
Featured image : Finalist Naked and Nude Art Award Manning Regional Gallery

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA TO RETURN IN 2020

Sculpture by the Sea is due to return to 2020. The sculptural festival which features the Bondi Beach to Tamarama Coastal walk is the world’s largest free to the public culture exhibition.

The public is invited to see the coastal walk transformed into a 2 km long sculpture park over three weeks featuring 100o sculptures by Australia and across the world.

This year’s Sculpture By The Sea is due to take place between the 22nd October and the 8th November 2020.

Featured image- ‘Thru’ by Katja Grinling 2019. Pic by Clyde Yee

SCULPTURE @ SCENIC WORLD 2019

Experience art like never before at Sculpture at Scenic World 2019!

Set among the stunning Blue Mountains, Sculpture at Scenic World is Australia’s premier regional art exhibition which transforms the ancient rainforest into an outdoor gallery from April 12 – May 12.

Showcasing 25 thought provoking works along the Scenic Walkway that winds through the pristine Jamison Valley.

Sculpture at Scenic World provides a unique sensory experience with subtle artworks and interactive installations that appeal to families, couples and art lovers alike.

Once again Sculpture at Scenic World will feature an extensive free public program including daily guided tours, weekend workshops, heaps of activities for the kids and more.

This year’s exhibition extends to Sculpture Otherwise at the Blue Mountains Cultural Centre and TRACKS an outdoor exhibition of artworks at various locations throughout the upper mountains.

All Scenic World passes include unlimited travel on the Scenic Railway, Scenic Cableway and Scenic Skyway as well as entry into Sculpture at Scenic World and Sculpture Otherwise.

DATES FOR THE DIARY
April 12 – May 12, 9.00am – 5.00pm.at Scenic World Blue Mountains, 1 Violet Street, Katoomba.

For more about Sculpture at Scenic World 2019, visit https://www.sculptureatscenicworld.com.au/
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BIRDS AND ANIMALS IN BRONZE : A NEW EXHIBITION BY JANE DAWSON

Acclaimed Sculptor Jane Dawson with a glass of champagne leaning against her sculpture of the native bird, the Emu.

Australian sculptor, Jane Dawson brings birds, animals and human figures to life in her beautifully made and finely executed sculpture exhibition at Maunsell Wickes gallery in Paddington.

Over time, Jane has found the point of balance in her sculptures, capturing the `bush spirit’ and images of the various species that roam the globe in a well-defined array of bronze and copper art
pieces that impress.

Here is Dawson’s take on animals, man and nature, explicitly created as a compelling work of art with an integrity all its own. Continue reading BIRDS AND ANIMALS IN BRONZE : A NEW EXHIBITION BY JANE DAWSON

SCULPTURE BY THE SEA TURNS 22

The launch of this 22nd Sculpture By The Sea was unusual in that the Sculpture Prize announcement was delayed. This was due to the very wet first half of October which prevented some of the sculptures from being installed. The organisers felt that the sculpture award winner should be announced once all the sculptures have been erected.

David Handley announced that more than one hundred and thirty artists from twenty one countries have created this year’s one hundred and seven sculptures. Towards the end of his speech a tearful Handley dedicated this year’s exhibition to the life and career of the late Matthew Harding, a frequent exhibitor and supporter of Sculpture By The Sea. Continue reading SCULPTURE BY THE SEA TURNS 22