Michael Snape

b. 1951

Michael Snape is a sculptor of national significance, who deftly composes structures using combinations of silhouetted human figures. Snape’s continuing fascination with the literal and metaphysical interconnectedness of people resonates poetically through his captivating and masterfully formed steel sculptures, which range from small to considerably large scale. Snape’s works are derived from laser cutting, which is then radically reworked to allow the artist to leave his worked mark. Aesthetically satisfying curves and familiar human forms blend and connect with a rhythmic flow, leading the viewer to find and make connections both visual and conceptual.

Michael Snape has held solo exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and New York and has received a number of major public sculpture commissions in locations across Australia including Melbourne, Darling Harbor, Bondi, Kings Cross and Balmain. Snape’s work is held in the collections of the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Sydney; Gold Coast City Gallery, Queensland; Macquarie University, Sydney; McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park, Melbourne; Orange Regional Gallery, Orange; the Melbourne Powerhouse Museum and in numerous Private Collections.

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Finalists announced – Archibald, Wynne and Sulman Prizes 2021

Image above: Peter Wegner  Portrait of Guy Warren at 100  oil on canvas  120.5 x 151.5 cm Congratulations to Graeme …

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Michael Snape – HarbourSculpture Award

The judge for this year’s HarbourSculpture Award is acclaimed Australian artist and Balmain local, Michael Snape. HarbourSculpture first began in 2014, …

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Artists Announced – Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2020

Image: Peter Lundberg, Return to Sea (2013), bronze, edition 1/2 22 October – 8 November 2020 Sculpture by the Sea returns to the Bondi …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in The Olive Cotton Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Harry Highpants with Seated Figure  ink jet on cotton rag  70 x 100 cm Greg Weight …

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Danielle Creenaune Elected Member of the Royal Society of Painter-Printmakers UK

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine collé  edition 12  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to …

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Salon des Refusés 2021

Image above: Rodney Pople  Monkey Man  2021  portrait of Euan Macleod  oil on linen  201 x 134 cm.   Australian …

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Congratulations to Peter Wegner – Winner of the Archibald Prize 2021

Above image: Peter Wegner  Portrait of Guy Warren at 100  oil on canvas  120.5 x 151.5 cm Peter Wegner has won …

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Greg Weight – Finalist in Still: National Still Life Award 2021

Image above: Greg Weight  Everything Past is Almost Forgotten  permanent pigment print on cotton rag paper  60 x 90 cm …

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Geoffrey Ricardo – Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2021

Later this year, Geoffrey Ricardo will feature in the 2021 Lorne Sculpture Biennale. The following artist profile provides an introduction …

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Julian Twigg – Albany Artist in Residence

Celebrated maritime artist, Julian Twigg has recently completed a month long artist residency in Albany, Western Australia. The artist-in-residence program …

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Jennifer Keeler-Milne – Sydney Morning Herald Article by Steve Meacham, June 1 2021

Image above: Jennifer Keeler-Milne in her studio in Newtown (Photograph: Nick Moir) In anticipation of her upcoming exhibition, ‘Autumn & …

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Jock Clutterbuck – Review of ‘Wisdom Journey: Prints and Sculpture 1967-72’

Image above courtesy of Sasha Grishin and Lyn McNally We are delighted to share Sasha Grishin’s insightful review of Jock …

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Glenda Orr – Finalist, Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been selected as a finalist in the Lethbridge 20000 Small Scale Art Award. With …

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