Jock Clutterbuck – ‘Reliquiae’ at Opus30 Gallery

In News March 19, 2023

Image above: Jock Clutterbuck  Kryptogenisis  2021  cast bronze and wax patina.

We are pleased to share that works by Jock Clutterbuck are being included in a sculpture exhibition, Reliquiae, at Opus30 Gallery alongside sculptor Trefor Prest.

The paradox of the ancient past and distant future is a consistent motif for Clutterbuck’s evocative work. Informed by research and exploring ancient artefacts in collections from museums in Berlin, his work refers to the meaning and context of objects in history and how they place mankind on the “fossil record” of planetary achievement.

With knowledge about ancient artefacts constantly being challenged and changing to accommodate new information, Clutterbuck plays with contextual shifts so that his work appear simultaneously ancient, earthbound and futuristic.

His works incorporate ceramic shell, vapor castings in silicone bronze. He uses accelerated chemical surface patination processes which mimic those that occur naturally over centuries, this becomes a visual mechanism alongside form to locate work somewhere on a timeline in this new “fossil record” of history. – perhaps from an age in the future or retrieved from a lost, palaeolithic past.


Reliquiae: Sculpture Exhibition
Opus30 Gallery
30 Elizabeth Street, Castlemaine 3450 VIC
1 – 23 April 2023


Opening with art historian Dr Sheridan Palmer: Saturday 1 April, 2-4pm. RSVP by email essential:

Artist talk Saturday 8 April, 2pm. Please book your free tickets via Eventbrite, numbers limited.


Song of the Aisors  2007  cast bronze.