Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2021.
The artist will receive $5,000 to go towards exhibiting and bringing his work to the Bondi exhibition in October later this year.
Greg Johns is an established sculptor, based in South Australia. Since 1990 the main focus of his practice has been to develop an approach to making sculpture which is both conceptually and form-wise ‘Australian’ in feel. These forms arise from both a visual and a ‘beneath the surface’ or ‘felt’ reading of our extraordinary landscape. Alongside this work the round mandala forms have continued, changing in form, becoming more organic. These forms draw conceptually on both older belief systems and contemporary developments in physics and philosophy, often suggesting that a bridge should exist between the old and the new. Local flavour is important to Greg’s work, yet his sculpture also connects to ‘big picture’, universal themes.
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Image above: Greg Johns Floating Grounded Figure 2018