Image above: installation view, Camie Lyons Impromptu Making and Shadow steel, paint 350 x 250 x 190 cm.
Australian Galleries is pleased to share that several of the gallery’s represented and notable artists are currently showing in the latest iteration of Sculpture by the Sea. Now in its 24th year, this public outdoor sculpture exhibition – the largest of its kind in the world – is showcasing over 100 artworks by Australian and international sculptors.
Ayako Saito Tomb of Atreus 2022 steel, painted 210 x 180 x 230 cm.
“The geometry of the parts of this sculpture, through their relation, add up to a new thing.” – Ayako Saito
Ron Robertson-Swann Pythagoras 1984 steel, painted 182 x 227 x 267 cm.
“Pythagoras knew a thing or 2.” – Ron Robertson-Swann
Front and back views: Richard Tipping The Sanctuary of Distance 2020/2022 edition 7 reflective tape, aluminium sheet, galvanised pole 70 x 90 x 5 cm.
“This work is comprised of four different signs, each double-sided with ‘Oh No’ on one side, and ‘Oh Yes’ on the other. It brings the template of the “Danger” sign into new use both as a cry of distress (‘Oh No’) and as a space for resolution and repair (‘Oh Yes’).”
“The sanctuary of distance is declared; and sculpture’s contemplative nature is announced.” – Richard Tipping
Richard Goodwin Turbulence aluminium stainless steel, mild steel, plastic, concrete 441 x 225 x 225 cm.
“This work speaks to the park and dramatises the site. It is both tree-like and a furious seaweed cluster under water. The audience is left to draw the wind in their minds as the turbulence builds.” – Richard Goodwin
Michael Le Grand Global Minuet 2020 painted steel 240 x 410 x 200 cm.
Michael Snape Slow Turn 2020 steel 240 x 300 x 240 cm.
“Eighteen lines drawn, eighteen lines cut, bent eighteen times, obtuse or acute, making a Slow Turn.” – Michael Snape
Greg Johns Horizon Figure 2018-2020 edition 3 corten steel 310 x 400 x 80 cm.
“This work is from a series which explores connection with the Australian landscape. This organic and complex work references the broken stone forms of our unique, weathered landscape.” – Greg Johns
Camie Lyons Impromptu Making and Shadow 2019 steel, paint 350 x 250 x 190 cm.
“I picked up discarded wire and coaxed it into form. I found beauty in the tangled landscape. These works are those experiments blown up. The challenge was to remain true to the original continuous line work and resist the temptation to redirect.” – Camie Lyons
Jock Clutterbuck The Orange Tree 2020 fabricated and cast aluminium 210 x 130 x 47 cm.
“The Orange Tree is the title of an early poem by John Shaw Neilson who grew up and worked as a labourer in the Western Wimmera region of Victoria where I also grew up.” – Jock Clutterbuck
James Parrett M-fifty 2022 stainless steel 230 x 310 x 230 cm.
“M-fifty is primarily inspired by the aesthetic potential of the circular form and what can be achieved through the dissection and reconfiguration of radial arcs.” – James Parrett
Sculpture by the Sea continues until 7 November.
Sculpture by the Sea: 24th Exhibition
Bondi to Tamarama Beach
21 October – 7 November 2022
‘Sculpture Inside’, the small sculpture exhibition component of Sculpture by the Sea is now showing at Marquee, Mark’s Park, Tamarama – on the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition trail until 7 November.
The beautiful works below by Jimmy Rix, Camie Lyons, Ayako Saito and Ron Robertson-Swann are part of this dynamic exhibition of small scale pieces.
“Sculpture Inside’ is our free to the public indoor exhibition located in a pop-up marquee in Marks Park on the exhibition trail, showcasing small artwork by Sculpture by the Sea exhibiting artists.
We welcome visitors to come in and marvel at the presentation of sculpture on a small scale, displaying the diversity of the artist’s practice.
‘Sculpture Inside’ also provides a unique opportunity to purchase sculpture by emerging, mid-career and established Australian and International artists.”
Above: Jimmy Rix The Sleeping Gypsy (after Rousseau) bronze edition of 9 21 x 33 x 25 cm
Above: Camie Lyons Whirlpool 2021 bronze 46 x 49 x 44 cm
Above: Ayako Saito