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2024 List of Sculptors

(First name alphabetical order)

Alex Figgis

A metal sculptor from Sydney’s Northern Beaches. Highly creative from an early age, Alex’s art really started to develop after pursuing a career in metal fabrication and welding. With the ability to join and shape metal combined with an endless supply of discarded steel waste Alex started small, creating whimsical garden ornaments which quickly progressed into fine art sculptures that have been featured in public exhibitions and added to private art collections Australia wide.

Amanda Harrison

Transforming my passion for sculpture from a hobby into a career was my lightbulb moment – I had found my calling!

My previous careers taught me to seek simplicity – good writing depends on editing all parts not essential to a story, and good graphic design depends on clean, simple presentation. These philosophies now form the basis of my sculptural style. I love searching for the essential elements of a simplified form – especially the human form – through the interaction of shape, line and space. I also love exploring surface texture and patterns, markings that can highlight the shape of the piece, and give it depth and personality. Texture also gives a piece a ‘made-by-hand’ statement, important in a world awash with mass-produced goods.

Amanda completed a Certificate of Sculpture at the Kensington and Chelsea College, London, and has built her practice through many studio workshops and TAFE courses in Sydney, working under the guidance of well-known artists. Other formal studies include a BA in film and scriptwriting and a graphic design diploma, both in Sydney.

She has exhibited widely and been accepted into numerous competitions, including Ravenswood Women Art Prize. She has won many awards, recently winning the Acquisitive Prize for Small Sculpture at Sculpture in the Gardens, Mudgee and the Abstract Sculpture Prize at Royal Arts Show, Sydney. Other recent awards include the Acquisitive Prize at Sculpture Bermagui, and Emerging Artist Award at Sculpture for Clyde, Batemans Bay.

Amanda is currently on the committee for The Sculptors Society, and convenor of the Greenwich Village Arts Trail in northern Sydney, for the last 10 years. 

Barak Zelig

Uses found objects to create small sculptures and steel to create large sculptures. He is interested in hybrids, illusion and the unexpected.
Barak has participated in sculpture exhibitions such as Sculpture @ Show Canberra, North Sydney Art Prize, Sculpture Bermagui, Lake Light Jindabyne, Hidden Rookwood Sydney, Yarra Valley Arts/ Yerring Station Sculpture Melbourne, Sculpture in the Valley, and Contour 556/18 Canberra.

Barak won the 2014 Re-Use Award Clearwater Prize Queanbeyan, the 2018 Staff Choice Award and the 2019 Staff Choice Award and the 2019 Commended Award respectively in Hidden Sculptures Rookwood.

In 2013 Barak was commissioned to create a stainless sculpture as a gift for the Canberra Centenary.

Ben Catto

Bryn Jones

Bryn Jones has been a practicing sculptor since 1990.  His work is held in private and public collections throughout New Zealand and Asia.  He has an honors degree in fine art from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art.  He also has a diploma in secondary teaching and is HOD Visual Arts at John McGlashan College, an integrated boy’s school in Dunedin New Zealand.

Christian Oyrer

Daryl Harbrow

Multiple award winning sculptor, boilermaker, tradesmen and bass fisherman.

David Cotterill

David Scully

Dianne O’Neile

I have always drawn and painted, and since my move to western NSW several years ago I have been exhibiting my work. While I started as a painter, I have recently turned my skills with fabrics and fibers to sculpture, pulling together many experiences into small sculptures in recycled metal.

Eamon Hamilton 

A sculptor who works in steel, wood, stone and found objects. Born in New Zealand in 1953, Eamon moved to Australia in 1976. He taught pottery in Sydney before concentrating on his sculpture. Eamon has worked on private commissions from his studio on Scotland Island, Sydney from 1985, before moving to Moruya on the NSW south coast in 2022.

Career highlights include first prize winner at the 2018 Newport Sculpture Trail for his wood and steel assemblage ‘Woody Point’. He exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea 2003 ‘Swing’ and 2004 ‘River gums’. Collaborations of relief sandstone carvings include the Blue Mountains Bicentenary commission, The Light Horse Brigade monument and Liverpool Heritage Wall in Sydney.

Edward Willson

Abstract stone carver, based in Bermagui, taking inspiration from the deep sea to deep space. Working predominantly in granite

Gavin Kyle

Located in Jervis Bay, Gavin previously worked in film and television as a prosthetics make up artist, creating special make up effects and animatronic creatures and puppets. He is excited to create more sculptures from the hyper real world and also more traditional sculptures using timber, stone and steel.

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Gavin Roberts

Gavin is a Gippsland artist who uses timber, stone and steel to create the useful through to the whimsical by drawing out the unseen, mysterious and imaginative aspects from the seemingly obvious side of nature. Gavin Is the resident artist at The Art Colt in Stratford and is an awarded member of the Sculptors Association of Victoria and produces work for public or private display.

George Andric

1960 Born in Yorketown, South Australia, George Andric is a South Australian artist who uses sculpture to explore the patterns of nature and rhythms of our human existence. His practice is based on a constantly living principle and method of construction which deals with the way complex forms arise from simple elements.

The sculptures that he creates are made up of an arrangement of basic units, allowing him to examine the dynamic relationship between the simple and the complex, between the material and the void, between the viewer and the object and particularly, between structure and form.

As an artist, George strives to find some sense of order that is independent of the world that presents itself to him, which at times can be deceptive and illusory.

George completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts, University of South Australia (SA School of Art) in 1991.

Reference: Newmarch Gallery

Greer Taylor

Hendrik Homann

Ingrid Morley

Since completing a traditional Atelier style training with Tom Bass Studio School in Sydney in the early 90’s, Ingrid’s dream of creating an open studio for students to learn skills-based sculpture was launched in the mid 90’s and continued in Sydney until 2010. Ingrid now has a studio in the Central Tablelands of NSW, where she lives and works.

Ingrid has exhibited extensively over the past 25 years and has been a finalist in important selected art awards such as Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and most recently in the 2024 Alice Prize, Alice Springs, NT.

Ingrid has received many awards and acquisition prizes, including; highly commended at the University of Western Sydney Sculpture Prize 2012, highly commended at the international exhibition “Lovelace” at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney 2013, the major prize at Swell Queensland 2015, North Sydney Major Art Prize 2015, highly commended Sculpture at Sawmillers 2016 and major outdoor award Harbour Sculpture 2017 and the indoor sculpture award Sculpture in the Valley 2023.

Acquisition prizes have included “Shadows on the Landing” awarded in the 2014 Sculpture Forbes Acquisition Prize. In 2015 Ingrid was commissioned to create a large interactive outdoor work for Columbia Aged Care in Oberon, NSW.  The most recent acquisition awarded by the Mid-Western Council, “Keeper” is to be installed in Mudgee, NSW this year. Award residencies have taken Ingrid to France, China and closer to home in Hill End, NSW.

Recently Ingrid has developed a new body of work for solo exhibitions at Orange Regional Gallery and her representative gallery, Defiance, in 2023.

James Bunter

Based in Bundanoon. Self taught sculptor. Main medium is stone, predominantly sandstone and also uses timber. Geometry, flora, fauna and the Mobius loop would be were most of the inspiration is drawn.
Has been exhibiting on and off for several years and in 2022 had first joint show with painter, Justin Pearson

Jason Denaro

Jason has worked with timber for nearly 40 years.

His current focus is creating relatable native animals from salvaged Australian timbers.

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Jen Mallinson

With a background in graphic design and an eye for detail, Mallinson has developed finely honed skills in creating organic sculptural forms in steel over the past 14 years. Her work conveys a sensitive aesthetic and abstract vision. She has won several awards and has 4 public sculptures in NSW and her work is now represented in a private international collection in NZ.

Jenni Bourke

Sculptor – Narooma NSW.

Art Education
I hold a Diploma of Art from Canberra (now the ANU Art School), a diploma of Education, and Graduate Diploma in Glaze research and Wheel Work all awarded in the mid-seventies. I have taught at schools, tutored at TAFE and currently run weekly workshops.

I have been fortunate in receiving a number of awards throughout my career including:

1997 – Australia Day’s Pursuit of Excellence Award – Eurobodalla Shire Council
2013 – Winner – River of Art Prize

2017 – Kid’s People’s Choice prize winner ‘Sculpture on the Edge’ Bermagui

2020 – Winner – River of Art Prize

2021 – Winner – Sculpture Prize -Sculpture Bermagui.

2024 – Peter Collins Acquisitive Memorial Prize – Sculpture Bermagui

I am locally known for many murals on public facilities around my local area, some solo but many created with my students. My work is represented in permanent collections in Japan, Canada and England as well as included in Australian Pottery in Bemboka.

Influences and Inspiration
My artwork is essentially about human experience and personal illumination. Clay is my preferred medium. I love the versatility of the medium and glazing and firing techniques as well as the transformation from pliable to permanent. I am intrigued and challenged by how the slightest mark can influence the entire character of a piece and I love the thrill of opening a still warm kiln.

I work three-dimensionally and thematically on particular issues that I empathise with and sometimes my work can be hard hitting and confrontational. However, because I value a sense of humour, I often try to combine both. I like to ‘plant a seed’ rather than ‘point the finger’. I find this helps me to maintain my equanimity with both the world’s challenges and its beauties.

Jesse Graham

Jesse is a full time sculptor living on the far south coast. Jesse and his wife are slowly getting back on their feet after losing everything in the 2020 fires.

Karen Warburton

Exhibition( ( 2 artists) Frye Gallery 2019. Sold out
Exhibited in Q gallery and work was bought by local public works for permanent display in Library 2021
Won first prize 3-D in QPRC regional gallery 2022
Sole Exhibition Rusten House 2022

Kate Wall

Kelly Shelley

A self-taught, local artist (Long Beach NSW). Shelley enjoys experimenting with a variety of mediums and styles.

Ken Boer

An emerging sculptor from south coast NSW working predominantly with native materials of stone and wood from the local forests and coastline but dabbles with other materials. Main influences are from the land art movement, inspired by artists such as Andy Goldsworthy with his use of natural materials and placements, and Ken Unsworth’s techniques of suspension and whimsical composition. Ken started exhibiting as an anonymous guerrilla artist with sculptures placed in public areas but has found the anonymity hard to maintain.

Lex Sorrentino

Lex Sorrentino, Mixed Media Clay Artist, began sculpting in 1996 and being self- taught, her minimal training has left her free to approach clay sculpting with no preconceptions as to how it ought to be used.
“Ignorance is not only bliss, but genuinely constructive, particularly in a medium as adaptable as Polymer & Air Dry clay.”

Lex’s choice is Whimsical art, which show the diversity of different clays and how they can be incorporated with many mediums to produce interesting creations, (one of which came first in the International Polymer Clay Association Sculpture Award Global Exhibition 2023 and a close second in the People’s Choice Sculpture for Clyde 2023).

She teaches weekly Workshops in Oxley, Canberra.
Co-Ordinator for the once-a-year Contemporary Craft Retreat in Canberra.

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Mela Cooke

Award winning Brisbane bronze sculptor Mela Cooke Sculpture seamlessly weaves her past life as a physiotherapist into her stunningly lifelike sculptures, showcasing a profound attention to the human form. With a unique ability to infuse her posing figures with individual human character, Mela’s work transcends mere aesthetics, capturing the essence and beauty of the people in her life. Each figure is expertly crafted through the laborious artisanal process of bronze casting.

Melissa Dale

Michael Meszaros OAM

Michael has lived as a full-time sculptor for 53 years, making large public commissions locally and internationally, exhibition sculpture, medals, portraits, trophy sculptures and relief sculptures. He has won many prizes and awards for his sculpture locally and for his medals internationally. His medals are held in many local and international collections, including the British Museum.

Michael Le Grand

Michael Le Grand has worked in steel since graduating from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1974.

The son of Dutch immigrants to Australia, he was influenced by the creative lives of his parents; Henri Le Grand an accomplished ceramicist and Hendrika “Riek” Le Grand, ceramicist and director of Canberra’s first commercial art gallery.

The recipient of an Australia Council Travel Grant in 1975, he furthered his studies at St Martin’s School of Art, London, and on returning to Australia, was awarded an Australian National University Creative Arts Fellowship in 1978.

He was a recipient of the 1997 Capital Arts Patrons’ Organisation Fellowship and co-winner of the Inaugural Sydney Water Sculpture Prize, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi. In the same year he was awarded an ACT Creative Arts Fellowship (for 1998). 2002 he was the J.B. Were invited artist for Sculpture by the Sea and in 2009 a selector/ judge for both Sculpture by the Sea Bondi and Cottesloe.

Michael was significantly involved in the development of the early Canberra Floriade Sculpture events, ANU/CSA Sculpture Walk, Australian National Capital Artists studio spaces and the Canberra National Sculpture Forum.

Michael has travelled widely and has participated in residencies and sculpture symposiums in Canada, USA, Germany and Japan. He has had a number of solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally and participated in many major sculpture exhibitions. These have included: Mildura and Melbourne Sculpture Triennials; Sculpture by the Sea Bondi, Cottesloe, and Aarhus Demark; Sculpture in the City, Sydney; McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2003, ‘07, ‘10 , ’12; Mt Buller Sculpture Award; Deakin University Small Sculpture Award 2011, ’12 and ’13; Mini-survey at Sculpture at Barangaroo, Sydney 2017 and Contour 556 Canberra 2016 and ’18. He is represented in private collections and public commissions both in Australia and internationally.

Michael was awarded the inaugural University of Western Sydney Acquisitive Sculpture Prize 2004. He was an invited artist for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2010 and was awarded a Helen Lempriere Scholarship the same year. In 2011 Canberra Museum and Art Gallery exhibited a major Survey of Michael’s sculpture and he was also awarded the Canberra Critics Circle, City News Artist of the Year.

In 1980 Michael began teaching at the Canberra School Of Art. In 2007 he retired an Emeritus Fellow from his position as Head of Sculpture, within the School of Art, Australian National University, to concentrate on his own art practice. Michael continues to exhibit in both solo and major sculpture exhibitions.

Michael Snape

49 years sculpture. Represented AGNSW, Wollongong Gallery, Powerhouse, Armidale Regional Gallery, Extensive public commissions and Willinga Park collection

Nick Hopkins

A South Coast wood turner and sculptor specialising in one-off artistic pieces. Nick’s raw materials are largely timbers he has scavenged himself from 2nd hand timber yards, or from trees felled on his former permaculture property on the NSW far North Coast during weed removal e.g. Camphor laurel. His favourite timbers are Australian Red Cedar, Mango, Oregon and Hoop Pine Plywood. After receiving his Graduate Diploma of Landscape Architecture he ran a successful landscape design business in Canberra before relocating to Eurobodalla Shire in 2013. He now produces quality artwork worthy of either indoor or outdoor display.

He is a member of the Eurobodalla Woodworkers Guild, and Creative Arts Batemans Bay Inc. (CABBI). Recent exhibitions include:
Batemans Bay Arts and Craft Society 30th Annual Exhibition 2015’s 1st prize in Sculpture section + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
Batemans Bay Arts and Craft Society 31st Annual Exhibition 2016′ 1st prize in Sculpture section + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
Montague Arts and Crafts Exhibition 2016’s 1st prize in Sculpture section
CABBI 32nd Annual Exhibition 2017 – 1st and 2nd prize in Craft + Commended and Highly Commended in Sculpture + People’s Choice Award in Sculpture + People’s Choice Award in Craft
Moruya River of Art 2014-17 works displayed in both Durras and Moruya
Sculpture for Clyde Exhibitions 2017, 2018, 2019
CABBI 33rd Annual Exhibition 2018 – People’s Choice Award in Sculpture
Eurobodalla Show 2019 1st Prize in Wood Carving + Champion Woodwork Exhibitor
South Coast Regional Exhibition of Woodwork, Tilba 2019 People’s Choice Award
CABBI 34th Annual Exhibition 2019 – 2nd prize – Sculpture
Sculpture Bermagui 2020 People’s Choice Award – indoor section
CABBI 37th Annual Exhibition 2021’s 1st Prize Sculpture
CABBI 38th Annual Exhibition 2023’s 2nd Prize Sculpture

Nicole O’Regan

Nicole spent the first 17years of her career as a steel fabricator on an industrial scale. Projects included structural skeletal framework for large
domestic buildings, commercial buildings and difficult, complex structures. Her career has naturally merged into creating art, mostly sculpture.
Inherently Nicole’s sculptures were predominately steel. In her the pursuit of creating sculptures that are unique, never been done before Nicole has been incorporating rocks in her work. The formation of the rocks is how they are found. Spending many hours searching for the right shapes and scale. Then carefully weaving steel around the natural contours and structure to create the form.

Nicole exhibits her work in wide ranging practice from the city to regional and rural exhibitions including Defiance Gallery miniature show, Paddington, Bathurst regional art Gallery, Lake Light Sculpture Jindabyne, Orange Regional Gallery, Sawmillers at McMahon’s point, HIDDEN Rookwood, North Sydney art prize, finalist Mudgee portrait prize just to name a few. And most recently won a major acquisition prize at Sculpture in the Garden Mudgee, the stone award Sculpture on the Farm Dungog and major prize at Sculptures at Scratchley Newcastle.

Nicole lives on a remote property in the high altitude locality of Hampton. She has been a resident of the Hampton district for over 20 years. She loves the community here and the support from the people.
who live here

Paul Bradley

Paul Dimmer

A sculptor since age ten, Paul has worked in many mediums, but is now working mainly in corten, mild steel, stainless steel, and copper.

Ralph Tikerpae

I am not limited to one media – I both paint and sculpt.  I sculpt in large and small scale. I believe that my metal sculptures operate on different levels of the subconscious. I have always enjoyed the element of chance found within the construction of metal sculpture and believe in the resurfacing of past lives through an artist’s subconscious trance when creating art. I hope that when people see my art they recognize something that they already subconsciously recognise. Something familiar but which had been forgotten.

I sculpt in a variety of media both subtractive and additive, but I particularly enjoy changing the element of poetry within my pre-loved metal. My sculpture tries to pare images to a basic element or essence and has been called drawing in space. These metal sculptures explore the actions of humanity from social events to domestic farces. They include theatrical elements or icons where symbols become players on a stage. My work also combines elements of time and position overlapped with positive and negative elements.

Richard Barrett

Canberra Based sculptor, Richard Barrett, has been working in recycled steel since 2018. Richard takes inspiration from the dynamic shapes found in discarded materials, and loves to wander through scrap yards and recycling centres to find treasures. 

Richard enjoys co-creating work with customers, to engage them in the creative practice and enable them to proudly announce to family and friends: “I made that!”.

Richard encourages creativity as a part of a healthy mind and body, and his work engages with contemporary issues or challenges facing society, such as artificial intelligence, natural disasters or social justice.

But sometimes he just likes to make nice shapes.

Ross Cameron

As an artist based in Tanja on the New South Wales Far South Coast, I hold a Bachelor of Visual Arts with a major in Sculpture from the Australian National University School of Art, under the guidance of head lecturers Ron Robertson-Swann and Ante Dabro.

To me, a successful work is one that reflects, resonates, and reconnects the viewer to a personal truth, meaningful only to themselves. It is this profound philosophy that drives my creative endeavors.

My artistic exploration revolves around the primal, innate emotions, and connections that may have become obscured or lost in our modern society. Through my art, I strive to reignite these deep-rooted human experiences, allowing viewers to reconnect with their own personal truths.
In recent years, I have delved deeply into the concept of this “primal connection,” exploring it through a diverse range of materials. My works incorporate primitive glyph elements that evoke powerful emotional responses in those who engage with them.

The transformative power of scale holds great fascination for me. Often, I start by creating small models and ideas, envisioning them on a grander scale. It is remarkable how dramatically objects and landscapes change when magnified. This enlargement grants them an essence that surpasses ordinary dimensions, establishing a new dialogue between the viewer, myself, and the surrounding environment.

My artistic journey began in a creatively vibrant environment at a young age. Plasticine, with its infinite malleability, has remained a medium I continue to experiment with and allow ideas to emerge. Figurative aspects and relationships between elements frequently find their way into my work, showcasing my ongoing exploration of the human experience.

Ultimately, my artistic pursuit aims to transport viewers to a realm where they can reconnect with their primal selves, uncovering profound truths that resonate deeply within them. Through my sculptures, I aspire to facilitate a personal and transformative experience for each individual who engages with my art, reflecting, resonating, and reconnecting them to their own unique and meaningful personal truths

Ruth Lupton

Growing up on the south-eastern coast shores of Australia, Ruth has been influenced by the rugged landscapes of wild oceans and the rich, huge expanse of the dry Australian bush. Nature theme’s therefore feature commonly in her work. Moving to the city of Sydney as an adult, Ruth embraced modern culture and studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts at The National Art School, majoring in Sculpture. Art history has been another influence in her work, from European architecture and sculpture.

Simon Treseder

“With a style of my own, I enjoy the challenge of welding and shaping tools into one off unique pieces. I have a love for working with customer’s ideas and collaborating with them to design and create their own individual piece of art. My scrap iron sculptures are purposely left in their rusted state to highlight the age of the metal. I also work with a range of other metals as well as springs, gears, bearings and nuts… the list is endless as to what I can use to create the perfect sculpture.”

Susan McAlister

An independent Artist. Susan acquired a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the National Art School in Darlinghurst, Sydney NSW with majors in Sculpture, Drawing and Art History. Her practice encompasses watercolour, acrylic painting, and sculpture.
Susan enjoys working with clay for its malleability, strength, and expressiveness,
She sees the sculptural form is a means for meditation as it speaks without the use of words. When she finds inspiration, she starts working sometimes drawing first whilst other times working in a completely intuitive way letting the work guide the narrative and the outcome.

Thomas Westra

Born 1970 in Canberra and started his working life in the field of industrial electronics. However, at the time Thomas felt that his work was lacking in possibilities for creative expression. A change was needed and a decision was made to take 12 months ‘off’ to focus on finding creative passions in life. It was during this time he discovered the art of forging hot metal and found sculpting it to be most exciting with endless possibilities. This has led has led to a 27 year journey of exploration and a self taught deep understanding of the medium.

Throughout this period over 10000 individual metal creations based on the form of a lizard have been “hatched” each instilled with life and movement while also completing sculptures based on more personal themes.

His work aims to evoke a positive state of mind with both the observer and himself while creating. In 2017 Thomas was commissioned by Keggins, a Canberra-based property developer to create ‘Sapphire’. This sculpture celebrated the launch of their collection of prestigious residences on Kingston Foreshore Peninsula, Canberra.

He was also the 2020 Sculpture Bermagui Major Prize winner and People’s Choice winner for ‘Landed’. In order to push the boundaries achievable with metal forming and be able to realise larger sculptural concepts his practice includes a focus on combining knowledge in art, electronics, software and engineering.

By developing bespoke processes, Thomas can expand his creative capabilities and produce work that is unique, innovative and expressive.

Tobias Bennett

Designing and creating unique steel sculpture

Tom Buckland

An artist who deals in a correspondence of imaginary worlds, transporting his audience to other dimensions across space and time. In 2015, Tom graduated from the ANU School of Art with a BVA (hons). Tom has exhibited nationally and internationally and in 2021 was the recipient of the Sculpture by the Sea Clitheroe Foundation emerging artist mentorship.

Tyome Thompson

Expression of the heart and mind though various mediums

Ulan Murray and Rachel Burns

Living together and working collaboratively for over 20 years. During this time, they have developed a deep trust and understanding of each other’s language and perspectives. Between them they combine Ulana’s interest in biology and horticulture and Rachel’s Fine Arts background.