Curators Note Sculpture in the Vineyards 2010 showcases six outdoor sculpture and installation exhibitions across six venues along the wine trail of the Wollombi Valley. The expansive landscapes of the host venues has allowed the opportunity for fifty-four contemporary Australian artists to exhibit works comprising of a wide range of materials and methodologies, and presenting a myriad of concepts and aesthetic intentions that range from the personal to the intuitive to the theoretical. The work in this year’s Sculpture in the Vineyards is grouped under five themes that have been devised by myself in response to the varied and many meanings proposed by the artists in relation to their artworks. The first theme on exhibition brings together a group of artworks that draw on the idea of movement and journey. In a literal sense, the visit to the Wollombi Valley to partake in art and wine involves a journey – a day trip. The expedition to each vineyard and The Gate Gallery is a journey. It makes sense that this journey commences in the village itself and that the venues Wollombi Village and Noyce Brothers Wines commence that art cum wine pilgrimage. Some of the works In Movement and Journey invite the viewer on an actual journey. Others physically present movement by way of kinetic device—either natural or mechanical. A number of artworks synthesise the concept of movement or landscape into a static plastic motif—abstract or representational. At Undercliff Winery, a group of works have been brought together that rely either in concept or visual motif on symbolism or mythology. Myths and symbols are part of the building blocks that aid in the formation of cultural beliefs and values, and the creation of symbols is an ongoing preoccupation that presents itself in the signs, logos, and icons of advertising, mass media and information technology. In Myth and Symbol, several artworks express the symbolic power of geometry through abstracted and reductive forms, whilst at the same time drawing on mythological imagery as reference. A number of animal forms are represented in this exhibition, as the animal motif employs itself frequently in myths and forms rudimentary qualities within symbolism. There are works that question the mythical notions found in the previous systems of belief, as well as works that project a futuristic symbolic vision. At Wollombi Wines, is housed an exhibition entitled Material and Commodity. The artworks grouped here together, reflect a discourse on our current first world condition of commercialism, mass production and consumerism. Several works comment on the overuse of natural resources or
the relationship between nature and commodity, as well as the impact of the disposable product on the environment. Other works refer to the reliance on trade and the ability of consumerism to reinforce gender relationships. Included are artworks that reflect in their production technique the materiality of contemporary sculptural media. At The Gate Gallery, the exhibition highlights that the concern of artists with regard to environmental issues is significant. Over one third of the artists represented in Sculpture in the Vineyards 2010 reference the conceptual intention of their artwork in relation to nature and the environment. A selection of these artworks is presented in Matter and Substance. A number of works offer an opportunity to reflect on the environment, either conceptually—or literally, whilst others allude to a concern for the environment by way of sculptural fabrication that has relied on a deliberate use of recycled materials, as well as others that are formed with natural or sustainable materials. There are a number of artworks that promote the ideal of energy being drawn from natural means. There are others that signify flora or fauna and in some case the threat of extinction or destruction. The concepts surrounding Time and Memory inform the artworks that have been selected for exhibition at Stonehurst Cedar Creek. A number of artworks refer to the notion of child hood memories or draw on nostalgic imagery. Other works reflect the concept of growth—the time honoured process of all existence. There are works that remind us of the possibility of memory beyond the human psyche— memory that surrounds us, memory embedded in the landscape and far away within the universe. We do not know whether the night sky star exists now or whether by the time its vision of ‘light’ reaches us, it is just a memory. As the location that is furtherest from the village, Stonehurst Cedar Creek represents the end of the journey, the time taken to partake in the journey and the memory of all the precious stops along the way—the artworks that stand out for you personally, because of your own individual connection with them. During the production of Sculpture in the Vineyards 2010, I have often found myself at the end of the day sitting at the table outside the cellar door of Stonehurst, reflecting on the qualities of this years’ exhibition with a pleasant glass of wine in hand. “One evening, the soul of wine sang in the bottles” CHARLES BAUDELAIRE (1891 - 1867) Cassandra Hard Lawrie Curator
Artists and Locations UUNDERUnderUndercliff Winery
Myths and Symbols
KATH FRIES42 SUE ROBERTS42 DENNIS KALOUS43 DENNIS KALOUS43 PHILIPPUS MEIER43 CATHIE ALEXANDER44 CASSANDRA DAW44 ROSS FLETCHER44 MIKE PATTON45 MARK WOTHERSPOON 45 SERENA HORTON46 JOHN WRIGHT46 DILLON MACEWAN46 STEVEN DERONNE47 ITZICK FISHER47 JACEK WANKOWSKI48
UUNDERUndercliff Wollombi Village Vineyard JACEK WANKOWSKI48
Movement and Journey
RUDI JASS49 MAURICE SCHLESINGER49 JOHN WRIGHT49 KYLIE BOWLES410
UUNDERUndercliff Noyce Brothers Wines
Movement and Journey
KYLIE BOWLES410 AKIRA KAMADA410
MAX CALLAGHAN411 BAM411 GINO CHIODO411 HELEN LEETE412
Wollombi Wines Wines Wollombi PETRA SVOBODA412
Material and Commodity
KYLIE BOWLES413 BELINDA CLARKE413 DILLON MACEWAN413
LIZ BRADSHAW414 WILL MAGUIRE414 WILL COLES415 WILL COLES415 BEVERLEY CHALMERS416 AD LONG416 KERRY CANNON416
UUNDERUnderThe Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
KATE DORROUGH417 ANGELA GRIFFITHS417 RUDI JASS417
SAMANTHA JONES418 AKIRA KAMADA418 TOM MCMAHON418 COL HENRY419 LOU STEER419 CRAIG BURRELL419 JOHN BROOKE419 MAURICE SCHLESINGER419 PHIL RELF420 JOHN FITZMAURICE420 KYLIE BOWLES420 JESSE GRAHAM421 TIM HANKINSON421
UUNDERUndercliff Winery Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines
PHIL RELF422 JOHN FITZMAURICE422 KYLIE BOWLES422
Memory and Time
BELINDA VILLANI423 FELICITY YORSTON423 TRACEY SMITH423 BLAZE KRSTANOSKI-BLAZESKI424 ITZICK FISHER424 PAUL DIMMER424 WILL COLES425 CHRIS RETALLICK425 SIMON CLARKE426 RUDI JASS426 KYLIE BOWLES426 JIMMY RIX427 PETER TILLY427 JANET COYNE427
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Kath Fries - Siren’ Song
Aluminium wire mesh and feathers POA Siren’s Song – Wollombi is a site-sensitive installation based on small feathers, common things often easily overlooked. But here, entangled in wire mesh coils and suspended from tree branches, these feathers inspire closer inspection and hint at uncanny otherworldly possibilities. Sirens in Greek mythology were seductive dangerous bird-women, whose beautiful singing lured passing sailors into destructive dangerous waters. In this installation feathers reference the Sirens’ wings, trapped and entangled by wire mesh coils like a remnants of a creature’s violent struggle to escape. Just as birds sound alarms when threatened these feathers suggest premonitions of impending danger echoing our ongoing inability to heed warnings of imminent global environmental catastrophe. Kath Fries is based in Sydney where she completed a Masters of Visual Art at the University of Sydney. She has created site-sensitive temporal installations for numerous national art festivals including Rockingham WA, Hunter Valley NSW, Drummoyne NSW, Lake George NSW and Bryon Bay NSW. She recently completed an artist-residency at Laughing Waters VIC and was awarded a ‘Facetnate’ scholarship from the Japan Foundation’s Emerging Artist Program.
Sue Roberts - Specula of Syracuse Stainless steel, aluminium and hardwood, 2100 x 1250 x 1000mm - $10,000 6
My inspiration and prime area of creativity is based on the underlying simple geometry of the form. I find references in internal composition and structure, be they organic or non-organic. The inspiration for this work came from an article I was reading about Archimedes, who, it is said, created a weapon consisting of an array of highly polished parabolic mirrors, or specula, which were used to focus light onto a ship causing it to burst into flames. I found this rather intriguing and commenced a series of drawings as a starting point. Following explorations into the theme, I then created this rotating sculpture which is driven by the wind and turns and flashes in the sunlight. It reflects the elements and combines formal and textural contrasts of volume, finish and texture by juxtaposing natural and industrial materials. Sue worked for a number of years in London as an illustrator and covered a broad range of subjects including guidebooks, numerous magazines and book illustrations. She helped establish a Museum of Heraldry at the Tower of London, designing some of the merchandise in the Museum shop, before becoming PA to one of The Rolling Stones. After moving to Australia in 1989 with her husband and two children, she pursued her lifelong involvement with horses and competed successfully in a number of equestrian disciplines, particularly dressage. Her passion for art was re-kindled when, in 2003, she attended Hornsby TAFE studying printmaking and painting. This led to three years of study at the National Art School in Sydney culminating in a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture in 2008.
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Philippus Meier - Pipe Sphere Galvanise steel pipe, 1400 x 1400 x 1400mm - $7,500
It’s about the hidden beauty of architectural geometry. Encapsulated in the face of the steel wall found within ordinary industrial elements , set free through other industrial means; expressing its beauty outside its hidden identity, there by subjected to a sense of movement reminiscent of water eruption. Philipp uses mainly steel to make his sculptures which range from large public works to smaller private acquisitions. He completed a bachelor of Visual Arts and Design in 2003. Shortly after this he took part in constructing a sculpture park for the Auckland city council, which proved to be a deciding factor in his decision to pursue sculpture. In recent years his work is held in private collections throughout New Zealand as well as Singapore, Australia and Germany. He continues to work both collaboratively and individually, actively engaging in developing exciting new projects.
Dennis Kalous - Divinity (left)
mixed media, sandstone base, stainless steel 1510 X 530 X 70 mm - $2,450
This composition of curves represents mother and child giving protective image. Aim is give kind of spiritual feeling and perception of purity. Dennis trained as a modeler and was recipient of the Best Tile Design in 1998 at the Tilex exhibition Darling Harbour. His commissions include Uncle Toby’s 100 years anniversary – limited edition of 200 tubby jugs, a 2m tall sculpture of Chesty Bond for Bonds Ltd. and other private commissions. He has exhibited at Hardware Gallery - solo exhibition, Sculpture on the Edge, Spirit of the land, 2010 Mosman Art Festival, NSW Government House Exhibition and Sculpture by the Sea
Dennis Kalous - Water Bird (right)
RCS sandstone and Wilga bronze, 1500 X 700 X 450mm - $5,250
This is a landscape sculpture of spoon billed egret, stylized form captures hunting movements of bird. It’s exaggerated size is to compliment garden landscape of native birds and their natural beauty. It is simple form which speaks and it is not intrusive.
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Cathie Alexander - Whales Eye Two
Recycled Western Red Cedar, Marine grade stainless steel rod & steel base 2800 x 1800 x 300mm - $16,000
Whales Eye Two” is an expression of the sensuality of being fully immersed, and caressed by water. It is an all-encompassing experience; delighting all the senses, defying all the rules of land-based physics, offering weightlessness, grace, agility, mobility. It is a celebration of the shear joy of water passing over our skin. We enjoy the spirituality of being one with the water and we relive an age-old ritual utilising the simplest and most vital of all liquids. Whale’s Eye Two’ celebrates the kings of this peaceful domain, the whale, while deeply lamenting the darkest side of human intrusion into their world. It comprises of two connected ethereal forms that balance these conflicting and competing emotions; celebration and lament. Cathie has worked full time as an artist since graduating with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in sculpture from the National Art School in 2006. Her works have been exhibited in Sculpture in the Vineyards, the Montalto Sculpture Prize in Victoria, and the Willoughby Sculpture Prize.
Cassandra Daw - Torvick Ciment fondu, 1000 x 300 x 200mm - $1,200
Torvick is a semi abstract figurative sculpture. The pelvic bone of a sheep replaces the face creating a fusion between human and animal referencing ancient pagan stone sculptures. Cassandra Daw is an artist and PhD candidate at Sydney College of the Arts researching the use of bone in contemporary art for her doctorate. She has exhibited nationally and internationally since 1998 and is currently located at the Edith St Studio, Marrickville.
Ross Fletcher - 50 Gig Goddess Laguna sandstone 1500 x 900 x 450mm - $6,000
Out of the modern world comes the birth of modern archetypes and their symbols. This one rises up out of your hard drive and rides the ether-net, driving our desires forward and projecting them onto our sparkling wide-screens. She’s the one that pushes you to click on those questionable sites, seeds your global consumerism and longing for faster, larger download power. After 18 years of working in stone, I’ve only spent the few moving into figurative sculpture, and after travelling to Italy in 09 to experience their world of figurative expression and to work with their marble, I discovered that there is so much more to learn. I’ve shown in Sculpture in the Vineyards twice in previous years and see it as a ‘must do’ deadline to meet.
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Mike Paton - Plastic Bija
Polypropylene netting, PVC balls and elastic cord $4,500 Individual elements $350 to $450
My work at present exploits the dichotomy created representing natural forms and processes, with unnatural, industrially produced materials. The work questions the familiar associations of both material and form, encouraging re-interpretation and creation of new associations. A narrative is developed as a means of definition and understanding. The Sanskrit word for seed – ‘bija’ – refers to its ability to bi-generate or generate over and over again. The seed is a symbol of life and rebirth – a container of the creative blueprint of life. The number of pieces in the work – 13, further supports this creative symbolism – being the number of circles / spheres drawn from the ancient symbol – the Flower of Life. These 13 spheres within the Flower of Life are known as the Fruit of Life, and are said to be the blueprint of the universe, containing the basis for the design of every atom, molecular structure, life form, and everything in existence. The use of plastic, man made materials refers to an imagined narrative of a future where the possibility of re-creation of material through universal forces presents these previously inert materials as beautiful, creative life forms. The possibility of Plastic Bija I have worked in the visual communicative arts industries for 20 years. My initial training in commercial photography taught me an understanding of light that has carried through my working and creative pursuits. A desire to gain a broad range of skills has driven my experience over the years. From photography to blacksmithing to arboriculture , I have throughout worked in film and television. I have exhibited at Sculpture in the Vineyards in both 2008 and 2009.
Mark Wotherspoon- Untitled # 1
Steel and glass, 3000 x 2000 x 1500mm - $3,600
This work is inspired by the Formalist abstract artists of last century. It examines the idea of form, line and absence, and how they interact together to form everything that is needed to complete the work. In previous works I have been experimenting with the combination of abstract line and figurative form. This work is an extension of these works, now excluding the figurative elements completely, to experiment with and apply the subtleties of formal abstract work. Mark Wotherspoon is Sydney based glass artist and sculptor. His sculpture is a reflection of the existential world that he lives in. Most pieces are made from a combination of recycled materials, including cast glass from old television sets re-made into contemporary sculpture works. He has exhibited widely, including Sculpture by the Sea in 2008 for his work TV within TV without. Other noteworthy exhibitions include The Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize (at The Vanishing Point Gallery) and the Agendo Art Prize in Melbourne. Mark is also the president of ESProjects (and ESP Gallery), an artist run initiative in Sydney’s inner west. Sculpture in the Vineyards
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Serena Horton - Sanctuary
Porcelain, earthenwar, perspex and enamel 300 x 1000 x 1000mm - $4,000
Bird’s nests appeal to me. I appreciate the dedication with which they are so carefully considered and pains-takingly constructed. In my work “Sanctuary” my intention was to create a piece synonymous with nature but disconnected in scale, colour and materials. The high-fired, brittle and stark white porcelain twigs and the spherical eggs contradict our familiarity with nests, but the traditional shape immediately links it with nature reminding us of its purpose; a place of comfort, security and a place of new life and potential. Born UK. B.A (hons) Ceramics at Central School of Art and Design, London. Represented National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. Exhibits regularly including Sculpture by the Sea 2008 & 2009 Lives and works in Bondi, Sydney
John Wright - The Malevolent Hare Steel an perspex 3000 x 4000 x 4000mm - $9,000 or $3,500 each 12
These works come from a series of figurative pieces of varying scales. The hares have a historical and cultural identity as mystical animals. It is the human nature of their Actions that give them this feel. In addition the line of the work has a hipnotic effect. After working in the commercial world for 20 years I enrolled in a diploma course in fine arts at TAFE and went on to major in sculpture at the National Art School for my BFA. I was selected for the Willougjby Sculpture prize in 2009 and Sawmillers Sculpture exhibition in 2010 and have had solo shows in 2005 and 2009. I have participated in numerous group shows over the past 10 years including a solo show at the Dank St Depot Gallery in Jan 2011.
Dillon MacEwan - Equilibrium Mild steel and stainless steel, 3000 x 2000 x 2000mm - $12,000
To be in a state of equilibrium where all things are perfectly equal and opposing is a world away from meerly finding balance Dillon has created a number of large mechanical and fire based sculptural installations at various festivals and events including; Edinburgh’s hogmanay and fringe festivals, Glastonbury Festival, Robodock industrial arts festival and Northlands festival. Dillon has set up and ran two large collective arts spaces in Sydney - MEKanarky studios (2001 - 2007) and currently Salmagundi Studios. His art Installations for festivals and events include Big Day Out, Peats Ridge Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival The Great Escape Festival and Sculpture by the Sea. He has staged a number of group shows and arts events out of the collective spaces including Eye-Scream, Mekropolis, Mecarnivalle and Supernature
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Steven Deronne - Sistema Solare Mild steel and polyurethane - $6,500 Planets can be sold separately POA
My work is centred on the themes emanating from our universe - the planets, the stars, the Big Bang and metaphysics. The beauty and immensity of the cosmos is mind-blowing…I want my work to provoke thought about slowing our hectic ways of life, learning to do a bit more star gazing and appreciating and looking after the universe we exist in. ‘Sistema Solare’ is a tribute to Galileo, who publicly supported the heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the centre of the universe. I was born and bred in Brittany, France and began my art career studying Fine Arts at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Rennes, France. In 2000, after travelling broadly, I settled in Australia, resumed my studies and in 2007 graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts from the TAFE Sydney Gallery School. In 2007 I was awarded the Crawford’s Casting Award and The Sydney Olympic Park Authority Sculpture Residency Award for the highest grade in sculpture and in 2008 I was nominated for a Northern Sydney Institute Excellence Award for outstanding achievements.
Itzick Fisher - It Was Morning Corten steel and protective paint $13,000 neg $650 each 3
Does an installation of 20 steel prints/sculptures resemble a flock of life size seagull figures assembled in the landscape? This body of work It is part of an edition of 100 similar works (“JLS”) where each of the works is produced from a single digital image/ file in a way of laser cutting the image out of corten steel and followed by reforming each of the works by hand without a weld, on a one-by-one base to achieve a unique bird-like figure/object identified by a copper foot ring which is etched with the edition details such as number, title, artist name and year. The inspiration for this project is Jonathon Livingston Seagull, written by Richard Bach, a book is said to be for people who follow their dreams and make their own rolls. “It was morning” is the opening sentence of this book that is said to be for people who follow their dreams. Growing up on a kibbutz in Israel I had to go to school and work. Being a creative child, I joined the metal workshop and learned from the local master craftsman the in and outs of boiler making. It took 2 years of shaping lumps of still into practical objects using hand tools alone to get familiar and fall in love with steel. It was the old way of learning a trade, a trade I learned and practiced for over 30 years in three continents. Until the mid 90’s I was involved in making equipments out of steel for a diverse range of industries from transport and fashion to agriculture and the building industry. Following a life changing family situation l enrolled into my firstpainting class at the Chatswood Evening College in the mid 1990′s. That was followed by Julian Ashton art school, the Sydney gallery school and the college of finearts. From there on, through a process of discovery I went on makeink art that combines the flator the two dimensional image such as in print making together with the space in the three dimensional object. My interest is in exploring the way we humans think about our personal boundaries, about our own space, our freedom, our relation-ship with the world that is inside and outside of those boundaries. I am also interested in how people relate to each other and to all other things, our belief system – is there a God? Are we here by chance or fate?
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Jacek Wankowski - Tsumani3
Hot dip galvanised mild steel and oxidised corton steel 1700 x 2300 x 1100mm - $18,000 10
Tsunami3 and Tsunami4 are part of a body of work that explores the dynamic flow and force of the ocean’s waves, currents, tsunamis and storms and their interaction with marine geographic and geological features – reefs, coral, seashore archipelagos, seaweed forests, deep water hydrothermals. These works are significantly influenced by mythical and archaeological imagery, such as the Chimaera and ancient megalithic structures. In these pieces, the sea is represented by the galvanised steel elements, awkwardly angled – the compressive force of the tsunami wave. The naturally-patinated oxidised corten steel elements (weathered by rain and sun) represent the reefs - the land at the edge of the sea.
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Jacek Wankowski - Tsumani4
Hot dip galvanised mild steel and oxidised corton steel 1100 x 1900 x 300mm - $6,000 An ex-Marine Biologist, Jacek exhibits in Australia and the UK, including solo exhibitions in London at the Royal British Society of Sculptors and the Coningsby Gallery and in Sydney at the Brenda May Gallery, and numerous group shows including Sculpture by the Sea (twice), previous Sculpture in the Vineyards, the Royal British Society of Sculptors, the University of Leicester, University of Western Sydney, various sculpture parks and exhibitions. He is a finalist in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize in 2010. His sculptures are in private collections in Australia and the UK. Jacek has a BFA (Hons) from the National Art School, Sydney and exhibits with the Brenda May Gallery in Sydney.
Paul Dimmer- Preen Recycled stainless steel, 900 x 700 x 600mm - $3,000
A bird form inspired by the many species in the bush and on waterways around my home. 6
I am self taught, originally working in wood only. My work at the moment uses mostly recycled metals such as copper, pewter, stainless steel, and corten steel. Occasionally, wood, glass, or ceramics are combined if it suits the subject. The pieces that are in SinV both incorporate recycled stainless steel.
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Rudi Jass - Wakaba (Young Leaf)
Corten steel, stainless steel and ball bearings 2200 x 1000 x 800mm - $5,800 2
As an artist I take my instruction and inspiration from forms in nature - from the detail contained in a seed pod to the fragility of a massive riverbed. Currently I am working on kinetic sculptures. I find it fascinating how the organic shape of the sculpture relates to nature through the movement by wind. represented by Australian Art Resources & AXIA Modern Art, Melbourne, Soho Gallery, Sydney and Salt Gallery, Queenscliff German born Rudi Jass, came to Australia in 1993. He also lived in Canada and Papua New Guinea and has been working as a full time sculptor since 1990. His preferred medium is stainless steel and corten steel, often in combination with stone and glass. His work is represented in many private collections in Australia, Japan, Singapore, UK and the US. He has received several awards at exhibitions including the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch award at the Contemporary Sculpture Exhibitions Annual Awards 2006.
Maurice Schlesinger - Opposing Forces Powder coated aluminium 1200 x 900 x 800mm - $1,600 1
The intention was to explore the interaction of forces travelling in two opposing planes. The turn at the outer end of each piece shows the tension created when two opposing Ideas or forces meet and contend with each other. The two interlocked shapes create a perfectly balanced and unified abstract image. After powder coating the surface of the aluminium it is backed in an oven, creating durability. Soft reflective silver gives a subtle finish to this sculpture. Currenlty in honours year at National Art School, Maurice was a 2007 finalist Moran Portrait Prize at Library of NSW and exhibited in Power in the House exhibition of Portraits Artists Australia at Parliament House, Sydney. He exhibits regulary with the NSW Sculptors Society.
John Wright - Araluen Steel, 2800 x 3000 x 1500mm - $4,000 5
This work is a suburban landscape that encompasses the earth, tree and sky. There are also architectural element that appear within it. Perspex and resin is used to provide movement and distortion of the views. After working in the commercial world for 20 years I enrolled in a diploma course in fine arts at TAFE and went on to major in sculpture at the National Art School for my BFA. I was selected for the Willougjby Sculpture prize in 2009 and Sawmillers Sculpture exhibition in 2010 and have had solo shows in 2005 and 2009. I have participated in numerous group shows over the past 10 years including a solo show at the Dank St Depot Gallery in Jan 2011. Sculpture in the Vineyards
Wollombi Village Vineyard Movement and Journey Kylie Bowles - Find a Cube Acrylic and Mirrored Acrylic - entire installation $12,000 or this installation $550 3
Find a Cube is a playful interactive piece, which involves multiple cubes of varying sizes, positioned in various locations along the winery trail. Viewers are encouraged to get involved with art, to take the challenge and go on a treasure hunt, and to enjoy art and the beautiful scenery around. Proudly sponsored by Michael Fritz. www.ultraflex. com.au
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Kylie Bowles - Find a Cube Acrylic and Mirrored Acrylic - entire installation $12,000 or this installation $2,500
My current conceptual ideas revolve around the idea of elemental and the complexity surrounding this. We are surrounded by elements; elements of nature which brings with it life, and elements of form which encompass line, shape and pattern. My work is concerned with using these elements to reflect the organic, surroundings of life. Through the reflection of mirrors, my work bridges life with the heaven and earth. I would like people to enjoy an experience of geometric construction with an emotional perspective of space and environment.
Akira Kamada- Hira Hira Cane, cloth, PVA, resin and rope - $800
Take a breath, take your time and turn with the wind... I’ve been raising children and variously ‘fussin and a fightin’ and loving my way through life ever since. I am ready for a partnership with room to breathe and grow. Looking for an adult male to spare this space. Hira-hira is a Japanese anomatopeia for the way something turns with and flutters in the wind. In society it can be a metaphor for being free. In the end though, the wind will outlast everyone. This is a statement about the temporal or ephemeral nature of things. Born in Japan 1955, migrated to Australia 1987. Has been exhibiting in sculpture shows and competitions such as Sculpture by the Sea, UWS Sculpt ure Award, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Scullpture in the Vineyards, etc over the past 6 years.
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Max Callaghan - Music Tower
Fibreglass, resin, galvanised steel, enamel and acrylic paints, 2400 x 1800 x 600mm - $3,300
“There is an exquisite melody in every heart. If we listen closely we can hear each others song” anon. We all choose music from different genres to suit our taste and mood. Even though we may not agree with another persons musical taste, we respect that persons choice. The same tolerance we show towards another person’s music selection, could be used to accept different cultures and beliefs in the pursuit of peace in this world we share. Six years ago the dormant sculptor sprang out to open an exciting art form for self expression. Being a concretor I am drawn to the physicality, variety of materials and techniques that sculpture encompasses. My early knowledge in sculpture came from personal research and experimentation in carving, clay models, plaster casts and cement fondue. 2 years ago I discovered a mentor in Col Henry from Yarramalong. I am attracted to abstract figurative concepts for garden and open installations.
BAM (Pamela Lee Brenner and Emma Medwell) - Skipping the Night Fantastic Recycled shoes, polyurethane and sand $15,000 $180 per pair 1
As artists we feel it is important to make work which reuses materials, both as recycled and repurposing. The walk of the sand shoes in this context expresses a concern for our environmental footprint as we go about our daily life, with a desire for a more leisurely and considered path. Pamela Lee Brenner DipFA, BSc Arch, MArt MDes, and Emma Medwell DipFA, BFA(BAM) winning collaborations include l’Skarpe site specific Prize 2004,On the Shore Major Award 2006, Rockport Placement Prize 2009; On the Shore Major award and Peoples Choice award, 2009 Worked with NAS Alumni Association & held combined exhibition Imelda’s Passion 2004
Gino Chiodo - Olympionic
Painted steel, 600 x 700 x 250mm - $1,440
This welded metal work it a representation in abstract form of the Olympic Games. The rings are the symbols of the Logo also the pools and the arenas of the different games. The negative space are the running field, the athletic stadiums. The vertical flat part and the base symbolically represent the racing and the gangway. Gino has been exhibiting since 2003 in many group and solo shows including Project Contemporary Art Space - Wollongong, Wollongong City Gallery. and has been a winner in the Camden Art Prize. Sculpture in the Vineyards
Noyce Brothers Wines Movement and Journey Helen Leete - Lotus Fountain Bronze glazed stoneware - 1400 x 500 400mm $4,300 $4,800 with solar pump 4
This is one of several fountain variations, some two to three metres tall, which play with a language of abstract mass and space, yet with some biomorphic resonances. In this case there are references to plant forms, seedpods, and growth, yet some people also see echoes of the female form. The sculpture works simply as a garden sculpture as in this exhibition. It can however be supplied with a fountain pump ( electric or solar.) Like most of my work, this sculpture evolved from potentiality to actuality, partly by serendipitous accident, and partly by intention and thoughtful design. Spent early childhood in Africa, and images from that time persist and inform the style of many works. A large retrospective last year, combined with the launch of a novel set in Africa, reinforced that premise. Arrived in Australia in 1962, straight from Uni, intending to be a sculptor. Was told: “My dear, the ONLY way to make a living with a Fine Arts degree is to teach.” So did both, and thoroughly enjoyed both. Although particularly enjoyed working on large landscape forms like the Earthmother in the Botanic Gardens, now working mainly in bronze, mostly for private clients.
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Petra Svoboda - Gokko-Inu (Make Believe Dog) and Gokko-Neko (Make Believe Cat) Ceramic and metallic glaze, 1000 x 1000 x 1000mm $1,900 each $3,800 for installation 1
The sculpture’s titled ‘Gokko-Neko’ and ‘Gokko-Inu’ are part of an installation that re-examines traditional notions of exoticism by looking at the influence of oriental popular culture in contemporary western society. Today the antiquated imperial perceptions of the exotic are being redefined and challenged through the “soft power” mediums of animation, computer games, collectable toys and related merchandise. Working primarily with ceramic materials, this work deals with the notion of illusion through a blurring of reality and the make-believe. This distortion of reality is achieved through the manipulation of ready-made objects. A trick of the senses occurs through the transformation of a soft pneumatic form to a hard and rigid ceramic object. These petrified objects sit in suspended animation while conjuring uncanny elements associated with childhood toys and the play goods of Japanese popular culture. Petra has a Bachelor of Fine Arts/Hons, The National Art School, Darlinghurst and a Master of Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts. A fnalist - Emerging Artist Awards, Walker Street Gallery, Victoria, Noosa Regional Gallery Travelling Scholarship, Qld.
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Kylie Bowles - Find a Cube Acrylic and Mirrored Acrylic - entire installation $12,000 or this installation $2,200 4
Find a Cube is a playful interactive piece, which involves multiple cubes of varying sizes, positioned in various locations along the winery trail. Viewers are encouraged to get involved with art, to take the challenge and go on a treasure hunt, and to enjoy art and the beautiful scenery around. I am a young, emerging artist currently completing an Advanced Diploma and Bachelor of Fine Arts, majoring in sculpture and printmaking. In 2009, I won the acquisitive Hornsby Art Prize and I have works acquired in the NSI TAFE collection. In 2010, I won the Sydney Olympic Park Residency, and have exhibited at Rookwood Cemetery, the Royal Easter Show, Westmead Hospital and the See Street Gallery.
Belinda Clarke - imacropod
Polyurethane foam, epoxy resin and pigment $1,300 whole installation $250 each
This work is opens a discussion about our relationship with native animals. They are culled, controlled and contained by us, their inability to defend themselves or communicate gives them a major disadvantage in their interactions with humans. I wanted to present these creatures, these wallabies , in a way that humans might find more appealing, with a high gloss ducco finish, like shiny new machines. Belinda completed a degree in Visual Arts at Sydney College of the Arts in 1987 and a degree at NIDA in 1994. She has worked extensively in the film and theatre industry as a sculptor and propsmaker. Belinda currently teaches in the Events design department at Enmore Design Centre.
Dillon MacEwan - Carcutter
Bike parts, Mercedes and steel - $25,000
Everything we now value will one day be picked clean!! 11
Dillon has created a number of large mechanical and fire based sculptural installations at various festivals and events including; Edinburghâ€™s hogmanay and fringe festivals, Glastonbury Festival, Robodock industrial arts festival and Northlands festival. Dillon has set up and ran two large collective arts spaces in Sydney - MEKanarky studios (2001 - 2007) and currently Salmagundi Studios. His art Installations for festivals and events include Big Day Out, Peats Ridge Festival, Bellingen Global Carnival The Great Escape Festival and Sculpture by the Sea. He has staged a number of group shows and arts events out of the collective spaces including Eye-Scream, Mekropolis, Mecarnivalle and Supernature
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Liz Bradshaw - Shrine
Steel and recycled car parts, 1750 x 1750 x 750mm - $5,700
Shrine makes reference to minimalism and the antiaesthetic and is a meditation on industrial machines and their inbuilt obsolescence, drawing the viewer into a speculation on speed, masculinity and massmanufacture. I am interested in the signs and meanings attached to cultural spaces; and in the ways the ideas, processes and artefacts of modernity & industrialisation resurface in contemporary culture transformed by technology and globalisation. My work expresses something about the lingering ideology of the industrial production/consumption machine. Liz Bradshaw studied at the University of Sydney, the National Art School Sydney, and Sydney College of the Arts. She has taught art and design at SCA; the College of Fine Arts University of NSW; the Tin Sheds Art Workshops, Faculty of Architecture University of Sydney; and most recently in the Suffolk School of Arts, UCS, a campus of the University of East Anglia. She has work in public and private collections in Sydney, New York and the UK.
Will Maguire - King of the World Mild steel (copper) and cement, 1300 x 900 x 600mm - $7,000 6
This work plays upon the sometimes ridiculous nature of politics. The seemingly ludicrous idea that a curly quilled echidna with a love of fast food could become the king of the world. But after seeing some of the antics that current day politicians get up to such as greed, power abuse, sex scandals, stupidity, cheating, lying, manipulating and child like behaviour, it doesn’t seem altogether impossible. He is made from forged steel and has been copper plated. Will qualified as a tradesman in 2006 and went on to work with renowned artist blacksmiths Terrance Clark and Chris Topp in England. In 2010 he was a finalist in the Newcastle emerging artist prize, first prize winner in the overall theme in ‘Artscrawl’ exhibition in Pokolbin and highly commended for sculpture, Maitland Art prize. In 2009 he won first prize for sculpture in the Scone Art prize and first prize for sculpture in the ‘Artscrawl’ Exhibition in Pokolbin. Will has work in private collections in both Sydney and England. He has completed private commissions in Newcastle, Central coast and in the Lower and the Upper Hunter..
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Material and Commodity
Will Coles - Finite
Fibre glass, resin and iron dust 900 x 600 x 550mm - $1,400
Infinite is endless, finite is a definite end. Most of the products you buy, the white goods, have builtin obsolescence, sometimes only a few years, sometimes less. If your tangible objects are built & bought to be replaced then why doesn’t that apply to all the intangible elements in your life, your friends, your relationships, your family? Capitalism created consumerism to produce a supposedly ever expanding market. Why sell an item to a customer once when you can sell them an inferior version several times throughout their lives. Our grandparents bought objects for life, our parents bought things that lasted 5 – 10 years, as for us, we constantly ‘up-grade’. The idea of consumerism is infinite, a constantly growing market with endless resources, yet our planet & the resources on it are far from endless. finite. We are actively, acceptingly lowering our standards &, worse, allowing markets to dictate our choices. Or you could disagree. You don’t allow yourself to be led by others, you can think for yourself, you’re an individual….. just like everyone else. Like a lot of my work this piece is intended as memorial criticism of the way we’re living, “a state of life that calls for another way of living”* Born 1972 & raised in the English countryside. My grandfather, Norman Sillman, was a respected sculptor & therefore I always felt it in my blood. I went to Wimbledon & Glasgow Schools of Art but my grandpa taught me more than they could. I moved to Sydney in 1996 & I’ve been getting my work into peoples faces ever since. I want people to see that art has an important role to play in their lives. Art, especially mine, can be thoughtful, provocative, enriching & humorous.
Will Coles - Sushi Fish (‘mermaid’) Fibre glass, resin and iron dust, 800 x 1500 x 3000mm - $2,900
This piece is about the unconscious waste, the casual waste & littering that is a part of our modern lifestyle. Barely a thought is paid for the trail of rubbish strewn behind us as we sail through each day oblivious of the consequences. With every day we become more intelligent as a species & yet more distant, more ignorant of the world we rely on. A massively scaled up soy sauce container, made by the tens of millions, like some washed-up stranded whale. Rusting as if decaying, a fish made by man, this man-made mermaid is now too large to be ignored.
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Material and Commodity
Beverley Chalmers - INtwinement Fibre glass, epoxy resin and shade cloth, 2000 x 3000 x 750mm - $8,000
This work inspired by the female form is comprised of inter wound triangular reinforced resin ribbons. These create the illusion of a form that depicts the sinuous curves of the female body. The suppleness and pliancy of the body is as one with nature by the reproduction of the curving, elongated twisting shapes borrowed from the framework seen amongst surrounding flora. Beverley Chalmers post University studies in art included post graduate enrolment at East Sydney Tech, where she studied under Godfrey Miller, John Coburn and Lyndon Dadswell. For many years she worked as an illustrator, specialising in childrens’ literature. She has been a member a member of Col Henrys’ Sculpture Studio for the past 4 years. Her sculptures are in private collections.
Ad Long - Diabolo Ex Petroleo Old oil drums, Magic Sculpt and enamel paint Entire installation - $4,000 or $450 ea. 5
Diabola Ex Petroleo is my statement about the appeal of petrol and its role in our world. As the deep-sea oil leak in the Mexican Gulf has shown us so dramatically, petrol can cause no end of trouble. Yet, like my devil-woman, oil is sexy stuff and we can’t give it up. If ‘Deux ex machina’ (God is in the machine), then ‘Diabola ex petroleo’- the devil is in the petrol. Ad gained an Architecture degree at Sydney University before working as a freelance commercial artist, illustrator and cartoonist. He has written and/or illustrated several books, created several websites, draws storyboards for TVC’s and both writes and draws cartoons for magazines. His work is analogous to the work of contemporary West-Coast US artists in the Pop Surrealism or Low Brow art movement. He often combines old collected objects (with powerful emotive/nostalgic imagery) with sculpted figures to make art that uses humour to comment critically on aspects of contemporary life and popular culture.
Kerry Cannon - The Yummy
Bronze and acrylic paint on steel base, 750 x 100 x 500mm - $24,000
Pumpkin fertility gods must be firm if not fair. In order to get the goods to market, coercion at times must be employed. Spiders, hamsters, mice whatever is at hand that can manoeuvre a wheelbarrow will do. Lovely pumpkins! Lovingly delivered to you. I create “narrative art” based on stories that I write or interpret. My biggest group shows to date are The Shanghai Art Fair in 2007, The Florence Biennale in 2005 and The Agora Gallery in New York in 2009. This year is hectic with 2 solo shows at The Stanthorpe Regional Gallery in QLD and The Nave Museum in Texas. Also, I published the first photographic graphic novel for Ceramic Break Sculpture Park: Alchemy- golden dreams come true.
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The Gate Gallery
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Kate Dorrough - Tree of Gratitude
Copper, stoneware ceramic, glaze and cement entire installation - $12,000 or $4,800 each
The sculpture, ‘Tree of Gratitude’, is a homage to the native flora and fauna of the Wollombi Valley. The tree like structure supports native birds and plants along with whimsical figures that reflect an appreciation and a celebration of the natural world. Kate is represented by Art House Gallery, NSW, Catherine Asquith Gallery, Victoria, Beaver galleries, ACT, Gallery One, Queensland. Kate Dorrough has exhibited in numerous group and selected exhibitions, such as the Salon des Refuses, the Mosman and Paddington Art Prizes and the Melbourne Art Fair. She has been selected for the Hill End Artists Residency, the Bundanon Trust Residency, the Art Gallery of NSW Denise Hickey Studio Residency, Paris.
Angela Griffiths - Vanishing Point LEDs, porcelain, plastic and limestone, 100 x 4000 x 4000mm - $5,000 3
This installation is a 4m x 4m map of the Antarctic continent filled with more than 1600 hand-made white porcelain cones all lit with LED’s. As the sun sets the map changes colour from pure white to white and blue. The blue lights highlight the disappearing coast of the southern continent due to global warming. The installation is a tribute to sublime beauty and delicate nature of the Southern continent in the hope it may raise awareness and encourage discussion on the issues surrounding climate change. Angela Griffiths is a passionate artist, designer and marketer of the arts specialising in furniture design and sculpture. A former media professional with experience in Australia and Hong Kong, Angela brings a global perspective to her work in Sydney. She is a recent participant in North Sydney Council’s Artist’s Studio Programme, after which she exhibited her work in a successful exhibition in June , 2010.
Rudi Jass - Silver Leaves
Corten steel, stainless steel and ball bearings, 2200 x 1400 x 1000mm - $4,800
As an artist I take my instruction and inspiration from forms in nature - from the detail contained in a seed pod to the fragility of a massive riverbed.Currently I am working on kinetic sculptures. I find it fascinating how the organic shape of the sculpture relates to nature through the movement by wind. Rudi Jass is represented in many private collections in Australia, Japan, Singapore, UK and the US. He has received several awards at exhibitions including the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch award at the Contemporary Sculpture Exhibitions Annual Awards 2006
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The Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
Samantha Jones - Equilibrium
Treated Steel - entire installation $4,500 or $1,500 each
“Equilibrium” intends to highlight the relationship between an area of wine production and its native surroundings. It will look at the delicacy of the land on which we all live and work, and draw upon the beautiful balance between us and this land. The Semillon vine is one which is celebrated for its quality in the Wollombi region, a Willy Wagtail feather eludes to the wagtails role in eating unwanted bugs in the area and the native gum leaf references a vineyards past, and present surroundings. It will remind us of this important balance in our own lives, and hopefully inspire sustainable living. Samantha Jones has a Bachelor of Fine Arts COFA, Sculpture Performance Installation and is currently undertaking a Bachelor of Arts UNSW, Major in Sociology. Samantha is co-director of SLAMstudio, an artist run studio and gallery in Waterloo.
Akira Kamada - 4 Green Doors With
Windows Recycled timber doors, paving, tiles, pebbles, soil, plywood, grass, plants and paint, 2100 x 1100 x1100mm - $8,000
Doors can signify opportunities, possibilities... or control and prohibited areas; they can lead to freedom, confusion or disaster, not just for individuals, but for society and the natural environment. No matter how resilient the natural environment is, it is impacted on by human actions and the search for solutions to human problems. We need to consider that perhaps there are some doors that are best not opened. Born in Japan 1955, Akira migrated to Australia 1987. Has been exhibiting in sculpture shows and competitions such as Sculpture by the Sea, UWS Sculpt ure Award, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Sculpture in the Vineyards, etc over the past 6 years.
Tom McMahon - Catching the Wind Wood, steel and copper, 4300 x 1200 x 350mm - $37,000 10
Catching the wind is an environmental statement illustrating wind power and its uses through thousands of years of harnessing energy I have no idea of the exact time in which I decided to be a sculptor. I can always remember modelling things in mud and having a pocket knife. Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many fine sculptors in a variety of areas including display, theatre,film and exhibitions. Wood is my preferred medium. Despite working in many industries as well as on the land and sea I consider sculpting to be my real job.
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The Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
Col Henry - Collectors
Hardwood and stainless steel 3500 x 8000 x 2000mm - $12,000 Similar element of the group could be sold individually by commission, price negotiable. 5
The work explores the theme of sustainability. The ‘Plinths’ are created in a way that glorifies the use of recycled quality hardwoods that would have been used as firewood or mulch. Five sculptural elements use line and form to describe some important sustainability principles. These works are minimal in ‘Substance’, and use ‘Negative Space’, ‘Reflection’ and ‘Kineticism’ to add to their ‘Story Telling’ quality. The viewer is encouraged to use their experiences and cultural background to ‘Tell Their Story’ inspired by the sensuous and elegant forms. The elements have individual names that hint to their meaning. From the left, Protector (future generations), Detector (wind), Reflector (fire / sun), Collector (water) and Objector (politicians) Col Henry has been recognized as an innovator, not an imitator, and his unique work has developed over 40 years of dedication to his art. He is concerned with the energy of form in relation to the space in which it interacts, remaining true to the materials, while reflecting on the natural form and its environment. Col has been collected in Australia and Overseas in many Private Collections. See www.colhenry.com
Greener on the Other Side Galvanised steel, paint, wood and artificial grass, 1000 x 1500 x 1500mm - $2,000 2
I am inspired by Durer’s famous painting “A Large Piece of Turf”, in which the whole wonder of nature is experienced in a tiny piece of grass and random wildflowers. In the rural green paddocks of Wollombi, the artificiality of the steel blades of grass is heightened by their setting in a bed of artificial grass, surrounded by a low border, which keeps visitors at a distance from the installation. The humour of the installation has a serious undertone. With global warming, is this the way we will experience grass in the future – as an art work or museum piece, rather than running through natural ground cover in bare feet? Lou’s theme is the counterpoint between nature and the constructed world, expressed in diverse media including sculptures, prints, film and paintings. Highlights include public and national art events such as Sculpture in the Vineyards, ANL National Maritime Prize, Marrickville Contemporary Art Prize, Marrickville Womens Salon, Riverworks, Cooks River Festival and Art in the Park. A founding director of ESP Gallery in Marrickville, Lou held her successful first solo show, Wild Red Heart, there. She also exhibits frequently at At the Vanishing Point Gallery, Newtown. Her studio is at Newington Armory, Sydney Olympic Park.
Sculpture in the Vineyards
The Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
Craig Burrell - Smokin’ Bonsai ‘THIS’ Steel, 1200 x 1370 x 950mm - $2,000
Smokin Bonsai ‘This’ gives the refined Japanese plant a new and exciting ‘metal edge’. I’ve had a love for the Bonsai for many years and couldnt help but wonder how a Bonsai made from scrap steel would be inturpreted. The trunk of the Bonsai is made out of used chimney flues- hence the name ‘Smokin’ Bonsai. Craig Burrell’s sculptures embody his imagination and highlight his artistic flare. His works are prime examples of putting recycled and discarded steel to good use, not only benefiting the public but also the environment. Being only a freshman in the ‘sculpturing circles’, his name has yet to be recognized, but thanks to his visually stimulating entries in the Waste As Art exhibition and Waste knot Want knot exhibition this year 2010, his pieces are beginning to speak for themselves.Labelling his creations as “‘THIS” artwork” is also an innovative idea that will help capture and identify all his work. Such pieces include- Skool ‘THIS’, Pelican ‘THIS’, Smokin’ Bonsai ‘THIS” and his latest captivating sculpture- Incy Wincy ‘THIS”.
John Brooke - Wind Through the Trees Powder coated recycled steel, 480 x 1205 x 300mm - $2,500 1
My work inhabits a gap between painting and sculpture. The paintings are often sculptural and the sculptures are, in their own way, painterly. My sculptures interpret landscape and occasionally, the human figure. Both reflect the forms and the colours of the ocean and sky on Sydney’s Northern Beaches. I love the way things move in the landscape there - clouds, surf, tides, waves, currents and winds in the treetops. Why do I do it? Who knows? An artist hopes that when he is gone, traces of his work may remain. Any traces I leave on the planet I want to be beautiful. Johns’ art awards include Finalist Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2009, Highly Commended Mosman Sculpture Festival 2010, Winner Franco Belgiorno-Nettis Transfield Holdings Prize for Sculpture 2010.
Maurice Schlesinger - Wave Steel and enamel paint, 800 x 5000 x 600mm - $2,000 8
A sweeping curve which captures the essence of the ceaseless motion of energy through water. My sculpture is an attempt to apply a natural effect which exists in nature and isolating it as an art form. I am attempting to stimulate a conscious counterpoint between the viewer anticipations and perceptions.
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The Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
Phil Relf - Landlocked
Cane, bamboo, twine, steel and pebbles - $2,600
Landlocked has been inspired by the plight of Humpback whales in our Southern Oceans. These cane structures capture the rapture of life as seen when Humpbacks breach the surface of the water in the annual migrations up and down the east coast of Australia. Landlocked is intended to draw attention to the fact, that our living world is in danger. That in a world of environmental disasters, dwindling habitat and over exploitation, it may only be in zoos and forms such as this, that we will know there was ever such a thing a natural World. Phillip Relf graduated from the Theatre Media course, Charles Sturt University in 1992. Specialising in sitespecific theatre and with an interest in lantern making and large-scale street imagery, he has worked both here and overseas on countless community events. Landlocked marks his first venture into static sculptural work and draws upon his experience and passion for working with natural materials to construct large-scale structures. He is currently employed as an arts officer by City of Sydney at Pine Street Creative Arts Centre and is principle artist with the lantern company he formed in 2007, IKARA Celebratory Events.
John Fitzmaurice - Regeneration Galvanised steel plate, recycled blackbutt plywood, stainless steel, alder wood and rope 2300 x 1400 x 1400mm $14,000 12
Inspired from a visit nine months after the Black Saturday bush fires that ravaged Victoria I was amazed by the resilience of our native flora. After total annihilation by a fire storm our Australian bush was reborn, emerging slowly, desperately trying to re–establish. The trunk’s strength and resilience is represented through the use of steel and recycled blackbutt timber. The symbolic sprouts fashioned from the use of modern materials. John Fitzmaurice is a licenced builder/designer, now retired and teaching part –time at TAFE. Central coast artist working in mixed mediums, concentrating on sculptures over the last six years, creating contemporary pieces using a variety of materials. Exhibiting in the Gosford Art Prize2006, 2007,2008,2009. Central Coast Portrait Prize winner (sculpture)2009. Highly commended Sculpture on the Green (Kooindah Waters).
Kylie Bowles - Find a Cube Acrylic and Mirrored Acrylic - entire installation $12,000 or this installation $4,000 13
Find a Cube is a playful interactive piece, which involves multiple cubes of varying sizes, positioned in various locations along the winery trail. Viewers are encouraged to get involved with art, to take the challenge and go on a treasure hunt, and to enjoy art and the beautiful scenery around. Sculpture in the Vineyards
The Gate Gallery
Matter and Substance
Vikki Blazley- Midnight Dream Timber, steel and fibreglass, 1630 x 500 x 1200mm - $6,900
Moonlight Dream 6&7
Timber, steel and fibreglass, 1950 x 620 x 1560mm - $9,900
All my life I have been passionately drawn to nature. As I mature the care of our environment for future generations plays continually on my mind. My current work of sculptures are a result of combining my love of nature and horses. By breathing life back into what mother nature has discarded I feel I am bringing new life back into the timber it is the ultimate in recycling for me. I hope it is both visually stimulating as well as creating awareness to not waste materials to the detriment of our natural environment. I spent my formative years surrounded by the many interesting artworks of my parents so was influenced without even knowing it. I am largely self taught and feel that has allowed me a freedom in style in whichever art form I proceed in. I received a commission from Lend Lease Property Services in 1999 for a life size Sculpture of “Dante” for the Italian Forum in Leichhardt Sydney which was a highlight in my artistic career.
Jesse Graham - Global Warming Steel, copper and brass - $24,000
Somewhat sacrificially, after waiting many years for humans to evolve beyond their destructive side, the tormented triffids, realising the futility of patience, began their bloodthirsty lust for revenge... Jesse has exhibited at the Carriageworks in Sydney. Six of his works were chosen to be part of the set of the American TV show “The Real World”. Recently Jesse installed his 3rd and 4th public works in NSW and finished a 3 week residency teaching sculpture at Canberra Grammer Private School. You can view more of his works at www.jessworks.info
Tim Hankinson - Wendy’s Gourd Mild steel and polyurethane paint 640 x 1400 x 680mm - $9,750
My recent sculptural work has concentrated on the representation of vegetables. We consume vegetables everyday but we rarely really look at them. They have such wonderful forms, patterns and textures and the purpose of my work is to draw attention to this. At the same time I want this piece to be functional, so it is meant to be used as a seat to contemplate a garden or view. The inspiration for this piece I discovered in my sister in-laws Wendy’s vegetable patch; she had a fine collection of gourds, squash and pumpkins. In North America this variety of gourd is often referred to as an “Apache dipper” as they were hollowed out and used as a water scoop by the native Indians. Represented by Barry Stern Gallery in Paddinton and the Bell Gallery Berrima NSW
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Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines Memory and Time Belinda Villani - Tribute to a Workhorse
Zinc plated steel, woven rattan and protective oil 2700 x 2700 x 1000mm - $15,000 neg.
This sculpture is based on a photo taken of my father in the 1940â€™s of him on the back of a workhorse. My fathers love of horses stemmed from his migrant inner city childhood contact with the local workhorses rather than the romantic idea of the outback horse and rider. The work has been executed in the low-tech medium of rattan, reflective of the era from which the piece represents. I intentionally wanted to portray a hand made feel to reflect the simplicity of using a horse and cart to move goods around a city. Belinda Villani is a Sydney based sculptor. She worked mainly in the film industry for over twenty years. Her time is now spent mainly on her own works. She concentrates on figurative sculptures with a strong leaning towards the animal and human forms. She works in a variety of mediums including stone, bronze and steel and has lately been producing works in woven rattan. She is self taught and started sculpting from the age of four. Some examples of her work can be seen on her website at www.belindavillanisculptures.com
Felicity Yorston - Veraison
Recycled copper wire, copper shim and glass 1000 x 1200 x 1000mm - $2,000
Veraison signals the start of ripening. At this stage the grape berries change skin color and soften, sugars increase and acids decrease. From this time until harvest the berries will increase in volume, weight, and sugar content. The vine is now strong and full bearing the weight of the ripening fruit. Felicity has been working in the rewarding yet often challenging medium of glass for over 12 years, graduating from Sydney College of the Arts in 1998. In her spare time, she enjoys teaching and sharing her knowledge of glass, through teaching kiln-forming. She also loves working with the community to create large scale sculptures and lanterns for community events. Last year she facilitated lantern making workshops which enabled the Wollombi community to create individual and large scale lanterns which culminated in a unique lantern parade to mark the opening weekend of Sculpture in the Vineyards 2009
Tracey Smith - Geology of Memory Fresco and mixed media on steel rods, entire installation $4,250 or $750 each 6
The landscape is a construct for further existential contemplation. Layers of memory are geologically embedded and continually shift and are displaced. These books document some of this. Sculpting, painting, writing, living and working on Scotland Island. exhibiting extensively throughout Australia participating in numerous group shows including the Salon Des Refuses as well, she has been a finalist in many prestigious art wards winning the Fleurieu Peninsular Vista Prize in 2008. She is represented by Gallery@28 Woollahara. Sculpture in the Vineyards
Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines Memory and Time Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski Regeneration of the Princess
Unique bronze 1940 x 600 x 400mm - $25,000 14
The sculpture represents the prolongation of culture and life through regeneration seen by the continuation of lines in the shape. “I create art to express my surroundings, experiences and human emotions in a creative and abstract form” Born in Ohrid, Macedonia in 1954. From 1974 to 1978 Blaze studied Mechanical Engineering in Macedonia. Completed a Diploma of fine art, sculpture major, at the National Art School, in Sydney in 1992. Blaze also completed a Certificate in Sculpture (Post Technician), at the National Art School, in Sydney in 1994 and in 2003 received a Bachelor of Fine Art (Sculpture) (BFA), National Art School, Sydney. Blaze has participlated in numerous solo and group exhibitions nationally and internationally and has also received numerous prizes and awards for his sculptures. Up to 2010 more than 100 of his sculptures have been privately and publicly commissioned.
Itzick Fisher - One and One Is One Painted corten steel 2000 x 2000 x 1500mm $8,000
Do parallel worlds really exist? What if they do? What if.... there’s some way we could cross time beyond space and meet our alternate selves, the ones who are yet to be and the ones who already are? Richard Bach “One” . “One and one is one” is an installation about two that make the one. It’s about us and the other side we all have, like the good and the bad, like left and the right, like one and one is one. In here, a human figure is split into half to make two individual parts that talk, relate and complement each other and in that way make it into one again.
Paul Dimmer - Flower Power
Recycled stainless steel and corten steel 1800 x 1800 x 900mm - $5,000
A quirky, humourous comment on the “ flower Children” of the sixties and seventies. I am self taught, originally working in wood only. My work at the moment uses mostly recycled metals such as copper, pewter, stainless steel, and corten steel. Occasionally, wood, glass, or ceramics are combined if it suits the subject. The pieces that are in SinV both incorporate recycled stainless steel.
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Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines Memory and Time Will Coles - Never Was
Fibre glass resin and two pack paint 600 x 1700 x 1400mm - $1,900
Building ruins of sculptures that never existed. All part of a very Western European tradition of creating ‘follies’, secrets & centre pieces within ones estate. The Victorian era filled mansions with mythical Greek marble statues from antiquity when it realized there weren’t enough real ones to go round. My grandfather* sculpted toy soldiers, he represented the end of an era, the end of a line of classically trained skilled artists leaving art colleges. When they made toy soldiers they poured all their knowledge of great classical art into them, all their knowledge of composition, form & movement. Many of these artists had served, worn the uniforms & carried the guns they sculpted & seen war first hand. Now larger than life they appear like broken monuments, like the Greek & Roman figures art students used to study, despite their lack of limbs, heads & paint. They’re also relics of my childhood, like a broken memory or a neglected memorial to hundreds of plastic battles fought. Now made obsolete by video games, toy soldiers belong to the past, like their creators. Our idea of heroes & heroics changes over time, often the words are overused & almost meaningless, empty shells of what they once were, spent cases. Born 1972 & raised in the English countryside. My grandfather, Norman Sillman, was a respected sculptor & therefore I always felt it in my blood. I went to Wimbledon & Glasgow Schools of Art but my grandpa taught me more than they could. I moved to Sydney in 1996 & I’ve been getting my work into peoples faces ever since. I want people to see that art has an important role to play in their lives. Art, especially mine, can be thoughtful, provocative, enriching & humorous.
Chris Retallick - Bleeding Heart
Latex rubber and wire, 1400 x 900 x 900mm - $2,000 5
The bleeding heart tree represents several ideals from organic organ farming to the plight of the artist with giving thier lifes blood to to the works involved in the creation of ideas with knee jerk reactions from the witness. So your going to need a lot of heart to be an artist these days. Chris has axhitibted at ESP. Gallery, Hardware Gallery, Carriageworks, The Little Fish Gallery, Enmore.
Sculpture in the Vineyards
Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines Memory and Time Simon Clarke - Float Bowls Wood, copper, steel and found objects 700 x 500 x 350mm - $1,800 4
The mechanism of these machines investigates a time when heavenly bodies were only a source of wonder, and European science had barely begun to claim our planetary neighbours as an outpost in the conquest of nature. Hand-made copper gears combine science with creation; they invoke the changing history of how we have explored, represented, and understood the universe beyond the earthly world. This orrery fuses that archaic tradition with contemporary sources of wonder. We form our way of seeing the world out of comforting patterns we have learned to depend on; our minds are bowls for these familiar ideas. This work is a bowl that doesnâ€™t keep the same shape. The curves sometimes enfold each other, then cup all the world before letting it go. May our minds do the same.it go. May our minds do the same. Simon Clarke is a Sydney-based artist, designer and writer. In 2006 he completed his PhD on the work of William Blake. His sculptural practice focuses on interconnections of wood, metal and history, using found and constructed industrial forms to generate bizarre and beautiful hybrids. He is currently enrolled in the Diploma of Visual Arts at the Sydney Gallery School.
Rudi Jass - Seed 1 Corten steel, stainless steel and quartz, 1800 x 700 x 280mm - $6,200 10
As an artist I take my instruction and inspiration from forms in nature - from the detail contained in a seed pod to the fragility of a massive riverbed. The observer might use my work as a point of contemplation of our connectedness to the natural world and the extraordinary minutiae it contains. Rudi Jass is represented in many private collections in Australia, Japan, Singapore, UK and the US. He has received several awards at exhibitions including the Dame Elizabeth Murdoch award at the Contemporary Sculpture Exhibitions Annual Awards 2006
Kylie Bowles - Find a Cube Acrylic and mirrored acrylic - entire installation $12,000 or this installation $2,750 11
Find a Cube is a playful interactive piece, which involves multiple cubes of varying sizes, positioned in various locations along the winery trail. Viewers are encouraged to get involved with art, to take the challenge and go on a treasure hunt, and to enjoy art and the beautiful scenery around.
28 - Sculpture in the Vineyards
Stonehurst Cedar Creek Wines Memory and Time Jimmy Rix - Strange Fruit Bronze, 1800 x 450 x 350mm - $28,000
This work enlarges the elements I associate with my childhood and the memories of attachment to my childhood toys. Watching children play with their toys, stacking and binding them together to create one big toy inspired me to do the same but on a larger, more adult scale while still allowing my inner child to play. Jimmy has been selected and exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea 2003, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Sculpture by the Sea in 2009 in Cottesloe, Western Australia. Sculpture in the Vineyards in 2009. Annual Sculpture Survey Exhibition at Gomboc Gallery in Western Australia, 2009. Won the Clitheroe Foundation and Sculpture by the Sea Mentorship in 2009. University of Western Sydney Art Prize, 2010. Sawmillers Art Prize, Sydney 2010
Peter Tilly - One Tree Hill Cast iron and mild steel 1320 x 600 x 600mm - $12,000
This work, which is a large cast iron and steel sculpture, continues the theme of my recent works in utilising my own experience, and in this particular case childhood memories, as a raw material and the basis for the narrative. The figure embarks upon a journey that could be interpreted as a voyage through time rather than space. The androgynous figure is my every person; it is reluctant to let go, yearning for a past just gone, apprehensive of an uncertain future. Seemingly ordinary journeys take on symbolic values in the search for meaning in life. An underlying thread is about the choices we make and what that may mean for either a harmonious or a potentially bleak future. I try to achieve a simplicity in these still life tableaux that is incisive and intuitively accepted yet capable of complex layers of meaning. There are many possible interpretations depending on the viewerâ€™s own journey through life. Studied Art and Ceramics at Newcastle School of Art and Design and was privately trained as a sculptor. Completed Master of Philosophy (Fine Art) 2010. Has participated in over 70 group shows and 20 solo exhibitions. Represented in public and private collections in Australia, and private collections overseas
Janet Coyne -Then There Was Three Commercial render with steel armature 1500 x 2000 x 1800mm - $10,000 7
For me sculpture is food for the soul; it nourishes, invigorates, challenges & nurtures, humbles & inspires; it returns you to your very essence. Inspiration for my pieces come from all around: a leaf or seed pod, the play of light and shadow on an object, a glimpse of something from the corner of my eye, a face, a painting or just a feeling of something waiting to be discovered. Sculpture in the Vineyards
For further information - on artists, the sculpture or 2011 participation Contact: Curator Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590 or firstname.lastname@example.org For sales enquiries - please contact the host venues. Payment is by credit card or cheque payable to Sculpture in the Vineyards. We request a one third holding deposit, followed by full payment on pick up at the close of the exhibition. The artist may deliver/install the work by negotiation, otherwise the buyer will be responsible for arranging transport. Undercliff Winery T : 4998 3322 Stonehurst Cedar Creek T : 4998 1576 Noyce Brothers T: 4998 3483 Wollombi Wines T: 4998 3427 Wollombi Village Vineyard T: 0419 997 434 The Gate Gallery T: 4998 3370
CREDITS Thank you to all those who work so hard to make Sculpture in the Vineyards possible each year, to each of the host venues for their hospitality and artist support particularly during the installation period. Director Chairperson Secretary Treasurer Curator Curatorial Assistant Production Assistant Photography Technical Support
Tara Morelos Phillipa Heslop Jane Hamshere Frederic Aubineau Cassandra Hard Lawrie Peter Hogan Fiona Oâ€™Halloran John Harrison and Mattias Morelos Albert Kraan
Thank you to Sheryl Thomas of the Gate Cafe for hosting the SinV Artist and Supporters Dinner. Cover image ÂŠ Harrisons Photography. Sculpture - Cathie Alexander, Whales Eye Two, Undercliff Winery, 2010.