Tim Macfarlane Reid


West Australia
Cottesloe Decade Club member since 2015

“When I finished Art School in 1995, I went forth into the world with my inspiration and training and sought opportunities to establish myself as a professional full time sculptor.

Opportunities were scattered, sculpture didn’t have a huge audience in Australia at the time and very few major sculpture events.

Working as a full time sculptor over the next ten years, I was immersed in my studio practice with solo and group exhibitions, commissions and research. Then in 2006, Sculpture by the Sea began in West Australia. This was a hugely encouraging shift in the cultural scene for both West Australian artists and audiences.

I have been fortunate to participate ten times at the Cottesloe exhibition. In those ten years, the opportunities to create works of a scale not feasible in a small studio practice have broadened my body of work, expanding my opportunities – larger works, larger studio, larger audience. It has been a highly rewarding journey, both personally and professionally.

The Sculpture by the Sea organisation, with its dedicated staff, has been supportive of this journey in all aspects and I would like to thank them for all they have done over the past ten years.

Sculpture creates stories– about places, emotions, experiences. I hope that the story continues for many years to come.”

Tim Macfarlane Reid, one door opens, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Jessica Wyld

Tim Macfarlane Reid, ‘One Door Opens’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2015. Photo Jessica Wyld