Materials corten steel
Dimensions 580 x 480 x 520 cm
Statement Celest is a stargate. Its elevated form lures the viewer to gaze at the sky, in a different way, through the tension and contrast of the frail architecture that surrounds them.
Biography Group exhibitions include Goulburn Regional Gallery, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2019 and Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017 where he was the recipient of the prestigious Aqualand Sculpture Award. Represented in the collection of the Harbour Trust, Headland Park, Sydney.
This Present Moment, this Moving World
Materials two-way mirrored glass, steel, concrete
Dimensions 194 x 164 x 30 cm
Statement This work considers the relationship between light and time, both in a singular present moment and across the course of a solar day. As the light changes, the viewer may engage in a playful interplay with reflections, transparency and perception.
Biography Nadia Odlum is an emerging multi-disciplinary artist whose work explores the perceptual experience of navigation within urban and architectural environments. Her practice spans drawing, painting, sculpture and installation. Odlum completed a Master in Fine Art (by Research) at UNSW in 2016. She has participated in major group exhibitions in Sydney, Melbourne and New York including Artspace in 2016, New York Transit Museum in 2017 and MCA and Carriageworks in 2018. Odlum has completed residencies at the Cite Internationale des Arts, Paris and The Wassaic Project, New York. This is the first time she has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea.
Time After Time No. 2
Materials 316L stainless steel
Dimensions 210 x 80 x 55 cm
Statement A plant struggles to grow on broken and discarded concrete. Personal memories from the surrounding environment are sucked into the spiral of demolition.
Biography MFA (Sculpture and Public Art) China Academy of Art 2016. Recipient of several awards including 3rd Citizen’s Choice Award Nanjing International Art Festival 2017 and Emerging Artist Subsidy Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Exhibited internationally in China, France, Germany and Italy. Represented in public collections in France and Germany. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017, 2019 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018-19. Sculpture Encounters – Granite Island, SA.
Floating – Grounded Figure (2018)
Materials corten steel
Dimensions 240 x 274 x 163 cm
Statement A figure is suspended between what could be either rock or wing like forms. References to both Aboriginal and European culture are intended. The work is hybrid in feel with two cultures affecting it’s final form.
Biography DIP FA South Australia School of Arts 1978. 70 major commissions worldwide in Cork, Ireland and Melbourne Docklands. Solo exhibitions include BMG Art, Adelaide 2012, Australian Galleries 2017 and Robin Steele Gallery, New York 1997 & 2000. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 10 times since 2002. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 7 times since 2006. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2009. Sculpture Encounters – Granite Island, SA.
Materials aluminium, stainless steel,
Dimensions 270 x 240 x 60 cm
Statement ‘SEQUINtial Reflections’ continues the opportunity to explore our fascination for what is shiny and glitters.
Biography BA Visual Arts ECU 2006. Recipient National Ranamok Art Glass Prize 2012, City of Bayswater Sculpture Award 2016-17, WA Sculptor Scholarship Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2017 and Kids’ Choice Award Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018. Represented in private collections in Australia, New York and the City of Melville. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 7 times since 2009.
The Water Carrier
Materials steel, painted
Dimensions 144 x 215 x 175 cm
Statement This sculpture is about the language of form. Rather than having any reference to things, the sculpture speaks to the viewer with a poetic and harmonic resonance or emotion. The artist states, “the sculpture was realised when the sine wave appeared.”
Biography MFA COFA 1993. Over 30 solo exhibitions in Australia. Recipient Balnaves Award SxS Bondi 2011 and Helen Lempriere Scholarship Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012. Represented in public collections including AGNSW, National Bank Canberra International Airport. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 14 times since 1999. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe twice since 2011. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2013.
Materials steel, automotive paint
Dimensions 250 x 50 x 100 cm
Statement Eucalypts embody this country. Red Gum leaves stand boldly and proudly, offering a view to the vast blue sea. A reminder to appreciate the commonplace and ordinary.
A tribute to new horizons and ocean journeys.
Biography BA Visual Arts (Hons) ANU 2017. Group exhibitions in ACT and NSW. Recipient CAPO Emerging Artist Award 2018. Residencies include Arteles Creative Centre, Finland 2018 and Broken Hill Art Exchange, NSW 2019. Represented in collections including The Capital Airport Group in Denman Prospect, Canberra.
The Sun Also Rises
Materials corten steel
Dimensions 240 x 410 x 235 cm
Statement The title comes from Ecclesiastes, “The Sun also rises, and the Sun goes down. And hastens to the place where it arose.” The purpose of this work is to restate the rhythm and inevitability of our existence. The circle, or fractions of it are symbolic of this.
Biography Sculptor for over 50 years. Group exhibitions in New York, Australia and New Zealand including a retrospective exhibition Christchurch Art Gallery 2004. Represented in private collections in Australia, England, Germany, New Zealand and USA. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 5 times since 2015. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2013.
Materials stainless steel
Dimensions 500 x 540 x 456 cm
Statement Written around the grief and despair of losing my eldest brother the extracts from the accompanying poem “Antithesis” describes the point of deep despair, questioning and reflection; embarking on the search for real and mortal purpose. Generally I keep the more personal aspects of my life hidden from the public realm of art, but occasionally there is an inescapable resonance with the forms and processes I am absorbed in. From a distance this form appears as a dark mantle, chrysalis or shroud that once encased a living entity that has shed its husk. When approached it invites you to enter and become the contained, to reflect on your own mortality and transformation. However, the fluted mirror interior only reflects itself and the aperture of the outer world and from a central standpoint the host is conspicuously absent. The intention is that there is an architectural nuance to this work in the way the viewer’s anthropometric relationship constructs an interaction and that the work may on some humble scale capture a sense of what it is like to stand beneath the aperture, but this form touches on something that seeks the light. (Matthew Harding, 2012)
Biography McClelland Sculpture Award 2014. Helen Lempriere Scholarship Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2010. Over 50 major commissions including Old Treasury Building Perth 2016, City of Melbourne 2013, MONA 2010, The ACT Memorial 2006, and public collections including ANU, Boston Museum of Fine Art, NGA, the Royal Collection, England. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 10 times since 1999. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2013.
Circle – Door to the Future (C-41)
Materials corten steel
Dimensions 250 x 350 x 120 cm
Statement Twelve pairs of wedges of different sizes were strongly struck with each other in the hoop. As a result, a strong structure ‘Circle’ was born by the force spreading from the inside to the outside. The artist found the entrance to the future in this sculpture.
Biography MFA Tokyo Zokei University 1986. Represented in major collections including Nihon-Kokka-En and Asago Sculpture Park. Numerous solo and group exhibitions including UBE International Sculpture Biennale 2009 and Kajima Sculpture Competition Tokyo 2016. Exhibited Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 5 times since 2014 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 3 times since 2015.