Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection

Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection

Located in the Margaret River in Western Australia that is acknowledged as home to some of the most sublime wines in the world, the Thompson Estate Winery, in the desirable Wilyabrup sub-region, stands at the forefront of the estate-based, family-owned wineries of the region.

Exhibited at the winery, is the Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection, consisting of works by international artists Peter Lundberg (USA), Takahiro Hirata (Japan), Markus Hofer (Austria), Akiho Tata (Japan), Haruyuki Uchida (Japan) and Australian artists Johannes Pannekoek, and R.M. Ron Gomboc Cit. WA.

 

For all sales enquiries, please contact Davina Corti, Director Sculpture Sales [email protected] or +61 (2) 9399 0233.


Markus Hofer (Austria), ‘The Elements of Time’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Markus Hofer (Austria)

‘The Elements of Time’ (2018)

Materials  iron

Dimensions  250 x 150 x 1 cm

Statement  ‘The Elements of Time’ shows a picture everyone has seen thousands of times, but never in such a setting. It is an attempt to work differently on the presentation of reality.

Biography  Graduate of the Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna 2003. Numerous exhibitions throughout Austria and internationally including Germany, Greece, France, Italy, Slovakia and USA. Solo exhibitions include the Albertina, Vienna 2012 and Salzburg Museum 2015. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2016 & 2019.

 

Peter Lundberg (USA), ‘Giorgio’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Peter Lundberg (USA)

‘Giorgio’

Materials  Cast concrete, steel, earth

Dimensions  1000 x 300 x 100 cm

Biography  Recipient Nord Art Award 2011, Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012, Macquarie Group Sculpture Award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014. Exhibited in USA, China, Europe and Australia. Represented in public collections including Sculpture Fields Chattanooga, Frankfurt, Town of Cottesloe, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sculpture Encounters – Granite Island, SA and the Harbour Trust, Sydney. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 9 times since 2011. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 8 times since 2012.

* Not for sale.

 

 

Takahiro Hirata (Japan), ‘Dark Night Shine’ 2014, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Takahiro Hirata (Japan)

‘Dark Night Shine’ (2014)

Materials  India black granite, white granite

Dimensions  235 x 180 x 75 cm

Statement  In Japan, an arrow is a talisman that shoots and protects against evil spirits. The work envisages a shining arrow which breaks through darkness.

Biography  10 solo exhibitions in Nagoya City, Aichi, Japan. Represented in public and private collections including Asago Museum, Makurazaki City and Town of Cottesloe. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 7 times since 2012. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 7 times since 2014.

 

Akiho Tata, ‘Love Earth’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Akiho Tata (Japan)

‘Love Earth’

Materials  granite, paint, gold leaf

Dimensions  100 x 200 x 110 cm

Statement  As the ground burns, viruses fly through the sky and anxiety spreads, the artists aim to capture this extraordinary time and create a marker of memory.

Biography  Collaboration between Akiho and Tata Ota. Group exhibitions including Yokohama Biennale, Kobe-suma-rikyu Park Modern Sculpture Exhibition, and the Kagawa Arts Festival. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 5 times since 2010. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 6 times since 2013.

 

Ron Gomboc, ‘Migrating Spirits II ‘, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

R.M. Ron Gomboc CIT.WA (Australia)

‘Migrating Spirits II’

Materials  copper 

Dimensions  four components, various dimensions approximately 3 metres 

Statement  These sculptures symbolise the spirits of those emigrating to our shores. 

Biography  Public and private commissions worldwide. Goyang Sculpture Symposium, Seoul, South Korea 2011. Recipient of numerous awards including UWS Landcom Acquisitive Award; Icebergs Signature Prize. Exhibited 18 times at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe. 

 

 

Johannes Pannekoek, ‘Change Ahead II’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Johannes Pannekoek (Australia)

‘Change Ahead II’

Materials Corten Steel

Dimensions 216 x 108 x 144 cm

Statement Inspired by the non-linear nature of life. We live, we learn, we change.

Biography Recipient Aqualand Sculpture Award SxS Bondi 2016. Represented in public and private collections including Sydney Harbour Federation Trust, Georges Heights, Sydney; Crown Towers, Perth. SxS Bondi 2016 – 2017. SxS Cottesloe 7 times since 2009.

 

Haruyuki Uchida (Japan), ‘Stationary Shape’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Haruyuki Uchida (Japan)

‘Stationary Shape’

Materials  stainless steel, magnet, paint

Dimensions  210 x 92 x 82 cm

Statement The artist aims to make sculptures that are closely connected to gravity.

Biography  Haruyuki Uchida is a renowned sculptor in the field of kinetic art. He has participated in significant group exhibitions in Japan including the Echigo-Tsumari Art Triennale 2009 and 2012, the Takamijima Project in the Setouchi Triennale, Japan 2013, 2016 and 2019, for which he was the Project Director in those years. Uchida’s work is internationally represented in Kyoto National Museum of Modern Arts, Tokyo Metropolitan Art Museum and The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Korea. He is represented in private and public collections in Australia including ArtsACT, Canberra International Airport and the Holmes à Court collection. Uchida has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 7 times since 2006, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 6 times since 2008 and Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2009.

 

 

Peter Lundberg (USA), ‘Eclipse’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.

Peter Lundberg (USA)

‘Eclipse’

Materials  Cast concrete, steel, earth

Biography  Recipient Nord Art Award 2011, Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012, Macquarie Group Sculpture Award Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014. Exhibited in USA, China, Europe and Australia. Represented in public collections including Sculpture Fields Chattanooga, Frankfurt, Town of Cottesloe, Royal Botanic Gardens Sydney, Sculpture Encounters – Granite Island, SA and the Harbour Trust, Sydney. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 9 times since 2011. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 8 times since 2012.

* Not for sale.

 

Rodney Kevin Laws, ‘Safe Planet’, Thompson Estate Sculpture Collection. Photo Martine Perret.