Phil Price

Phil Price, ‘Eden’, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail at Batlow. Photo Grant Hardwick

Phil Price (NZ)

‘Eden’, BATLOW

Location: Reedy Creek, Batlow

Statement: Standing 6.8m high and spanning 5.7m wide, Price’s kinetic carbon fibre sculpture with precision bearings is a giant apple tree that moves in the wind, welcoming people as they arrive in Batlow.

Biography: New Zealand born sculptor Phil Price lives and works in Lyttleton, New Zealand and Melbourne. Since 2000 Phil Price has focused on creating wind activated kinetic sculptures. Regarded as one of the foremost kinetic sculptors of his generation, his work is widely acknowledged for its breathtaking beauty, evocation of the natural world, extraordinary design and strength in all conditions. His sculpture ‘Journeys’ graces the road at entrance to Canberra International Airport. Other major public sculptures include: ‘Cytoplasm’ in Auckland; ‘Tree of Life’, McClelland Gallery Victoria; The Transfield Collection, Sydney; ‘Nucleus’, Hamilton in Victoria; and ‘Snake’, Aarhus in Denmark. Price’s work is also included in significant private collections across the world including Austria, USA, Switzerland, Holland, the UK, Australia and New Zealand.

Stage one of the Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail was jointly funded by the Australian and NSW Government’s Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Fund, under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.