Location: Adelong (the Adelong Creek Walk has re-opened since recent flooding, however this artwork may not be on display as it is undergoing remediation)
Statement: The Elder and son are represented as two independent figures with wings, demonstrating the freedom that can be gained by compassion and mutual respect.
Biography: Ron Gomboc is an award-winning sculptor from Western Australia who has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, Europe and Asia since 1973.
He has been an invited artist representing Australia at Sculpture symposiums and workshops since 1986, including the Symposium of Art in New Caledonia in 2010 and the Goyang 10th Anniversary International Sculpture Symposium in South Korea in 2011 and the 1st Qindao International Sculpture Symposium in China 2012.
Gomboc is represented in public collections across the world and in Australia, including Town of Cottesloe, Fortescue Metals Group and Edith Cowan University. He has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 18 times since 1999 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 17 times since 2005. He was a Bendat Family Foundation WA Invited Artist at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2020, is a member of the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Cottesloe Decade Clubs and was awarded the major Balnaves Artist’s Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2007.
This Bushfire Local Economic Recovery Program is jointly funded by the Commonwealth and the New South Wales Government under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements.