Tania Spencer

  • Tania Spencer, Gumnut Cap Trio, 'Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Adelong 2022. Photo Fiona Dalessandro
  • Tania Spencer with Gumnut Cap Trio, 'Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail, Adelong 2022. Photo Grant Hardwick

Tania Spencer (Lake Grace, WA)

‘Gumnut Cap Trio’, Adelong

Location: Adelong Creek Walk, Adelong.

Artist Statement: A trio of eucalypt blossom caps. The little cap that pops off the flower as it emerges is called an operculum. If you look on the ground under a eucalyptus tree you will find them. Each Eucalyptus type has different shape, colour, and size. I am fascinated by the shapes of nature’s perfect little flower covers.

Biography: Tania Spencer holds a Bachelor of Arts (Art) from Curtin University of Technology. She has exhibited in numerous group exhibitions in WA, SA, NSW, Japan, including Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2008 and 2011 and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe nine times, and solo exhibitions across Western Australia include at the Access Gallery at Curtin University of Technology.

Spencer was the recipient of Curtin Guild Grant, the Clitheroe Emerging Sculptor Mentorship at Sculpture by the Sea in 2011 and the NAB WA Sculptor Scholarship at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in 2008. Her work is represented in collections including City of Melville, Bunbury, Tamworth, Nedlands.

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.