Four Australian Artists in Batlow

FOUR AUSTRALIAN ARTISTS IN BATLOW

Harrie Fasher | Phil Spelman | Ron Robertson-Swann OAM | Ayako Saito

Location

56 Pioneer Street, Batlow.

Opening hours

Please view through the shop window.


Harrie Fasher

Portland, NSW

‘Suspension / Formalist Study’

Harrie Fasher, ‘Suspension / Formalist Study’, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail. Photo courtesy of King Street Gallery on William

Materials

Steel

Dimensions

156h x 85w x 74d cm

Biography

Portland-based NSW sculptor Harrie Fasher is the recipient of the Major Award at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018 and recipient of the prestigious Helen Lempriere Scholarship for Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017.  Harrie exhibited at Sculpture in the Gardens in Mudgee, 2021 and won Sculpture at Sawmillers in 2022.  Harrie established the Portland Foundry in 2021, a regional community asset with the ability to cast bronze sculptures using the Italian renaissance lost wax method.

Statement

In referencing Fasher’s work for her solo exhibition at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery in 2015, Dr Michael Hill (National Art School, Sydney) wrote: “Making things with your hands expresses an intelligence that is different and more fine-grained than conceptual thinking. One has to feel- literally, feel- something into being via practical and spirited dialogue with the material.”


Phil Spelman 

Queanbeyan, NSW

‘Shuffle’

Philip Spelman, ‘Shuffle’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Photo Louise Coghill

Materials

Mild steel, automotive paint

Dimensions

220 x 65 x 45 cm

Biography

BVA (Sculpture) ANU 1987. Recipient Helen Lempriere Scholarship Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2012. Represented in public collections including Bathurst Regional Gallery, ArtsACT, Snowy Valleys Sculpture Trail and Sydney City Council. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 18 times since 1999. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 4 times since 2009. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2009, 2011.

Statement

This sculpture is part of a series which explores pure geometric abstraction where elements balance, tumble and float creating positive and negative compositions of space, light and shade.


Ron Robertson-Swann OAM

Sydney, NSW

‘Benkei’

Materials

Steel

Dimensions

156 x 85 x 74 cm

Biography

Studied at the National Art School Sydney under Lyndon Dadswell, St. Martins School of Art London 1962 under Sir Anthony Caro OM and Philip King CBE. Assistant to Henry Moore OM. Represented in major public collections including AGNSW, AGWA, NGV and NGA. Helen Lempriere Scholarship 2018. Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 12 times since 2000. Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 4 times since 2005. Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus 2009, 2015.


Ayako Saito 

Sydney, NSW

‘From Here to There’

Materials

Steel, painted

Dimensions

98 x 230 x 71 cm


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With thanks to the artists and their galleries:

  • King Street Gallery on William (Harrie Fasher)
  • Australian Galleries (Ron Robertson-Swann OAM and Ayako Saito)