James Parrett has been sculpting for over 20 years now. He has been a finalist in numerous sculpture
prizes, created several solo exhibitions and awarded a number of commissions, most notably The
Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial at the Australian War Memorial (Canberra 2012). James is
winner of the Montalto Winery sculpture prize in 2016 and recipient of the 2018 Aqualand sculpture
prize, the major award at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.
2021 SWELL ARTWORK – M-thirtysix, James Parrett
Like all my work, M-thirtysix started with a notion – a feeling related to the physical form of a simple
arc. It continues my desire to always examine the aesthetic potential of the circluar form but it is also
different to all of my previous work for many reasons. M-thirtysix is quite complicated and really
investigates points of intersections and the positive and negative lines they can create.
Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 10-19 September.