2023 ARTIST BIOS | Charlie Trivers

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About Charlie Trivers

Charlie Trivers is an Australian sculptor who lives and works on the Central Coast north of Sydney, NSW. He has a Master of Fine Arts Degree from UNSW College of Fine Arts Sydney. His sculpture practice spans over 35 years and he is a member of the Sculpture by the Sea Bondi Decade Club. Trivers was awarded the Kodak Sculpture Prize in 2004 for his sculpture ‘Fishbottle Quartet’. He has exhibited in over 100 group exhibitions, including the 10th Kajima Sculpture Competition in Tokyo and Osaka in 2007, as well as the Toyamura International Sculpture Biennale in Hokkaido Japan, 2004.

Throughout his career, Trivers has explored various themes and worked with a variety of materials and scales. His art shows a keen interest in the natural coastal environment. He delivers a societal commentary on the impact of humans on the planet, using humour as an unexpected device for communication. More recently he has endeavoured to make his sculptural practice as carbon-neutral as possible and uses environmentally
sustainably certified plantation timbers and/or recycled timbers in his work.

2023 SWELL ARTWORK – Currumbin Alley Sirens 

The individual components (7 in total) in this sculpture are inspired by coastal sandstone formations that are naturally carved over time by erosive chiselling. The sandstone formations that interest me remind me of Amoeba and Mobius loops. What also interests me is that the formations are carved by nature into the layered sandstone.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 8th – 17th September