7×8 | 2020 | Series 3 | Giueseppe Filardo

/ / Artists 2020


Giuseppe Filardo QLD – Lobsterarri


What’s your favourite aspect of being an artist?

Thinking up new ideas and helping them become reality.

Do you have a favourite material you like to work with?

Anything really, from paper, canvas, metal, wood to discarded rubbish.

Would you rather share an Uber with Barbara Hepworth or Cornelia Parker or Antony Gormley?

I have never used Uber, however perhaps all 3, there should be enough seats in the car.

If you could meet any artist (from the past or present) who would it be?

I would have loved to have met Leonardo Da Vinci.

What are you most excited for about SWELL?

I always love to see people interacting with everyones artwork.

Are you most productive on a beautiful sunny day or rainy gloomy day?

It depends, if I ‘m painting or sculpting.

What tool could you not live without?

A pen or a pencil.

What did you love the most about creating your artworks?

The thought, the idea , the problem, the creating, the frustrations, the solving, the presenting and the responses to it.

Is there a theme or trend in the messaging of your artworks?

I guess I’m always commenting on what is going on around me or in the world.

How many SWELL Sculpture Festivals have you been too?

Many, maybe 6,7 or 8 and I think this will be my 5th time exhibiting.

What drew you to applying for SWELL?

In my opinion it is the best outdoor sculpture exhibition in Qld and one of the best in Australia and I absolutely love being part of it once again.

Was the location of SWELL a contributing factor towards the inspiration of your piece?

Yes very much, my work once lived in the ocean and has come out for some fresh air.

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