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Read more +05 September 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

GERMAN JAUREGUI – ‘GO WITH THE FLOW’

German Jauregui QLD– Flow. The power of a single golden module has been created with simple geometry to bring harmony when it blends with itself into the greater pattern of a single whole. Geometry is the language of man to provide rhythm to the eye and these rhythms are the root of human activities. Flow represents this imperceptible rhythm, with a hidden sequence behind the intense and passionate red colour. A piece with multiple points of view.
Read more +05 September 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

RUSSELL SOLOMON – “A CHILD OF THOUGHT”

Russell Solomon Food for Thought Photo: Masa Russell Solomon QLD – Food for thought. Rubbing Buda’s belly for good luck, rolling the ball in the lion’s mouth and spinning prayer wheels in temples are some examples of interactions with sculptural forms. As a young boy my Grandfather introduced me to the Paul Klee image of
Read more +05 September 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH SWELL JUDGE CHARLES ROBB

Charles Robb creating the likeness of General Sir John Monash Image: awm.gov.au Charles Robb is an Australian artist based in Brisbane.  His work focuses on sculptural, digital and photographic media and explores notions of subjectivity and incidental form. His work has been seen in both group and solo exhibitions at venues including MONA (Hobart), the
Read more +05 September 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH KRISTEN BAADE

Kristen Baade is a talented Queensland artist. Her work Lenticular Lenses is used to display multiple images from different viewing angles. Her intention with Lenticular Lenses is to create an engaging visual effect by using wind power, gear trains and lenticular lenses. Kristen intends to use them to create an animated effect, by using a
Read more +29 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

CLAYTON BLAKE ON ART, ACTIVISM AND BUILDING AT BURNING MAN

  Clayton Blake is a Queensland artist who has taken his artwork all over the world. His artwork for SWELL this year, Transparent Connection, represents the connections and relationships we have are the single most important aspect of our lives and we must strive for greater transparency with one another. The artwork encourages us all
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH BRAD HILL

Brad Hill is a talented Queensland artist. His work Caged is a reflection on emotions of mental illness. Behind closed doors nobody knows what you’re experiencing or how you’re feeling. We all put on a fake persona where we are caged behind our emotions. Let’s strip the cage. Writer Haley Smith spoke with Brad about
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH PHILIP DARNTON

Philip Darnton is an international artist from the United Kingdom. His work is concerned with creating and exploring space and how that space can then be altered and affected. The piece is influenced by the mathematical models of Arthur Moritz Schoenflies. Some influence was derived from concepts present in skateboarding. Writer Haley Smith spoke with
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH WENDY JOHNSON

  Wendy Johnson is a local New South Wales artist. Her work “Mothers Wisdom” is a symbolic teapot, like mother’s wisdom that passes through centuries, across geographical and cultural boundaries. Down through time it is constantly being poured out and replenished. The ritual of tea drinking provides an occasion to pause from the fast-flowing current
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH REBECCA O’CONNELL

Rebecca O’Connell is a local New South Wales artist. Her work Spiralling Connections centres around the investigation of belonging and connection. In an ever increasing digital age how do we maintain genuine connections with each other and the natural world we were once wholly immersed in? Writer Haley Smith spoke with Rebecca about what inspires
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH ANNA BONSHEK

  Anna Bonshek is a local Queensland artist. Her work Structure references the built form conceived by the human mind utilising nature’s resources. Fashioned wood frames connect via stacking and are held by weight of tree lumber. This simple, monumental work honours nature and the impulse to bring structure into being. Part of an intimate
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH OLIVER HOWES

Oliver Howes is a local Queensland artist. His work Big Fish is a big bamboo fish semi-submerged in the sand; origins unknown. Did it emerge from beneath the surface of the earth or was it pulled from the sea by some divine calling? Did it always possess this woody hard exterior or was it once
Read more +28 August 2019 By fotomedia in Latest News

TEN FOR TEN | 2019 | SERIES ONE WITH BARBARA LICHA

Barbara Licha is a New South Wales artist who lives in Sydney. Her work Gold Coast CBD Sunny One Day Perfect the Next. As humans, we are connected to each other, but also to the places we inhabit. Our cities are admired, as are their development and their atmosphere. I wish to bring to the
Read more +21 September 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH ELIZABETH POOLE

Elizabeth Poole is a Queensland artist who lives on the Sunshine Coast. Her work Rebirth: Blooming Yellow Wave / Medals Blooms is a reflection of an earlier installation during the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games. Writer Nicole Browne spoke with Elizabeth about what inspires her art practice, her connection with nature and how this evolves
Read more +19 September 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH SEABASTION TOAST

“I USE PLEIN AIR PAINTING (AND INDEED ALL STUDIES FROM LIFE) AS AN EXERCISE TO PUSH ME OUT OF MY COMFORT ZONE AND ENGAGE DIRECTLY WITH THE SUBJECT IN A LESS STATIC MANNER.” Write Nicole Browne took time with Seabastion Toast to find out how she discovered Plein Air Painting and how it consistently inspires
Read more +14 September 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH GLENN BARRY

“THESE STORIES AND THIS DISCOVERY OF MY ABORIGINAL HERITAGE, THE CONVERSATIONS, CONNECTIONS, IS WHERE ART FOUND ME. THE ART FOUND ME AMONGST MY IDENTITY.” GLENN BARRY IS A QUEENSLAND ARTIST WHO LIVES ON THE GOLD COAST. HIS WORK IN COLLABORATION WITH BRIAN KEAYES LIGHT ROCK COMMENTS ON A CONTEMPORARY WORLD, WHILE UTILSING SOME ASPECT OF
Read more +07 September 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH CATE COLLOPY

Cate Collopy is a Queensland artist who lives in Brisbane. Her work Fantastic Plastic – Land, Sea and Air Penetrato has a strong environmental focus with a playful yet calculated message. Writer Nicole Browne spoke with Cate about what provokes the environmental themes in her work and about life as an art therapist. Fantastic Plastic is the
Read more +30 August 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN LOVATT

IN CONVERSATION WITH IVAN LOVATT “TAKE AN ORDINARY PIECE OF MATERIAL AND DON’T NECESSARILY MAKE SOMETHING OUT OF THAT MATERIAL BUT TURN IT INTO SOMETHING ELSE, SEE WHAT YOU CAN DO WITH THAT MATERIAL, AND SEE WHERE YOU CAN APPLY THAT TO CREATE SOMETHING – ART DOESN’T NEED TO RECOGNISABLE”   Ivan Lovatt is a
Read more +29 August 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

THE HEALING MOVEMENT OF ART THERAPY

Writer Katlyn Anderson How art reduces anxiety and depression A great deal of research has been conducted in recent years on the effect that both viewing and creating art can have on supporting people’s mental health. The findings have been incredibly encouraging and many studies show that art therapy is particularly effective at helping alleviate symptoms
Read more +24 August 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH REBECCA CUNNINGHAM

‘I HAVE ALWAYS FELT THAT MUSIC FEEDS ART AND ART FEEDS MUSIC.’ Rebecca Cunningham is a Gold Coast artist and exhibited at SWELL for the first time in 2015. This year, Rebecca is hosting Life Drawing Workshops at SWELL. Writer Nicole Browne learns more about Rebecca’s inspiration, process and why art and music are intrinsic
Read more +10 August 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

IN CONVERSATION WITH ARTIST JO ELLIOTT

Jo Elliott is an emerging artist from Sawtell, NSW and is exhibiting at SWELL for the first time. Writer Nicole Browne spoke with Jo about how she came to exhibit at SWELL, and what informs her artistic process.   JO: This is my first year exhibiting at SWELL, and I am really excited to be a
Read more +13 April 2018 By fotomedia in Latest News

MEDAL BLOOMS PROJECT 2018

In 2006, Queensland artist Elizabeth Poole exhibited Blooming Yellow Wave for SWELL Sculpture Festival. The blooms stood gloriously amongst the Currumbin Beach dune, simulating the way wildflowers grow. For the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games, SWELL commissioned Elizabeth to rework the installation on a grand scale with the 853 medal winning athletes at its core as the Medal
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URCHINS AUSTRALIA 2018

  SURFERS Paradise has been inhabited by two radically upscaled hand crocheted sea urchins suspended in Appel Park as part of Festival 2018, the arts and culture program of the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games running from Wednesday, April 4 to Sunday, April 15. Embodying the spiny sea creatures of the deep, the giant artwork commission by City of
Read more +07 August 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

EVERYTHING LOOKS SWELL

Read more +14 June 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

COUNTDOWN TO GC2018

Read more +06 June 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

SWELL 2017 ARTISTS ANNOUNCED

June 06, 2017   ARTISTS ANNOUNCED AS SWELL CELEBRATES 15 YEARS Over 600 artists have exhibited at SWELL since its humble beginnings in 2003 and in 2017, another 50 artists have been selected to join this distinguished cohort. Celebrating its 15th year, the 10-day exhibition has been instrumental in engaging the community in a vibrant
Read more +06 June 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

TROPHY FOR THE BEST TROPHY GOES TO..

Read more +06 June 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

QCA STUDENT WINS SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL PRIZE

Image – Alicia Lane’s award winning entry, Rainforest Remnants – Photo by Rowly Emmett Queensland College of Art postgraduate student Alicia Lane has scooped the $15,000 top prize at the Gold Coast Swell Sculpture Festival. Ms Lane,43, took out the Swell Sculpture Award with her work titled Rainforest Remnants, which has been acquired by a private collector. Taking
Read more +06 June 2017 By fotomedia in Latest News

SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL GAME CHANGERS

FEBRUARY/MARCH 2017 GAME CHANGERS FEATURED AN ARTICLE ON RUTH DELLA AND NATASHA EDWARDS
Read more +27 July 2016 By fotomedia in Latest News

ANZAC POPPY PROJECT

A very special art installation, to remember the fallen and to honour those in active service, has taken place over the past two years. In 2015 our nation commemorated the ANZAC Centenary and 100 years since Australia’s involvement in the Fromelles and Pozieres battles. The ANZAC Poppy Project is an art installation on Elephant Rock that flows with
Read more +27 July 2016 By fotomedia in Latest News

BUSH TO BEACH PROJECT

The Bush to Beach project was a new initiative in 2010 and was developed to connect remote children with the creative process of sculpture, local school children and the Swell Sculpture Festival. The aim, to give young people an opportunity that may not have been accessible to them. The Bush to Beach project created an opportunity
Read more +27 July 2016 By fotomedia in Latest News

CAPE TO COAST

Swell Sculpture Festival’s Regional Engagement Program aimed to bring children from remote Queensland communities to experience the Swell Sculpture Festival, its environment and communities in and around the Gold Coast. There was a particular, but not exclusive, emphasis on involving Indigenous students in enriching, confidence-building activities. Each year a particular project is tailored to suit
Read more +27 June 2016 By fotomedia in Latest News

THE CHAUVEL AWARD

SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL IS PROUD HAVE TO COLLABORATED WITH GOLD COAST FILM FESTIVAL TO REVIVE THE PRESTIGIOUS CHAUVEL AWARD WITH A NEW SCULPTED DESIGN FOR THE AWARD. The Chauvel Award, named in honour of Charles Chauvel commenced in 1993 and acknowledges an individual who has made significant contribution to Australian cinema. Charles Chauvel was not only born
Read more +27 June 2016 By fotomedia in Latest News

SWELL FINE TUNES CULTURAL COLLABORATION WITH GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS

A UNIQUE COLLABORATION BETWEEN TWO OF THE GOLD COAST’S MOST SIGNIFICANT CULTURAL EVENTS TOOK ON NEW DEPTH THIS YEAR, WITH AN AWARD-WINNING SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL ARTIST COMMISSIONED TO CREATE A BESPOKE SCULPTURAL TROPHY FOR THE 2016 GOLD COAST MUSIC AWARDS (GCMA). For the second year running, SWELL has joined forces with the Gold Coast Music
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