7×8 | 2020 | Series 6 | Karl Meyer

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Karl Meyer SA – Life Support


What’s your favourite aspect of being an artist?

The journey & processes associated with moving ideas from the mind into a physical reality.

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

Every material has characteristics, I am currently engaging with stainless steel.

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

Barbara Hepworth.

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

Auguste Rodin.

What are you most excited for about SWELL?

Seeing the public engagement with the range of artworks.

If you could go anywhere in the world to be inspired where would you go?

Looking back from outer space at the earth during an eclipse.

What job did you do before becoming an artist/ or what do you do on top of being an artist?

I blend my work between Art & Design.

Are you a night owl or early bird?

The early bird catches the waves.

How have you grown as an artist since you started out?

The ideas and scale of the works have increased.

What’s the WOW factor of your piece?

Bringing the physical elements together.

How do you think SWELL Sculpture brings art and the local community together?

SWELL provides a welcoming, publicly accessible platform, in a beautiful setting.

How many SWELL Sculpture Festivals have you been too?


Shelby Nelson is confident but still growing as a university student. Studying Public Relations and Business she has found a strong passion for all things events, especially when it comes to the arts industry. Growing up on the Gold Coast she lives and breathes the beachside lifestyle and aims to help showcase people with amazing talents, giving the community not only a chance to appreciate them but have an amazing experience whilst doing so.

Follow her on Instagram @shelbynelson1