7×8 | 2020 | Series 6 | Miles Allen

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Miles Allen QLD – 15 000 Declarations of Love


What’s your favourite aspect of being an artist?

Starting with nothing but an idea and finishing with a tangible object that says something.

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


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

I’d rather walk with Andy Goldsworthy.

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

Emily Kngwarreye.

What are you most excited for about SWELL?

The opportunity for 1000s of people to be stimulated and provoked by the array and variety of sculpture.

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

The top of Everest.

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

I worked in education and training.

Are you a night owl or early bird?

Night owl.

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

I’ve used a variety of media and thus extended my artistic capabilities.

What’s the WOW factor of your piece?

That 15,000 people will add to it, be involved with it and be moved by it.

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

It shows Currumbin as a centre for sculptural excellence and great coffee.

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.

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