SWELL SCULPTURE FESTIVAL | THE GREATS SERIES 2022 | PHILIP SPELMAN | TRAPEZE

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PHILIP SPELMAN | NEW SOUTH WALES

 TRAPEZE

‘Trapeze’ This work is abstract construction where elements balance, tumble and float creating positive and negative compositions of space, light and shade. The sculpture draws on traditional still-life imagery, the vibrant colour unifies disparate elements with luminosity and depth

Materials | Steel, automotive paint

H x W x L | 3000m x 1200mmm x 1800mm

Price | $52 000

ARTIST – PHILIP SPELMAN

Philip Spelman graduated from the Applied Arts Department at the Queensland College of Arts and continued with further study at the School of Art, Australian National University completing a BVA in Sculpture.

As a practising sculptor for the past 35 years, Spelman works in painted steel, and he maintains a broad professional arts practice. He is actively engaged in regional, national and international exhibitions, commissions and conference programmes as well as technical management and exhibition consultation.

His works are abstract constructions where elements balance, tumble and float creating positive and negative compositions of space, light and shade. The sculptures are memorable for their vibrant colours which give luminosity and depth, creating stunning silhouettes within their environment.

Spelman’s sculptures are held in many public, private and corporate collections, nationally and internationally.

Major works are featured in numerous public collections including the Sculpture valley sculpture trail, artsACT, Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Australian National University, Point Leo estate sculpture park, Denman Prospect, Price Waterhouse, and the Bathurst Regional Gallery.

In 2012  as an ACT-based artist he was awarded a Helen Lempriere scholarship for research and travel.

In 2013 he received the NSW government regional acquisition award, his work acquired by Bathurst Regional Gallery

His commissions include the Cultural facilities corporation, Civil & Civic / Lend Lease, South Sydney City Council, Denman prospect, and Arrow International.

Where | Currumbin Beach, QLD

When | Friday 9 September until Sunday 18 September with the main exhibition along Currumbin Beach. 

Time | 7am to 9pm

Philip’s instagram @philipspelman

THE GREATS SERIES IS PROUDLY SUPPORTED BY MAJOR EVENTS GOLD COAST

 

 

Image credit: TOP Marcus Tatton The Urchin (sketch) BOTTOM House at Lorne Images provided by Marcus Tatton.