Al Stark

Al Stark

 

Operating outside of conventional art institutions, Al Stark’s artistic practice ranges from folk architecture, spatial design, film, wall painting, drawing, and gypsy tattooing... We could go on. His canvas to date has included numerous public and private walls, a 60 meter lift shaft, intricately made masks, paper, leather, wood and bodies. His work forms a personal universe that explores gender, politics, religion and an exploration of the human psyche through text, the figurative and a heavy dose of abstract symbolism.

Al has been central figure in the progression of the Melbourne street art movement since its inception in the late 90s, his work, more recently forming abstract narratives in massive colour and symbolism that speaks to all people. It is work that serves as a spiritual offering and transcendence, addressing fundamental questions of what it means to be human and our relationship to nature.

Currently maintaining an exhibition and commission based practice, Al has an extensive list of collectors and clients including numerous works in the National Gallery of Australia.

Jade Oakley

Jade Oakley

 

Jade Oakley has been developing her craft for the past 25 years, mastering the mechanics and compositional perfection of Alexander Calder, the great 20th century artist and inventor of the mobile. The kinetic artworks she builds are infinitely flexible - adapting materials and their strength to the scale of the pieces and the size of the elements.

Oakley’s kinetic and static artworks are adaptable to many kinds of settings, indoor and outdoor, intimate spaces and especially large atria.  She has produced significant public art commissions for clients across Australia and internationally including Crown Casino, Westfield, Lend Lease and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Wolfgang Buttress

Wolfgang Buttress

 

Wolfgang Buttress is an award winning artist who creates simple, elegant and contextual public artworks which seek to define and celebrate a sense of place. Through the use of materials, repetition of natural form and sensitive reference to history and location, each piece enriches its location in a holistic and sustainable manner.

Buttress explores and interprets scientific discoveries, collaborating with architects, landscape architects, scientists and musicians to create human-centred experiences.  He is well known for the UK Pavilion (Milan EXPO 2015) and The Hive, which is currently installed at Royal Botanic Gardens in London. The project has won over 25 awards including the gold medal for best in show at the 2015 Expo in Milan.

Daniel Templeman

Daniel Templeman

 

Daniel Templeman completed a Doctorate in Visual Arts in 2013. He has exhibited nationally and internationally and completed major public artworks for the Brisbane Magistrates Court, The Queensland/New South Wales border, 31 Queen Street Melbourne CBD, University of Western Sydney, Brisbane’s Southbank Educational Precinct, the entrance to North Sydney CBD and Gold Coast University Hospital.

His art practice explores notions of both, perception and connection. Perception, by engaging the viewer in a conceptual conflict through form, for example, what appears solid is hollow, what appears fluid is fixed, and; connection by creating objects that are contingent on anterior phenomenon such as light, movement, gravity, the site and the body.

Geoffrey Bartlett

Geoffrey Bartlett

 

Geoffrey Bartlett is regarded as one of Australia’s most important sculptors. He is widely known for both his studio-based sculptures and major public and corporate commissions, working predominately within the language of abstraction.

Bartlett has undertaken public sculpture commissions for the National Gallery of Victoria, the City of Auckland, the City of Melbourne, the City of Newcastle, the Australian National University and Melbourne Docklands. He is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, the National Gallery of Victoria, the Art Gallery of New South Wales, Parliament House Art Collection, Heide Museum of Modern Art and in many regional, university, corporate and private collections.

Nike Savvas

Nike Savvas

 

Nike Savvas is a leading contemporary artist who employs a dazzling palette and repeated geometric forms in her practice.  Trained as a painter, she also works fluidly across sculpture, installation, kinetic and light-based media. From singular objects to vast, cascading installations, her art is as visually compelling as it is conceptually grounded.

Savvas’ work often consists of large-scale installations that ‘translate’ painting into three dimensions and popular culture into high art. Blurring the boundaries between disciplines, genres and materials, her unique iconography produces an experiential zone of physical and sensory immersion.

Beat Zoderer

Beat Zoderer

 

Beat Zoderer predominantly uses everyday materials as a basis for his work. The artist sources his materials from general hardware stores. Rather than altering them, Zoderer makes use of these materials within what at first appears to be methodical structures based on repetition or mathematical systems.

During the largely spontaneous process of creating works, Zoderer is guided by an attempt to create order in chaos. To facilitate this he sometimes draws on the formal language of historic works of geometric abstraction. The complexity of each piece consciously allows for imperfections and mistakes. It is this self-contradicting and ambiguous quality of the works that gives them the playfulness that probably best characterizes the artist and his work.

Christina Waterson

Christina Waterson

 

Christina Waterson is an artist, designer and maker that employs a rich palette of materials to realize intricate three-dimensional surfaces and forms that extend our spatial perception and enrich public spaces. Waterson finds beauty in repetition. Her weavings, foldings and curving arabesques transport the viewer deep into the spatial and rhythmic qualities of her work; an aesthetic state of bliss that involves being lost in their delicate complexity.

Waterson’s public artworks are site-specific and respond to the scale and natural history of their locale. The materiality and form of Waterson’s surfaces subtly reflect changes in light and shadow, and beautifully frame their surrounding environment.

Sonia Van De Haar | Lymesmith

Sonia Van De Haar | Lymesmith

 

Sonia van de Haar first studied Painting at the Canberra Institute of the Arts, ANU, and Architecture at the University of NSW. She works under the title, Lymesmith, working between colour, architecture and art, creating inventive and architectural sensitive colour concepts and painted interventions for buildings, infrastructure, walls, street scapes, public places, landscapes and interiors.

A recent large scale artwork The Runnel, is a 150metre long road painting for ELYSIUM in Byron Bay. Through incorporating site specific material palettes, her ambition was to express and enhance onlookers understanding of the laneway.

Andrew Dennis

Andrew Dennis

 

Andrew Dennis is an artist living and working in Sydney.  Studio Dennis is the collective name for a practice which covers multiple outputs such as mural art, painting, design, textiles and street graphics. Drawing from a diverse range of influences including 20th century art, low-brow comics, skateboard culture and points in-between, he has developed a unique language that is complex and unique.

One of Sydney’s most prolific street artists, Dennis’ graphic, brightly coloured and geometrically patterned artworks conjure up curious scenes from abstract dreamscapes and kaleidoscopic natural environments. Working with a collection of characters and objects best described as a cabinet of curiosities, Dennis creates a decorative wallpaper that deals in subjects such as civilisation, future living, bio domes and animal behaviour.