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.

Peter D. Cole

Peter D. Cole

 

Peter D. Cole studied Sculpture at the South Australian School of Art where he was awarded the H.P. Gill Medal in 1968. Since the 1970’s Cole has es­tablished himself as one of Australia’s most renowned contemporary sculptors. He has largely lived and worked in rural areas of Australia, drawing on the landscape as a source of inspiration and research trips to Japan and India have added to his rich source material.

As public artist, Cole has made a significant contribution to the urban landscape and has received awards including the Australian National Trust Heritage Award and the Australian Institute of Landscape Architecture Award of Merit for Foundation Park, a permanent work at The Rocks, Sydney. His work is prominent in many public and corporate collections, including Parliament House, the National Gallery of Australia, and Brisbane International Airport.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Marguerite Derricourt

Marguerite Derricourt

 

Marguerite Derricourt’s sculpture traverses numerous disciplines and materials. As a visual artist, Derricourt draws her inspiration from nature. Her conceptual interests lie in expressing personal concerns of natural world; specifically focusing on life cycles of moths and butterflies, animals, birds and trees. While developing ideas, Derricourt experiments in a variety of materials such as steel, wire, cast bronze, clay, mixed media and cast paper.