Thursday, 17 October 2013

All creatures great and small sculpture 2013

presented by Toyota Community Spirit Gallery

This week we are pumped for Grand Designs Live Sydney and Artisans in the Gardens. We are very much looking forward to celebrating and socializing with the other enthusiasts in the industry. But this time next week will see the opening of All creatures great and small sculpture 2013 presented by Toyota Community Spirit Gallery. And this year we are very proud to have Chris’s sculpture “Exo Skeleton” as part of the show.

Exo Skeleton had its first showing at the 2012 Sculpture in the Tulips Exhibition and was developed by Chris as a natural progression from the Sphere sculpture. Exo Skeleton is made from Corten steel with a natural rusted finish and stands approximately 2m tall.  Just as the name suggests it is representative of an external skeleton. And in this particular case the external skeleton of a crustacean or shell. The Corten steel and structural elements that make up the form of the sculpture perfectly emulate the protective nature of the live exoskeleton, acting as a barrier and defense against all predators and outside forces.

The external structure of the sculpture is highlighted with structural spines and a decorative laser cut design, allowing viewing portholes into the center of the sculpture where you can closely sight the intricate workings of the build.

All creatures great and small, sculpture 2013 is the ninth annual exhibition showcasing the diversity and excellence of sculpture practice in Victoria. Opening Thursday 24th October the exhibition will begin with an inspiring “Artist Talk” from 2012 Toyota Artist Travel Award Winner Erika Gofton. Erika will present an insight into her practice and outcomes from her travel project prior to the opening of the sculpture exhibition.

Running until March 2014 All creatures great and small sculpture is a very generous exhibition and is sure to receive many visitors. Toyota Community Spirit Gallery 155 Bertie St Port Melbourne.

Exo Skeleton

Corten steel sculpture

Corten steel sculpture Melbourne

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