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Catherine Castillo Alferez

A self-taught Colombian artist based in Sydney; Katherine commenced her career as a sculptor in 2016. Her mostly figurative work combines a realistic approach with surrealist concepts, and she works with multiple mediums including varied clays, casting in bronze and ceramics firing.   Having learnt the art of metalwork while working in a bronze foundry in Sydney, Castillo Alferez also explored the fundamentals of clay work via sculpture workshops in the USA. Focusing on creating her unique style, she also founded a sculptor workshop school in Sydney in 2020. Castillo Alferez has participated in several art prizes, winning first place and people’s choice at 4 events recently. She still considers herself an emerging artist, with much still to do and achieve. Prizes 2020 First place at Harbor sculpture Balmain 2021 People’s choice at Sculpture in the Garden Mudgee 2021 People’s Choice Award at Sculpture in the Farm Dungog 2022 North Sydney art prize at Coal Loader 2022 Sculptures in the Vineyard Wollombi 2022 ” less refuses” at quarantine station, North Head Manly

Blake Wood

I am an emerging sculptor exploring diverse art forms. After a hiatus, I rekindled my passion, embarking on a dedicated artistic journey. With a foundation in electrical, drawing, and painting, I intuitively grasp composition and texture. Nature’s interplay with humanity inspires me to incorporate organic elements, while unconventional materials add sustainability and narrative depth. Sculpting transforms, as artists and mediums collaborate, breathing life into each piece. My goal is to evoke emotions, spark conversations, and contribute to the vibrant tapestry of sculptural art, invoking transformative experiences. My art journey began in the vibrant city of Melbourne, Australia, which is known as Naarm in the Boonwurrung and Woiwurrung languages of the Wurundjeri people, the Traditional Owners of the land. I was born and raised in this culturally diverse and artistic city, which has had a profound impact on my creative development. Melbourne is a city known for its thriving arts scene, with a plethora of galleries, museums, and artistic events. From a young age, I was exposed to a wide range of artistic styles and disciplines, which ignited my passion for…

Lisa Wiseman

I live at Main Creek, on a farm with my horses and dogs, and work in a variety of two and three dimensional media. The connecting thread is my appreciation for the incongruous, odd or strange discovered in my life and surroundings, which I often explore with loud, vivid colour palettes and unusual subjects. I adore finding and pointing out the weirdness in things both little and large- my wild, whimsical crochet hats are prime examples! I have lived and worked at Main Creek, near Dungog for nearly 30 years, but I was born in Kyogle in 1963. I left there as a baby and have lived almost my entire life in the Hunter, mostly in rural areas with my horses, but I also spent some time in Newcastle, at high school and while studying Art at TAFE in the 1980’s. Since then I have exhibited paintings, mixed media works on paper, and sculptures at galleries, agricultural shows and later, online. I work in a variety of media, but there is a consistent theme throughout, relating to my environment- the…

Grahame Wilson

Grahame Wilson

An award winning gentleman amateur sculptor of the third age with no formal training enjoying untethering the imagination to seek the next unqualified success. Born 1953, Sydney after a 3.5 hour “ dash” from Toronto, Lake Macquarie …my mother had trained at North Sydney. Now living at Teralba, Lake Macquarie having been embraced into the artistic bosom  of my wife Rebecca MURRAY around 2011. Secure in her love of “ my crazy” I have perused my artistic bent with some success, but always with great fun. Exhibitions and Commissions Most recent participation is Sculptures@ Scratchley. Most recent commission, Peterson House, Pokolbin.

Edward Willson

I have been working in stone the last ten years, predominantly in granite, finding this medium the best for larger abstract works. Studied COFA Sydney then studied welding at TAFE, continue to grow and develop in my work,  progressively getting larger work in my practice. I work on Yuin land in Bermagui on the beautiful south coast of NSW . I was born in Canberra in 1975, had a love of art early in life, studied art in Sydney, after much travelling l finally settled in Bermagui. Prizes 2023 Rob Hawkins acquisition prize sculpture Bermagui 2022 Montalto sculpture prize finalist 2022 Rob Hawkins acquisition prize sculpture Bermagui 2021 South east arts award sculpture Bermagui

Nicholas Uhlmann

I am an established South Australian sculptor who has developed a unique signature language over twenty two years of studio practice. I have exhibited widely throughout Australia and abroad, including the production of major public sculpture installations.  Overall, my work can be read as a poetic portrayal of our shared human experience and the quest to chart a meaningful journey through life. ‘Voyage into being’ extends upon the ‘Voyager’ series of works that I have developed over the past decade which aim to symbolically portray a mind/body relationship and the overarching journey of consciousness throughout one’s life. ‘The Eagle and the Serpent II’ extends upon the ‘Voyager’ series of works that I have developed over the past decade which aim to symbolically portray a mind/body relationship and an overarching journey of consciousness throughout one’s lifetime. I was born in Sydney, in 1974. Following a period of living in Papua New Guinea as a toddler, our family relocated to the Adelaide Hills region where I have spent the majority of my time since. After completing secondary education in 1991, I spent…

Joseph Turrin

“Teal Shells” emphasises the urgency to preserve our oceans. The artwork portrays the oceans as a sphere, symbolising the vast and undiscovered world beneath the surface, which holds immense significance in sustaining life on planet Earth. It serves as a powerful reminder of the importance of our oceans in our existence. The piece advocates for a deeper understanding and appreciation of the oceans’ power and influence on our lives. It calls for responsible stewardship and the need to safeguard this precious resource that we currently take for granted. Hand built using clay, the shells collected and moulded from Stockton beach. Turrin is a Eora/Sydney based artist working predominantly in the medium of clay. Turin was awarded the Royal Doulton & UNSW Art & Design Award for 2016. Turin grew up in Dungog where he became interested in art and design at a young age through the work of his mother and father who owned the local antiques and homewares business. Surrounded by beautiful pieces of art and very creative parents this definitely rubbed off. Turrin came to the medium of…

Simon Treseder

Simon Treseder

I am a Central Coast hobby sculptor and welder. I have a passion for wildlife and also the environment. My art represents a vision for a globally conscious world, utilising only recycled and repurposed products to create unique sculptures. Born in 1964 I grew up in Sydney. I have had a number of different careers ranging from the Police to building custom Motorcycles and Hot Rods. My passion in welding inspired me to start using some of my old tools and car parts lying around to repurpose into sculptures. I started creating steampunk lamps and repurposed sculptures approximately 10 years ago. Now residing on the beautiful Central Coast a lot of my work is inspired by Coastal themes and local wildlife. This is the only Exhibition Entered. 5 Lands Walk – Avoca 2022

Peter Tiffin

I have recently started sculpting in the medium of welded metal. Early pieces were decorative, figurative works. More recently I have been experimenting with more expressive forms as my education and vocabulary expands. Born in London in 1960 to an artistic family. Now that I have the luxury of more time and a shed I have commenced exploring the creation of welded works. Nil Dungog Sculpture on the Farm is my first exhibition.

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