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Laurent Rivory
Laurent Rivory

I have always had an interest in sculpture but only began steel sculpture in 2019 after doing a National Art School short course. My first exhibition was at Sculpture on the Farm in 2019. I experiment with several styles of steel sculpture using found/recycled steel, largely with waxed and oxidised finishes.  Major influences include David Smith (early works in particular) and Julio Gonzalez. My work represents a collision between Cubist leanings, a sensitivity to the provenance and innate aesthetics of the steel, a soupçon of humour and my commitment to an environmentally sustainable art practice.

I was born in France (La Rochelle) but have lived in Australia for over 50 years.  I sculpt in my workshop in the Blue Mountains (Springwood) using locally salvaged steel. In some cases, the steel is found in the bush around the area.


Sculpture on the Farm (Dungog, NSW)
Sculptures in the Garden (Mudgee, NSW)
Georges River Art Prize (Hurstville, NSW)  – Finalist
“Ferrophilia”, Braemar Gallery (Springwood, NSW) – 12 works shown.
Sculpture in the Vineyards (Wollombi, NSW)
Urunga Small Art Prize (Urunga, NSW)
Sculptures in the Garden (Mudgee, NSW)
Sculpture Bermagui (Bermagui, NSW)
“Ex Machina”, Braemar Gallery (Springwood, NSW)  – 10 works shown.
Sculpture in the Vineyards (Wollombi, NSW)

Public Sculpture Program, Braemar Gallery
Sculpture in the Vineyards (Wollombi, NSW)
Greenway Art Prize (Leichhardt, NSW)  – Finalist
Hunters Hill Art Prize (Hunters Hill, NSW) – Finalist
Blue Mountains Art Prize (Wentworth Falls, NSW)
Bowral Sculpture Prize (Bowral, NSW)
“Abstraction and Ambiguity”, Braemar Gallery (Springwood, NSW) – 10 works shown.

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