|Dimensions||35 × 20 × 75 cm|
Narcissus Reflecting – study 2 & 3
We live in a Narcissistic era. But unlike Narcissus who had to wander into the forest to find his pool, we all have our own private mobile pool bathing us in its intoxicating warm glow.
Catalogue Number: 096
To : Sculpture on the Farm
Figurative sculpture has always had a strong attraction for me. Sensuous figurative forms seemingly in a state of flow.
The polished surface of the figures wear the environment as a second skin, as the light and reflections change so does the sculpture, always dynamic.
I make my Sculptures from marine grade stainless steel, the highly polished fluid lines of the figure gives the impression the sculpture is somehow poured into a mould. Nothing could be further from the truth. The sculpture starts life as pieces of heavy stainless steel rods and plate and are welded, ground and polished.
I was born in Alexandra Victoria in 1955 and studied Gold & Silversmithing & Sculpture at RMIT 1974-77, Mary and I moved to Deloraine in Tasmania in 1980 and established McLachlan Studio. Our 50 acre property is on the bank of the Meander River 6 kilometres from Deloraine.
My sculpture is a response to changing states where the sculpture, through the illusion of a highly polished surface, appears to flow, when in reality it is very hard stainless steel.
I find the work process is integral to the finished sculpture so I do all the making myself, allowing me to incorporate all the random ideas and directions that help breath life into a sculpture.
Collections and Prizes
incl NGA. Numerous solo and group exhibitions.
2019 RUPIO Prize for Metallurgical Excellence, Sculpture on the Farm NSW.
2019 Sydney Solo Exhibition Traffic Jam Galleries Sydney. Woollahra Small Sculpture Finalist 2016, Montalto Sculpture Prize finalist 2015, 2020, 2022.
Dick Bett Memorial Invitation Award,
SxS Bondi 2011, 2017, 2018.
SxS Bondi 2011, 2014, 2017, 2018.
Cottesloe 2013, 2015, 2022.
Sculpture for Clyde 2021 2023.
Yering Station Vic finalist 2022.
1976 Associate Diploma of Art & Gold & Silversmithing - RMIT Melbourne
2022 Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe WA
2022 Yering Station Sculpture Award Finalist - Yarra Valley, Vic
2021 Montalto Sculpture Prize Finalist - Mornington Peninsular Vic
2021 Sculpture on the Farm - Dungog NSW
2021 Sculpture for Clyde - Willinga Park, Bawley Point & Batemans Bay NSW
2020 Montalto Sculpture Prize Finalist - Mornington Peninsular Vic
2019 Sculpture in the Vineyards - Woollombi Valley NSW
2019 Sculptures in the Garden - Mudgee NSW
2019 Sculpture on the Farm - Hunter Valley NSW
2019 Solo Sculpture Exhibition ‘Narcissus Kiss’ - Traffic Jam Galleries, Mosman NSW
2018 Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi NSW
2017 Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi NSW
2016 Finalist in Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize - Sydney NSW
2016 Finalist in Artentwine Sculpture Prize - Tamar Valley Vineyards Tas
2015 Solo Sculpture Exhibition ‘Flow’ - Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay NSW
2015 Solo Sculpture Exhibition ‘On Reflection’ - Gallery Pejean, Launceston Tas
2015 Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe WA
2015 Finalist in Montalto Sculpture Prize - Mornington Peninsular Vic
2014 Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi NSW
2014 Finalist in Artentwine Sculpture Prize - Tamar Valley Vineyards Tas
2014 Group Sculpture Exhibition - Gallery Pejean, Launceston Tas
2013 ‘Hard Rain Sculpture’ - Gomboc Sculpture Park, Perth WA
2013 Sculpture by the Sea - Cottesloe WA
2011 Sculpture by the Sea - Bondi NSW
2014 Gomboc Sculpture Park - Perth WA
1985 National Gallery of Australia, Canberra
1984 Devonport Gallery & Art Centre Tas - three ‘Ned Kelly’ small sculptures
1981 Brisbane Art Gallery - two sculptural brooches
1979 Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery Launceston Tas - small sculpture
1978 Meat Market Crafts Centre Melbourne - small sculpture
Related Professional Work
Represented in numerous private collections in Australia and Overseas
2019 Norton - Knight Travel Grant - Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee NSW
2019 RUPIO Prize Metallurgical Excellence - Sculpture on the Farm, Dungog NSW
2018 Dick Bett Memorial Award - Sculpture by the Sea Bondi NSW
2017 Sydney Morning Herald, Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 23 Oct by Sasha Grishin
2017 Dick Bett Memorial Award - Sculpture by the Sea Bondi NSW - Hugh
2012 Craft Arts International issue 84, pg 84 ‘Botanicus Unfamilia’ Sculpture
2011 Awarded the inaugural Dick Bett Award - Sculpture by the Sea Bondi NSW
1980 Established McLachlan Studio