Contemporary Sculpture – Australia

ARTpark Australia hosts the most comprehensive collection of limited edition and unique Contemporary Australian Sculpture.

We promote practising Australian sculpture artists creating exciting contemporary sculptures specializing in the traditional sculpture mediums of bronze, steel & stone. offering a complete service, from connecting you with the artist with the correct expertise to facilitating the Delivery & installation of the sculptural work. Many of our contemporary artists are able to work with you if you have an idea for a commissioned piece or require a particular sizing of an existing form.

Table-Top Sculpture

Junk Male

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled Mesh

marble sculpture

Flight

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled 4.5m

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Squared Circle

Table-Top Sculpture

Strata

Francois Jaggi

Endless knots

Table-Top Sculpture

Mobius Curve

Corten-Steel Sculpture

To the Centre

fabricated steel sculpture

Growth Ring

Stephen Glassborow

Infinity

Table-Top Sculpture

Molten 15

Tobias Bennett

Running Free

Alex Scheibner

CubeStack #9

MAS Studio

Double Tied

Animal Sculpture

Sea Mare – 3m

Abstract Sculpture

Morph

Ulric Steiner

Prism 2

Table-Top Sculpture

Heads In The Clouds

Stainless-Steel Sculpture

Ribbon

Nicole Allen

Johnny Be Good

Jeramie Carter

The Thinker

Jacek Wankowski

Tsunami

Larissa Smagarinsky

Born to Dance

Table-Top Sculpture

The “I” Sculpture

Geoff Farquar-Still

LUMINALION [sold]

Table-Top Sculpture

The Dance Continues

Tobias Bennett

Mighty Mustang

Donal Molloy-Drum

DMD Bundle and Lilt

Table-Top Sculpture

The Edge

Spherical Sculpture

Layers 70cm

Spherical Sculpture

Tied

Landmark Sculpture

Observe

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Moonscape

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Galaxy

Tobias Bennett

Much Like Life

Bronze sculpture

Part # 6

Charles Blackman

Looking Out – 2m

marble sculpture

Tall Sister

Laurindo De Abrue Soto

Africana

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled Mesh

Table-Top Sculpture

Into The Void

James McCallum

The Library

Bronze Sculpture

In Australia, bronze works well for outdoor sculpture because it is corrosion-resistant and weather-resistant. Larger sculptures can be supported by bronze because it is a very robust material as well. The lovely golden hue of bronze statues won’t deteriorate with time. A patina, which is forced oxidisation produced by carefully regulated chemical and thermal processes, can be applied to bronze sculptures as well. This considerably reduces maintenance requirements while also enhancing the sculpture’s longevity. Many monumental works throughout history have been created using this medium.

Bronze Sculptors:  (Larrisa Smagarinsky, Ben Storch, Michael Vaynman & Krstanoski-Blazeski)

Landmark Sculpture

Organic

Stephen Glassborow

Super Model

Bronze sculpture

Perception and Reality

Abstract Sculpture

Oscillate – 160cm

Bronze sculpture

Bather – 72cm

Gary Christian

Traveller

Table-Top Sculpture

Mobius Curve

Stephen Glassborow

Role Model (Green)

Bronze sculpture

Wieghtless 9

Stephen Glassborow

Infinity

Emmy Mavroidis

Run Like This

Stephen Glassborow

Sulphur Crested Cocky

Abstract Sculpture

Lacunae [limited series]

Todd Stuart

Dreamtime 1/12

Bronze sculpture

Unfurling We Are

Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski

Moulin Rouge 1.75m

Peter Lundberg

Conspirator – 1.8m

Abstract Sculpture

Twofold – 78x40cm

Abstract Sculpture

Unfurling Individuals

Table-Top Sculpture

Toy Boy – 125cm

Emmy Mavroidis

Observing Ourselves

Bronze sculpture

Swan

Table-Top Sculpture

RH DNA Double Helix

Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski

Regeneration of the Princess 1.9m

Abstract Sculpture

The Milky Way – 34cm

Bronze sculpture

Walking nude – 2.4m

Francois Jaggi

Tango

Bronze sculpture

Kneeling – 42cm

Table-Top Sculpture

Leap

Ben Fasham

Embrace 1.6m

Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski

Vein Vine

Bronze sculpture

Rise

Stephen Glassborow

Body Corporate

Alex Piperidis

High Chairs 270x70cm

Table-Top Sculpture

Sun Goddess

Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski

Regeneration of a Princess

Bronze sculpture

Garden Wallpaper #2

Spherical Sculpture

Knowledge

Peter Lundberg

Party Animal

Todd Stuart

Boxed In

Bronze sculpture

Reflections – 1.5m

Abstract Sculpture

Hammerhead

Abstract Sculpture

Motion 3 – 30cm

Bronze sculpture

Zofia – 44cm

Bronze sculpture

Part # 6

View all Bronze sculpture

Mild Steel Sculpture

In Australia, mild steel is a common material for outdoor contemporary art as it is sturdy and long-lasting while still being lightweight and convenient to handle. It is highly adaptable because it is simple to weld and mould into any shape needed, and won’t corrode or rust.

Featured artists: Tobias bennet, Wendy Mcaffley, Emad Dhahir & Astra Parker

Al Phemister

Kern – 1.6m

fabricated steel sculpture

Hunter Valley Sun

fabricated steel sculpture

Silver Leaves 3

Alex Scheibner

Dropped – 1.4m

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled 4m

Steven Bellosguardo

(in)Visible

Bronze sculpture

Garden Wallpaper #2

Emad Dhahir

HEDONIST

Ulric Steiner

Pelican

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Kick

fabricated steel sculpture

Mesh Detail

Abstract Sculpture

Hammerhead

Emad Dhahir

Rebirth

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled Mesh

Astra Parker

Cell 2

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled 4.5m

fabricated steel sculpture

Growth Ring

Chen

Globe

Abstract Sculpture

Offset Embrace

Jacek Wankowski

Tsunami

Emad Dhahir

Opera

Tobias Bennett

CLAWED

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Pinnicle

Australian Sculptors

Clasp – Commision

Francois Jaggi

Reflection

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Lightning Figure

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled 5m

fabricated steel sculpture

Untitled Mesh

fabricated steel sculpture

Bas Relief Panels

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Desire

fabricated steel sculpture

Bas Relief Panels

Emad Dhahir

Body Form

Wendie McCaffley

BIG BANG – 2.2m

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Seed 3

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Guardian of the Mountain

Corten Steel Sculpture

A type of steel called corten steel develops a protective surface of rust naturally over time. It is therefore perfect for Australian outdoor sculptures, and because of its strength, it can sustain being shaped into much larger and heavier pieces. Furthermore, Corten steel requires no painting or special treatments and is extremely low maintenance. Any landscape may be given interest and character by using outdoor steel sculptures made of Corten without having to worry about maintenance.

Corten-Steel Sculptors: Greg Johns, Alex Scheibner, Chris Flenley, Nicole Allen & Anton Poon

Corten-Steel Sculpture

You Wish

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Growth

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Squared Circle

Corten-Steel Sculpture

To the Centre

James Parrett

M-Eight

Nicole Allen

Fish Out Of Water

Abstract Sculpture

Offset Embrace

Chris Flenley

Detachment

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Whirling Mandala

Jason Aslin

The Optimist

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Mentor the old Mob

Andrew Kasper

Harmony – 2.2m

Al Phemister

Kern – 1.6m

Paul Mutimer

segmented sphere

Andrew Kasper

Two of us – 2m

Nicole Allen

NA Bottoms Up

Alex Scheibner

CubeStack #9

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Wavering Circle

Jason Aslin

Fierce

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Social Matrix

Chris Flenley

Deflect

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Sphere

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Void

Farhad Daneshpour

Spanish Bull 120x240cm

Michelle Klisowski

Evolution II – 1.6m x 1m

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Guardian of the Mountain

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Fugue

Corten-Steel Sculpture

MS Converge

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Totum

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Seed 3

Nicole Allen

NUDE NED

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Rhythmic Circle

Abstract Sculpture

Horizon Figure VIII

Astra Parker

SERO

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Surge

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Guardian Figures

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Mandala

Alex Scheibner

Geometrica – 1.5m

Felix Feneley

Waning

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Birth

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Whispering Casurina

Stainless-Steel Sculpture

Stainless steel is a popular choice for modern garden sculptures, public art and outdoor features as it can be cast, fabricated, and machined to create endless forms and finished with many different surface finishes and colour effects.

The beauty of stainless steel is that it does not rust and strongly resists degradation. There are different grades of stainless steel, for instance, a 304-grade is used on many art features, but where items are to be placed either in gardens or public places near the coast, 316-grade stainless steel is often recommended as it is even more resistant.

Stainless Steel Sculptors  – Todd Stuart, Charles Blackman, MAS, Chen & Stephen Coburn

Ulric Steiner

Falling Cubes

Gary Christian

Forest Orphan 1

Abstract Sculpture

Infinity

Spherical Sculpture

Fragile Piece – 2mx1m

Landmark Sculpture

Ribbon Large

Michael Van Dam

Link 3 – 75cm

Outdoor Contemporary Sculpture

ARTpark Australia has a range of unique and limited-edition sculptural forms crafted by highly talented Australian contemporary artists. Our contemporary sculptors are experts in their mediums and take immense pride in creating quality, highly finished contemporary art in the form of outdoor & garden sculpture.

View our collection of contemporary sculpture, constructed from hardwearing materials resistant to the Australian weather and climate. Sculptures constructed from bronze, corten-steel, and stainless-steels are tried and tested against the elements – designed to last for many years to come.

View our collection of contemporary sculpture suitable for outdoor placement

Landmark Sculpture

Clawed – 330x89cm

Alex Scheibner

Geometrica – 1.5m

Stephen Glassborow

Sulphur Crested Cocky

Charles Blackman

Sitting Pretty -1×1.2m

Astra Parker

Cell 2

Landmark Sculpture

Hand – 2m

Blaze Krstanoski-Blazeski

Manifested

Tobias Bennett

Much Like Life

Alex Piperidis

High Chairs 270x70cm

Al Phemister

Totems – 3m

Landmark Sculpture

Much like Life – 6.6m

Todd Stuart

Dreamtime 1/12

Andrew Kasper

Harmony – 2.2m

Australian Sculptors

Clasp – Commision

Stephen Coburn

Pemulwuy’s Rest

Todd Stuart

Giant Octopus

Chris Flenley

Deflect

Outdoor Sculpture

Eternal Caress

Landmark Sculpture

Big Yellow Taxi – 3m

Outdoor Sculpture

Infinity [table-top]

Ben Fasham

Embrace 1.6m

Michael Van Dam

Link 3 – 75cm

Benjamin Storch

Curl – 70cm

Corten-Steel Sculpture

Reflection

Mark Niglia

Merci – 1.8m

Alex Scheibner

Geometrica – 1.9m

Bronze sculpture

Square Peggy

Spherical Sculpture

Sphere

Abstract Sculpture

Centre Point – 1.8m

Landmark Sculpture

Infinity [Large]

Aldo Bilotta

Aubergine

Tobias Bennett

Much Like Life 2

Bronze sculpture

Viewer – 1.4m

Abstract Sculpture

Geo Sphere

Farhad Daneshpour

Dobberman – 70x180cm

Landmark Sculpture

Tippy Toes – 3.2m

Landmark Sculpture

Mare and Foal – 2.2m

Jen Mallinson

Sowelu Hum – 2m

Landmark Sculpture

Classical Dynamism – 4m

Alex Scheibner

Dropped – 1.4m

Landmark Sculptures

Browse our range of Large-scale outdoor sculpture today.

Large-scale art, and specifically works of contemporary sculpture, are a fantastic way to add recognizability, community interest, and character to any landscape. We work closely with landscape designers and property developers to find the perfect large-scale sculpture and installation view for their client's specific needs and preferences. We have an extensive range of modern artworks that are sure to add a unique touch to any outdoor area.

Mike Van Dam, Greg Johns, Martin George, Ben Fasham

Contemporary Sculpture Placement

ARTpark provides consultation and expert advice for sculpture placement, installation and installation view.

There are a myriad of variables that determine the possibilities of sculpture placements - such as terrain, and site access. Allow us to provide you with insight as to what is possible for your project with a phone call, or invite us for a site visit.

Contemporary Artists

There is no one definitive answer to the question of who or what contemporary artists are. However, they can be broadly defined as modern artists who are working in the present day and creating art that reflects our current experience of the world.

This means that they often explore social and political issues in their work, as well as more personal themes. Many also experiment with new media and technology, pushing the boundaries of what art can be.

Who We Work With

ARTpark provides expert knowledge and years of industry connections to assist architects, property developers, interior designers, landscape designers, and private estates and homes in servicing all aspects of all sculpture.

Whether you’re looking for a garden sculpture for the home, a large outdoor sculpture for your rural property or corporate premises, we’re sure to have something that will suit your needs.

Commissioning Custom Sculpture

Whilst browsing our contemporary sculptors and sculpture you may come across a work of art that you really enjoy, however, it is not available at scale or finish desirable for you. If this is the case, please do still contact us as most sculptural pieces have the ability to be produced at a variety of dimensions and from a range of materials. Explore our range of exhibited pieces or contact us for more information about a custom piece for your home or project. If you have a unique design in mind or an artist you love, make an enquiry about having a bespoke piece made.

Supporting Australian Arts.

Many of our Australian sculptures are representative of the culture and magnificence of the landscape they are placed in. Our sculpture artists come from all around the country and work to create art that is representative of, and a complement to, the stunning Australian landscape. Purchasing sculptural work from ARTpark Australia supports these amazing sculpture artists directly – allowing contemporary sculptors to create more fantastic large-scale works with the ability to present them across Australia via Our Sculptural walks.

History of Sculpture

Sculpture is an art form that dates back thousands of years. The first sculptures were likely made during the Upper Paleolithic period when early humans began creating small, handheld statues and objects out of stone and bone. These early sculptures were used as religious or spiritual objects, and they played an important role in the development of human culture.

Over time, sculpture evolved and changed to reflect the developing cultures of the people who created it. Ancient civilisations like the Egyptians, Greeks, and Romans all had their own distinct styles of sculpture, which reflected their unique views and cultures. In more recent history, artists have continued to push the boundaries of what sculpture can be, using new materials and methods to create truly innovative and original works of art.

Throughout history, sculpture has been used to communicate religious beliefs, political messages, and personal expression. It can be found in every culture and period, from ancient Egyptian tomb sculptures to 21st-century public art installations.

In a modern context, sculpture can be found in all corners of the globe, in every culture. It is an art form that continues to be a driving force of change, reflecting and inspired by the ever-changing world around it. Sculpture artists are pushing the boundaries of what sculpture can be. They’re experimenting with new materials and techniques to create works that are both visually stunning and thought-provoking.

Internationally-Acclaimed Sculptors From Australia

Some well-known Australian contemporary sculptors are Ron Mueck and Peter Schipperheyn.

Ron Mueck is an Australian artist who was born in Melbourne in 1958. His work is some of the most highly acclaimed and well-known worldwide. He is a hyperrealist artist who produces life-like human figures. His work often deals with themes of birth, death, and ageing.

Mueck's sculpture "Dead Dad" (1996) was included in the 1997 exhibition Sensation. The sculpture is a life-size representation of his father's own body, lying on his back with his eyes closed. His monumental works often incite unease from his viewers as they tend to expose aspects of the human condition and life that are deemed private.

Peter Schipperheyn's works are said to show his artistic journey inspired by his "love affair with Italy", with most of his works being influenced by Italian culture. He won the 1992 Wynne Prize for large sculptures of himself and his partner Cinzia.

A few notable commissions are the "Three Runners" for Melbourne High School, Eternal Flame for the Holocaust Museum, Melbourne in 1988, and Dame Joan Sutherland for the Sydney Town Hall in 1988.

Other Categories of Sculpture

Abstract

Sculptures are often classified by their appearance into categories such as representational, nonrepresentational, or abstract. Abstract sculptures are those that do not attempt to represent specific objects or scenes but instead explore form, shape, line, texture, and other elements of design. These works can be expressive and emotional, or they may simply seek to capture a feeling or mood. Abstract sculptures are often made from materials such as metal, glass, stone, wood, or even found objects.

Surrealism

Abstract sculptures are often seen as representations of the subconscious mind. They can be created from a variety of materials but are most commonly made from metal or stone. Surrealist sculptures often feature unexpected juxtapositions of objects, which can create a dream-like or nightmarish effect and quite often use illusions and negative spaces to achieve these effects.

Impressionism

An Impressionist sculpture is one that represents the natural world in a way that is realistic and yet not overly detailed. The materials used to construct these sculptures are often light and airy, such as clay, paper mache, or even cloth. This allows the artist to capture the fleeting moments of beauty that they see in nature. Impressionist sculptures often have an ethereal quality to them, as if they might blow away in a gentle breeze.

Realism

Realist sculptures are those that attempt to represent the subject matter as realistically as possible. This can be achieved through a variety of means, including detailed carving, casting in metals, or even using more unconventional materials like clay or plaster. Realist sculptures often depict scenes from everyday life or showcase the human form in a realistic way. As such, they can be seen as a window into the artist, their world and their views on the subject matter.

Australian Sculpture

There's no denying that Australian sculpture is everywhere. Whether you're taking a stroll through the park or meandering through the city, you're bound to come across some form of sculptural artwork. And while some may find these pieces of art a little strange or even intimidating, there's no denying their impact on the landscape. Contemporary sculpture from ARTpark adds to whatever man-made or natural environment it is placed in. We work with customers to place and install their works for the perfect installation view.

FAQs

Can you deliver around Australia?

ARTpark has extensive experience working on projects all around Australia. We provide an end-to-end service, providing consultation, delivery & installation to both private and commercial locations Australia-wide.

Can you deliver internationally?

Yes- ARTpark facilitates the transport of sculpture to all major international cities throughout the world through specialist freight channels.

What makes a sculpture unique?

All sculptures procured through ARTPark Australia are accompanied by an authenticity certificate. The edition number, artist and gallery details are included in this document. A unique sculpture is a piece of art that is unable to be replicated by the method of casting or production methods. ARTpark specializes in unique, one-of-a-kind, and small-run, limited edition sculptures.

Contemporary is the term used for the art of the present day - often representing ideas and concerns rather than solely the aesthetic. Usually, the artists are alive and actively creating works of art.

What are some popular contemporary sculpture styles?

Figurative: Describes artwork and sculpture that is clearly derived from real object sources and so is, by definition, representational.

Abstraction: A reduction of recognizable characteristics, focusing on fundamental or elemental qualities – such as materiality and the presence of the work within a space. Abstraction allows artists the freedom to create anything they can imagine.

Cubist: Three-dimensional objects represented from multiple and shifted viewpoints across a singular plane

Geometric: Sculpture depicting shapes – commonly Spheres & Cubes. Individually as focal pieces or stacked into a totem are some of the more popular forms.

What materials are used for contemporary sculpture?

ARTpark chooses to showcase contemporary art created by the traditional methods of sculpture; these being formed, forged and fabricated. These methods utilize different materials that are very hardwearing and include bronze, corten steel, stainless steel, copper, glass, and stone. These materials will all last well against the effects of time and nature.

What are the seven elements of sculpture?

The seven widely explored elements of sculpture are form, space, volume, surface, texture, line and colour. This collection of elements is the basic building block of creating a work of art. By understanding and utilising these elements, artists can produce works that are both aesthetically pleasing and structurally sound.

What are the elements of contemporary art?

There are many elements, but some of the most common include:

  • Experimenting with new materials and mediums (like Kate MccGwire)
  • Incorporating everyday objects into artworks
  • Using non-traditional methods of creating art
  • Challenging traditional ideas about what art is and can be
  • Working in a more collaborative way
  • Engaging with social and political issues
  • Using technology in new ways
  • Experimenting with negative space

How do I get my sculpture delivered?

ARTpark works with a specialised freight service to ensure your piece is delivered safely and efficiently. Enquire now for more information.

Can I commission a custom piece?

Most of our artists are practising and are willing to work on commissioned pieces - subject to their availability. Call us on 1800 646 131 or email us at sculpture@artpark.com.au for more information.

Who should I get to install the artwork?

We will do it for you! We offer a complete service that includes helping you with the installation of your piece. The cost of installation is dependent on the setting. Contact us for more information.

What artists do you work with?

We work with many artists across Australia, but some notable modern contemporary sculptors we work with include Aldo Bilotta, David Ball, and Larissa Smagarinsky.

If you are looking to add a contemporary sculpture to your space, browse our range online and contact us today for more information on pricing, delivery, and installation of our pieces.