Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture – Melbourne

Welcome to ARTpark, your go-to destination for high-end, limited edition Outdoor & Garden sculpture. A leading provider of Australian sculpture, ARTpark specialises in large scale metal garden sculptures in Melbourne, with a preference for Bronze sculptures, Stainless-Steel sculptures and Corten steel sculptures. Our collection of sculpture is crafted by highly talented Australian artists & sculptors, with an emphasis on quality of build, finish and exclusivity.
– Private and Commercial sculpture sales

 

Abstract Sculpture

Lacunae – 60cm

Charles Blackman

Visage – 1.2m

Stephen Glassborow

Eucalypts – 1.7m

At ARTpark, we specialise in providing high-quality, limited-edition garden sculptures in Melbourne, to enhance the luxury and elegance of your outdoor space. We operate throughout Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula, providing end to end sculptural services including delivery and installation to some of the most prestigious suburbs, such as Toorak, Portsea, East Melbourne, Brighton, Middle Park, and Albert Park. Our sculptures are perfect for those looking for luxury garden decor, high-end outdoor decor, or horse-themed home decor.

Browse our collection of outdoor sculptures in Melbourne to find the perfect piece to suit your personal style and enhance the luxury and elegance of your home and outdoor space today. ARTpark is your one-stop shop for sculptures and garden sculptures in Melbourne and the Mornington Peninsula.

 

Folko Kooper

Grape leaf – 1.6m

Stephen Glassborow

Head Space – 1.85m

Folko Kooper

Roses – 1.5m

Garden Sculpture

Pod [kinetic 1] – 2.7m

Jonathan Leahey

Ace – 2.5m

Garden Sculpture

Returning Home – 2.1m

Tobias Bennett

CLAWED

Contemporary Round Sculptures

Vitality – 85cm

Metal Garden Sculptures Melbourne

ARTpark Australia offers an exclusive selection of limited-edition sculptural forms created by highly skilled contemporary Australian artists. Our sculptors are experts in their respective mediums and take great pride in producing quality and finely finished contemporary outdoor and garden sculptures in Melbourne.

Discover our collection of contemporary metal garden sculptures in Melbourne made from durable materials that can withstand Australia’s harsh weather and climate conditions. Our sculptures are crafted from bronze, corten-steel, and stainless steel, all of which have been rigorously tested against the elements and designed to last for many years.

Take a look at our collection of garden sculptures suitable for outdoor placement in Melbourne.

 

Garden Sculpture

Connection – 2.2m

Contemporary Round Sculptures

Luna – 2.8m

Animal Sculpture

Octopus – 90cm

Materials Our Artists Use for Outdoor Sculptures in Melbourne

Outdoor sculptures can be made from a variety of materials, each with its own unique properties and characteristics. Some of the most common materials used for outdoor sculptures in Melbourne include stone, metal, wood, and glass. The choice of material used in creating an outdoor sculpture will depend on the artist’s vision, the intended location and environment, and the desired effect. Discover some of the materials used by our artists below.

 

Bronze Garden Sculpture Melbourne

Bronze is an ideal material for outdoor sculpture in Melbourne due to its durability and resistance to corrosion and weathering. The strength and robustness of bronze also makes it suitable for supporting larger sculptures. The naturally golden colour of bronze statues does not fade with time and can even be enhanced with a patina, which is produced by controlled chemical and thermal processes. Applying a patina to a bronze sculpture reduces maintenance requirements and increases its lifespan. Throughout history, many large-scale sculptures have been created using bronze, making it a popular and respected medium for monumental works.

Stephen Glassborow

Hi Horse – 1m

Bronze sculpture

Bianca – 49x70cm

Todd Stuart

Dreamtime 1/12

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Mild Steel Outdoor Sculpture Melbourne

Mild steel is a popular choice for creating outdoor contemporary art in Australia due to its durability and lightweight nature, making it easy to handle. It can be easily moulded and welded into any desired shape, making it highly adaptable. Additionally, mild steel is resistant to rust and corrosion, ensuring the longevity of the artwork.

Astra Parker

Cell – 56cm

Tobias Bennett

Spheres – 2.4 & .9m

fabricated steel sculpture

Bas Relief Panels

Abstract Sculpture

Synergy – 2.75m

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Corten Steel Metal Sculpture Melbourne

Corten steel, a type of steel that naturally develops a protective layer of rust over time, is an ideal material for outdoor sculptures in Melbourne due to its strength and ability to withstand shaping into larger and heavier pieces. This material requires minimal maintenance and does not require any special treatments or painting. Outdoor steel sculptures made from Corten steel can add character and interest to any landscape without the need for extensive maintenance.

Abstract Sculpture

Vortex Mandala -1.2m

Garden Sculpture

Knot – 1.8m

Garden Sculpture

Cargo Cult – 1.8m

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Stainless-Steel Sculpture

Stainless steel is a commonly used material for contemporary metal garden sculptures in Melbourne, public art installations, and outdoor features due to its versatility in being cast, fabricated, and machined into limitless shapes and finished with various surface finishes and colour effects. The key advantages of stainless steel include its ability to resist rust and degradation, and the availability of different grades. While 304-grade stainless steel is commonly used for many art features, 316-grade stainless steel is often recommended for items that will be placed in coastal areas or gardens due to its even greater resistance to corrosion.

Phillip Piperidis

Conversations – 2.4m

Abstract Sculpture

Flow – 8m

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Our Artists

ARTpark is proud to showcase a talented and diverse group of artists from Australia and beyond. Our artists work across a range of mediums and styles, from traditional bronze sculptures to contemporary metal works and mixed media installations. Whether they are established names or emerging talents, our artists share a commitment to innovation, quality, and craftsmanship. They draw inspiration from a variety of sources, from the natural world to urban landscapes and abstract concepts, resulting in a vibrant and captivating collection of outdoor sculptures in Melbourne. At ARTpark, we believe that art has the power to transform and enrich our lives, and we are honoured to represent these talented artists and their inspiring works.

Charles Blackman (1928-2018)

Highly acclaimed Australian artist and sculptor, known for his contributions to the Australian art scene. Born in Sydney, Blackman’s artistic journey began at a young age, and he went on to become one of the most influential artists of his generation. Blackman’s work is characterised by its rich imagination, emotional depth, and poetic language, which has garnered him widespread acclaim in the art world. His artistic style spans across different mediums, including painting, printmaking, drawing, and sculpture.

His artwork has been exhibited in major galleries around the world. In the 1960s, he was inspired by the works of Henri Matisse and Alexander Calder, leading him to create his own sculptural cut-outs. These were assembled in his studio, transcending traditional art forms. The cut-outs were shaped as maquettes for future sculptures. In 1993, the cardboard maquettes were showcased at Blackman’s retrospective exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria. He expressed his desire to have the maquettes turned into bronze sculptures, which was realised on his 80th birthday. Each sculpture was signed by the artist and limited to a small edition. In addition to his significant contributions to Australian art, Blackman has been recognized for his achievements with numerous awards, including the Order of Australia.

Greg Johns

Greg Johns is one of Australia’s best known and most successful contemporary sculptors. Based in Adelaide, he has been making sculptures for public spaces since graduating from the S.A.N School of Art in 1978. He is a member of the New York Sculptors’ Guild and the International Sculptor Centre and has participated in numerous solo and group exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, England and the United States. 

Johns’ work is deeply influenced by the big sky country of the Adelaide Hills, characterised by its simultaneous toughness and vulnerability. However, over time, a layering of ideas has evolved within Johns’ aesthetic, which could be said to tie his work more tightly with the object matters of Melbourne based artists, rather than the Conceptual non-makers of Adelaide. Despite placing importance on the local context of his practice, recognition and acceptance of his sculpture has come largely, from outside of his hometown. In 2005 Johns was selected as a finalist in the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Prize, and he has received numerous public and private sculpture commissions.

Larissa Smagarinsky

Smagarinsky’s work is influenced by classical sculpture, but she also incorporates modern elements to create a unique style. Her figurative sculptures are known for their lifelike details, intricate textures, and dynamic poses. She uses the lost wax casting process to create her bronze sculptures, which allows her to capture the essence of movement and emotion in her work.

Smagarinsky’s sculptures have been exhibited in galleries and museums around the world, including the Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg, Russia, the National Museum of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Florence Biennale in Italy. She has also received numerous awards and commissions, including a commission to create a bronze sculpture for the city of Moscow.

Smagarinsky’s passion for sculpture is evident in her dedication to her craft. She continues to push the boundaries of figurative sculpture and explores new techniques to create her stunning bronze masterpieces. Her work is highly sought after by collectors and art enthusiasts, and she is considered one of the most talented and accomplished figurative sculptors working today.

James Parrett (2018 sculpture by the sea winner)

Parrett’s work explores the relationship between humanity and the natural environment, often using discarded industrial materials to create his sculptures. He has exhibited in various galleries and art fairs in Australia and internationally, including the Sydney Contemporary Art Fair and Art Central Hong Kong. Parrett’s sculptures are held in private and public collections in Australia, including the National Gallery of Victoria. James Parrett has been sculpting for over 25 years now. He has been a finalist in numerous sculpture prizes, created several solo exhibitions and awarded a number of commissions, most notably The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial at the Australian War Memorial (Canberra 2012). James is winner of the Montalto Winery sculpture prize in 2016 and recipient of the 2018 Aqualand sculpture prize, the major award at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.

Phillip Piperides

Phillip Piperidis is an internationally renowned artist and sculptor born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1956. He migrated to Australia in 1967 and discovered his passion for sculpture as a teenager, studying under the tutelage of Russian-born sculptor George Virine from 1972 to 1976. Piperidis later travelled to Greece, where he trained under the legendary Greek sculptor Vangilis Moustakas and acquired extensive knowledge of bronze casting at the Dimitri Gavallas Foundry. He was awarded the Churchill Fellowship (Sculpture) in 1990 and travelled to Canada, the USA, and England to further his knowledge of monumental castings. Today, Piperidis is an internationally acclaimed artist and sculptor at the height of his career, continuously pushing the boundaries of the art world.

Landmark Sculptures

Contemporary metal sculptures of a large scale can add unique character and community interest to any landscape in Melbourne. Our team collaborates closely with property developers and landscape designers to help identify the perfect installation view for their clients' specific preferences and requirements. We offer an extensive selection of modern artworks that are sure to enhance any outdoor area.

Explore our range of large-scale outdoor sculptures available in Melbourne today.

Contemporary Outdoor Sculpture Placement

ARTpark offers professional guidance and consultation on sculpture placement, installation, and installation view.

Numerous factors, such as site access and terrain, determine the feasibility of sculpture placement. We are available for a phone consultation or site visit to provide you with expert insights into what is achievable for your project.

Who We Work With

ARTpark leverages years of industry connections and specialised knowledge to support architects, property developers, interior designers, landscape designers, and private estates and homes in all aspects of sculpture.

Our collection includes a wide range of options for outdoor sculptures in Melbourne, from garden sculptures for private homes to large outdoor sculptures for corporate premises or rural properties. We're confident that we have something that will meet your specific requirements.

Commissioning Custom Sculpture

As you browse through our collection of contemporary sculptors and their creations, you may come across a work of art that captures your interest but is not available in the desired scale or finish. If this is the situation, we encourage you to contact us, as most sculptural pieces can be made in a range of dimensions and materials. You can explore our exhibited pieces or get in touch with us for more information regarding a customised piece for your project or home. Additionally, if you have a distinct design idea or an artist you admire, we welcome you to inquire about commissioning a bespoke piece.

Supporting Australian Arts.

Several of our Australian sculptures exemplify the culture and splendour of the environment in which they are situated. Our sculpture artists hail from various regions of Australia and endeavour to create artwork that mirrors and complements the breathtaking Australian landscape. Procuring sculptural pieces from ARTpark Australia directly supports these outstanding artists, enabling contemporary sculptors to generate more magnificent large-scale works that can be showcased across Australia via Our Sculptural walks.

Categories of Contemporary & Metal Sculpture In Melbourne

Figurative Sculpture

Figurative sculpture is a category of sculpture that focuses on the depiction of the human form, animals or other recognisable objects. Figurative sculptures can be highly realistic, abstract, or stylised, and can be created using a variety of materials such as stone, bronze, or even mixed media. Figurative sculptures have a rich history dating back to ancient civilisations and continue to be a popular genre in contemporary art.

This category of sculpture allows artists to explore and interpret the human experience, capturing emotion, movement, and form in a way that is both captivating and thought-provoking. Whether created as a stand-alone piece or as part of a larger installation, figurative sculptures can evoke a range of emotions and inspire viewers to see the world in new and meaningful ways.

Surrealism Sculpture

Abstract sculptures are often viewed as symbolic of the subconscious, and they can be crafted from a range of materials, though metal or stone are often the most prevalent. Surrealist sculptures, on the other hand, frequently incorporate unexpected pairings of objects to create a dreamy or eerie quality. They frequently employ illusions and negative space to achieve their effects.

Realism Sculpture

Realist sculptures aim to depict their subject matter as accurately as possible, using techniques like detailed carving or casting in metals and sometimes utilising unconventional materials like clay or plaster. They often portray everyday scenes or the human form in a lifelike manner, allowing viewers to see through the artist's eyes and gain insight into their world and perspectives.

Australian Sculpture

It's evident that Australian sculpture is ubiquitous, appearing in many places such as parks or urban areas. Although some might find these artworks unusual or intimidating, they undoubtedly leave a lasting impression on their surroundings. ARTpark's contemporary sculptures contribute to and enhance any environment, whether it be natural or man-made. We collaborate with our clients to identify the perfect location and installation view for their metal garden sculptures in Melbourne.

FAQs

Can you deliver around Australia?

ARTpark boasts considerable expertise in handling projects across various locations in Australia. Our all-inclusive services comprise consultation, delivery, and installation, catering to the needs of both private and commercial clients throughout the country.

Can you deliver internationally?

ARTpark can help arrange the transportation of sculptures to all the major international cities worldwide using specialised freight channels.

How do I get my metal art sculpture delivered?

ARTpark collaborates with a specialised freight service to ensure the secure and prompt delivery of your sculpture. Contact us for additional details.

Can I commission a custom metal garden sculpture in Melbourne?

The majority of our artists are actively creating and are open to accepting commissioned works, depending on their availability. To learn more about this option, please feel free to contact us at sculpture@artpark.com.au or call us at 1800 646 131.

Who should I get to install the artwork?

We can handle it for you! Our comprehensive services include assistance with the installation of your sculpture, with installation costs varying depending on the setting. Kindly get in touch with us for further details.

What artists do you work with?

We collaborate with numerous artists across Australia, including distinguished modern contemporary sculptors like Aldo Bilotta, David Ball, and Larissa Smagarinsky.

To acquire a contemporary sculpture for your premises, peruse our collection online and reach out to us for details concerning pricing, delivery, and installation.

What makes a sculpture unique?

Whenever you acquire a sculpture from ARTPark Australia, we will provide you with an authenticity certificate. This document will contain details such as the edition number, artist, and gallery information. Unique sculptures are original pieces of art that cannot be duplicated through casting or other methods of production. Our expertise lies in crafting unique, one-of-a-kind, and small-run limited-edition sculptures.

Contemporary art refers to the art of the present day, often encompassing ideas and issues in addition to aesthetics. Typically, contemporary artists are still living and actively producing art.

What are the seven elements of sculpture?

Sculpture comprises seven fundamental elements that are often explored in artistic practice. These elements include form, space, volume, surface, texture, line, and colour and serve as the fundamental building blocks for creating artwork. Through the comprehension and application of these elements, artists can craft pieces that are both visually appealing and structurally robust.

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.