Aug 28 2013

Spelman – Phil

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Contact: philip.spelman@anu.edu.au
Web http://soa.anu.edu.au/staff/phil-spelman

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Murrumbateman sculptor Phil Spelman is Technical Officer at the Glass Workshop, ANU School of Art.

A practicing sculptor for the past 25 years, Phil works in both painted steel and unique cast and fabricated bronze.  His works are abstract constructions where elements balance, tumble and float creating positive and negative compositions of space, light and shade. The sculptures are memorable for their vibrant colours which give luminosity and depth, creating stunning silhouettes within their environment. Inspiration for his work is derived from many sources including urban industrial landscapes, architecture and minimal art. He works directly with his material, often without a predetermined outcome.

COLLECTIONS include

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National Convention Centre, Canberra
ArtsACT, Canberra
Kondouris, Canberra
Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Canberra
Queen Beatrix Collection Commonwealth Park, Canberra
Price WaterhouseCoopers, Canberra
The Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Collection, NSW
Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW
Private Collections Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula, Perth, United States, Singapore

COMMISSIONS include

Arrow International, Chisholm ACT
ACT Cultural facilities Corporation, Civic Square Canberra
ACT Public Arts, Canberra
Civil & Civic / Lend Lease, Canberra
Canberra Grammar, Canberra
Sydney City Council, Newtown Williamson Group, Canberra
Corporate Diagnostics, Canberra
Capital Development Authority

2013 Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe WA, Australia
Winner 2012 Helen Lempriere Scholarship
Member Sculpture by the Sea “Decade Club”