Hi all, This is Adrian updating the site today. For some time now, I have been working on a big project and until now it has been a bit of a secret to the public. I feel the time is right to tell all, and for me it is a sense of accomplishment. I have recently installed my first major piece of public art and from all accounts it has been well received by all. The artwork takes pride of place in front of the Top of the Torrens Gallery and is there to greet you as you enter. This piece is a goanna (perentie) sculpture made from recycled horseshoes, 135 to be precise. He is perched atop the log that was always a part of the garden and measures 2.1m in length.
This installation marks a significant point in my journey as a metal sculptor. I have only been doing this form of artwork for 4 years, and in that time have progressed from basic home garden art to having my artwork recognised at a statewide event , the Brighton Jetty Sculptures. Now having my first public art on permanent display makes me feel that I have matured as a sculptor. You may have noticed the title “Our First Public Artwork Is Now On Permanent Display”. Well even though I created this piece, I wouldn’t have done so without the support of my wife Ann. At one point I was all but ready to give up, but she encouraged me to push through and the end result speaks volumes.
On top of that, I have been invited by the Lyndoch Lavender Farm to exhibit my work for the SALA festival 2023. I am extremely honoured, and humbled to have been asked to do this, and hope that my art will be well received by all. We are all very excited about this upcoming event. I hope that we will see you call in and spend some time at the store and cafe as well as wander through the lavender and look at my artwork.
As well as displaying here and at the Top of the Torrens Gallery, we are also displaying at the Springton Town Hall for SALA. Needless to say, the last few months have been pretty hectic for both of us.
Hope to see you at one of our exhibitions! AJ