Join us for a special evening to celebrate International Sculpture Day and be inspired by two of Australia’s leading sculptors as they discuss with McClelland’s Director the current state of sculpture, its influences, impact internationally and its future direction.
About the Sculptors
For over two decades Lisa Roet has won acclaim in Australia and internationally for her powerful investigations into the complex interface between humans and our simian relatives, drawing inspiration from a myriad of sources including residencies at major international zoos.
With the ape as her muse, Roet encourages us to reflect upon prevailing attitudes towards these relatives with whom we share in excess of 98% of our DNA.
Geoffrey Bartlett’s sculpture has embraced both studio-based works and major public commissions, each enriching the other and producing an oeuvre of inventive and impressive works which have established him as one of Australia’s most successful and important sculptors.
Working predominately within the language of abstraction Bartlett’s sculptures are spatially complex; they engage with the physical qualities of tension and balance and conceptually with the interaction of opposites from the inorganic and organic, external and internal through to ideas of the physical and emotional.