I have undertaken some of the largest commissions in Australia, as well as having a number of works overseas. The nature of my work is generally contemporary and abstract, however I have also created some of the largest cast bronze figurative works in the country. I enjoy bringing into form, sculptures that have a presence and dignity, are beautiful, and link us to the less corporeal world of existence.
My works can be seen on my website: www.plowright.com.au
Terrance Plowright - Curriculum Vitae
Selected Major Commissions
2011: Currently working on large 3m high figure. NSW Government (details confidential)
2011: Vietnamese Boat People Memorial— Bronze sculpture including four 3/4 life-size figures and boat, memorial to the estimated 500,000 Vietnamese who perished at sea in voyages from Vietnam. Bankstown City Council. Unveiled by the Mayor, Councillor Khal Asfour, President of the NSW Chapter of the Vietnamese community in Australia, Thanh Nguyen, and Tania Mihailuk, MP.
2011: ‘Robert Rowell’ - Larger than life-size cast bronze portrait sculpture. Derby, WA
2011: ‘Life Teeming/Life Teaming’ Major sculptural commission for Waverly Council. Contemporary stainless steel work, made of over 2000 pieces with LED lighting. 4m High Cnr Hollywood Ave & Waverly St, Bondi Junction, Sydney
2010: Six Contemporary Sculptures – exploring the Arts and Sciences. Cast water clear polyurethane and sequenced lighting. Commissioned by Sellers Group.
2010: ‘Awakening Flower of Peace’ – Contemporary work of stainless steel. Gough Whitlam Park, Sydney. For Canterbury Council.
2010: ‘Life From a Suitcase’ – Nine Bronze larger than life size figures of Signorelli family members, celebrating immigration to Australia. Pyrmont Wharf, Sydney. Unveiled by Her Excellency Professor Marie Bashir AC CVO Governor of NSW. Also present: Kristina Keneally, Premier, Neville Wran & Morris Iemma, past Premiers and Barry O’Farrell, Leader of the Opposition.
2009: Penrith Cenotaph - Cast bronze, sandstone, stainless steel, LED lighting. 8m x 3m high.Unveiled by Her Excellecy the Govenor of NSW. Memory Park, corner High St & Woodriff St, Penrith NSW
2008 to 2011: SCG Sports Figures Project - 2.2 m high, cast bronze. Selected by the SCG Trust and arts critic Henry Mulholland to create 5 larger than life-size cast bronze figures. (Richie Benaud, Stan McCabe, Reg Gasnier, Trevor Allen, Steve Waugh) Sydney Cricket Ground, NSW.
2008: Smithfield Memorial and Gates - Stainless steel, cast bronze, sandstone, LED lighting. Cenotaph 8m wide, Gates 3 m wide. Smithfield Memorial Park, Cumberland Hwy, Smithfield NSW.
2008: ‘Sir Henry Parkes’ - 3.2 m high, cast bronze, and Southern Cross water feature.
2007: 10 Contemporary Steel Birds - 1 to 1.2 m high. Lend Lease, NSW.
2007: ‘Nest Of Kindred’ - 3.5 m high stainless steel contemporary figures Wyong NSW
2007: ‘Reconciliation’ - 3 m high stainless steel, LED lighting, sculptural water feature, Kings School, Sydney.
2007: “Convict Memorial’, Five 2.8 to 3 m high cast bronze figures, weighing around 1 tonne each, Echo Point, Katoomba, N.S.W.
2006: ‘Emergence’, 6 m high granite and stainless steel sculptural water feature with 3 sets of stainless contemporary figures surrounding the main feature. King St Newcastle.
2005: ‘Flowering Streams’, 5 m high, created from stainless steel plate, weighing 2 tonnes. 18 nozzles, all hydraulics hidden inside, main central sculpture suspended. The Entrance, N.S.W
2005: ‘Ekshonge’ (together), 3.3 m high, stainless steel with cold cast aluminium coating. C.R.P. hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
2005: ‘Mirrored Stillness, Dancing Streams’, 50 m water feature, 4 x granite plinths, 8 x1.5 m submersible pumps, 1 major 38 kVA water wall pump, 5 variable speed drives, computer, 98 nozzles, LED lighting. Deutsche Bank Headquarters, Sydney.
2004: ‘Three Sisters Fountain’, seven cast bronze Aboriginal figures, all around 2 m high. Part of a fountain, Life size Pit Pony and Welsh Miner, cast bronze. Scenic World Katoomba, N.S.W.
2004: ‘Wings Of Spirit’, 6 m high cast 316 stainless steel, 4.5 tonnes, Twin Waters, QLD
2003: ‘Relationships’, 3.3m high stainless steel plate contemporary figures. Part of a water feature. Kellyville, Sydney N.S.W.
2002: ‘Cobar Miner’, cast bronze 1¼ life size memorial for the mining community, Cobar N.S.W. Unveiled by Bob Carr, State Premier.
2001: ‘Aqua-helix’, 11 m high stainless steel sculpture, Henry Deane Plaza, Lee St, Sydney.
2000: Selected by Sydney Olympic Committee to design/create sculptural auction piece for Sydney Olympics. Stainless steel, cast glass and solid cast silver; 500 pieces raised $1.72 million for the athletes.
1998: Dancing Brolgas Fountain, Cockle Bay, Darling Harbour, Sydney. Twelve cast
stainless steel 1.6m high Brolgas. Spiral water feature, lighting, fibre optics.
1996: ‘From Light; Water’, 16 m high x 6 m wide, 250mm deep mural in relief. Crushed granite, crushed coloured slab glass and coloured concrete. St George Private Hospital, Sydney.
1996: St Bernadette’s, 240 square m stained glass, painted, etched and fired works. 2 sculptures, all the sacred furniture, made from marble and timber inlay, Castle Hill, Sydney.
1995: ‘Mamma Leana MBE’ Bronze. Unveiled by Federal Minister for Immigration.
1994: ‘Nurturing-Nature-Profoundly Infinite’, 22 m high x 16 m wide relief mural,
weighing 8 tonnes, Parramatta, N.S.W.
1993-1998: Gordon Uniting Church, 12 stained glass windows, 1.2m x 3.2m, painted and etched.
1992: ‘Connection’, 3 m high stainless steel sculpture, Auckland Airport, NZ.
1991: Invited by the Geneva Headquarters of the World Council of Churches to be artist/sculptor in residence. My works, created during the three week conference, were televised to over 120 countries.
1990: Hazel Hawke, First Lady, unveils major steel sculpture, ‘Emerging Relationship’, Perth Hospital, Western Australia.
1990: Kangaroo Press publishes ‘Stained Glass Inspirations and Designs’. (On my stained glass & sculptural works) Book launched by Hazel Hawke, 5 editions sold.
1989: ‘Silence’, 3 small bronze contemporary figures, 1 m high, Adelaide Airport, S.A.
1988: ‘Purity Of Spirit’, 4.5 m H x 3.3 m W, 3.5 tonnes. Drawn, slumped, five-sided bevel edged glass prisms, granite base. Originally Neeta City Sydney, now private collection.