Saturday 6 May, 10am – 3.30pm
Fee: $80/$65 concession (materials included)
Responding to the intriguing and beautiful environment of the Ovens River: Collecting and photographing objects / images from the river bank and trail; creating a design and sculptural form; colourbond etching using techniques of hand scribing and dremel scratching; bending possibilities for taking a piece into a 3D / sculptural realm
Since completing his B. Ed. in Art and a Graduate Diploma in Sculpture, Anderson has been working as an artist in a wide variety of workplaces. From painting on the streets of New York, to skilled foundry work, to project managing large scale public works and private commissions.
He is known for his creative ability in specialist metalworking skills and design and has produced some of Melbourne’s more contemporary public sculptures. His patrons include City Councils & Architects, The Dept of Education and numerous other institutions and private collectors.
Anderson’s private art practice is closely linked with his public work. Thematically he uses natural form, creative process, memory and imagination – combined with intelligent design processes, solid and sensual construction skills, and appropriate sense of materials.
Predominantly Anderson’s work engages with audiences through the themes of environment, landscape and memory.
Since 1995 Anderson has been a principal Artist and director at Down Street Studios in Collingwood, producing innovative site-specific public sculpture, major council commissions and a number of mixed media installations and exhibitions. He lives in Melbourne with his partner and family.