Phillip Piperides

solo exhibition
the NUDE
11 November – 6 December 2017
view exhibition here

phillip-piperides

Phillip Piperides

Reclining Torso Study 20×12×20cm bronze

Phillip Piperides was born in Nicosia, Cyprus in 1956. Due to the situation in Cyprus his family moved to Australia and he acquired Australian Citizenship in 1978.

As a teenager his involvement with clay and his drive to model it into sculpture was the driving force for him to join private classes of Russian born sculptor George Virine. Phillip further explored sculpture in Brisbane until he embarked on a “Grand Tour”, travelling to Greece and studying with Greek sculptor Vangillis Muutstakas and learning the many facets of bronze casting at the Dimitri Gavallas Foundry. He then went on to work at Pietra Santa, Italy to give himself a more sculptural knowledge.

In 1989 he was the recipient of a Churchill Fellowship (Sculpture) in recognition of his achievements with clay and bronze. Phillip travelled to Canada, USA and England to further his knowledge in monumental casting.

With modelling, casting and finishing, Phillip controls every step of the process of bronze sculpture creation. His virtuosity at modelling and his innovative patinas through their remarkable variations convey a voluptuous richness of human flesh.

He has had a major influence on the career of many sculptors, conducting workshops for the Churchill Fellowship Association, the Queensland Art Gallery Guides and the Queensland Sculptors Society. He has produced a video for the Queensland Art Gallery “Masterpieces from the Louvre” and a video for SBS Television “Bronzes in Perides Art foundry”.

He has an impressive record of public and private commissions.

Numerous major private and government commissions have been completed including works for Investwell Holdings in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, the Peter Lacey Foundation, Gold Coast Queensland, Lamington National Park Queensland, the Australian Coat of Arms – Australian High Commission Brisbane Queensland, Royal Brisbane Hospital Medical School Queensland, Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane, Bowen Greek Community Centre, Queensland, Brisbane City Council Crest, Queensland, Queensland Police Department, Brisbane, Mount Isa Mines Building, Brisbane, Sheraton Mirage Hotel, Gold Coast, Gold Coast International Hotel, Queen Street Mall, Brisbane (since relocated to the Royal Womens and Childrens Hospital Brisbane).

Selected Exhibitions

2017 the NUDE, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
Since 1999 numerous Robin Gibson Gallery group exhibitions including Annual Sculpture Surveys
2014 The Artist’s Model, Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2014 Miniatures – Christmas Show Anthea Polson Art
2013 The Artists Muse Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011 8 Days Before Christmas Our Artists’ Special Christmas Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2011 Art Images, Adelaide
2010 Christmas Portrait Show, Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 The Viewer Anthea Polson Art, Qld
2010 Robin Gibson Gallery
2009 La Gallery, St Paul de Vence, France
2007 Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2007 La Gallery, St Paul de Vence, France
2006 Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2005 Robin Gibson Gallery
2005 Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
2002 Bruton St Gallery, London
2002 Robin Gibson Gallery
2002 Maria Perides Gallery, Brisbane
2001 Chapman Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000 Michael Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane
1999 Michael Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane
1998 Bruton St Gallery, London
1998 Chapman Gallery, Melbourne
1997 Michael Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane

Collections / Commissions

Acquired by private and public collections throughout Australia, Europe and America, as well as by Prime Minister of Italy.

2013 Images acquired by Skywalk, Brisbane Airport, Qld
2013 Young Bee Gees sculpture, Redcliffe Qld
2013 Kokoda Track War Memorial, Ferntree Gully Vic
2013 Darren Lockyer sculpture, Suncorp Stadium, Qld
2013 Portrait bust of C.O, Sugar Cane Board, Qld
2013 Monument to Vietnamese boat people, Kangaroo Point, Qld
2011 Walking On Glass Brisbane Boys College, Qld
2011 Portrait sculture of “Hurry Murry” for The Queensland Club
2011 Portraits plaque of High Court Judge Ian Callinan
1997 Memorial to Peter Lacey, Gold Coast
1997 Memorial to survivors “Stinson Crash”
1996 Australian Coat of Arms, Australian High Commission, PNG
1996 Hippocrates sculpture, Royal Brisbane Medical School
1994 Memorial to Banjo Patterson, Winton Shire Council
1993 Casting Coat of Arms, Commonwealth Law Courts, Brisbane
1992 Memorial Figure of Lady Bowen, Greek Community Centre, Brisbane
1990 Portrait medallions, University of Queensland
1988 Council Crest, Brisbane City Council Botanical Gardens
1987 Bronze and sandstone group, Mount Isa Mines Building, Brisbane
1987 Sheraton Mirage, Gold Coast


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