A Survey of Small Sculpture - Paul Selwood

Paul Selwood

A Survey of Small Sculpture

 

In a natural progression following his survey of large
sculpture at Maitland Regional Art Gallery in 2016,
Wollombi, Hunter Valley sculptor Paul Selwood brings
to Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre a survey of his
small sculpture. While it by no means covers all of the
themes he has worked on over a fifty-year practice, it
does bring together many of the key works from which
many variations evolved.

 

 There is nothing new in my work method, oxy and plasma
cutting, welding, and forging began with Picasso’s first welded
sculpture ‘Construction in Wire’ in 1928.

 

 From there a tradition developed. The main players were Julio
Gonzalez in Spain, David Smith in the United States and
Anthony Caro in England. This was the origin of the concept of

 

 

 

sculpture that is built in space rather than modelled. 
                                                               Paul Selwood

Most of the sculptures in this survey employ a cut and
fold technique in which a drawing on steel is cut through
the plate and the elements still attached to the plate are
then folded out of the plane into the third dimension.

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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening
night 6pm Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with 
refreshments courtesy of Small Forest, Hunter Belle
Cheese and Pukara Estate.

 

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Artwork: Paul Selwood, Just Sitting 2014, painted steel,
76 x 57 x 40cm. Photo: Stephen Oxenbury.

 

Three Well Known Australians - Martin Shaw

Martin Shaw

Three Well Known Australians

Who are these three well known Australians? The portrait Three
Well Known Australians
 has been posing this question to 
exhibition viewers since it began touring in 1983. The clues are
in the painting but artist Martin Shaw won’t reveal the 
answer. What can be revealed though, is the black and white
dog sitting in the corner of the canvas is named ‘Pea’.

 The mystery of the identities of the three figures in the painting
has inspired many guesses throughout the years, reflecting and
revealing the trends and values of each community the painting
tours to. Come and record your own guess in this unique,
historical document!

 


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Exhibiting from 8 July to 26 August 2018. Opening night 6pm
Saturday 7 July 2018. Free entry with refreshments courtesy of
Small Forest, Hunter Belle Cheese and Pukara Estate /
Artwork:
Martin Shaw, Three Well Known Australians 1982 (detail),
acrylic.