I am a story teller of sorts and through my art practice and skills I have developed over the years and with the use of different materials, I go on a journey of exploration. I seek to connect that moment in time. Whether it be a past experience or a present response to what I see or feel, I endeavour to convey that caption in my sculptures. The process of using materials like metal, timber or stone will give you a completely different outcome. So in the creation of a sculpture the chosen material will quite often dictate the end result, but that’s alright its part of the process and journey.
I involve myself with many of the local community events on the Central Coast along with curating Sculpture at Kooindah, Yarramalong Arts Trail, Forest of Tranquility and hold workshops focusing on Youth vocational activities. I also facilitate and support community workshops in sustainable management practice along with many collaborative works on the Coast.
A man with an incredible scientific mind, Howard was director of a psychiatric clinic in Newcastle for most of his working life; he never wanted to take up private practice. In his very limited spare time, Howard ventured into all sorts of artistic endeavours – sculpture, painting, fine wood working, print making, wood block, silver smithing, photography and more.
Over the years he has passed on so much knowledge to Henryk – who will be forever grateful. He provided much guidance to Henryk in his technical craft and art endeavours. More importantly, during numerous visits to Newcastle, Henryk’s Australian red wine appreciation began – cheers Howard.
Keith Rowe Glass
Glass has driven me for nearly 40 years. Without it my life may have been less active.
Making glass keeps me physically and mentally alert. My inspiration comes from all that surrounds me from the large landscapes to the small intimate objects that appear. I never have a problem with finding new works as there is so much to choose from. It is about colour and form.
Inga is an artist living and working in Sydney.
Having grown up in the Blue Mountains, much of her work is influenced by the Australian landscape and its native flora. Inga works using a variety of mediums however, she prefers working with natural fibres, paper and watercolours. She has done several collaborative projects with illustrator, Bill Hope and artist, Henryk Topolnicki.