About Phillip Piperides

Phillip Piperides was born in Nicosa, Cyprus in 1956 and his family moved to Australia in 1967.

As a teenager his involvement with clay and his drive to model it into sculpture was the driving force for him to join the private classes of Russian-born sculptor George Virine (1972-1976)

Piperides further explored sculpture in Brisbane until 1983 when he embarked an a tour travelling to Greece studying with Greek sculptor Vangilis Moustakas and learning the many facets of bronze casting at the Dimitri Gavallas Foundry. In 1984 he went to work at Pietra Santa to give himself a more thorough sculptural knowledge.

Recipient of the Churchill Fellowship (Sculpture) in 1990 in recognition of his achievements with clay and bronze, Piperides travelled to Canada, U.S.A. and England to further his knowledge in monumental castings.

He has an impressive record of public and private commissions.

Modelling, casting, finishing, Piperides controls every step of the process of bronze sculpture making. His virtuosity at modelling and his innovative patinas, through their remarkable variations, convey the voluptuous richness of the human body.

 

Biography

1956 Born Nicosia, Cyprus

 

Studies

1983-84 Study tour to Greece & Italy
Sculptor, Vangilis Moustakas
Foundry, Dimitri Gavalas Italy, Pietra Santa
1975 Queensland College of Art, Brisbane
1975 Private sculpture classes with George Virine, Brisbane

 

Solo Exhibitions

2002 The Bruton Street Gallery, London
2002 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2001 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
2000 Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane
2000 Delshan Gallery, Melbourne
2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane
1998 The Bruton Street Gallery, London
1998 Chapman Gallery, Canberra
1997 Michel Sourgnes Fine Arts, Brisbane

 

Selected Group Exhibitions

2000 Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
2000 The Bruton Street Gallery, London
1999 Tobin Gibson Gallery, Sydney
1999 The Bruton Street Gallery, London

 

Interests

1988 Workshops for Churchill Fellows Assoc
Workshops for Qld Art Gallery Guides
Produced video for Qld Art Gallery
         “Masterpieces from the Louvre”
Produced video for SBS Television
          “Bronzes in Perides Art Foundry”
1985 Workshops for Qld Sculptors Society

 

Awards

1989 Churchill Fellowship
          Travel to Canada, USA and England to further knowledge in monumental castings
   

 

Selected Commissions

1997 Private commission, Port Moresby PNG
           Larger than life size horse and rider
1997 Memorial to Peter Lacey, Surf Lifesaver, Gold Coast
           2.2m high bronze human figure
1997 Memorial to survivors “Stinson Crash”
           O'Reilley's Guest House,
           Lamington National Park
1996 Australian Coat of Arms
            Australian High commission
            Port Moresby, Papua new Guinea
            3.3 x 2.3m life form in cast aluminum
1996 Bronze figure of Hippocrates
            Royal Brisbane Hospital Medical School
            2.2m high bronze
1994 Memorial to Banjo Patterson
            Winton Shire Council
            Life Size Bronze
1993 Casting Coat of Arms, series of 30 bronzes
            Casting components of major Coat of Arms
            Commonwealth Law Courts Brisbane
            For Keith Ward Design Pty Ltd
1992 Memorial figure of Lady Bowen
            Greek Community Centre
            2.2m high bronze
1990 Portrait medallions, University of Queensland
1990 City Council Crest, Brisbane City Council
             Botanic Gardens
1990 Series of crests for Queensland Police Department
1988 Bronze and sandstone group
             Mount Isa Mines Building, Brisbane
1987 Mermaid figures
            Sheraton Mirage Ballroom,
            Gold Coast, Life size bronze
1986 Group of three contemporary pieces
            Gold Coast International Hotel
1985 Portrait figure, Sir Joh Bjelke-Petersen

 

 

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