Wellington Point sculptor Peter Steller joins fellow sculptor Mela Cooke in Wild Forms, being exhibited alongside Living Legends by artist Laura Smith at the Urban Paradise gallery, Annerley Road, Wooloongabba.
Steller is known for turning salvaged timber into art. Some of his forms are a few millimetres thin, and display the natural lines of the grain to enhance and transform each piece into a unique sculpture.
“It is the wood however, that ultimately guides and determines the final outcome of my sculptures. I like to reveal the internal beauty within the wood and this is what makes the work individual,” he said.
Cooke’s work has recently been exhibited in London, Brussels and Hong Kong, and shows her love of bronze and figurative work. As a former physiotherapist, it is noted when looking at her figurative sculptures that her hands have developed a unique intuition, to not only capture the graceful movement of the human body but also that of the animal kingdom. Her figurative sculptures convey the character and personality of her subjects with a simplicity of line and honesty of form.
The walls of the exhibition space also show portraits, including former international cricketer Alan Border, former rugby union player John Eales, former rugby league player and television commentator Darren Lockyer and dramatist and playwright David Williamson. These have been created by Laura Smith.
Admission to the exhibition is free with free parking also available on site. It is open from 10am to 4pm from September 1 to 16. Enquiries to 0414 384 466.