Peter Steller has five sculptures in festival

SCULPTURE: Peter Steller with one of his outdoor sculptures to remain on display at Mount Coot-tha Botanical gardens until June 12.

SCULPTURE: Peter Steller with one of his outdoor sculptures to remain on display at Mount Coot-tha Botanical gardens until June 12.

Wellington Point sculptor and Scultors Queensland vice president Peter Steller features five sculptures in the forthcoming Brisbane Sculpture festival, being staged at the Mount Coot-tha Botanical gardens, at Toowong from May 24 to 26.

He has two outdoor and three indoor sculptures and joins 108 works from Sculptors Queensland in this exhibition which celebrates 50 years.

Mr Steller said the Redlands was a great source of inspiration, especially the local birds, the people walking on the sandbar or sitting under the Moreton Bay Figs at Wellington Point.

"I always admire the size and grandeur of the pelican. I enjoyed portraying these characteristics of the pelican in a non-traditional, abstract way to depict this beautiful, yet ungainly, loveable bird," he said.

The three indoor sculptures are all made from timber salvaged from local trees, Jacaranda, Forest Red gum and Moreton Bay Fig.

He said his outdoor sculptures entitled A Walk in the Park and Mr Percival were originally made from laminated veneers, then cast in aluminium.

"A Walk in the Park was inspired by watching people enjoy the simple pleasures of running, playing and family time bonding," he said.

The exhibition is open from 10am to 4pm with the official opening from 6pm to 8pm on May 24. The 28 outdoor sculptures remain on display in the gardens until June 12.