Public Sculpture, Australia

The sculptors who adorned the streets, galleries and public buildings of Australia. Few of our early sculptors were home-grown, and most are forgotten now, but their work remains...
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The Dog on the Tucker Box located at Snake Gully, five miles (8 km) from Gundagai, NSW. The sculptor was  Francis Philip (Frank) Rusconi (1874-1964), monumental mason born near Braidwood, NSW of Swiss parents. He studied in Europe then returned to Australia as a monumental mason. The dog section of the monument was cast in bronze by 'Oliver's Foundry' Sydney. It was unveiled by the then Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons on 28 November 1932 as a tribute to pioneers.

The Dog on the Tucker Box located at Snake Gully, five miles (8 km) from Gundagai, NSW. The sculptor was Francis Philip (Frank) Rusconi (1874-1964), monumental mason born near Braidwood, NSW of Swiss parents. He studied in Europe then returned to Australia as a monumental mason. The dog section of the monument was cast in bronze by 'Oliver's Foundry' Sydney. It was unveiled by the then Prime Minister of Australia Joseph Lyons on 28 November 1932 as a tribute to pioneers.

The Australian WWI Digger at the western end of The Anzac Bridge in Rozelle Sydney commemorates the soldiers lost at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915. Sculptor Alan   Somerville has created numerous public works include the two Bronze Diggers on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, the Bull at World Square, Sir Henry Parkes in Centennial Park, Sir Roden Cutler, at Manly, and the three bronze sculptures at the Australian War Memorial, plus countless private commissions in Australia and abroad.

The Australian WWI Digger at the western end of The Anzac Bridge in Rozelle Sydney commemorates the soldiers lost at Gallipoli in Turkey in 1915. Sculptor Alan Somerville has created numerous public works include the two Bronze Diggers on Sydney’s Anzac Bridge, the Bull at World Square, Sir Henry Parkes in Centennial Park, Sir Roden Cutler, at Manly, and the three bronze sculptures at the Australian War Memorial, plus countless private commissions in Australia and abroad.

Desert Mounted Corps Memorial - Canberra. The original memorial by Australian sculptor Charles Web Gilbert (1867-1925) was unveiled in Port Said, Egypt in 1932. It suffered war damage in the 1960s, and the remnants were brought back to Australia and recast. The first cast is in WA. The ACT memorial is a copy of that one.

Desert Mounted Corps Memorial - Canberra. The original memorial by Australian sculptor Charles Web Gilbert (1867-1925) was unveiled in Port Said, Egypt in 1932. It suffered war damage in the 1960s, and the remnants were brought back to Australia and recast. The first cast is in WA. The ACT memorial is a copy of that one.

Cricket legend, Richie Benaud, poses with a sculpture of himself following an official unveiling at the SCG in 2008. The cast bronze life-size statue is by Terrance Plowright, a Blue Mountains-based sculptor who has completer a number of public commissions throughout Australasia.

Cricket legend, Richie Benaud, poses with a sculpture of himself following an official unveiling at the SCG in 2008. The cast bronze life-size statue is by Terrance Plowright, a Blue Mountains-based sculptor who has completer a number of public commissions throughout Australasia.

Memorial to Colin Thiele (1920-2006) author of  "Storm Boy" sculpted by local artist Christopher Radford F.R.S.A. The statue shows the author with the pelican Mr Percival. It is situated in the Eudunda Town Gardens, Eudunda, South Australia and was unveiled in 1988in its original fibreglass form.

Memorial to Colin Thiele (1920-2006) author of "Storm Boy" sculpted by local artist Christopher Radford F.R.S.A. The statue shows the author with the pelican Mr Percival. It is situated in the Eudunda Town Gardens, Eudunda, South Australia and was unveiled in 1988in its original fibreglass form.

'Venus'  Sculpture Conservatory Gardens, Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria, This is a  copy of Antonio Canova's (1757-1822) Italian Venus (Venere italica) now in the Palazzo Pitti (Florence, Italy)

'Venus' Sculpture Conservatory Gardens, Rosalind Park, Bendigo, Victoria, This is a copy of Antonio Canova's (1757-1822) Italian Venus (Venere italica) now in the Palazzo Pitti (Florence, Italy)

The offerings of peace, Sydney Art Gallery by Gilbert Bayes PRBS. Gilbert William Bayes RA (1872 – 1953) was a British sculptor. Born in London into a family of artists, Bayes' career began as a student under Sir George Frampton and Harry Bates, and so became associated with the British New Sculpture movement and its focus on architectural sculpture.

The offerings of peace, Sydney Art Gallery by Gilbert Bayes PRBS. Gilbert William Bayes RA (1872 – 1953) was a British sculptor. Born in London into a family of artists, Bayes' career began as a student under Sir George Frampton and Harry Bates, and so became associated with the British New Sculpture movement and its focus on architectural sculpture.

Located in Canberra's civic square the statue of "Ethos" guards the entrance to today's ACT Legislative Assembly. Ethos (meaning) is a copper sculpture created by Tom Bass (1916 – 2010),  a renowned Australian sculptor. It was commissioned by the National Capital Development Commission in 1959 before being unveiled in 1961.

Located in Canberra's civic square the statue of "Ethos" guards the entrance to today's ACT Legislative Assembly. Ethos (meaning) is a copper sculpture created by Tom Bass (1916 – 2010), a renowned Australian sculptor. It was commissioned by the National Capital Development Commission in 1959 before being unveiled in 1961.

The statue of Burke and Wills was originally placed at the intersection of Collins and Russell Streets Melbourne in 1865. The statue is now located at  CITY SQUARE, south-east corner of Swanston and Collins Streets.

The statue of Burke and Wills was originally placed at the intersection of Collins and Russell Streets Melbourne in 1865. The statue is now located at CITY SQUARE, south-east corner of Swanston and Collins Streets.

Peter Corlett's sculpture Simpson and his donkey, 1915. The Memorial opened its Sculpture Garden in January 1999. Throughout the grounds are major commemorative works, including sculptures such as Simpson and his donkey, Australian serviceman, and Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, a work commemorating the medical staff who came to the aid of Australian prisoners of war in the Pacific in the Second World War.

Peter Corlett's sculpture Simpson and his donkey, 1915. The Memorial opened its Sculpture Garden in January 1999. Throughout the grounds are major commemorative works, including sculptures such as Simpson and his donkey, Australian serviceman, and Sir Edward "Weary" Dunlop, a work commemorating the medical staff who came to the aid of Australian prisoners of war in the Pacific in the Second World War.

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