2020 ARTIST BIOS | JAMES PARRETT

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James Parrett has been sculpting for over 20 years now. He has been a finalist in numerous sculpture prizes, created several solo exhibitions and awarded a number of commissions, most notably The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru memorial at the Australian War Memorial (Canberra 2012). James is winner of the Montalto Winery sculpture prize in 2016 and recipient of the 2018 Aqualand sculpture prize, the major award at Sculpture by the sea Bondi.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – M-thirtysix, James Parrett

Like all my work, M-thirtysix started with a notion – a feeling related to the physical form of a simple arc. It continues my desire to always examine the aesthetic potential of the circular form but it is also different to all of my previous work for many reasons. M-thirtysix is quite complicated and really investigates points of intersections and the positive and negatives lines they can create.

Come and see for yourself at SWELL Sculpture Festival, Pacific Parade, Currumbin 11-20 September.