2020 ARTIST BIOS | STEPHEN NEWTON

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Stephen Newton is a sculptor and educator based in Brisbane. He has completed large scale public realm commissions in Victoria, Queensland, New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art, Graduate Diploma in Teaching, and Master of Arts in Visual Art. Last year he completed his PhD with the School of Arts at the Australian National University, Canberra. Stephen lectures at TAFE Queensland Brisbane while developing sculptural projects of place with public, private, government and first nation stakeholders.

2020 SWELL ARTWORK – Can you hear its tender frame, screaming from beneath the waves?, Stephen Newton

Set out to resemble the wreck of a ship, this site-inspired work invites the viewer to consider real and symbolic journeys of the self and of others. This vessel has been affected by fire, an agent of transformation signifying a future never reached or a past never escaped.

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