Mathew Harding, ‘Void ’ 2014, stainless steel, 65 x 80 x 260 cm. Photograph: Mark Ashkanasy
Bungendore Wood Works Gallery proudly congratulates sculptor Matthew on winning the McClelland Award, major prize of the McClelland Sculpture Survey 2014 held and permanently located on the Mornington Peninsula just south of the Melbourne CBD.
Of his winning work Void, Matthew says
“Continuing my exploration into the lineal realm of structure, Void seeks to circumscribe the peripheries of our limited perception, informed by our anthropometric scale in relation to that which is big, the universe; and that which is small, an atom. Since the beginning of human history we have been humbled by the night sky and our scale within the grandeur of the natural world. The precursor to understanding and knowledge is the power of our imagination.“
Australian wood artist and sculptor Mathew Harding, previously a resident of Canberra and now working from his studios in Melbourne, would be well known to many ACT, Canberra and Bungendore residents with his impressive array of public sculptures that adorn some of Canberra’s public places such as the chrome steel Pillow in Garema Place and others in the Canberra Theatre precinct.