Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures brings together more than 30 works by one of Australia’s most acclaimed sculptors.

Armstrong’s enormous creatures are carved from great pieces of red gum and cypress, and the keep watch over public areas across this vast country. Citizens of Melbourne may be familiar with his 2002 sculpture Eagle, a 23 metre tall sculpture installed at the Docklands.
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Bruce ArmstrongHerald 2009pastel on Cypress panel76.6 x 46.5 cm irreg.Collection of the artist, Melbourne© Bruce Armstrong
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Bruce ArmstrongBast c. 1990painted Cypress, synthetic polymer paint on plywood (a) 77.0 x 27.2 x 33.7 cm (figure)(b) 37.0 x 29.7 cm (painting) Collection of the artist, Melbourne© Bruce Armstrong
View 30 pieces of Armstrong’s work from the 1980s to the present, including smaller-scale pieces including maquettes, cast bronze sculptures, and painted works on raw timber panels. And what’s a maquette, you ask?  It a french word for scale model. Even experts need a dress rehearsal.

Bruce Armstrong: An Anthology of Strange Creatures is on display from 26 August 2016 – 29 January 2017 at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia. Entry is free.

Pictured at top:
Bruce Armstrong
Welcome home
2001 –02
oil on plywood
55.4 x 71.5 cm irreg.
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
©Bruce Armstrong

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