Practicing and exhibiting for over 40 years, Geoffrey Bartlett is renowned for his colourful and considered sculptures. Working across a range of material such as copper, wood, steel, bronze and glass, Bartlett creates strong and dynamic assemblages that mediate the space within and around them. Carefully controlling each element in his work, Bartlett uses colour to balance the weight and composition of his figures, creating an evocative and harmonious energy that arrests the viewer.
In new works such as Dreaming at Glass House Mountain (2019) and Eclipse (2018), Bartlett creates hypnotic and contained curves and contours that demonstrate not only his technical skill, but also a heightened sensibility to his materials, as each element is used to balance and complement the work as a whole. Similarly in St Raphael (portrait of saint healing) (2017-18), the illuminating patina of the sculpture gives off an almost iconographic glow, with its golden cross, painted white bronze and rich lapis blue that emotively echo the work’s reference to St Raphael.
Exhibition dates: 1 - 20 October
Exhibition Opening: Tuesday 1 October, 6pm to 8pm
Open 7 days 10am to 6pm