S18–4, resin board spray painted with black lacquer and clear coat polyurethane, 20 x 20 x 50 cm


Arthouse Gallery is excited to announce that we are now representing Australian artist James Gardiner, included this year in Sculpture By The Sea opening Thursday 18 October.

Renowned for his innovative use of Construction 3D Printing, James Gardiner is at the forefront of technological fabrication. Evincing shape and surface through inventive practice, his works evoke natural forms and abstract conceptions through sculpture. Responding to the creative and destructive forces of natural environments in constant flux, these sculptures manifest in a broad array of materials including cast metals, timber and high-density foams. By carving, shaping, eroding, gauging, smoothing and coating, Gardiner traverses urbanity and the natural environment in a new conception of form. Like stone beaten smooth by the relentless crashing of waves, abandoned structures swallowed whole by the progression of time or paths left in landscape after tectonic shifts these works ruminate on the symbiosis of beginnings and ends.

SU15–1 (detail), carved polyurethane board, spray painted, 33 x 26 x 6 cm (framed)

T18–4, metallised resin on steel mandrel finished with beeswax, 20 x 13 x 21 cm

S18–12 (detail), cedar finished with beeswax and carnuba resin, 54 x 74 x 6 cm

T18–1, carved cedar finished with beeswax, 12 x 12 x 20 cm

After completing a Bachelor of Architecture with honours, Gardiner completed a Doctor of Philosophy at RMIT in 2010 and is a leading voice in the field of 3D fabrication. This multi-awarded artist has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally and is currently undertaking the UNSW Art & Design Residency. He was also a finalist in the 2018 NSW Creative Achievement Awards. Gardiner’s work is included in the permanent collection of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, Sydney and this year he is showcasing his first large-scale piece at Sculpture by the Sea.

We look forward to showcasing James' unique practice in his debut exhibition with Arthouse gallery in 2019. 

Shard 4, black concrete, 105 x 285 x 165 cm. Photography Ben Guthrie


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