Craig MacDonald
Craig MacDonald

Artworks available to view in Sydney


Artist Statement

I grew up in New Plymouth, New Zealand – a small town on the coast with about as much drama as a town four times its size. Within this landscape I learnt to value the poetry inherent in average people living ordinary lives.

Between operating an art foundry and raising a family in Central Victoria I create sculptures cast in bronze and aluminum. My inspiration comes from the world around me and the stories that come with it. So anything can happen. – Craig MacDonald


1995 – Master Founder, Garage Art Foundry, Elphinstone, Victoria
1994 Advanced Traineeship Ferrotech Foundries specializing in bronze casting – lost wax & sand
1989 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Elam School of Fine Arts, Auckland University, New Zealand
1987 Diploma of Photography – School of Contemporary Photography, Sydney, Australia
1982-85 Bachelor of Fine Arts – Canterbury University, New Zealand

Selected Group & Solo Exhibitions

2013 Finalist, Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard, Red Hill
2011 Memento Solo show of sculpture, Kick Gallery, Collingwood.
Witness, Finalist, Montalto Sculpture Prize, Montalto Vineyard, Red Hill
Finalist, Lorne Sculpture Prize, Lorne
2010 Rocket Science, Solo show of sculpture and drawings Kick Gallery, Collingwood
Of Snowflakes & Spacetime: Life, Symmetry & the Evolution of the Universe,
Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne
Tesselaar Sculpture Prize, Silvan, Victoria
Spring & Winter Salons, Lot19 Artspace, Castlemaine
2009 The Enlightenment Never Happened – Three Artists Respond, Castlemaine Art Gallery
Sermon, Castlemaine Visual Arts Biennial, Castlemaine State Festival
Small Sculpture, Qdos Gallery, Lorne
The Figure, Greenwood Gallery, South Melbourne
2008 Searching for Another Amazon, Contempora 3, Docklands, Melbourne
2007 Us 2007, Contempora 2 Sculpture Award at Docklands, Melbourne
2006 Cleo, Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak, Melbourne
2005 From the Furnace – Ten years of sculpture from the Garage Art Foundry, Castlemaine Art Gallery
Searching for Another Amazon, MARS Xmas Show, Port Melbourne, Victoria
Honey I’m Home, Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak, Melbourne
2003 Space Walk, Solo Show Band Hall Gallery, Kyneton, Victoria
2001 James Farrell Self Portrait Award, Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine
1998 Explosion – Challenger 51, Kyneton Arts Festival, Kyneton, Victoria
1995 Elvis in Geyserland, Bathhouse Gallery, Rotorua, New Zealand

Awards & Collections

Commision for Waterside Apartments, Dow Street Port Melbourne
Winner Montalto Sculpture Prize 2011
Winner of the 1994 Telecom Art Prize for Painting, New Zealand
Bath House Gallery, Rotorua, New Zealand
Telecom Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Ballieu Myer, Elgee Park, Dromana

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