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Friday, 4 February 2011
"Time for Tea"
Graeme has been a sculptor since the 1970's when he started an apprenticeship as a stonemason. He then transferred his career to jewellery and silver-smithing, which he pursued for 15 years. In 1984 he commenced a business as an architectural sculptor working in terra cotta, stoneware and bronze. He has also completed a number of major stonewear fountain installations for private, public and corporate interests. Graeme has exhibited in solo exhibitions as well as in a number of select group exhibitions in Australia and China.
His work is represented in private collections in Australia, the United Kingdom, Japan, Canada and France.
Said Graeme - I repeatedly heard from my mother that as women get older they become invisible to younger people and I had a strong feeling of injustice that this is not right for older women to be treated that way. As a sculptor I suddenly became aware that there are not many sculptures and tributes to the senior people in our community. This then inspired me to sculpt an older woman doing a favourite pastime - having a cup of tea. Time for Tea inspired me to exhibit "Six Influential Australian Women" which comprised of life size sculptures of Dame Elizabeth Murdoch, Janet Holmes a Court, Jeanne Pratt, Lowitja O'Donahue, Christine Nixon and Stephanie Alexander.
Today's quote: The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible ~Judith Regan