Augustine Dall'Ava

Augustine Dall’Ava is a leading Melbourne based sculptor who has been working and exhibiting in Australia and internationally for over 45 years.

He has held over 20 solo exhibitions and has been included in a large number of group exhibitions and events including several major public sculpture commissions. Intimate in scale, often colourful, the sculptures challenge the viewer with their balance/imbalance, grace, harmony and sensuousness.

Narrative, lyrical and philosophical imagery plays a strong role alongside the artist’s innate use of materials. The appreciation for the intrinsic quality of the natural materials used is defined by the workmanship and attention to detail in every element of every sculpture. Natural materials are shaped, manipulated, painted, obscured and stretched to the limit to create each sculpture.

Often working in a “series” the artist takes the viewer and himself on a journey. The theme of a “series” allows the artist to work over a period of years on a particular narrative and at the same time produce individual personal sculptures of an entirely different nature.

Many of the sculptures lend themselves to the possibility of being on a grander scale which the sculpture commissions attest to. From small and intimate to large and imposing the sculptures are forever evolving.

Biography

Selected Recent Solo Exhibitions


2016

Configurations (with Pietro Capogreco) 45 Downstairs Gallery, VIC


2011

Recent Sculpture BMGART Adelaide


2009

JOURNEY: The Sculpture of Augustine Dall’Ava 1975-2008 McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park


2008

13 Dialogues John Buckley Gallery Richmond, VIC


2007

Sculptures 2002-2007 John Buckley Gallery Richmond, VIC


2004

New Sculpture Australian Art Resources, VIC


2004

Recent Sculpture, BMGART Adelaide, SA


2003

Sculpture & Drawings 1983-2003, Geelong Gallery, VIC


2002

If Only Carl Knew, Stonnington Stables Museum of Art, Deakin University, VIC


Selected Recent Group Exhibitions


2020

McClelland’s National Small Sculpture Awards


2019

Melbourne modern RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street Melbourne


2018

Chaos and Order RMIT Gallery 344 Swanston Street Melbourne


2017

Collectors’ Exhibition 2017, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art North Caulfield Vic.


2016

Collectors’ Exhibition 2016, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art North Caulfield Vic.


2015

Deakin University Small Sculpture Award

Deakin University Burwood Victoria Elemental. McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park


2014

The Object Divine Lauraine Diggins Fine Art, North Caufield Revelations, Sculpture from the RMIT Collection, RMIT Gallery Melbourne


2013

From Van Dieman’s Land to the MCG Lauraine Diggins Fine Art North Caulfield


2012

McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award McCelland Gallery & Sculpture Park

Bartlett, Byrt, Dall’Ava, Langford 120, North Melbourne


2011

Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Art Gallery


2011

The Elements within sculpture, Lauraine Diggins Fine Art North Caulfield Victoria


2010

Deakin University Small Sculpture Award, Deakin University Art Gallery

A Private View: Art Collecting in the City of Glen Eira, Glen Eira City Council Gallery


2009

The freedom of angels Sculpture in a century of upheaval, Geelong Gallery Victoria Deakin University Small Sculpture Award Deakin University Art Gallery


2008

Winter Collector’s Exhibition, John Buckley Gallery Richmond Victoria


2007

Something old, something new, John Buckley Gallery Richmond Victoria


2005

ART OMI Australia Retrospective Cell Block Theatre, National Art School, Sydney NSW

Contempora 2, Gallery NewQuay, Docklands Melbourne


2004

Open Air Sculpture Exhibition, Qdos Arts, Lorne Victoria Precious Platters, Jewish Museum of Australia, Melbourne

Education

1994 Maser of Fine Arts, Monash University

1971-73 Diploma Fine Art - Sculpture, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

Collections

Australian National Gallery, Canberra;

Australian National Korean War Memorial,

Dept of Vet Affairs/Australian War Memorial;

Burnie Art Gallery, Tasmania;

Ballarat Art Gallery, Ballarat;

Deakin University Art Collection;

McClelland Gallery Victoria; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne;

Parliament House, Canberra;

Private Collections in Australia, Europe, USA;

State Bank of New South Wales;

Swinburne University;

University of New South Wales;

Victorian Arts Centre;

Western Australia Art Gallery, Perth;

RMIT University Melbourne;

Australian Catholic University Art Collection.

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Self-Portrait at 56
Augustine Dall'Ava
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Augustine Dall'Ava, Self-Portrait at 56, 2006, Painted wood, natural and painted stones, black granite, copper, stainless steel, 61 x 46 x 39 cm
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Conversation #12
Augustine Dall'Ava
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Augustine Dall'Ava, Conversation #12, 2003, Marble, stones, painted wood, stainless steel, 48.5 x 44.2 x 44.2 cm
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