Bart Sanciolo

Biography

Bart Sanciolo is a Sicilian-born artist who emigrated to Australia in 1968. Sanciolo maintains strong cultural links with Italy in his ongoing artistic practice.

Sanciolo received a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art from RMIT in 1976. He was awarded his first major public commission the following year, and has completed several public and private commissions throughout his forty-year career.

Primarily a sculptor and painter, Sanciolo develops unique interpretations of the human form and the environment as subject matter. Sanciolo’s work explores intuitive relationships between line, form and design, resulting in contemporary interpretations in response to classical inclinations.



Listen to Bart Sanciolo’s interview with Magica Fossati from SBS/Italian

EDUCATION

1984    Graduate Diploma in Education, ACU
1976    Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art: Sculpture), RMIT

SELECTED COMMISSIONS

2013 Doors, bronze relief, St Joseph’s Church, Chelsea VIC
2012 Peter, bronze and steel sculpture, St Peter’s College, Cranbourne VIC
2001 Figures in Procession & The Debut, bronze sculptures, 101 Collins St, Melbourne VIC
2000 Joy & Lovers, bronze sculptures, The Westin Hotel, Sydney NSW
1978 Dante’s Divine Comedy, freestanding bronze high-relief, La Trobe University, Melbourne (National Trust of Australia work of cultural significance)

SELECTED EXHIBITIONS

2019 The Seeker, Fox Galleries, Melbourne
2016 Belle Arti Prize, Chapman and Bailey, Melbourne
2008 Linden Postcard Show, Linden New Art, Melbourne
2008 Sculpture, Dickerson Gallery, Sydney
2001 Inner and Outer Landscapes, La Trobe University Gallery, Melbourne

Full CV

Bart Sanciolo