Stephen Glassborrow

Biography

Stephen Glassborrow is a sculptor who presents human figures in a unique way. They are, at the one time, classical and abstract. It is almost as if his figures have chosen their relationship with their environment after an initial struggle to retain their integrity.

Born in Hammersmith in the UK, it was while studying Fine Arts at the Brighton College of Art that he realised he preferred the physicality and structure of sculpture to the discipline of painting. So began his journey with clay, developing the myriad of skills that are required to master sculpturing.
He travelled for four years exhibiting his work and releasing limited edition art deco and art nouveau figurines and lamps, both in the UK and in Australia. In 1983 he became a permanent resident of Australia. For him, inspiration comes with a pose, an idea or a phrase and a context. In the beginning he develops his ideas on paper and experiments with the framework within which he can place his figures. He creates a scale drawing, from which he builds a clay original. By manipulating the figure in this way, he captures it in a blend of the real and the abstract. Once complete, a silicon rubber mould for the final piece is made, normally in bronze. Stephen regularly exhibits and has public and private pieces in many countries including the USA, Australia and the Pacific Region.

EDUCATION

Tyneside UK – Foundation Course
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK – Sculpture B.A. Hons
Brighton College of Art, UK – B. A. Hons. Fine Art

SELECTED RECENT SOLO EXHIBITIONS

2018
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Manyung Gallery, Victoria
BMG Gallery, Adelaide
Eumundi Gallery, Hong Kong
Gallery One, Queensland

2017
Catto Gallery, Hampstead, London,
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Harvey Gallery, Mosman, NSW

SELECTED COLLECTIONS

AMP Perth, WA
SEDGWICK INSURANCE, Melbourne
McDONALD’S GROUP, Sydney
McDONALD’S GROUP, Melbourne
KPMG PEAT MARWICK, Sydney
REMY MARTIN, Melbourne
PARK LANE Hotel, Kuala Lumpur

SELECTED PUBLIC SCULPTURES

PARK LANE Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 2000
CITY OF WHITE HORSE Council, Melbourne, 1998
SHERATON ON THE PARK, Sydney, 1992
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria, 1993

Full CV

Stephen Glassborrow