The challenge is always to use materials in a new and different way, and make them convey meaning and portray form in a manner that has not previously been seen.

Exhibition:  31 May – 06 September 2015
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery, Langwarrin, Victoria, Australia

Andrew Rogers
A Retrospective: Maquettes 1996-2015
Excerpt from the Introduction by Robert Lindsay, Director

“The very nature of sculpture on a monumental scale displayed beyond the
museum walls in the public domain is that invariably it is appreciated in a
one-off or singular context. Often this experience occurs serendipitously as
viewers encounter the sculpture not by intention, but by chance as they go
about their daily journeys. Even in dedicated public and private sculpture
parks it is rare to see an accumulation of works by one artist. It is therefore
often a challenge for the dedicated viewer to gain a comprehensive overview
and understanding of an artist’s sculptural oeuvre based on seeing the
original, especially when the works are distributed around the world, as is the
case with much of Andrew Rogers’s work.

This retrospective exhibition of maquettes by Andrew Rogers seeks to
address this situation by presenting a selection of his maquettes produced
over the last 27 years – many of which have been executed in monumental
scale for various locations within Australia and internationally.”