Striking scrap-metal sculptures wow
A big crowd gathered at Jahroc Galleries last weekend for artist Jordan Sprigg’s exhibition Land, Sea and Sky.
Sprigg met with gallery audiences on Saturday and Sunday to answer questions about his art. The exhibition showcased sculptures of animals made from rustic scrap metal.
Sprigg told the crowd he felt lucky to be a farmer’s son, as he could source his material from community members.
“A lot of the metal and old tools I work with come from local farmers,” he said. “I don’t have to go far to find what I need.”
Sprigg said his most challenging piece was a 3.7m hammerhead shark made last year.
“It was made with 26 old hammerheads, which were hard to find. “Eventually after a while, I was lucky to find some at a rustic gallery in Perth’s outer suburbs.
“Amazingly, this piece went to Sculptures by the Sea at Cottes- loe this year, and is now living in his new residence in a New Zealand collection.”
The Land, Sea and Sky exhibition will show at Jahroc Galleries until October 10.
Paul Butler, Isaac Fitch and Josh Butler. Pictures: Therese Colman
Josefine and Eloise Butler with Jacob Butler, 7 months.
Judy Bennett and Mechelle Bernhardt with Australian Bonito.