Local artist Stuart Taylor is showcasing his prized pieces at Deniliquin’s Peppin Heritage Centre as part of his first solo exhibition.
The Deniliquin sculptor has won many awards over the years for his creative and unique metal structured sculptures.
The indoor exhibition contrasts beautifully against the white interior of the display room, fully highlighting the intricate and manipulated work of patterns.
‘‘It’s good because they are only usually featured outdoors and blend into their surroundings, but it’s interesting because they are easier to see now (in the exhibition space),’’ Mr Taylor said.
‘‘I get a lot of materials for my projects from farmers and scrap yards, because they have a lot of old rusted tools.
‘‘Sometimes people leave them at my house because they know I use them.
‘‘I try not to treat any of the metal that I use because I want it to look raw, but if a bit of metal looks a bit too clean I just hose it and leave it in the sun to achieve that red rusty uniform.’’
With the Rotary Easter Art Show coming up, the artist said he’s working on a couple of new projects.
‘‘I have some sculptures that I’m going to enter, and some paintings,’’ he said
‘‘Paintings usually take longer to finish than one of my metal pieces and I think I’m better at sculptures, but I like painting because that’s what I first started off doing.
‘‘The two are linked because I get a lot of ideas for artworks from patterns in my metal work’’
Mr Taylor is also opening a small exhibition in the Waring Gardens over the Easter weekend, exhibiting his larger sculptures.