Stephen Glassborow

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BORN
1951 England

STUDIES
Newcastle upon Tyne and at Brighton College in the United Kingdom
Tyneside Foundation Course
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Sculpture B.A. Hons
Brighton College of Art B. A. Hons. Fine Art

ARTIST STATEMENT
Bronze figurative sculpture has a long tradition. For me, the Art Deco period was the foundation for inspiration.
Running parallel to that are ideas that spring from photographic imagery, fashion and robotics.

Somewhere, ideas develop and grow, but always around the figure. I have always drawn, but mainly for the purpose of planning my sculptures. But now, my drawings are developing into a more expressive form of my creativity .

BACKGROUND
Born in Hammersmith England, Stephen served his apprenticeship as a Sculpture student at Newcastle upon Tyne and at Brighton College in the United Kingdom before moving to Australia as a young professional sculptor in the early 1980s. He has since attracted considerable interest and many commissions throughout Australia, and in Asia.

In his work, Glassborow relies heavily on traditional classical precedents and careful anatomical observation. Nevertheless, he manages to temper his respect for figurative precision with a refined elegance and beauty. His is sometimes an Art Deco renaissance.

Retaining fluidity in the body while still achieving sharp muscular perfection through clay thrills Glassborow. The skill of merging the two successfully drives him into further exploration of the human form.

EXHIBITIONS
1978     Commonwealth Travelling Exhibition, UK
Commonwealth Buildings, London
1979    Profile Gallery, Joint Exhibition
1980     Profile Gallery, Joint Exhibition
Artist in Residence, A1bert Park School
1981     Profile Gallery Joint Exhibition
1983     Profile Gallery Joint Exhibition
1985     Graphic Illusions Joint Exhibition
1986  Graphic Illusions Joint Exhibition
Permanently exhibited in State Theatre Shop,
Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne
1993  The Australian Ballet Gallery, Melbourne
Eagle Hawke Gallery, Sydney
Bronze figures and drawings of the, Artists Of The Australian Ballet
1995      Robin Gibson Gallery,
Joint Sculpture Exhibition
1996   Jajuta Gallery, Singapore. Solo Exhibition
1999     North Shore Fine Art, Sydney Solo Exhibition
Cooks Hill Gallery Newcastle Solo Exhibition
2000   Cooks Hill Gallery Newcastle Solo Exhibition
Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach , California , U.S.A.
2001     Vanessa Wood fine Art, Sydney
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2002     Lattitude Gallery, Boston, USA
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2003   Wagner Gallery, Sydney
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2004      1000 Deg C Gallery Sydney
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Ronald Coles Gallery, Kenthurst
Manly Regional Gallery and Museum, Sydney
2005     Gallery Perutz, London England
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Wagner Gallery, Sydney
Gallery Perutz, Edinburgh, Scotland
2006     Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Gallery Perutze. London
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne
Ronald Coles Gallery, NSW
Wagner Gallery, Sydney
2007   Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne
Makers Mark Gallery, Sydney
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Forest Gallery, Canberra
2008      Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Cooks Hill Gallery   Newcastle
Emporium Gallery , Brisbane .
2010      Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
BMGART, Adelaide
2011   Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Richard Martin Gallery, Sydney
2012  BMGART, Adelaide
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
2013  Gallery One, Brisbane
Richard Martin Art, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
2014  Gallery One, God Coast
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
2015  Gallery One, Gold Coast
Artnuvo Gallery, Queensland
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
2016  Gallery One, Gold Coast
BMG Gallery, Adelaide
Catto Gallery London
2017  Harvey Galleries Mosman, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Catto Gallery, London UK
2018 Gallery One, Queensland
Eumundi Gallery, Hong Kong
BMG Gallery, Adelaide
Manyung gallery, Victoria
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
2019 Harvey Galleries Seaforth, Sydney

PUBLICATIONS
1987         Melburnian Magazine
1987         Melbourne Arts Magazine
1987         Home Beautiful Magazine
1988         Craft Arts Magazine
1989         House and Garden Magazine
1989         The Age Magazine, Melbourne
1991         Corporate Office and Design
1993         The Age, Melbourne
1994         Dance Australia
1994         The Age, Melbourne Herald Sun, Melbourne
Sydney Morning Herald, Sydney, The Australian
1995         Craft Arts International Magazine Issue 34
1999         North Beach Journal Issue 4
2002         Belle Magazine
2005         The Age, The Independent and Sydney Morning Heralds
2008         West Australian
Sunday Times
2010         Herald Sun, The Age, The Australian
2011          Australian Art Review, The Age, The Australian,
Sydney Morning Herald, Herald Sun
2014          Sunday Mail, Brisbane
2018          Wentworth Courier, Channel 10 Morning show

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
QANTAS, Melbourne
WALKER CORPORATION, Sydney
STATE CHAMBERS, Sydney
CITY OF WHITE HORSE REGIONAL ART GALLERY, Melbourne
RANDWICK COUNCIL, Sydney
HILTON HOTEL, Soeul, Korea
SHERATON ON THE PARK, Sydney
ADELAIDE  HILTON, Adelaide
ANA GROUP, Sydney
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria
BANK OF NEW ZEALAND, Perth
STAR CITY CASINO, Sydney
ROCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Victoria
MANLY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Sydney
McFARLANE BURNETT INSTITUTE OF MEDICAL RESEARCH, Melbourne
SHANGRI-LA HOTELS, Shanghai & Bangkok
ST.GEORGE BANK, George Street, Sydney
MARIST BOYS COLLEGE, Randwick    , Sydney
APOLLO GROUP, Singapore
PASIR RIS Centre, Singapore
IMPERIAL HOTEL, Kuala Lumpur
CROWN CASINO, Melbourne
HILTON, Shanghai, China
HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL,Victoria
PORT JACKSON FINE ART Laguna Beach, USA
CITYCORP, Sydney
MONARCH BAY DEVELOPMENT, Laguna Beach, USA
WALT DISNEY CORPORATION, Hong Kong
MGM Macao, China 2014
WARRAGUL CITY COUNCIL, Victoria (Lionel Rose Sculpture)
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria (Johnny Famachon Sculpture)2018
RICHARD COHEN ART COLLECTION, Adelaide 2015
INTERCONTINENTAL ART COLLECTION PERTH 2018
ANTHONY PODESTA ART COLLECTION  QLD 2018
STUDIO CITY ART COLLECTION    MACAO  CHINA 2016

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Brisbane Art Show 2008

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