Stephen Glassborow

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.

EDUCATION
DOB 1951
Tyneside UK – Foundation Course
Newcastle Upon Tyne, UK, – Sculpture B.A. Hons
Brighton College of Art, UK – B. A. Fine Art Hons.

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
WARRAGUL CITY COUNCIL, Victoria (Lionel Rose Sculpture)
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria (Johnny Famachon Sculpture)
RICHARD COHEN ART COLLECTION, Adelaide
Studio City Hotel ,Macao

PUBLIC SCULPTURES
PARK LANE Hotel, Kuala Lumpur 2.4 mtr Bronze
CITY OF WHITE HORSE Council, Melbourne 2.5 mtr Bronze Horse
SHERATON ON THE PARK, Sydney 2 x 5mtr Bronze Figures
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria 4 x 3mtr bronze Wall Panels
STAR CITY CASINO, Sydney 18 mtr Wall Piece
ROCHESTER HISTORICAL SOCIETY, Victoria 2 mtr Oppy Sculpture
MANLY ART GALLERY & MUSEUM, Sydney 2 Life Size Bronze Busts
Mcfarlane Burnett institute Of Medical Research 4 Life Size Bronze busts
SHANGRI-LA HOTEL, Shanghai 3mtr Bronze and Glass
ST.GEORGE BANK, George Street, Sydney 2mtr Bronze
MARIST BOYS COLLEGE, Randwick , Sydney 3 Life Size Bronze Busts
APOLLO GROUP, Singapore 2.5mtr Bronze
PASIR RIS Centre, Singapore 4.7 mtr Resin Sculpture
IMPERIAL HOTEL, Kuala Lumpur 2 Life Size Bronze Sculpture
CROWN CASINO, Melbourne 4 Life Size Figures Gilded
HASTINGS CITY COUNCIL,Victoria 4mtr Bronze John Coleman
MGM Macao, China Life Size Bronze Figure
WARRAGUL CITY COUNCIL, Victoria 2.2 mtr Bronze Lionel Rose
FRANKSTON CITY COUNCIL, Victoria 2.2 mtr Bronze John Famechon
RICHARD COHEN ART COLLECTION, Adelaide Life Size Bronze Female
Manly Council NSW Bronze Bust Edmund Barton
Manly Council NSW Henry Parkes
Studio City Hotel Macao 3.3 mtr Wall piece
Studio City Hotel Macao 3.7 mtr Wall piece

SOLO EXHIBITIONS
2017
Artnuvo Gallery , Queensland

2016
Gallery One Gold Coast
Artnuvo Gallery Queensland
Linton and Kay Gallery Perth
Redhill Gallery Queensland
BMG Art Gallery Adelaide
Soho Gallery Sydney NSW

2015
Gallery One , Gold Coast
Artnuvo Gallery , Queensland
Linton and Kay Gallery Perth
ArtPark Exhibition NSW
Manyung Gallery ViC
Soho Gallery Sydney NSW

2014
Gallery One,Gold Coast
Cooks Hill Gallery Newcastle
Linton and Kay Gallery Perth

2013
Gallery One, Brisbane
Richard Martin Art , Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery Perth

2012
BMG Art Gallery, Adelaide
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Gallery One, Gold Coast
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle

2011
Axia Modern Art, Melbourne
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Redhill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Richard Martin Gallery, Sydney

2010
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
BMGART, Adelaide

2009
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Art Nuvo Gallery, QLD
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Gallery Perutze, UK
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne

2008
Emporium Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Artnuvo, Buderim QLD
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne
Gallery Perutz, UK

2007
Linton and Kay Gallery, Perth
Trevor Victor Harvey Gallery, Sydney
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
Makers Mark Gallery, Sydney
Makers Mark Gallery, Melbourne
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Forest Gallery, Bateman’s Bay

2006
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Manyung Gallery, Melbourne
Wagner Gallery, Sydney
TVH Gallery, Sydney
Gallery Perutze Edinburgh UK
Makers Mark Gallery Melbourne

2005
Gallery Perutz, London, England
Red Hill Gallery, Brisbane
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney
Perutz Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

2004
1000 Degrees Gallery, Sydney
Red Hill Gallery Brisbane
Manly Art Gallery & Museum Sydney

2003
Wagner Art Gallery, Sydney Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle

2002
Lattitude Gallery, Boston, USA
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle
Port Jackson Fine Art, Laguna Beach , California , U.S.A.

2001
Vanessa Wood fine Art, Sydney Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle

2000
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle

1999
North Shore Fine Art, Sydney
Cooks Hill Gallery, Newcastle

1996
Jajuta Gallery, Singapore. Solo Exhibition

1995
Robin Gibson Gallery, Joint Sculpture Exhibition

1993
The Australian Ballet Gallery, Melbourne Eagle Hawke Gallery, Sydney
Bronze figures and drawings of the Artists of The Australian Ballet

RECENT OVERSEAS EXHIBITIONS
2016
Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong

2017
Singapore Contemporary Singapore
Asia Contemporary Art Show Hong Kong

PUBLICATIONS
1987
Melburnian Magazine, June

Home Beautiful Magazine, June
Melbourne Arts Magazine, November

1988
Craft Arts Magazine, February
The Herald Newspaper, Melbourne, February

1989
House and Garden Magazine, February
The Age Magazine, Melbourne, April

1991
Corporate Office and Design, May

1993
The Age, Melbourne, October

1994
Dance Australia, June
The Age, Melbourne, April
Herald Sun, Melbourne
Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian

1995
Craft Arts International Magazine Issue 34, July

1999
Northern Beach Journal, Issue 4, August

2002
Belle Magazine

2005
The Age, The Independent, Sydney Morning Herald

2010
Herald Sun, The Age, The Australian

2011
Australian Art Review,
The Age,
The Australian,
Sydney Morning Herald
Herald Sun

2014
Sunday Mail , Brisbane