Terrance Plowright Contemporary Art

"There's Always One!!" 3 metres high and made from brass plated steel with a bronze patination
"There's Always One!!" 3 metres high and made from brass plated steel with a bronze patination
"Poetry Of Light"
"Poetry Of Light"
"Tubular Resonance" 4.5 metre Stainless Steel, interactive sound sculpture
"Tubular Resonance" 4.5 metre Stainless Steel, interactive sound sculpture

“Tubular Resonance”
McClelland Survey People’s Choice Award winner. Video made by Bruce Davis
PLEASE TURN YOUR SOUND ON!

Winner – McClelland Survey People’s Choice Award
Renowned Australian artist/sculptor Terrance Plowright has won the 2013 McClelland Survey People’s Choice Award.
The McClelland Survey is one of the most prestigious sculptural exhibitions in Australia. Director of the McClelland Gallery Robert Lindsay stated; “The Plowright work was a clear winner and exceptionally popular”. A discussion on Terrance’s sculpture was broadcast by Radio National where excerpts from his soundscape were played. “The work surprises you as you walk through the forest gallery, with an enormous explosion of pipes; then Tibetan bells gently ring out followed by a cello. The soundscape is interactive, so those walking around the sculpture will trigger other bells and cello phrases and harmonics
by their presence”.
The 4.5 metre high sculpture was created from a varied range of stainless steel tubes. Mr Plowright said he was inspired by the magnificent Pipe Organs of Europe and the simple but elegant
Egyptian Pan Flute. Within the sculpture are 3 five inch speakers and 1 three inch speaker placed strategically within the top pipe. Within four other tubes reside 3 ultrasonic sensors and 1 infrared sensor. The soundscape was created using a Nepalese Singing Bowl, small bells, a cymbal and cello. The singing bowl acts as a bell and the cello plays a base melody, with interwoven cello phrasing and harmonics appearing throughout the work. When a hand passes over one of the ultrasonic sensors other instrumental sounds become interwoven within the soundscape.

"Dancing Light" 5.3 metres high, made from Plexiglass, stainless steel, coloured fluid, air compressor, and small computer. The work is interactive and kinetic
"Dancing Light" 5.3 metres high, made from Plexiglass, stainless steel, coloured fluid, air compressor, and small computer. The work is interactive and kinetic

“Finalist, McClelland Survey 2015”

Holsworthy Cenotaph: I designed this Cenotaph 6 years ago, the image currently scene is completion of stage 1 of 3 stages. 1000 people from Holsworthy Army Base attended the 2017 ANZAC Day Dawn Service from which this photo was derived. Stage 1 is comprised of sandstone frames, cast bronze shields and emblems, stainless steel and gas fired Eternal Flame and LED RGB programmed lighting. Photo taken by Major Moffat
Holsworthy Cenotaph: I designed this Cenotaph 6 years ago, the image currently scene is completion of stage 1 of 3 stages. 1000 people from Holsworthy Army Base attended the 2017 ANZAC Day Dawn Service from which this photo was derived. Stage 1 is comprised of sandstone frames, cast bronze shields and emblems, stainless steel and gas fired Eternal Flame and LED RGB programmed lighting. Photo taken by Major Moffat
"Windswept" ("Dances with Leaves") 1 metre high, cast water clear polyurethane, tinted. Part of the Basil Sellers Collection.
"Windswept" ("Dances with Leaves") 1 metre high, cast water clear polyurethane, tinted. Part of the Basil Sellers Collection. Part of the Basil Sellers Collection.
"Folded Rhythms" Cast bronze standing 800 mm high
"Folded Rhythms" Cast bronze standing 800 mm high
"Winged Exuberance" Plate 316 stainless steel, 1.35m high x 1.27m wide x 90cms deep
"Winged Exuberance" Plate 316 stainless steel, 1.35m high x 1.27m wide x 90cms deep
"Nature; Stillness Awakening" Cast silicone bronze, 90cms high x 1m wide x 35cm deep
"Nature; Stillness Awakening" Cast silicone bronze, 90cms high x 1m wide x 35cm deep
"Hymn To Existence" Cast water clear polyurethane, 2.4 m high x 70cms wide x 56cms deep
"Hymn To Existence" Cast water clear polyurethane, 2.4 m high x 70cms wide x 56cms deep
"Avian Dance" Plate 316 stainless steel, 1.3m high x 1.1m wide x 48 cms deep
"Avian Dance" Plate 316 stainless steel, 1.3m high x 1.1m wide x 48 cms deep
"Uniting A Nation" 95% complete, 15 metres (50 feet) high, 5 tonnes of aluminium
"Uniting A Nation" 95% complete, 15 metres (50 feet) high, 5 tonnes of aluminium
"Uniting A Nation" Sculpture being worked on at night
"Uniting A Nation" Sculpture being worked on at night
"A tribute to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas" Stained machine made glass, painted figure, 9m wide x 2.4m high
"A tribute to the works of St. Thomas Aquinas" Stained machine made glass, painted figure, 9m wide x 2.4m high

A Tribute to the Works of St. Thomas Aquinas – Artist Statement by Terrance Plowright
This work is a homage to the thinking and influence of St. Thomas Aquinas, his writing, and especially his dedication to the works of Aristotle which influenced the church and indeed western philosophy for many centuries.  His huge body of work is symbolised by many books which are aloft and floating down throughout history, alluding to this influence.  I have paid a special tribute to his treatise on the relationship of the rational mind, faith and mysticism which even today is a comfort to many within orthodoxy.  The background to the figure is orderly, representing the rational mind, and to the far left we have a beautifully vibrant cross, representing Christian faith, however, both are falling away and into an abyss, where we enter the world of mysticism.

Terrance Plowright

"Nature Diverse, Complex; Informing Space" side view, 316 Stainless Steel maquette 1.4m high for potential 10m high and cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture
"Nature Diverse, Complex; Informing Space" side view, 316 Stainless Steel maquette 1.4m high for potential 10m high and cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture

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"Nature Diverse, Complex; Informing Space" front view, 316 Stainless Steel maquette 1.4m high for potential 10m high and cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture
"Nature Diverse, Complex; Informing Space" front view, 316 Stainless Steel maquette 1.4m high for potential 10m high and cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture

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"A tribute to Beethoven's Last Quartet: Music; Nature's Profound Outpouring" 1.4m high cast stainless steel maquette for sculpture 7m to 15m
"A tribute to Beethoven's Last Quartet: Music; Nature's Profound Outpouring" 1.4m high cast stainless steel maquette for sculpture 7m to 15m

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"A tribute to Beethoven's Last Quartet: Music; Natures Profound Outpouring" Detail 1.4m high cast stainless steel maquette for sculpture 7m to 15m
"A tribute to Beethoven's Last Quartet: Music; Natures Profound Outpouring" Detail 1.4m high cast stainless steel maquette for sculpture 7m to 15m

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"Nature's Oceans; Astonishingly Brimming Diverse Life" Cast in 316 stainless steel, highly polished, 1.4m length by 0.34m high maquette
"Nature's Oceans; Astonishingly Brimming Diverse Life" Cast in 316 stainless steel, highly polished, 1.4m length by 0.34m high maquette
"Wings of Spirit" Stainless Steel, 6 metres high, 5 tonnes. Water Gallery, Twin Waters, Qld
"Wings of Spirit" Stainless Steel, 6 metres high, 5 tonnes. Water Gallery, Twin Waters, Qld
"Life Teeming – Life Teaming" This sculpture is made from over 2000 pieces of 316 stainless steel and took over 12 months to complete. The stainless steel shoal and the sandstone plinth, together weigh over 10 tonne
"Life Teeming – Life Teaming" This sculpture is made from over 2000 pieces of 316 stainless steel and took over 12 months to complete. The stainless steel shoal and the sandstone plinth, together weigh over 10 tonne
"Life Teeming – Life Teaming" Sculpture viewed at night with lights
"Life Teeming – Life Teaming" Sculpture viewed at night with lights

Life Teeming – Life Teaming

Life’s abundance; swarming, spiraling upward
shimmering with light.
Existence bountiful, playfully dancing
leaderless pirouetting, altering direction.
Mysterious Universe in part but whole
without hierarchy.
Life’s abundance; inexplicably joyful,
in awe we stand.

Life Teeming – Life Teaming is a celebration of Life: Ocean life. Our Oceans represent a playground of immense enjoyment for all Earth’s inhabitants. Life Teeming – Life Teaming pays homage to the life of the sea and the surf, and explores dramatic wind-driven wave formation. A shoal of fish, brimming with life, beautiful to witness, is also an important food source for humanity and has been so throughout history. Life Teeming – Life Teaming is a reverential tribute to all living beings.

"Nature Infinitely Prolific" 316 stainless steel maquette, 0.7m height for potential sculpture 7m to 10m in height, cast in stainless steel
"Nature Infinitely Prolific" 316 stainless steel maquette, 0.7m height for potential sculpture 7m to 10m in height, cast in stainless steel

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"Emergence" 6m high, solid granite plinth, 10 stainless steel figures, 5 major water nozzles, hydraulics run though centre of granite plinth. Newcastle Permanent Building Society
"Emergence" 6m high, solid granite plinth, 10 stainless steel figures, 5 major water nozzles, hydraulics run though centre of granite plinth. Newcastle Permanent Building Society
"Emergence" Wider angle showing figures
"Emergence" Wider angle showing figures
"Emergence" At night. Newcastle Permanent Building Society
"Emergence" At night. Newcastle Permanent Building Society
"Emergence" Wider angle showing figures
"Emergence" Wider angle showing figures
"Mirrored Stillness, Dancing Streams" Deutsche Bank Building Fountain, 50m length, Zen Mode (still-waterwall) Phillip St. Sydney
"Mirrored Stillness, Dancing Streams" Deutsche Bank Building Fountain, 50m length, Zen Mode (still-waterwall) Phillip St. Sydney
"Nurturing Nature Profoundly Infinite" Weighing 8 tonnes, 80 feet H x 50 W. Half a metre deep with over 12 layers of paint, 3 to 4 layers of 25mm board, 1 tonne of modeling compound, and 1.7 kms of polyethylene tube
"Nurturing Nature Profoundly Infinite" Weighing 8 tonnes, 80 feet H x 50 W. Half a metre deep with over 12 layers of paint, 3 to 4 layers of 25mm board, 1 tonne of modeling compound, and 1.7 kms of polyethylene tube
"Olympic Sculptures" Bought by collectors in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo etc and throughout Australasia. Raised $1.7mil for the Olympic team. stainless steel, silver and cast glass, 0.4m
"Olympic Sculptures" Bought by collectors in Paris, London, New York, Tokyo etc and throughout Australasia. Raised $1.7mil for the Olympic team. stainless steel, silver and cast glass, 0.4m
Stained glass window painted and etched glass, 11m x 3m, St. Bernadettes, Castle Hill
Stained glass window painted and etched glass, 11m x 3m, St. Bernadettes, Castle Hill
"Winged Splendour, Foliaged Forms; Inseparable" 1.3m high cast stainless steel maquette for potential sculpture 7m to 15m in high and cast in stainless steel
"Winged Splendour, Foliaged Forms; Inseparable" 1.3m high cast stainless steel maquette for potential sculpture 7m to 15m in high and cast in stainless steel

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"Bird Sculpture" Mild steel, approx 1.2m, Lend Lease for part of a group installed at Bingara Gorge, NSW
"Bird Sculpture" Mild steel, approx 1.2m, Lend Lease for part of a group installed at Bingara Gorge, NSW
"Bird Sculpture" Mild steel, approx 1.2m, Lend Lease for part of a group installed at Bingara Gorge, NSW
"Bird Sculpture" Mild steel, approx 1.2m, Lend Lease for part of a group installed at Bingara Gorge, NSW
"Spherical Intensity Unleashed" Stands 6 metres high made from 316 stainless steel with a granite base. This piece is also for sale
"Spherical Intensity Unleashed" Stands 6 metres high made from 316 stainless steel with a granite base. This piece is also for sale
"Spherical Intensity Unleashed" Stands 6 metres high made from 316 stainless steel with a granite base. This piece is also for sale
"Spherical Intensity Unleashed" Stands 6 metres high made from 316 stainless steel with a granite base. This piece is also for sale
"Purity of Spirit" 4.3m high by 3.3m wide, glass prisms and granite, (original site Neeta City, now in private collection)
"Purity of Spirit" 4.3m high by 3.3m wide, glass prisms and granite, (original site Neeta City, now in private collection)
Flowering Streams (Detail) Stainless steel, 5m high, The Entrance, NSW
Flowering Streams (Detail) Stainless steel, 5m high, The Entrance, NSW
Flowering Streams (Detail) Stainless steel, 5m high, The Entrance, NSW
Flowering Streams (Detail) Stainless steel, 5m high, The Entrance, NSW
"Inseparable Series 1" Cast bronze, 2.2m high, 450kgs. Terrance Plowright's first sculpture
"Inseparable Series 1" Cast bronze, 2.2m high, 450kgs. Terrance Plowright's first sculpture
"Inseparable from Nature" Cast bronze using the "Lost Wax Tradition". 2.3 metres high. Weight around 650Kg. Haloid Lights Included. Free delivery within the Sydney area. P.O.A
"Inseparable from Nature" Cast bronze using the "Lost Wax Tradition". 2.3 metres high. Weight around 650Kg. Haloid Lights Included. Free delivery within the Sydney area. P.O.A
"Inseparable from Nature 3" Carved from red granite and stands 2.2 metres high. Private Collection
"Inseparable from Nature 3" Carved from red granite and stands 2.2 metres high. Private Collection
"Inseparable from Nature 3" Cast in water clear Urethane, stands 2.2 metres high. Private Collection
"Inseparable from Nature 3" Cast in water clear Urethane, stands 2.2 metres high. Private Collection
"Inseparable Series" Original Maquette for 2.5m cast bronze sculpture, which now resides in the Horizon Building, Sydney. Lang Walker Collection
"Inseparable Series" Original Maquette for 2.5m cast bronze sculpture, which now resides in the Horizon Building, Sydney. Lang Walker Collection
“Stillness” 1 metre high cast bronze figures. Adelaide Airport, Qantas Lounge. This work was my second sculpture, cast bronze, 1987
“Stillness” 1 metre high cast bronze figures. Adelaide Airport, Qantas Lounge. This work was my second sculpture, cast bronze, 1987
"From Light; Water" 16 metres high, includes crushed granite and glass floor, St. George hospital, Sydney
"From Light; Water" 16 metres high, includes crushed granite and glass floor, St. George hospital, Sydney
"Penrith Cenotaph" Sandstone, cast bronze and stainless steel
"Penrith Cenotaph" Sandstone, cast bronze and stainless steel
"Penrith Cenotaph" (detail) Stainless steel with internal LEDs
"Penrith Cenotaph" (detail) Stainless steel with internal LEDs
"Hymn to Existence" with "Eagle Nebula" background, 316 stainless steel maquette, 1.5m high for potential large cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture
"Hymn to Existence" with "Eagle Nebula" background, 316 stainless steel maquette, 1.5m high for potential large cast bronze or stainless steel sculpture

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"Dance of Intimacy" Completed stainless steel sculpture awaiting plinth at studio
"Dance of Intimacy" Completed stainless steel sculpture awaiting plinth at studio
"Awakening Flower of Peace" Stainless steel stands 5 metres high on the plinth
"Awakening Flower of Peace" Stainless steel stands 5 metres high on the plinth
"Awakening Flower of Peace" Detail
"Awakening Flower of Peace" Detail
"Relationships” Stainless steel sculpture, 3.3 metres high, part of a water feature. Sydney
"Relationships” Stainless steel sculpture, 3.3 metres high, part of a water feature. Sydney
“Relationships” Stainless steel sculpture, 3.3 metres high, part of a water feature. Sydney
“Relationships” Stainless steel sculpture, 3.3 metres high, part of a water feature. Sydney
"Nest of Kindred” 3.5m, Stainless steel, Clarendon Group, looking left
"Nest of Kindred” 3.5m, Stainless steel, Clarendon Group, looking left
"Nest of Kindred” 3.5m, Stainless steel, Clarendon Group, looking right
"Nest of Kindred” 3.5m, Stainless steel, Clarendon Group, looking right
"Music for the Eyes" 5 metres long and 3 metres high. Made from steel
"Music for the Eyes" 5 metres long and 3 metres high. Made from steel
"Music for the Eyes" 5 metres long and 3 metres high. Made from steel
"Music for the Eyes" 5 metres long and 3 metres high. Made from steel
"Aqua-Helix" Stainless steel 11m high, Central Station Sculpture, Sydney
"Aqua-Helix" Stainless steel 11m high, Central Station Sculpture, Sydney
“Emerging Relationship” Hand worked steel, 3.3m. Perth Hospital
“Emerging Relationship” Hand worked steel, 3.3m. Perth Hospital
"Rhythm in Motion" Cast aluminum, 2.2 metres high
"Rhythm in Motion" Cast aluminum, 2.2 metres high
"Dalle de Virre" Slab Glass 1in thick, 3m high, Sydney
"Dalle de Virre" Slab Glass 1in thick, 3m high, Sydney
"The Catch" 2 metre cast water clear polyurethane figure, background, cast tinted polyurethane. Private collection: Basil Sellers Group, Sydney
"The Catch" 2 metre cast water clear polyurethane figure, background, cast tinted polyurethane. Private collection: Basil Sellers Group, Sydney
"Spring in the Wood" Sculpture, sand cast bronze with Italian glass mosaics and LED lighting, Springwood
"Spring in the Wood" Sculpture, sand cast bronze with Italian glass mosaics and LED lighting, Springwood

Spring in the Woods; this sculpture pays respects to what once was in Springwood. In the latter part of the 19 century boasted trees over 400ft tall, with pristine springs and waterways in abundant large forest; these are no more. The three small pillars are cast bronze head stones which contain internal LED lighting. The textured surface was taken directly from tree bark in the mountains. This work was stolen and desecrated in 2012. Even though the vandals were caught and despite the fact that art and sculpture have strong place in the hearts of many Australians, the police never prosecuted the perpetrators.

Westfield Mural - 80 Feet High - Work Preparation
Westfield Mural - 80 Feet High - Work Preparation