2013 Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe WA, Australia
Winner 2012 Helen Lempriere Scholarship
Member Sculpture by the Sea “Decade Club”
A practicing sculptor for the past 25 years, Spelman works in both painted steel and unique cast and fabricated bronze. His works are abstract constructions where elements balance, tumble and float creating positive and negative compositions of space, light and shade. The sculptures are memorable for their vibrant colours which give luminosity and depth, creating stunning silhouettes within their environment. Inspiration for his work is derived from many sources including urban industrial landscapes, architecture and minimal art. He works directly with his material, often without a predetermined outcome.
National Convention Centre, Canberra ArtsACT, Canberra Kondouris, Canberra Canberra Museum & Art Gallery, Canberra Queen Beatrix Collection Commonwealth Park, Canberra Price WaterhouseCoopers, Canberra The Lady Ethel Nock Sculpture Collection, NSW Bathurst Regional Gallery, NSW Private Collections Brisbane, Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne Mornington Peninsula, Perth, United States, Singapore
Arrow International, Chisholm ACT ACT Cultural facilities Corporation, Civic Square Canberra ACT Public Arts, Canberra Civil & Civic / Lend Lease, Canberra Canberra Grammar, Canberra Sydney City Council, Newtown Williamson Group, Canberra Corporate Diagnostics, Canberra Capital Development Authority
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