Angus Gardner is an artist currently living and working in Naarm/Melbourne. Utilising experiences of moving within the landscape his practice explores the relationship between the 2D and 3D.
The movement between drawing, painting and ceramics is central to Gardner’s studio practice. The drawings made both in and out of the studio are quick and direct. They provide an immediacy that ceramics simply cannot. Utilising traditional hand building techniques and making processes connected more so with the energy of painting, Gardner creates sculptures that explore the physicality of material and the tactility of clay. Paintings and sculptures develop simultaneously as a connection is constructed between the 2D surfaces and the 3D forms.
Gardner completed study at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) in 2014. He has exhibited in Sydney, Melbourne and Canberra and released his first artist book, ‘Royal Park Drawings’ through Naarm/Melbourne based publisher Stray Pages in 2021. Gardner was included in ‘Clay Dynasty’ at The Powerhouse Museum and is represented in the museums permanent collection as well as private collections both in Australia and overseas.