Al Roberts is an emerging sculpture artist, based in Hobart and Melbourne Australia.
Al's sculptures investigate the relationship between time and the human body; particularly the perception of physical and mental deterioration associated with the aging process. As well as bringing in to light life’s awkward moments that we choose not to see. There is a universal fear and uncomfortable silence surrounding the natural aging process; Al explores perceptions around taboos of aging. His work questions common social misconceptions and prejudices associated with growing old.
Working in clay and bronze, Al challenges the historical and technical limitations of these materials
through his own treatment of form and process. Customarily, bronze figures are graceful, elegant,
strong and youthful or completely abstract in form. Al’s work aims to honor the unexpected beauty in life
and the natural aging process in an eternal material such as bronze, immortalizing the overlooked and
unconventional human form.
2015 “Raw Unearthed” UTAS, Hobart, TAS
2015 “Colville Gallery group exhibition” Colville Gallery, Hobart, TAS
2018 “Small and wall” Flinders Lane Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2019 “Untitled” Traffic jam Gallery, Neutral Bay, NSW
2019 “Small works” Brunswick Street Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
Awards and Prizes
2016 Finalist, Highly commended, Brighton Jetty sculpture prize
2018 Finalist, Tom Bass prize for figurative sculpture
2018 Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards Australia
2018 Finalist, Artenwine sculpture biennial
2018 Winner of people’s choice award, Artenwine sculpture biennial
2019 Finalist, Contemporary Art Awards Australia