A Bucolic Folly

Recent Sculptures by William Eicholtz

This collection of new works takes us into acclaimed sculptor William Eicholtz’s highly decorated vision of the rural idyll.In this bucolic paradise he once again enhances the famous Australian merino with contemporary flair, bringing yet another heroic figure to a fantastical and theatrical incarnation amongst the attendant flock.

Art Exhibition previously on in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Thursday 08 May 2008 to Sunday 01 June 2008

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Published by anonymous on Saturday 17 May 2008.
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This collection of new works takes us by the hand into acclaimed sculptor William Eicholtz’s highly decorated vision of the rural idyll.
From his inner-city studio he peeks over the cultural fence at an idealised farmland. In this bucolic paradise he once again enhances the merino, our most famous Australian, with his contemporary flair.
This is the sheep on whose sturdy back we ride through the lineage of rural and cultural boom, from Tom Roberts’ ‘Shearing of the Rams’ to Les Kossatz’s iconic sculptures, and now reinterpreted in a post-modern context.
Eicholtz’s sheep is strictly a city dweller. He is coyly bejewelled and wears his European heritage as a gorgeous and elaborate overcoat. His is the harvest of what has been sewn generations before him.
Fans of Eicholtz’s recent figurative work, ‘Impossible Cornucopia presents..’ at McClelland Outdoor Sculpture Show will not be disappointed, as he brings yet another heroic figure to a fantastical and theatrical incarnation amongst the attendant flock.

Location

Melbourne Art Rooms [MARS]
418 Bay Street
Port Melbourne, VIC 3207
10am-5pm, Tues-Sun