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Stone carvings in latest Hurstville Museum & Gallery exhibition


Hurstville Museum & Gallery invites the public to the Dragon’s Lair Gallery for the first solo exhibition for artist Sam Eller, Life Carved in Stone, featuring a collection of sculptures.

Eller has honed his craft over 25 years, and this collection of works was produced as the artist developed his knowledge of the human figure and explored relationships and emotions through stone.

The skills of carving stone are learnt over time and the development of Eller’s carving skills can be seen in the complexity and range of his designs.

“The quality and type of the stone determines the level of detail and finish of the sculpture,” said Sam.

“The best subjects come from observing fleeting moments in the people near me, or from cinema or TV. These can be caught by camera or most often by sketching afterwards.

“I am indebted to the legacy of sculptor Tom Bass. His sculpture studio school carries on traditional teaching methods, including sculpture from life models in clay and plaster and developing abstractions from them,” added Sam.

Sam will be at the Museum & Gallery on Sunday 14 February, 2.00 – 5.00pm for ‘An afternoon with the artist’.

Life Carved in Stone will run from 13 February to 7 March 2021.

Cost: Free

Date: 13 February – 7 March 2021

Contact details:

Hurstville Museum & Gallery is located at 14 MacMahon Street, Hurstville.

Opening hours: Tuesday – Friday, 10.00am – 4.00pm

Saturday, 10.00am – 2.00pm

Sunday, 2.00pm – 5.00pm

Phone: 9330 6444


Promo image credit: Image: Elena’s hand, Italian Carrara Statuario marble on wooden base. Image courtesy of Alan and Michelle Hinde.

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