top of page

Artist | Adrian Mauriks

Installation / Sculpture


Click to Commission!

About Adrian Mauriks

I am an Australian citizen but of Dutch heritage and that combination is an integral part of who I am . I still find much to celebrate in that combination . My worldview has been informed and infused with many links and connections. A buddhist frame of reference , the aboriginal position of ' being in the landscape ' , the poetry of Dante and the sculpture of Bernini throw in a pinch of Bosch and Brueghel for their humanity and Vermeer for the silence in his paintings , as well as an observation made by Princeton Physicist John Wheeler who put forward the

idea that ' meaning itself powers creation ' .

Artist Statement

Events inform content. Content by implication constructs. Art evaluates' being there ' linking events at the edge to living the silence of our personal space . The artists vision of an inviolate figure in a difficult world, exploring the twilight .


Individual exhibitions include shows at:

- Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney

- William Mora Galleries, Melbourne

- Andres Gallery, Singapore

- Australian Art Resources, Melbourne

- Icon Museum of Art at Deakin University, Melbourne

Participated in many group exhibitions, such as:

- McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, 2003 and 2010

- The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award, 2009 and 2010

- Lorne Sculpture Exhibition, 2007

- Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, Werribee Park 2006

- Contempora 2, Docklands Festival of Sculpture, New Quay, Melbourne 2005

- Shanghai Art Fair, Shanghai, China 2004

- Oblique Shadows, Sculpture Square, Singapore 2002

- Volume and Form, Singapore 1999

- Australian Art Fair, Melbourne 1996

- The Second Landing, National Gallery Of Victoria 1993

The work is represented in public and private collections including:

- Fire Within Two, 2011, commissioned by Hobsons Bay City Council as part of the Images

Of The West Public Art Program - Laverton Gateway, Laverton

- Construct 5, 2008, Chadstone Shopping Centre Collection, Melbourne

- Source, 2005, commissioned by the City of Darebin for Bundoora Park, Bundoora

- Compilation, 2003, collection of Deakin University, Burwood Campus, Burwood

- Silence, 2001, commissioned by MAB Corporation for Docklands New Quay Precinct,


- Bird Totem, 1988, commissioned by the AMP Society for the World Trade Centre and

National Bank Building Plaza, corner George Street and Jamieson Street, Sydney

- Garden of Eden, 1998, Private collection

- Opus 15, 1995, commissioned by the City of Yarra for the corner of Punt Road and

Bridge Road, Richmond

- Opus 10, 1994, commission by the Commonwealth Bank for the World Trade Centre,


- The Oldest Man, 1991, collection of The University of Wollongong, Wollongong

- Art Bank

- VCA collection

- Singapore Art Museum National Heritage Board collection

- Latrobe Valley Arts Centre collection

Selected reference to the work can be found in:

- 500+ Art n Public, 2012, published by Braun Publishing AG, Stuttgart, Germany

- Australian Art Review, May edition 2011

- Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award, catalogue 2006

- The McLelland Gallery Survey and Award, catalogue, 2003 and 2010

- Sydney's Sculpture, Art In Our Environment, by Ann Lumley 1990

- The Second Landing, catalogue published by the Erasmus Foundation for The

Netherlands - Australian Cultural Society Inc.

- World Expo '88, collection publication, Brisbane Australia

- Who's Who of Australian Visual Artists, 2nd Edition, Reed Reference in association with

the National Association for the Visual Arts, Port Melbourne, 1995

- Australian Sculptors, by Ken Scarlett 1992

- Australian Sculpture Now, the catalogue for the second Australian Sculpture Triennial,

National Gallery of Victoria by Graeme Sturgeon

- Australian Artists, by Max Germaine 1985

- Arts National, volume 26, No 2, 1983

- Sculpture at Expo, 1988, by Stephen Rainbird

- Crafts Arts International, issue 13, September/November 1988

Exhibition write ups in most Australian daily newspapers as well as Singapore and

Shanghai, including many art magazine publications by imminent art critics such as

Elwyn Lynn, John McDonald, Gary Catalano, Bronwyn Watson, Christopher Heathcote,

Ashley Crawford and Ken Scarlett, and more recently in The Age, Arts pages by Liza


Should you be interested in working with the artist, please contact us

Latest Artists

bottom of page