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Errol B. Davis

Errol Davis with 'Tana' (aluminium, 1987). Image copyright Effy Alexakis 2002.

 

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Dr Errol Bruce Davis, OAM, B.E.
1926 - 2009

Errol's obituary, kindly written by Prof. Di Yerbury, AO, can be read here:
Sculptor put his Heart and Soul into Creating

Welcome to the website of Australian sculptor, Errol B. Davis.

Please check the Recent Works page for the May 2009 exhibition of "Contemporary Medallic Art from Australia" at the Medialia Rack and Hamper Gallery in New York.

As of June 2009 we also have a new Video section.

"To Errol Davis, sculpture is a happy blurring of object and poetry. In an often confusing visual world of conceptual puns and gimmicky one-liners, it is refreshing to find a sculptor such as Davis, who is so obviously rooted in an age-long practice of art as an object. Davis' sculptures in stainless steel, metal and bronze are also about new technical innovations and here lies a tension, an essential ingredient in any lasting quality."

- Stella Downer, from the foreword of Errol's 2002 Retrospective catalogue.

Born in Sydney, Australia, in 1926, Errol Davis is one of Australia's foremost sculptors. This website cannot fully capture the tactile form and movement that are evident in his works, but I do hope it stimulates you into paying a visit to the wonderful Macquarie University Sculpture Park in Sydney, the largest park of its kind in the Southern Hemisphere, which he established in 1992. There you may see, touch (and even hear) many of his works, as well as those of more than fifty other celebrated sculptors from Australia and abroad.

As curator of the Sculpture Park from its inception in the University's Silver Jubilee Year, Errol has worked tirelessly and given much needed support to the many sculptors whose works now reside there.

The Errol B. Davis Retrospective was held at the Macquarie University Art Gallery in 2002, a major exhibition tracing the development of this outstanding sculptor over a sixty year period. As a tribute to Errol's talents, much of this website is based on the catalogue published in 2002 by Macquarie University to coincide with the exhibition.

Website conceived and designed by Ralph Davis, to celebrate the occasion of Errol's 80th birthday. Please see the Credits page for copyright and credit information.

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