Angus Gardner is an artist currently living and working in Naarm/Melbourne. His practice is centred on both the physicality of making and the physicality of the space in which the work was made. Often developing out of experiences within the landscape Gardner explores human connection and the spatial experience through drawing, painting and ceramics.
The movement between materials and making techniques is central to Gardner’s studio practice. Paintings and sculptures develop simultaneously in the studio as connections are constructed between 2D surfaces and the 3D forms. It is these connections that allow him to utilise not only traditional hand building techniques but also work with clay in a way that reflects his approach to painting. Mark making, energy and surface are at the forefront of his making process as he explores the physicality and nuances of the material.
Gardner completed study at the College of Fine Arts (UNSW) in 2014. He has exhibited throughout Australia and released his first artist book, ‘Royal Park Drawings’ through Naarm/Melbourne based publisher Stray Pages in 2021. Gardner was included in ‘Clay Dynasty’ at The Powerhouse Museum and is represented in the museums permanent collection as well as private collections both in Australia and overseas.