James Parrett is an Australian based sculptor. His art works pose questions of form, sculptural process and material. The sinuous sculptures, constructed mainly from stainless steel and marine ply are inviting, but the ruggedness of the deliberately exposed welds, screw heads and unsanded corners or the unevenly cut cardboard; maintain our awareness of the materials used. They also show a gradual evolution in style. Over time self-imposed rules have been broken and new challenges considered. Please contact James about the availability of works on this website.
Australian War Memorial Commission
The Rabaul and Montevideo Maru Society have selected a sculpture by James as the winning design for a national memorial. It marks the horrendous loss of life that ensued from the invasion of the New Guinea Islands in 1942 and the sinking of the Montevideo Maru. Click here to view sculpture details or here to view ABC coverage.
2012 McClelland Sculpture Survey
James has been selected to participate on the 2012 McClelland Sculpture Survey. This will be his fourth appearance at McClelland having also participated in 2005, 2007 and 2010. For more information, visit www.mcclellandgallery.com