Malcolm Laurence


Born in 1974, Malcolm has been an inspiring contributor to Warrandyte arts
community for well over a decade. After completing trade certification and
studying for 3 years in an informal apprenticeship as a sculptural blacksmith,
the quality of Malcolm's work was acknowledged when he received the Warrandyte Youth Arts Award in 1997, and later in 2003 with the North East Victorian Sculpture Award. From 1996 he worked extensively with Deborah Halpern and contributed to her internationally renowned sculptures forming a prolific working partnership that spanned 10 years and has produced some of Victoria's most well known public works. 


"Machines seem to be created, have a lifetime and then die. From this steel compost sprouts new life".


Commissions: 

2011 WARRANDYTE GATEWAY SIGNS

2010  DRAGON SWING, Sydney private residence.

2010  CENTENARY GATEWAY, Coburg primary junior campus.

2007  MICK BEAR MEMORIAL GATE, Everton primary school.

2006  St LEONARD'S COLLEGE EARLY LEARNING CENTRE, Artist in residence

2006  'KARAK', Sculpture to commemorate Queen's Baton Relay, City of Wangaratta

2005'06 GIANT FISH PARADE, Commonwealth games opening ceremony

2005  ELTHAM TOWN SQUARE, Ironwork (Collaboration with Deborah Halpern) 

2004  ENTRANCE ARCHWAY, Coburg Primary School


Exhibitions: 

2007   CASTLEMAINE ARTS FESTIVAL

2006   BIENNIAL SCULPTURE WALK, Qdos Gallery, Lorne

2006   MASTERWORKS, Swipers Gully Winery 

2005   SCULPTURE BY THE SEA at BONDI BEACH 

2005'06'07  MUSE GALLERY, Milawa

2005'06'07   YERING STATION SCULPTURE AWARD EXHIBITION

2005   MANNINGHAM GALLERY

2004   CAREY 6TH EXHIBITION OF ART

1995'-04' POTTERS COTTAGE GALLERY 

1995'-02' BULLEEN ART & GARDEN 

2003   MELBOURNE INTERNATIONAL FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW

2001   CHRISSFIELD & FULTON 

2000   THE ARTIST'S GARDEN  


 Awards: 

2003 NORTH-EAST VICTORIAN SCULPTURE AWARD 

1997 WARRANDYTE YOUTH ART AWARD 


Artist residencies:

2004'10 COBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL

2007 EVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

2003'06'08  St LEONARD'S COLLEGE


Collections:

NILLUMBIK COUNCIL (Eltham Town square)

RURAL CITY OF WANGARATTA

ST LEONARD'S COLLEGE 

COBURG PRIMARY SCHOOL

ELTHAM COLLEGE

EVERTON PRIMARY SCHOOL

Private collections in Australia and overseas