Janet Clayton Gallery
15 June – 10 July
Michael Le Grand is a graduate of the Victorian College of Arts (VCA). In 1975 he was awarded the Visual Arts Board Travel Grant by the Australia Council. In London, he attended the prestigious St Martin’s School of Art. There he became involved with the British ‘sculptural revolution’ led by Anthony Caro and Philip King.
In 1977 Michael was awarded an ANU Creative Arts Fellowship and later taught at the University from 1980 until he retired in 2007 as Head of Sculpture. He is currently Emeritus Fellow of the University.
The artist’s signature component – the use of coloured high gloss auto paint – emerged in the early 1990s, creating both a sensuous quality and facilitating opportunities for the play of light and chiaroscuro.
Michael has participated in major sculpture exhibitions in Australia including the Mildura Sculpture Triennale, the Australian Sculpture Triennale, the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award (2003, 2007, 2010 and 2012) and Sculpture by the Sea Bondi since 1997 as well as Sculpture by the Sea in Cottesloe Perth and Aarhus, Denmark. He was joint winner of the first Sculpture by the Sea major award in 1997. In 2010, Michael received the Helen Lempriere Sculpture Award by Sculpture by the Sea.
Image: Vibe 2013 Photo :Rob Little