Gary Deirmendjian



Rubber gloves and support media

Photo credit: Sean Davey

installation detail / image courtesy of the artist




Supported by Sydney Rope Supplies

Photo credit: Sean Davey

​Image courtesy of the artist


GARY DEIRMENDJIAN was bon in 1967 in Armenia, USSR. Based in Sydney, his practice encompasses sculpture, photography, video, installation and site-specific intervention. Working predominantly in public/shared space, he is broadly recognised for creating thought provoking and socially concerned works that are of a challenging scale and immersive. He has exhibited extensively and received numerous awards and new work invitations and commissions for private and public artworks, as well as site-specific projects, realised broadly in Australia and several internationally.

He holds an MFA in Sculpture from the National Art School (2006), Sydney, where he currently teaches (Sessional Lecturer since 2012).

Recent points of note include the award of the 2017 British School at Rome, Residency from the National Art School, and the realisation of presence, 2017, a major site-specific moving image commission for Wynscreen, at Wynyard Railway Station, Sydney. 

Prior to turning to full-time artistic practice, he trained as an Aeronautical Engineer becoming significantly active in Defence Research & Development and then Industrial Design through establishing private practice and teaching. He is the author/photographer of Sydney Sandstone (Craftsman House, 2002). 

Represented by Dominik Mersch Gallery


Agitated by air, water and light, there’s a mass reaching out from the murky depth …  


Hovering above water, a giant vessel scribed by various strung lines animated by breeze and light, is found wedged between the carriageways and its breaching ground …

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