Michael Le Grand
H. 195 x L. 240 x W. 205 cms
Photo courtesy of the artist
Michael Le Grand graduated from the Victorian College of the Arts in 1974. Following further studies at St. Martin’s School of Art, London, Michael was awarded an Australian National University Creative Arts Fellowship in 1978.
Michael has travelled widely and has participated in residencies and sculpture symposiums in Canada, U.S.A, UK, Germany and Japan. He has had a number of solo exhibitions both nationally and internationally and participated in many major sculpture exhibitions.
These include, the Mildura and Melbourne Sculpture Triennials, Canberra National Sculpture Forums, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi N.S.W, Cottesloe, W.A and Aarhus, Denmark, Sculpture in the City, Sydney, McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award, Vic. He is also represented in many private collections and Public Commissions both here and overseas.
Michael was significantly involved in the development of the early Canberra Floriade Sculpture events, ANU/CSA Sculpture Walk, Australian National Capital Artists studio spaces and the Canberra National Sculpture Forum.
Michael retired as Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University, School of Art in late 2007 to pursue his practice in sculpture full-time.
Plunge explores the relationship between the frame as a pictorial device contrasted by a multiplicity of views generated by the rolled ribbon of steel plate cascading and interacting with the rigid geometry of the pipe frame in which it sits.