October 2016 – Art Images

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River Inlet, Lake Carlet, by Peter Coad                Egret Watching 1/9, by Silvio Apponyi


Silvio and Peter Coad will be sharing centre-stage at Art Images from the 14th October until the 13th November.  Silvio and Peter have been colleagues for more than 30 years, exhibiting together in Japan and Malaysia.  This is Peter’s first show in Adelaide since 2011     and not to be missed.

Gallery Hours are Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm, Saturday 10am -5pm and Sunday 2pm – 5pm.  Art Images: 32, The Parade, Norwood SA 5067, tel: 8363 0806.

View the show on-line at artimagesgallery.com.au

August 2016 – SALA

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For SA Living Artists festival, Silvio’s studio will be open for 2 weekends, 13th-14th August and 20th-21st, from 10am -5pm. His colleagues John Nelson, Barry Lincoln, Sally Wickes and Tim Spooner will also have works on display.  Devonshire teas in the afternoon, gold coin donation.






July – August 2016 – Woodcarving at Goolwa


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IMG_3396 copy    Progress (Lars in background)

Silvio is currently working at Goolwa for 15 days, for the Alexandrina Council, carving a tree-trunk alongside his 2 mentees, local Lars Heldmann and Ngarrindjeri man Robert Wuldi.  They are working near Signal Point Gallery from Saturday 23rd – Friday 29th July, Monday 1st – Friday 5th August and Monday 8th – Wednesday 10th August.

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July 2016 – Paleo Conference, University of Adelaide

Silvio will be having a stand at the University of Adelaide PALEO conference next week, Mon 11th- Friday 15th July.  He will be displaying and working on a series of small works based on Ediacaran fossils and trilobites.


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May 2016 – Waite Arboretum

Silvio’s stainless steel grates covering the ponds in the rose garden at the Waite Arboretum have been unveiled.

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Pictured are the Curator Dr. Jennifer Gardner, Silvio, Volunteer Philip Thomas, Volunteer Guide and Past President of the Friends of the Arboretum Henry Krichauff and Landscape Architect Viesturs Cielens.  This wonderful arboretum is part of the Urrbrae campus of the Waite Institute of the University of Adelaide and is open every day from dawn to dusk and there are sculptures by Greg Johns and Silvio to be discovered as well as an amazing collection of trees from all around the world.  Entry is free and there are public conveniences behind Urrbrae House.

AHISS – end of a series

Marijan Bekic  Marijan Bekic’s”Stargate”

Renate Verbrugge 1  Renate Verbrugge’s “Brussels by Night”

IMG_3366 copy  Liu Yang’s “The Sculptors”

So Dong Choe  So Dong Choe’s “Infinity 2150”

Simon Thomas  Simon Thomas’s “Sunshine & Showers”

Yoshin Ogata  Yoshin Ogata’s “Sunshine”

Gheorghi Filin    Gheorghi Filin’s “Sail Like the Wind”

Karin van Ommeren  Karin van Ommeren’s “The View 2”

Anna Korver  Anna Korver’s “Prada”

Francesco Panceri  Francesco Panceri’s “Coexistence”

AHISS – end in sight

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Dogging the crane.  Two days to go.

AHISS 2016

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2016 Artists on Goolwa Beach, L:R Yoshin Ogata & his wife Yoshiko, Marijan Bekic, Renata Verbrugge, Francesco Panceri, Simon Thomas, Liu Yang, Silvio, Artistic Director, So Dong Choe, Gheorghi Filin, Karin van Ommeren, Anna Korver.

April 2016 – AHISS

The third & final Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium is well underway                                                                                        at The Cedars.




April 2016 – AHISS #3

The final Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium gets underway on Tuesday April 5th at The Cedars, Heysen Road, Hahndorf and continues till the 25th (closed Mondays).  Gold Coin Entry from 10am – 4pm.  Participating artists will be Yoshin Ogata from Japan (for the second time) whose work will be placed in Bridgewater, Marijan Bekic Australia – Nairne, Renata Verbrugge NZ – Mt Barker, Francesco Panceri Italy – Woodside, Gheorghi Filin Bulgaria – Milang, Anna Korver NZ – Stirling, Liu Yang China – Mt Barker, Simon Thomas England – Strathalbyn, Soedong Choe Korea – The Cedars and Karin van Ommeren Netherlands – near Mt Barker summit.

Silvio will again be Artist Director of this event and 10 sculptures will be added to the Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail by the end of the year, making a total of 26 works.  He greatly appreciates the hard work of the AHISS Board which has supported him for the past 8 years as they turn his vision into reality and he acknowledges the extremely generous support of local communities and councils who also embraced the concept of “sculpture in the hills”.  Do plan a few days exploring the Sculpture Trail in the Hills and the Fleurieu; maps available at The Cedars and the tourist office in the Hahndorf Academy.