June 2020 – OAM

Albert Silvio Apponyi was awarded a Medal of the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday Honours for services to the visual arts as a sculptor.

May 2020 – Social Distancing

Silvio is keeping busy in his studio and enjoying some floral arranging, inspired by the autumn foliage in the garden.

April 2020 – Adelaide University

Silvio’s rotating sculpture “Spriggina” carved from Paris Creek marble has been installed near the cloisters at the University of Adelaide.

Spriggina

April 2020 – Staying Home

Silvio is entertaining himself at home, shifting rocks and carving in his studio, using USA yellow pine and teak he was given in Taiwan. The galleries which carry his work are operating as on-line stores at present: Art Images in Adelaide, Atelier at Crafers, Fine Arts Kangaroo Island, Karatta Wines in Robe, Yallingup Galleries in WA, Bungendore Wood Works in NSW and Argyle Gallery at The Rocks in Sydney.

Chiayi – Completed

Silvio with Chiayi Symposium Organiser Chang Shu-Wei

Chiayi – Progress

Silvio’s monkeys are well underway after a week’s hard yakka.

February 2020 – Taiwan

Silvio is attending the Chiayi International Stone Sculpture Symposium. The theme this year is “MONKEYS”.

Te Kupenga – Sealion

Silvio has now carved this bird-bath with a sealion chasing a kahawai.

Te Kupenga Dolphins

The dolphins are finished and Silvio has started a sealion birth-bath (behind).