February 2018 – Spring Lake









Silvio is working at the new Spring Lake Estate at Mount Barker, carving animals from red gum logs, mentoring indigenous artist Robert Wuldi who is carving a mother and child.


February 2018 – Milang

The official launch of Gheorghi Filin’s “Run Like The Wind” took place on the foreshore at Milang on the 10th February in the presence of His Excellency the Governor of South Australia, Hieu Van Le.  Pictured are Federal MP Rebekha Sharkie, Silvio who was guest speaker in his rôle as Artistic Director of AHISS, the Governor and local community leader Katherine Murray who acted as MC.


January 2018 – Australia Day

Silvio, along with founding members of the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium, Barry Windle & Nigel Steele Scott, were presented with Civic Awards by the Adelaide Hills Council.  Pictured are councillors Andrew Stratford & Lynton Vonow, Silvio, Nigel Steele Scott, Treasurer of AHISS, David Furner also a recipient of a Civic Award, Barry Windle and retiring local member for Kavel, Mark Goldsworthy.






















To top the day off, the 2017 “Sculptors @ Crystal Lake” at Macclesfield, which was inaugurated by Silvio in 2015, won “Event of the Year” in the District Council of Mt Barker’s Australia Day honours.  Silvio is pictured with tireless committee members Dave & Anne Welsh.

December 2017 – Unveiling at Adelaide Oval

Silvio’s sculpture of former Australian captain, SA cricketer Clem Hill 1877-1945, was unveiled at Adelaide Oval yesterday with several members of the Hill clan attending.  Clem was a brilliant batsman who retired from the game in 1912 as the world’s leading run scorer.  The sculpture was funded by benefactor Basil Sellars AM and completes the 8 commissioned works at the Oval.

November 2017 – Sculpture Trail Launch













The official launch of the Hills Sculpture Trail took place at Ukaria Cultural Centre, Mount Barker, a superb venue to celebrate the extraordinary vision of Silvio and his supporters in the Hills and Fleurieu communities.  The 25 visiting sculptors excelled themselves and the trail will be a great addition to culture & tourism in the region.

October 2017 – Australia Day Award Nomination

Silvio was shortlisted as 2018 South Australian Senior Citizen of the Year, one of 4 finalists.  What an honour!

He was nominated for his lifetime contribution to the arts, mentoring of young artists and promoting reconciliation with indigenous people.

The winners in each category will be announced on Monday night 30th.

September 2017 – Bungendore Wood Works NSW

After participating in “Collaborations” in Newcastle, Silvio will be exhibiting at Bungendore Wood Works from the 24th September.  bungendorewoodworks.com.au


August 2017 – Study Tour EU








Silvio has returned from 6 weeks of discovering more wonderful public art in England, Germany and the Baltic, including a visit to Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture Garden in St Ives in Cornwall.

July – August 2017, SALA

South Australian Living Artists SALA exhibition “Dridan & Friends” will be held at the Stationmaster’s Gallery from the 31st July to the 27th August, 10am – 4pm daily.  Featuring David Dridan, Silvio Apponyi, Harry Sherwin, Bill Steel, Cheryl Anne Brown and David Hamilton.  Enquiries 08 8536 4563.

April 28th – 7th May – Stangate House, Aldgate





Silvio is exhibiting in support of Rotary’s Shelterbox program, along with colleagues John Nelson, Sally Wickes, Tim Spooner, Nicholas Uhlmann, Quentin Gore and many other great sculptors.