August 2018 – Tong He


ISSA, International Sculpture Symposium Alliance has invited Silvio to take part in its 2018 International Sculpture Symposium to be held in Tonghe, near Harbin City in Heilongjiang Province, China, from the 17th August to the 2nd September.  Also among those participating will be sculptors Luke Zwolsman from Queensland, Kemal Tufan from Turkey, Francesco Panceri from Italy and Liu Yang, a member of the ISSA organising committee, who all attended the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium and whose works form part of the Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail.  Coincidently Liu Yang’s sculpture,

No. 22, “The Sculptors”, was installed in the Newenham Estate at Mt Barker on the 9th August.


August 2018 – SALA

South Australian Living Artists Festival will again take place in August.  Silvio will hold Open Studio on the first weekend only, Saturday 4th and Sunday 5th from 10.00am till 4.30pm.  Address: 157 Swamp Road, Balhannah  SA  5242.  Also present to answer your questions will be sculptors John Nelson, Barry Lincoln and Peter Syndicas.  Silvio hopes to do some lino-printing during the weekend.

Silvio will also be showing during SALA at “Atelier”, 1 Cox Place, Crafers SA 5152 along with Rod Bax and at Mt Lofty House from the 5th – 12th August with Quentin Gore, Nicholas Uhlmann & Peter Syndicas.

July 2018 – International Koala Centre of Excellence









The launch at Adelaide Oval was attended by Ceawlin Thynn, Viscount Weymouth of Longleat, Wiltshire and Lady Emma, pictured with Professor Chris Daniels.  Also present were the Governor Hieu Van Le & Mrs Le, Minister David Speirs and the Horwood family of Emmaline’s Country Kitchen.  MC was David Bevan of Radio Adelaide 891.

June 2018 – Supporting the International Koala Centre of Excellence

Working at Emmaline’s Country Kitchen at Lobethal, Silvio has made a chocolate koala which will feature at a fundraiser at The Adelaide Oval for the newly established International Koala Centre of Excellence.  Chaired by Professor Chris Daniels, it hopes to establish a koala research centre at the Cleland Wildlife Park where Silvio’s bronze Koala, cast from the same mould, sits proudly at the entrance.

May 2018 – Japan

Silvio went to Okayama to visit his sensei Shigeomi Ogura.  The tide was out when he visited Miyajima Island and he found lots of crabs and shells which inspired him during the evenings to do some drawings using Japanese ink pens and water pens.










April – May 2018 – Stangate House

Silvio will be one of the many sculptors exhibiting at Stangate House, Aldgate, in support of Rotary projects.

Good Friday, 30th March 2018 – Chocolate Carving at Melba’s

Here are the results of Silvio carving blocks of chocolate into animals on Good Friday from 10.00am – 4.00pm as part of Melba’s Easter Weekend activities which run until Monday 2nd April.  There will be face-painting, breakfast from 9.30am and lunch options available.

Melba’s Chocolates, 22 Henry Street, Woodside, SA  ph: 8389 7868.

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.