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Ivan Lovatt

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Sculptor Ivan Lovatt
Ivan Lovatt

About Ivan Lovatt

Ivan Lovatt is a professional sculptor who has been creating sculpture for private collections, corporations and public exhibition for the past 8 years. Ivan`s work is characterized by his ingenuity and innovation, which motivates his to find new and interesting ways to capture his love of nature and his fascination with humanity.

Ivan initially worked with driftwood and reclaimed timber, which he fashioned into exquisite representations of birds and wildlife. Ivan received a great deal of publicity and public acclaim for this work and won the Swell Festival People`s Choice in 2004 with his representation of a flightless bird "Running Bird Walking".
Sculptor Ivan Lovatt
Ivan Lovatt

Exhibition History of Ivan Lovatt

2010 - Border Art prize, Murwillumbah
2009 - Sculpture by the Sean Cottesloe
2008 - Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi
2008 - Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture
2008 - Swell Sculpture Festival
2008 - Jackman Gallery Group Sculpture Exhibition
2008 - Kings Christian College Easter Arts Exhibition
2007 - Solo Exhibition, Jackman Gallery, Melbourne
2006 - Swell Sculpture Festival
2006 - Royal Pines Resort "Sisters of Swing"
2004 - Swell Sculpture Festival.

Biography / CV of Ivan Lovatt

Born in Nairobi, Kenya, Ivan spent his childhood in Africa, England, Wales and Germany. When not outside enjoying the natural environment, Ivan was drawn to all forms or artistic expression, and began drawing birds and African wildlife. As an adult, Ivan worked mostly in construction, but art was always an important part of his life. Ivan would spend all of his spare time learning about art, experimenting and trying to explore each medium to its potential. Ivan exhibited his sculpture and paintings in group exhibitions at the Guidhall Grantham, before emigrating to Australia in 1994. He now lives in the Gold Coast Hinterland.

Inspired by his new environment Ivan focused his creativity on the hands on reality of sculpture. Ivan is particularly excited by the transformation of such an ordinary medium as chicken wire to a piece of art. He is drawn towards creating work that is accessible, recognizable and meaningful to the public. Ivan`s personality is represented in his sculpture. His work is honest, often quirky and amusing, yet demonstrates compassion for his subject, and above all has great integrity.

Artist Statement of Ivan Lovatt

I create both abstract and realistic representations, which are tactile, appealing to the viewer to touch. As my skills developed and evolved he was drawn to figurative work, and I began a series of portraits of famous people which candidly demonstrates the superior level of craftsmanship and attention to detail.

Awards and Prizes of Ivan Lovatt

St Margaret`s Inaugural Sculpture Competition 2006 - First Prize
Springfest Arts and Craft Festival Award for Sculpture 2005, 2006 and 2007 - First prize
Sculptor`s Society Gold Coast Exotic Erotic Exhibitions 2005 - First Prize
Tony Palmer Memorial Award - Third Prize
John Cooper Memorial Award - Second Prize
AFA Award of Excellence - First Prize
Sculptor`s Society Gold Coast Inc. 2005 Member`s Exhibition
Freestyle Sculpture
Royal Brisbane Show 2005
Peoples Choice - First Prize
Sculpture Division - First Prize
Paradise Kids Annual Art Exhibition 2005
2006 Neumann Group Smalls Artists Award
2006 Gold Coast Sun Media Award
People`s Choice 2004, 2006 and 2008
Swell Sculpture Festival
Trinity Lutheran College Art and Craft Competition - First Prize
2012 People`s Choice Award
Marymount College Art Competition
Swell Sculpture Festival 2012 - Small Gallery People`s Choice
Swell Sculpture Festival 2012 - Kids Choice Award.

Acquisitions / Collections of work by Ivan Lovatt

Represented in Private collections in Australia and overseas.

Reviews of work by Ivan Lovatt

The Australian - October 27th 2008
The Sydney Morning Herald, October 16th 2008
Daily Telegraph, October 18th 2008
Channel 7 - Great South East
Channel 9 - Gold Coast News and Extra
ABC - States Wide, ABC - Australia Wide
Art Almanac.

Public Works of Ivan Lovatt

Jackmann Gallery, Melbourne
Astras Gallery, Marina Mirage, Gold Coast
The Way of Design Gallery, Currumbin, Gold Coast
Gold Coast City Council, Elanora Library
Ripley`s "Believe it or not" Museum in USA, Australia and UK
Capanart Gallery, Tamborine Mountain.

Publications / Media / Bibliography of Ivan Lovatt

Australian Art Collector Issues 39, 41, 42 and 43
The Age Diary - October 24th 2007.

Price Range of Work

Ivan Lovatt's work has a price range from £422 to £7,848

Mediums utilised

Ivan Lovatt's work is found in the following materials:

Artwork Categorised

Ivan Lovatt's work is found in the following categories on site:
Wire(Mesh Netting Chicken) Metal Rod or Bar or Tube Sculpture (8)
Wild Animals and Wild Life Sculptures (5)
Garden Or Yard / Outside and Outdoor Sculptures (4)
Predators Carnivores Hunters Flesh Eaters Sculptures Statues statuettes carvings (3)
African Animal and Wildlife Sculptures (2)
Animal Birds Fish Busts or Heads or Masks or Trophies For Sale or Commission (2)
Outsize, Very Big, Extra Large and Massive Sculptures (2)
Insect Sculptures, to include Bees, Ants, Moths, Butterflies etc (2)
Cats Wild and Big Cats Sculpture (2)
Pet and Animal Portrait Custom or Bespoke or Commission Commemorative or Memoriaql sculpture statue (2)
Garden Bird and Animal Sculptures (2)
Wild Bird Sculptures (2)
Cats Sculpture
Domestic Animal Sculpture
Wall Mounted or Wall Hanging sculpture
Birds of Prey / Raptors Sculptures
Small Animal Sculptures
Animals and Birds in Repose Resting Sleeping Lying
Tabletop Desktop Small Indoor Statuettes Figurines Sculptures
Commission and Custom and Bespoke sculpture Statues
Rodents Sculptures
Hanging Suspended sculpture Statues tatuette
Birds in Flight, Birds Flying Sculptures or Statues
Crows Jackdaws Magpies Ravens Jays Corvids Sculptures or Statues
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Customer comment on 'Brasil - Chess (Corporate Commission of an entire edition)' by Plamen Dimitrov
Although it seemed a daunting project to commission a sculpture on the internet with a tight deadline, Plamen Dimitrov in Bulgaria made it as easy as possible for me in Brazil by producing a series of little clay sketches after each email and sending photos it seemed by return. He worked round the clock and was incredibly intuitive with his understanding of what I wanted. This was despite an 8 hour time difference and having poor English as our common language. He w... [Read more]
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