Rivalland, Jean-Marc

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“Usually representative, my artworks are about the relationship I create with a surrounding social or natural environment that I experience. Although I primarily work three dimensionally, I have adopted a multi-disciplinary approach to my practice, having worked with traditional techniques and mediums such as bronze casting and painting to more contemporary forms of video/performance works. Just as my art is specific to a site or place, I attempt to make the medium of my artworks best represent my ideas.”

Jean-Marc holds a Diploma of Fine Art from Claremont School of Art and a BA in Fine Arts (Honours) from Curtin University. He has been awarded the David Watt Memorial Award for his performance/time-based works and was a winner in the Cossack Art Awards with his painting “Burrup Peninsula (site of the Flying Foam Massacre)”. Jean-Marc has been an artist-in-residence in Ireland (2002) and Thailand (2008). He has exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe in 2007 and Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus in 2009. In 2010, Jean-Marc won the NAB Western Australian Sculpture Scholarship for his work in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and was subsequently invited to show in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, 2010.

Jean-Marc exhibited in Sculpture at Bathers in 2015. He is represented in private collections in Australia, the USA, Ireland, Denmark and Germany.


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Featured Work

Rivalland, Jean-Marc - Featured Work Yesterday Sunsets
  • Year: 2020
  • Materials: Bush pole, printed image glued to plyboard
  • Size: 280 x 60 cm (17 unique editions)
  • Price: $25 each

    'Yesterday Sunsets' references the markers made by French, Dutch and British explorers, claiming their visits along the coast of Western Australia. In a contemporary context the image of yesterday's sunset, located in view of the present sunset, interacts with the ideas of memory, time and the endless posting of images. #yesterday_sunsets

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