|4th September 2008
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|24th April 2008
A series of Dabro's of new figure studies. Work in progress.
Please click on images for larger pop ups and measurements.
|2nd April 2008
Unveiling of Ante Dabro's 'Resilience'.
City Walk, Canberra.
Officially unveiled by Jon Stanhope.
|13th March 2007
Dabro's latest sculpture in the making.
|15th December 2005
"The Bathers" Unveiling, Brindabella Business Park Town Square.
The Bathers were officially unveiled by Annabelle Pegrum from the National Capital Authority.
| 31st March 2005
"Dancer" Unveiling, Brindabella Business Park Town Square.
Officiated by Dr Brian Kennedy
Please click here to see more photos of the evening.
Please click here to view Dabro's latest series of bronzes.
Work in Progress
Please click here to view Dabro's current work.
|4 Oct 2002
CMAG has just acquired 'Moondancing'
|14 May- 8 June 2002
Ante Dabro- exhibition at Philip Bacon Galleries
2 Arthur Street, Fortitide Valley, Brisbane
Tel: 07 3358 3555. email: firstname.lastname@example.org
|31 May 2002/ 2nd Sept 2002
Contemplation, Judith Wright Court, ANU
Ante's latest commission was opened by Mr Peter Garret on Monday 2nd September.
click here to see pics of 'Contemplation'
Croation born Ante Dabro is one of Australia's finest figurative sculptors.
In his sculpture, as in his life, we find a respect for the form in space, especially the human figure. the well-known curator Peter Haynes, writes of him:
"Dabro is a champion of the hegemony of the figure. for him the figure in all it's manifestations remains the most fertile and valuable source for the sculptor. The enormous variety and diversity of his own explorations in sculpture more than justifies his allegiances. "
The themes in his work are the long preoccupations of universal humanity: suffering, hope, sexuality, heroism, spirituality, the tensions in his work are the long preoccupations of European artistic endeavour: light to dark, solid to space, line to plane, sound to silence, Dionysis to Apollo.
Ante Dabro holds that whilever a living sculpture sings and vibrates in its own language and its own space, it needs neither explanation nor apologist. After visiting a recent exhibition, a viewer wrote to him:
"Being there brought back all the memories I ever had about being passionate, sensual, constrained-and-struggling, contained-and-emerging, loved, engaged, powerful and graceful and defeated all at once."
His inpiration continues amongst his many students at the Australian National University's Department of sculpture, and in the sculptures which soar and contemplate, brood and excult in half a dozen countries, dozens of galleries and in lucky private homes.
Click here for full essay by Dr Peter Read
Website by Jess Dabro