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IVANA PERKINS sculptor

Born Ivana Ferreri in Cairo, Egypt, to Italian father, French mother, arrived in

Melbourne Australia as a small child.

After spending most of her early working years in Advertising, Film and

Television productions - Ivana began to develop her passion for sculpture

by working after hours with a sculptor and attending evening classes in

ceramics.

Initially her work was making clay sculptures, eventually she graduated to Metal

Lost Wax Castings.

As her studio space was limited she created small sculptures & jewellery, in

gold, silver and bronze which were sold through

Makers Mark Gallery (Melbourne & Sydney).

Gradually increasing to life-size bronze pieces which she exhibited in her first

solo exhibition at

Makers Mark Gallery (Melbourne) with group exhibitions at Distelfink, Flinders

Lane and Qdos Art Galleries.

The first public commission she received was for 530 Collins Street, Melbourne

Australia.

A water feature in the atrium, 2 metres high consisting of 5 cast bronze

Brolgas (Australian native stork-like bird).

Later, Ivana received another public commission, a water fountain in Brolga

Terrace, Darling Park, Darling Harbour, Sydney,

consisting of 10 cast stainless steel Brolgas, in the exterior forecourt of IBM

Building

This coincided with the opening of her other project, starting the retail Art &

Craft supplies store 'Handworks' in Prahran,

conducting workshops and selling very contemporary craft & art supplies from

1992 to 2005, whilst still working in her sculpture studio.

2008 formed 'The Industrialists' - with 8 other artists that have studios in the

Industrial Estate

As well as sculpture commissions and exhibitions,

Ivana is working with her partner, Designer/Artist, Robert Perkins in producing

unique architectural door furniture for

Studioworks Design (click on Sculptured Door Furniture page).