On this evening we will welcome Australian sculptor
Vince Vozzo for the Beijing launch of the book VOZZO: The Life and Work of Vince Vozzo. The book charts the
journey of a second-generation Italian kid from the Western suburbs of Sydney —
from dyslexic, cartoon-obsessed school boy to sand sculptor on Bondi beach, to
art student, and, finally, prolific and acclaimed artist.
This event will feature a 30-minute documentary that
focuses on the artist and his life, entitled Chipping Away.
In a career spanning three decades, Vozzo has exhibited in 38 solo
exhibitions and produced thousands of artworks in different mediums. His work
has been included in 36 prize exhibitions and with eight selections in the prestigious Wynne Prize, Vozzo holds
the record for a sculptor in that competition. His work is represented in private and public collections in
Australia, Europe, USA and Asia.
Vozzo’s giant slabs of imported Italian marble form
the basis for his most spectacular work, including The Last Desire, which is the
largest piece of single-handedly carved marble in Australia.
The Bookworm | Monday May 15 | 7.30pm | 50 rmb
(includes a drink)