Marguerite Derricourt is best known as a sculptor of mixed media works, having studied art in South Africa, worked in Germany, lived in England and finally settled in Sydney, Australia. Her sculptures express a synthesis of movement and rest, turbulence and peace. Focussing primarily on subject matter drawn from the natural world, Marguerite Derricourt has worked in a broad variety of media, from cast bronze to melted wax and hessian, from welded aluminium to neon and fibre glass, from moulded paper to chicken wire. The range of styles and media in her work attests to a career of experimentation and craftsmanship which sees her continue to experiment and innovate.

The Gathering

2016
Fitzgibbon Chase, Brisbane
Corten steel

The Gathering (fabrication)

2016
Fitzgibbon Chase, Brisbane
Corten steel

The Gathering (fabrication)

2016
Fitzgibbon Chase, Brisbane
Corten steel

Stables Studio

Stables Studio

Gravity

2016
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum
Bronze

Gravity (detail)

2016
Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum
Bronze

Flood

2015
Defiance miniature show
Aluminium & found objects

Paper Birds

2015
Hornsby Hospital
Molded newspaper

Paper Birds (detail)

2015
Hornsby Hospital
Molded newspaper

Paper Birds (detail)

2015
Hornsby Hospital
Molded newspaper

Drawn to the Light

2015
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Works on Paper
Molded paper

Drawn to the Light (detail)

2015
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery Works on Paper
Molded paper

Ghost Moth II

2014
Sculpture at Sawmillers
Corten steel

Geometridae II

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Ghost Moth

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Metamorphosis I

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Permanent Red

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Shadowlands I

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Shadowlands II

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Mild steel

Travelling Light

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Moulded Japanese paper

Travelling Light IV

2013
Brenda May Gallery
Moulded Japanese paper

Birdcage

2011
Waterhouse Natural History Prize
Wire and copper

Dolly the sheep

2011
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Chicken wire

Globe

2009
Private commission
Bronze

Moths in flight

2011
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Copper

P for Prison

2009
Brenda May Gallery
Found objects and wire

Paper Moths

2011
Willoughby Sculpture Prize
Newspaper and wire

Paper Moths (detail)

2011
Willoughby Sculpture Prize
Newspaper and wire

Rat Race

2009
Sculpture by the Sea Sydney
Copper and chicken wire

Roll over

2011
Royal Botanic Garden Sydney
Ceramic

The History of Sculpture (detail)

2009
Salon des Refusés Sydney
Ceramic

Travelling light

2011
Paper Now exhibition Willoughby
Paper and wire

Travelling light (detail)

2011Paper and wire

The Flight of the Bogong

2008
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney - Winner of the Sydney Environmental Prize
Aluminium, stainless steel, LED lighting

The Flight of the Bogong (detail)

2008
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney - Winner of the Sydney Environmental Prize
Aluminium, stainless steel, LED lighting

Swallow Rising

2004
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
Steel and painted chicken wire

Swallow Rising (detail)

2004
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
Steel and painted chicken wire

Big Boy

2004
Seymour Centre, Sydney
Chicken wire

Blue Horse

2005
The Horse Show, Robin Gibson Gallery
Steel wire

Blue Horse

2005
The Horse Show, Robin Gibson Gallery
Steel, paper, pigment and chicken wire

Gorilla

2004
Defiance Gallery
Ceramic

Grooming

2004
Defiance Gallery
Ceramic

Winter At Taronga

2001
Defiance Gallery
Bronze

Arboretum

2007
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
Mild steel

Arboretum (detail)

2007
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
Mild steel

Handbag

2002
Bag Lady Show, Robin Gibson Gallery
Buttons and cotton fabric

Jack

2006
Chicken wire, canvas, wax and staples

A Day Out

1999
Commission for City of Adelaide, Rundle Mall [more info]
Bronze

Mothball

2008
Sculpture by the Sea, Sydney
Bronze

Porcus Maximus

2007
Year of the Pig, Robin Gibson Gallery
Bronze

Rat Bag

2002
Bag Lady Show, Robin Gibson Gallery
Found objects, chicken wire and Cotton fabric

Rat Race

2008
Copper and Chicken wire

Wombat

2007
Private commission
Bronze