Michael-Francis Cartwright

Journey of the Sage

Journey of the Sage

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 189cms Width – 120cms Depth - 63cms

Journey of the Sage

Journey of the Sage

Fishing Over Uluru’

Fishing Over Uluru’

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 250cms

Fishing Over Uluru’

Fishing Over Uluru’

Moon Dance

Moon Dance

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 223cms Width – 96cms Depth - 31cms

Moon Dance (maquette)

Moon Dance (maquette)

Foundry bronze (Edition of 6) Height – 99.5cms Width – 44.5cms Depth – 10.5cms

Reclining Vessel

Reclining Vessel

Foundry bronze - SOLD (Edition of 8) Width – 45cms Height - 25cms Depth – 17cms

Joy or Little Bird

Joy or Little Bird

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 163cms Width – 148cms Depth – 87cms

Reclining Bird

Reclining Bird

Foundry bronze (Edition of 8) Width – 33.5cms Height – 30.5cms Depth – 15cms

Cloud Passing a Mountain

Cloud Passing a Mountain

Statuario white and French red marble Height – 65cms Width – 100cms Depth – 33cms

Walking Through the Galaxy

Walking Through the Galaxy

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 213cms Width – 148cms Depth – 49cms

Reflection

Reflection

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height – 200cms Width – 85cms Depth – 40cms

Walking Through the Universe

Walking Through the Universe

Statuario & Ordinario marble Height – 78cms Width – 35cms Depth – 35cms

Astronomer

Astronomer

Foundry bronze (Edition of 3) Height - 145.5cms Width – 54cms Depth - 92 cms

Astronomer

Astronomer

Cloud on a Hill

Cloud on a Hill

426g sterling silver, bronze and paint (edition of 8) Height - 9.5cms Width – 11cms Depth - 5cms

Cloud Over a Hill

Cloud Over a Hill

644g sterling silver, bronze and paint (edition of 8) Height - 9cms Width – 7.5cms Depth - 5cms

Born in 1959, Michael-Francis Cartwright is an artist with a multifaceted practice and a wide ranging explorative approach. His sculptural works are expressed through harmonious layered forms that challenge our perceptions of what a sculpture can be and what it can tell us about the world we inhabit.

These works, ranging from the monumental to intimate in size, have an inherent feel of natures touch to them. Meaning the forms that Michael creates have the visual signs and tactility to suggest that they have been borrowed from the forests, mountains and seas around us. This sense of excavated natural form belies the craftsmanship and deep understanding of material quality that he possesses across marble and bronze.

Michael has ateliers in Correns, France, in Ponte a Serraglio, Italy and in Blairgowrie, Australia.

Michael is member of the Royal Sculpture Society and has exhibited extensively in Australia, Italy, France, Singapore, Hong Kong and Germany.

 

Cartwright’s creativity is spontaneous and his works exudes an ethos of balance and freedom.  Whether it is sculpture, painting, drawing or printmaking, his work alternates between delightful play to a more serious exploration of man, nature and beauty. Cartwright lives between France, Italy and Australia with his artist partner, Shona Nunan. Recently they have created an international artist residency in their former home and studios in Tuscany, Italy. His new personal studios in the Nunan-Cartwright ateliers are in Correns, Provence, France.

A Portrait of Michael-Francis Cartwright

By Hugo Cavalier