About Me

THE
STORY
OF

Rhonda

Artist Statement

I have a construction industry background and working in IT and Graphic Design. There skill-sets have enhances my understanding of the processes and translating the architecture, geometry and physics into sculpture.

Primarily the sources of my imagery come from what I see every day from nature or a past memory which evokes a process of sketching, writing a passage of thought or taking a photograph to capture that ‘snap shot’ idea. From here I will play with form, materials and dimension, working with a Marquette for proof of concept. Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different media, grouped around specific themes and meanings. During research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.

My current body of work is comprised of stainless steel and Corten sculptural pieces that are characterised by clean flowing lines that reflect light and their surrounds, picking up a kaleidoscope of colour and taking on a life of their own. These pieces are combined with sandstone or timber to give warmth and character.

Biography

Rhonda Castle is a mixed media artist. Her work integrates stainless steel, Corten, sandstone, acrylic, timber and found objects. Castle explores and experiments with the use of these materials and techniques to produce sculptures that aim to convey emotional energy through form. Her background in construction and graphic design lends itself to her expressive work.

Castle has exhibited widely throughout NSW including Sculpture in the Vineyards – Hunter Valley, Hunters Hill Sculpture By the Harbour, Coal Loader Art Exhibition – Waverton  and Sculpture on the Greens Kooindah Waters Central Coast.
Castle has been commissioned for work both private collections and commercial interests.

Sculpture By the Bay   – Winner Acquisition Prize ,
Nelson Bay Sculpture Festival – Highly Commended Artists Prize
Yarramalong Sculpture Trail – Highly Commended Outdoor Exhibit
Sculpture on the Greens Kooindah Waters – Wyong – Major Stipend Winner

Exhibitions

2019 Artisans in the Garden – Matcham
Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture on the Farm – Dungog
Sculpture at Killalea – Shellharbour
Residency at UNSW Research Station Fowlers Gap and Broken Hill Art Exchange
Sculpture in the Valley – Kangaroo Valley
Lake Lights – Jindabyne
Sculpture Bermagui
2018 Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
Sculpture at Orange
Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
Winged Fables – Solo – Tuggeranong Art Centre ACT
Wollongong Botanic Gardens
2017 Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
Sculpture By the Harbour – Hunters Hill
Sculpture Bermagui
2016 Sydney Eye Hospital – Solo Exhibition
Sculpture at Killalea – South Coast NSW
Somewhere Down the Lachlan – Forbes
Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
Sculpture at Kooindah, North Wyong
Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
Forest of Tranquility – Ourimbah
Sculpture By the Harbour – Hunters Hill
2015 Wood Symposium – Rylstone
Gallery 47 – Group Indoor Exhibition – Rylstone
Sculpture in the Paddock – Yass
Bobbie P Gallery – Solo Exhibition – Wyong
Rockdale Art Festival
Sculpture at Kooindah, North Wyong
Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
Forest of Tranquility – Ourimbah
5 Lands  and Connections Exhibition Avoca Beach
Sculpture By the Harbour – Hunters Hill
2014 Discovery Point , Tempe – Site specific exhibition
Rockdale Art Festival
Sculpture at Kooindah, North Wyong
Coal Loader Art Exhibition Waverton
Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
Forest of Tranquility – Ourimbah
5 Lands  and Connections Exhibition Avoca Beach
Sculpture By the Harbour – Hunters Hill
2013 Sculpture By the Bay – Nelson Bay –  Winner acquisition  Prize “en Passant”
Sculpture on the Greens
Central Coast Grammar Art Show, Erina Heights
Coal Loader Art Exhibition Waverton
Sculpture in the Garden – Rosby Mudgee
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
2012 Mistletoe Winery, Hunter Valley
Central Coast Grammar Art Show, Erina Heights
Sculpture in the Vineyards, Hunter Valley
2011 Central Coast Grammar Art Show, Erina Heights
2010 Professional Artists Studio Trail, Newcastle, Warners Bay and  Raymond Terrace
2009 Butterflies Garden Wollombi group exhibition
Professional Artists Studio Trail, Newcastle, Warners Bay and  Raymond Terrace