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  Biography: Steve Tepper
Gallery East

94 Stirling Highway
North Fremantle
Perth 6159, W.A.

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Best known for his work as a public art sculptor, Steve Tepper's minimal and quirky furniture pieces and elegant lights are also eagerly collected as art objects.

In this exhibition, Sport Balls (Foot, Cricket, Tennis, Soft, Bowling and Basket) are all incorporated into his latest aluminium constructions, in which the chair form becomes an exciting sculptural object, far removed from the comfortable piece of furniture beloved by the TV spectator.

And in Reading Lights, an ironically titled series of wall lights, he uses Squash and Table Tennis Balls as Braille characters to create a back lit pattern of words.

Graduating from Curtin University (1992), he won the City of Perth Open Award in the same year, was the recipient of the Domus Scholarship, RMIT, Melbourne in 1993, and, with Anne Neil, of the Basel Exchange in 1994/95. In 1997/98 he was awarded a grant by the Australia Council to develop new furniture, and in 1999 he received an Asialink residency in Seoul, South Korea.

Solo Exhibitions


Catch, Gallery East, North Fremantle, Western Australia


8 x Table, Moore's Building, Fremantle, Western Australia


House and Home, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle,
Western Australia


Lost and Found in Switzerland, Atelier, Arlesheim, Switzerland


Electric Furniture, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle,
Western Australia


Salt and Pepper, THE DOOR, Fremantle, Western Australia

Recent Selected Commissions

Sculpture Commission for Melville Aquatic Centre Leisure Pool, Western Australia
Sculpture Commission, with Anne Neil, for Edith Cowan University Sculpture Park, Joondalup, Western Australia
Entrance and Courtyard Sculpture, with Anne Neil and Mutsuko Bonnardeaux, for Geraldton Residential College, Western Australia
Sculpture Commission for Kinross Upper School, Kinross, Perth, Western Australia


Seating for Osborne Park Library forecourt, Perth, Western Australia
Heritage Markers for City of Mandurah, Western Australia
Heritage Plagues for the City of Stirling, Western Australia
Gosnells Hospital Ceiling Foyer Sculpture, Gosnells, Western Australia
Wall Installation, with Anne Neil, for Station House, Subiaco, Western Australia
Ramp and Boardwalk artworks for Piney Lakes Sensory Playground, Melville, Western Australia


Entrance Features for Shenton College School, Perth, Western Australia
Wall Artworks for two accommodation blocks, Acacia Prison, Perth, Western Australia

Selected Colections

Curtin University


Kerry Stokes Collection, Perth


Mayor Hanke, Arlesheim, Switzerland


Christoph Merian Foundation, Basel, Switzerland


Gunyulup Gallery, Yallingup


Jill van der Hoof, Santa Barbara, California, USA.

To view more of this artists works go to the SculptureSection





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