“My sculptural practice is underpinned by ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanisation and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In my studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo a series of interventions resulting in a hybridised object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured.”
Jason Waterhouse completed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and Honours at the Victorian College of the Arts (1999). For 17 years Jason has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McLelland Sculpture Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture. He is a current finalist in the 2016 Woolhara Small Sculpture Prize. Jason has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Yarra Sculpture Gallery, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, Kyneton and &Projects, Melbourne. His work is held in significant private and public collections including the Justin Collection and the Artlink Collection and he has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.
See Jason Waterhouse’s work during the Festival in Tools of Trade