Ernst Fries   - Sculptor
Commissions etc
2017 saw Ernst working on a commission for the Yarra Ranges Council.  A large sculpture in Stainless steel and featuring glass will be installed at Wandin North in November.

During 2014 Ernst created several new sculptures for his Retrospective and Current exhibition.

This survey exhibition is the first time Australian audiences are able to view Fries’ sculptural œuvre in its entirety.    Spanning six decades from the 1960s to the present, the exhibition highlights the recurring themes of urbanization, and the associated environmental issues that impact nature - ideas that resonate at a local as well as universal level. (Caroline Moes - catalogue available from gallery)

Reciprocal Interaction, Stainless Steel, Ernst Fries, photograph Terence Bogue
Wind Cube, Ernst Fries, stainless steel and glass, 6m tall, photograph Terence Bogue

Reciprocal interaction (above)

Wind Cube (right) 6m tall
photographs Terence Bogue

For much of 2013 Ernst worked on a commission for the Yarra Ranges Council for a Black Saturday Bush Fire Memorial.  Three concrete and glass panels and a bronze plaque explaining the event, were installed at McKenzie Reserve in Yarra Glen and unveiled on Monday 25 November 2013.  During construction of the panels Ernst was assisted by artist, Janine Tanzer.

Selected Exhibitions

Published Articles

International Sculpture Event, Toolangi, Australia 1996
 ISBN 0646307819

Historical work 
(in no particular order) photographs by the artist unless otherwise stated.
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