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 has been installed at Wandin North in June 2018.













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 glass artist, Janine Tanzer.
























Published Articles


International Sculpture Event, Toolangi, Australia 1996
 ISBN 0646307819

SuniTAFE, Sunraysia Institute of TAFE

Historical work 
(in no particular order) photographs by the artist unless otherwise stated.
 
Wind Sculpture - Civic Walk Mall, Canberra, Australia
Wind Sculpture - Civic Walk Mall, Canberra, Australia
Steel and stainless steel
Guardian of the Ranges - Sydney
 private collection
Guardian of the Ranges - Sydney
private collection
Stainless steel and granite
Observer - Auckland New Zealand
private collection
Observer - Auckland New Zealand
private collection
Stainless steel
Community Spirit - Telecom House Sydney
Community Spirit - Telecom House Sydney
Stainless steel and granite
Structure in the Landscape II
- private collection
Structure in the Landscape II
- private collection
Concrete and stainless steel
Guardian - Melbourne
 private collection
Guardian - Melbourne
private collection
stainless steel
Surveyor of Suburbia
 - Eltham Art Prize
Surveyor of Suburbia
- Eltham Art Prize
Stainless steel
Melbourne Magistrate's Court
Coat of Arms
Melbourne Magistrate's Court
Coat of Arms
stainless steel and enamel
The Key is Self Expression
The Key is Self Expression
Private Collection, Healesville, Vic
The Key is Self Expression
 - Latrobe Uni forecourt 1980s
The Key is Self Expression
- Latrobe Uni forecourt 1980s
Mild steel, enamel & blackboard
paint - encouraging expression
Empowering Window - Ultimo NSW
Empowering Window - Ultimo NSW
Granite and stainless steel
Placemarker  - private collection
Placemarker - private collection
Granite and stainless steel
Relation - private collection
Relation - private collection
Stainless steel
Study on Erosion - Albury Wodonga Regional Gallery
Study on Erosion - Albury Wodonga Regional Gallery
Stainless steel
Easter Morning - St Ita's Catholic
 Church Drouin
Easter Morning - St Ita's Catholic
Church Drouin
dalle de verre glass and polyeurethane
Windswept - Canberra private collection
Windswept - Canberra private collection
Stainless steel
Totem - City of Wurzburg Germany
Totem - City of Wurzburg Germany
timber and stainless steel
Stress II - Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital, Melbourne
Stress II - Peter MacCallum Cancer Hospital, Melbourne
Stainless steel
Breakage - Kunstspiecher Wurzburg Gemany
Breakage - Kunstspiecher Wurzburg Gemany
Stainless steel
Mating Call - private collection
Germany
Mating Call - private collection
Germany
stainless steel
Harvest - Shire of Hoechenberg, Germany
Harvest - Shire of Hoechenberg, Germany
Stainless steel
View from the Window - Albury Wodonga Regional Art Gallery
View from the Window - Albury Wodonga Regional Art Gallery
stainless steel and granite
Encounter - private collection
Encounter - private collection
Stainless steel and granite
Erosion - private collection USA
Erosion - private collection USA
Stainless Steel
Stop and Think - private collection Germany
Stop and Think - private collection Germany
Stainless steel
Overstressed -  private collection
Overstressed - private collection
stainless steel
Meditation - Artbank
Meditation - Artbank
Stainless steel
Awakening Edition 8 - private collection
Awakening Edition 8 - private collection
Stainless steel
Tall Poppy - Private collection Germany
Tall Poppy - Private collection Germany
Stainless steel
Return to self - Victorian Racing Club
Return to self - Victorian Racing Club
stainless steel and granite
Power Within - Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Power Within - Horsham Regional Art Gallery
Stainless steel and gold
Architectural - private collection
Architectural - private collection
Stainless steel and glass
Glass Hammer - Melbourne private collection
Glass Hammer - Melbourne private collection
stainless steel and glass
private collection
private collection
stainless steel and glass
Environmental debate - private collection
Environmental debate - private collection
Stainless steel and glass
Sentry - private collection
Sentry - private collection
stainless steel and glass
Triangular Cube - private collection Melbourne
Triangular Cube - private collection Melbourne
bronze
Joy - private collection
Joy - private collection
Stainless steel
Springtime - Germany Private collection
Springtime - Germany Private collection
stainless steel
Inner Life - private collection
Inner Life - private collection
Copper Nickel plated
Wall Sculpture - private collection
Wall Sculpture - private collection
Stainless steel and granite
4 conversations - private collection Gemany
4 conversations - private collection Gemany
stainless steel wall plaque
I and you - private collection Germany
I and you - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Intrusion - private collection Germany
Intrusion - private collection Germany
Stainless steel wall plaque
Lively Exchange - private collection Germany
Lively Exchange - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Making a Point - private collection Germany
Making a Point - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Messenger - private collection Germany
Messenger - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Opening Up - private collection Germany
Opening Up - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Penetration 1974 - private collection Germany
Penetration 1974 - private collection Germany
stainless steel wall plaque
Reflection on a Landscape I - private collection
Reflection on a Landscape I - private collection
stainless steel on granite wall plaque
Reflection on a Landscape II - private collection
Reflection on a Landscape II - private collection
stainless steel on granite wall plaque
Reflection on a Landscape III - private collection
Reflection on a Landscape III - private collection
Stainless steel on granite wall plaque
Self Portrait - 1977 - private collection Germany
Self Portrait - 1977 - private collection Germany
Stainless steel
Shoot - Geelong Regional Gallery
Shoot - Geelong Regional Gallery
Stainless steel
Momentum - private collection Brisbane
Momentum - private collection Brisbane
Painted mild steel
Surveyor - private collection Melbourne
Surveyor - private collection Melbourne
Stainless steel and glass
The couple - private collection
The couple - private collection
bronze
Website Builder provided by  Vistaprint