Ian Swift

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Ian Swift Limited Edition Prints

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The Sixties Remembered  recycled plastic and steel  285cm x 125cm x 155cm  2010

Gulf Country  reclaimed thongs on board  135cm x 360cm  2014

Gorilla  industrial foam  164cm x 107cm x 170cm  2009

My Blue Mountains  acrylic on canvas 140cm x 200cm  2015

Polar Bear  steel, found objects & recycled plastic  120cm x 255cm x 85cm  2009


Ian Swift describes himself as a “self-deprecating painter, writer, bush philosopher and budding astronaut”.

Environmental issues, art history and pop culture are consistent themes in his art, often expressed with sharp wit and satirical undertones. His focus has now shifted to painting as a means to further explore these themes.

Swift has predominantly been recognised for his sculptures, with works included in prestigious exhibitions such as Sculpture at Scenic World (2016 and 2015) and Sculpture by the Sea, in which he has been included consistently since its inception. He is one of 19 - from 1,108 artists - to have made it into the Sculpture by the Sea ‘Decade Club’. Swift has also been the recipient of numerous prizes and has been exhibiting regularly in both sculpture and painting since 1990.

His recent paintings typify his now-recognisable, graphically simple style, often featuring anthropomorphic Australian marsupials. These paintings have progressed into a conceptual art work, in which art meets the environment under the brand name Drop Bear Gorgeous, which now spans a line of clothing and paper products.


Prior Exhibitions at Lost Bear Gallery

View 'Drop Bear Gorgeous' 2016 Exhibition

View 'Eco Warriors' 2015 Exhibition

View Gone Fishin.. Exhibition

View Modern Tribal Exhibition

View Cynical Naivism Exhibition

View 'IKEAbana' 

View 2011 Exhibition 

View 'Spin... a Swift tour of art'

View 2009 Exhibition

View 'Eavesdroppings of a Galah'

View 'Dapto Dishlickers' Exhibition

View 'Avant Guard Dogs' Exhibition

View 'Sydney's Ocean Baths'


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