François Jaggi was born in France. He completed his diploma in Jewellery at the School of Arts in Geneva and then worked as a freelance Jeweller for Cartier, and other well known companies in Switzerland, before deciding to move to Australia where he found his passion for making sculpture.
François says; “Australia gives me exciting and limitless possibilities in Sculpture giving me the opportunity to work full time as a sculptor at my studio in Armidale, NSW.”
First working with drawings, he then creates the originals and then casts them in bronze. After the casting he finely sands and polishes them using different patinas. Steel and Stainless steel are other mediums he uses, as well as wire, which he welds together returning all sculptures to their ideal form giving them light and graceful movement.
Artists Brief Biography:
Being a sculptor over the past 25 years has given me exciting and limitless possibilities to create. I have been involved in exhibitions around Australia and commissioned to do several corporate and private works, as well as public and acquisitive sculpture both nationally and internationally.
2020 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee NSW
2019 NERamble ‘Benalla’ Kellys Plains, NSW
2019 Sculptures in the Garden, Mudgee NSW
2018 NERamble ‘Orchard Garden’, Arding NSW
2017 NERamble ‘Myola’ BlackMountain
2017 ArtPark Australia Sculpture on the Wharf, Woolloomooloo Bay Sydney
2016 NERamble, Art in the Garden, ‘Lievesley’ Armidale
2016 NERamble Gungurru Rd, Armidale
2015 NERamble ‘Tintagel’ Armidale
2014 Art Images Gallery, Adelaide , South Australia
2013 NERAMBLE ‘Chevy Chase’ Armidale, NSW
2013 “Framed” NEGS, Armidale, NSW
“The ART SHOW” The Armidale School, Armidale, NSW
2012 In the Gardens’ (Sydney Botanic Gardens Art exhibition) October 27 – 4 November
2012 Blackville Art Show 26 October
2012 “NERAMBLE” Trevenna Armidale, NSW
2012 Frances Keevil Gallery Exhibition, Double Bay, Sydney, NSW
2011 “RAW JAM” Walcha Gallery, Walcha, NSW
2010 “NERAMBLE” New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2010 “Out of the Box” New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2010 “Framed” NEGS, Armidale, NSW
2008 Framed! New England Girls School, Armidale, NSW
2007 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2006 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2006 Currabubula Exhibition, Currabubula, NSW
2005 New England Regional Art Museum, Armidale, NSW
2002 Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth, NSW
2002 Stanthorpe Art Gallery, QLD
2001 Borderline Art Exhibition, Stanthorpe Art Gallery, QLD
2001 Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School, Tamworth, NSW
2001 Inverell Art Society, Inverell, NSW
2000 Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1999 Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1998 Hill-Smith Fine Art Gallery, Adelaide, SA
1997 New England Art Society, Armidale, NSW
1996 Singapore Art exhibition
2009 The Bride acquired for the permanent collection at Tamworth Regional Gallery, NSW
Moonee Valley, Black Caviar 2010
Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Governor-General of the Commonwealth of Australia
Foreign Officials and Diplomats
Victoria Racing Club
various other private commissions
Public Sculptures –
2003 The Birds, Stainless Steel Sculpture Civic Park, Armidale, NSW
2005 The Love Chairs, Civic Park, Armidale, NSW
2020 Soaring Eagle, Kate & Andrew Buchanan Artistic Merit Acquisition Prize Mudgee,
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