geoff overheu artwork

geoff overheu

Geoff Overheu is a sculptor whose work for several years has been inspired by his experience working on the land as a farmer. Geoff was a fourth generation farmer for twenty-five years, and still lives on the land.

His artworks explore various relationships between ‘urban romantic’ and ‘rural’ Australia, engaging with images associated with landscape. Geoff uses a wide range of materials to create his sculptures, from plaster to bronze. Some works draw directly from art history, such as a plaster inflatable kangaroo that sadly holds a deflating companion, echoing the famous pieta by Michelangelo. Tragic and humorous, this combination of unusual objects and materials is an exploration of specific themes that entices a response from the viewer. Presenting such images in a popular culture format will encourage his audience to draw new meanings and perhaps have a new perspective on the Australian landscape.

Geoff studied Fine Arts at Central TAFE in Perth, graduating in 2001. He went on to obtain a degree from Curtin University in 2003 and a BA Hons in Fine Art at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne in 2004. He has exhibited nationally and internationally, including a solo exhibition in Basel last year. Geoff’s work can found in several public, private and corporate collections.