Dr James Gardiner is a Sydney born sculptor, an accomplished inventor and a registered non-practicing architect. James has always used sculpture and making as a part of his creative process, he works between professions, constantly challenging boundaries and norms. He is a pioneer in the field of Construction 3D Printing with 15 patents and a successfully implemented large-scale 3D print system that he invented in use in the UK (FreeFAB Wax).


James’ sculpture focuses on the exploration of form and surface through inventive practice and materials testing. He is currently working on three different series of works, each with their own style and distinct research agenda. The focus of his latest work is exploring the interplay between robotics/automation (especially 3D printing) and manual sculpting practices.


James completed a Doctor of Philosophy at SIAL RMIT in 2010 and has been extensively published in print (e.g. The Economist, National Geographic, Australian Financial Review and the Sydney Morning Herald), he delivers regular academic and public lectures and has exhibited internationally. James has also received a number of prestigious awards and his pioneering 3D printed artificial reefs are in the permanent collection at the Museum of Arts & Science Sydney. James is currently artist in residence at UNSW Art & Design, Sydney.


Contact Details

To contact this sculptor, please email Eva Chant, Sculptors Society Secretary, at sculpt1@bigpond.net.au