Stuart Spragg

Get Around Back
Click Go The Shears

Get Around Back & Click Go The Shears

Originally motivated to reuse scrap, especially old corrugated iron, Stuart Spragg finds inspiration in the bush that surrounds him - the colour of the earth, the light in a sunset, the sounds and the smells of Australia.

Stuart’s unique works are undeniably Australian. Brumbies, windmills, wagons, cattle dogs and shearers have all been created out of Stuart’s favourite iconic medium, corrugated iron. The beautiful colours that develop as the metal ages complement his subject matter perfectly.

In a past life, Stuart was a plumber and, in his spare time, indulged his passion for sculpting. After 20 years of plumbing, Stuart decided to pursue his true passion of sculpting using recycled materials as a fulltime pursuit.

Starting with a few smaller pieces, which were received well he then moved on to his first exhibition with Surf Coast Art Inc. The exhibition went well with four of the six pieces exhibited sold.

Confidence grew and Stuart entered a piece in the “Spirit of the Land” National Farm Art Sculpture competition in Lockhart NSW. This was by far his most ambitious and largest piece yet, taking two months to complete.

The hard work paid off and “Get Around Back” was the winner of the 2008 prize. He currently has several pieces under commission and loves the challenge of making big statement pieces for exhibition.

Stuart lives in Muckleford South with his family. All works are custom made using recycled materials where possible.