Phil Price

Image: Claire Mitchell

Lyttelton and Melbourne


Since 2000 Price has focused on wind activated kinetic sculpture. His sculptures are highly engineered and seamlessly created works, that aim to defy the rational. Large forms can move elegantly or violently in the wind; their organic shapes inspired by both the natural world and the artist’s vivid reimagining of it.

Over the last ten years Price has developed a state of the art studio where the work evolves from the artist’s intimate drawings through to digital renderings and on to his fully realised sculptures that are collected throughout the world. Price’s perfectionism and interest in engineering has meant keeping all these processes in-house, allowing him to experiment and explore within his own sanctuary. Price has extensively exhibited his work participating in over twenty major outdoor exhibitions, and his highly acclaimed solo exhibition, Fulcrum, toured internationally to great acclaim.

Price’s work is sought after for major international public projects, including: Tree of Life, Peninsula Link, Frankston, Nucleus, Hamilton Victoria, Snake, Aarhus Denmark and Auckland International Airport. His work is held in numerous collections throughout Australia and New Zealand, America and Europe


Selected Public Sculptures

2017: New Big Protoplasm, Canberra AU; Tree, Candida Office Park North Shore Auckland

2016: Inflorescence, Brisbane Australia

2015: Ratytus, Deakin University, Geelong

2014: Big Nucleus, Hamilton Victoria; Morpheus 2, Blenheim, Marlborough Lines

2013: Snake, Aarhus Denmark

2012: Tree of Life, Southern Way Peninsula Link freeway, Frankston, Australia; Journeys, Canberra International Airport, Canberra, Australia

2011: Opto, Redcliffe, Brisbane Australia

2010: Flip,Taupo New Zealand; United Divided, Palmerston New Zealand

2009: Momentum, Air New Zealand, Auckland New Zealand; Organism, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

2008: Angel wings,Canberra, Australia; Dinornis maximus, Canberra, Australia

2006: Nucleus, Christchurch, New Zealand

2005: Knowledge Christchurch, New Zealand; Ratytus McClelland Sculpture Park, Australia

2004: Zephyrometer Wellington, New Zealand; Cytoplasm Viaduct, Auckland Harbour, New ZealandViaduct. ( Exhibited at the inaugural Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke 2003 )

2003 Dancer Connell’s Bay Sculpture Park, Waiheke Island, New Zealand


Selected Solo Exhibitions

2011 Maximus: Cablebay Vineyard, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

2008/2009 Fulcrum: McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Australia

2008 Fulcrum: Amisfield Winery, Lake Hayes, New Zealand and Cable Bay, Waiheke Island, New Zealand


Selected Group Exhibitions

2014: McClelland Sculpture Survey, Australia, Winner People’s Choice Award

2013: Sculpture by the Sea Bondi , Australia; Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus, Denmark

2011: Sculpture by the Sea, Aarhus, Denmark; headland Sculpture on the Gulf, Waiheke Island, New Zealand

2009: Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi Australia; Lorne sculpture exhibition Australia (Guest International Artist); Sculpture by the Sea Aarhus Denmark

2005: Sculpture Survey McClelland Sculpture Park and Gallery, Australia; headland Sculpture On The Gulf Waiheke Island, New Zealand



Auckland International Airport / Aros, Public gallery, Denmark / City of Aarhus, Denmark / McClelland Sculpture Park, Melbourne / Victoria University, Wellington New Zealand / Sir Miles Warren / Lendlease / Dame Elizabeth Murdoch / Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa/ Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetu / Christchurch College of Education / Christ’s College, Christchurch / Cable bay Vineyard, Waiheke Island, New Zealand / Elizabeth Murdoch Sculpture Foundation / Deakin University / Transfield Art Collection, Sydney, Australia / Christchurch City Council / Wellington City Council / Palmerston North city council / Taupo Regional Council / Auckland Council / Redcliffe regional council / Auckland City council / Nelson Civic Trust / Connell’s Bay Centre for Sculpture, Waiheke Island, New Zealand / Numerous Private Collections in New Zealand, Australia, America and Europe