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"Regret" at Scenic World

April 11, 2019

Louis Pratt discusses the themes behind his work, ‘Regret’, exhibited as part of Sculpture at Scenic World.

June 08, 2017

Pratt's solo exhibition "Doppelgänger" opens July 26 till August 11th.

Artist Louis Pratt donates $70,000 sculpture to the National Arboterum Canberra

June 08, 2017

Sculptor Louis Pratt, who grew up in the national capital, has donated a major piece to the National Arboretum Canberra, saying the work, Backwards Attitude, is a political statement.

Out of Hand : Materialising the digital

June 17, 2017

​Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital explores the increasingly important role of digital manufacture in contemporary art, science, fashion, design and architecture.

Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future

January 01, 2020

As part of Australian Design Centre’s exhibition, Shapeshifters: 3D Printing the Future, Fenella Kernebone chats with featured artists Louis Pratt and Lousje Skala about how 3D printing can transform creative practice.

Inaugural winners of the Tom Bass Prize for Figurative Sculpture

January 01, 2020

Tom Bass Prize Winners – Joint Winners ($6,000 each): Maudie Brady (VIC), with her sculpture Geoffrey – a portrait of actor Geoffrey Rush and Louis Pratt (NSW) with his sculpture Future Events – a sculpture utilising 3D printing methods.

Louis Pratt Wins $100,000 Mt Buller Sculpture Award

February 23, 2023

Australian artist Louis Pratt’s beautiful sculpture “Voyeur” has been announced as the winner of the inaugural $100,000 acquisitive Mt Buller Sculpture Award.  Pratt’s sculpture will be permanently sited on the mountain, becoming the first piece in the Mt Buller Sculpture Park.

Coal is king for Wollongong Botanic Garden art prize

May 28, 2023

It’s hard to imagine a more fitting winner of Wollongong’s bicentennial sculpture prize than the dark, shrugging figure entitled King Coal.

Formed using scan data and a 3D printer then crafted from resin, fibreglass, steel and coal, its materials reference heavy industries which have thrived over 200 years, while the method hints at the Illawarra’s future in digital technology. And, Sydney creator Louis Pratt says, it has a telling message for this region in flux.

Artist Louis Pratt prints his sculptures in three dimensions and now he is aiming for the fourth

May 28, 2023

SOME artists cast their sculptures in a foundry. Others chip them out of marble. Sydney artist Louis Pratt creates his on a 3D printer.

Despite their reliance on Boolean mathematics and strange things called algorithms, Pratt’s sculptures of human beings have a warm and empathetic presence.

Sculpture by the Sea: King Coal steals the show

February 23, 2023

An arrogant, larger than life figure representing Australia’s reliance on coal has been selected for a major UNSW prize in this year’s Sculpture by the Sea exhibition.

King Coal by UNSW alumnus and Art & Design lecturer, Louis Pratt, was awarded the inaugural UNSW Alumni Artist Award worth $5000.

Louis Pratt: Whatever : Wynne Prize 2012 : Art Gallery NSW

January 01, 2020

Whatever examines the near future in a world that is digitised and mapped. It is a sculpture of a disenfranchised youth living in a cyber world, his existence depending on technology. As constant users of cyberspace we enjoy its benefits – but do we understand its negative aspects?

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