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Kim Bellette

Kim Bellette – Sculptor

Kim has spent an entire lifetime involved in and around the Art’s and Antique interests,
working professionally in Adelaide for over 35 years. He was taught the Art of
Woodcarving/Sculpting by his Grandfather Rollo Haskard, himself a second generation Woodcarver/Sculptor and Master Craftsman with additional skills as a wood turner and Landscape painter.

Kim’s interest started as a child designing and constructing items and watching his Grandfather’s pieces take shape. Kim has also studied Commercial Art and Industrial Design and even taught Woodcarving at TAFE part time for a short period.

Being a sixth generation Australian, and having spent his developing years within the Mitcham Hills, has forged respect for the connection between man and nature. A belief in the need to nurture and develop the Ancient traditions of creating in wood and associated materials has driven him to strive for perfection in design and technique, and sees his role as an Artist to use the original beauty of nature, not only to extend it to a more permanent object of inspirational beauty and pleasure, but also to express the fragility of the source of this beauty and its vulnerabilities to humanity.

Kim’s projects have ranged from a Cedar of Lebanon pendant to busts, figures, a Church Reredos wall of carving, with various other Church, Cathedral and Ecclesiastical works.

His favourite subjects are Native birdlife and the morals behind the stories of Classical
Mythology. His passion also extends to Clay, Terra cotta, Plaster and Limestone Sculptures, both Classical and Abstract themes, from coffee table size to Landscape.

Forest waste is a paradox with even the smallest of pieces transformed into art, and the resonance of millennium life forms exude from his Limestone pieces.

Competitions and Exhibitions;
- Brighton Jetty Classic Sculpture competition, 2016, 2015, 2014, 2013,2012
- St Michaels Art Show; 2015, 2013.
- Gumeracha Medieval Fair, 2015 each year consecutively from 2000.
- SALA Artist in residence, 2014, 2013.
- Eye Spy Mylor Art Exhibition, 2013.
- Sculpture for Sight, 2009
- Fringe Art events 2016

Solo Exhibition;
Endangered Birds of Australia Exhibition
The Elbow Room Restaurant, McLaren Vale, South Australia

Current Gallery Displays;
- Ambleside Antiques, Hahndorf, South Australia
- De La Liff, Rundle Place, Adelaide, South Australia
- Faraja Cafe, Hyde Park, South Australia.
- The Elbow Room Restaurant, McLaren Vale, South Australia.
- Tineriba; Tribal and Oceanic Art, Hahndorf, South Australia.