Penny Harris – Bio

Penny Harris is an Australian based bronze sculptor with dual English and Canadian citizenship and a Permanent Australian Resident.

She is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Wollongong and teaches into the Visual Arts program.

Her creative practice is grounded in metal casting and material mimicry. She casts found objects and petrifies them using a lost wax casting process and has adapted a bricolage construction technique to assemble the objects once cast. Her practice is underpinned by an interest in visual poetic narrative including archaeological histories and objects interpreted through cast textiles and found objects as project based wall installation.

Penny uses the sculptural objects to construct a fragmented poetic wall story that re-interprets the narrative strategies developed by the postmodern novelists. She exhibits in Canada and Australia.