[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Jason Waterhouse’s sculptural practice is underpinned by ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanisation and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In Waterhouse’s studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo series of interventions resulting in a hybridised object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured. “The Golf felt itself slipping, shifting, changing,” muses Waterhouse. “As the passing of time takes its toll, the metal panels oxidise, plastic becomes faded and brittle, and the golf started shifting back into the geologies from which it came.” Waterhouse competed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and completed Honours at the VCA in 1999. Over the last 18 years Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McClelland Sculpture Prize, the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Sculpture by the Sea, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and most recently the Paul Guest Drawing prize. Waterhouse has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom and Scienceworks Museum. Waterhouse’s work is held in significant private and public collections and has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.

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