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Silvio Apponyi

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Nationality  German
Name  Silvio Apponyi
Spouse(s)  Natalija Apponyi
Years active  1969–present
Occupation  Sculptor

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Born  8 June 1949 (age 66) (1949-06-08) Munich, Germany
Alma mater  Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, North Adelaide School of Art
Notable work  Whale Tail, Bob the Railway Dog, Flame of Learning, Memories in a Suitcase

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Silvio Apponyi (born 4 July 1949) is a German-Australian sculptor based in South Australia primarily focusing on Animalier.


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Apponyi migrated to Australia during infancy, already confident with wood carving from the age of seven. Apponyi went on to study sculpture at the North Adelaide School of Arts, during that time, he won a German Academic Exchange Scholarship (DAAD); where he studied for a year at the Munich Academy. Since then he has had one-man shows and group exhibitions locally, interstate and overseas. He has won several prizes, accepted commissions, conducted workshops in Australia and Malaysia, and studied wood-block printmaking under a Japanese master. His work is featured in many private collections both here and overseas and in public spaces across Australia.

Personal life

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Apponyi lives and works from his studio located at Balhannah in South Australia. Apponyi has four children; Anele, Katalin, Aladar and Margit.

Major commissions

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1981: University of Adelaide’s Waite Institute ”Aries”

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1985: Goulburn NSW, ”The Big Merino” & St Patrick’s College, Goulburn, life-sized "St Patrick"

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1986: St Dominic’s College, North Adelaide "St Dominic"

1988: Tamworth NSW, Bi-centennial Park, 67 stone sculptures & reliefs

1989: State Bank Tower, Adelaide "laminated Wooden Relief"

1990: Mt Annan Botanic Garden NSW, sundial of human involvement – with Sundials SA, Flinders University of SA, bronze & marble \”Squid & Prey\” Kingston SE SA, Maria Creek beautification, granite sculptures & sundial Berri SA, \”A Special Place for Jimmy James\” – with Bluey Roberts

1991 – 2006: Mitsubishi National Basketball League Trophy

1992: Henley Beach Catholic Church, "Mary with Child" (RAIA Award), Granite Island "Sea lion carved in Situ" & Healesville Sanctuary, Victoria ”Laughing Kookaburras"

1993: Adelaide Zoo "Sealion", Victor Harbor ”Whale Tail”, Flinders University ”Woman Washing her Hair", Ashford Special School "Relief Carving on Granite" Townsend School for the Blind, "Birdbath with Bronze Tortoise"

1994: Keswick SA "Wedgetailed Eagle" Regency College of TAFE "Marine Sculpture"

1996: Wagga Wagga "Waterbirds & Goannas", Lutheran Homes "Granite Fountain", Healesville Sanctuary "Kangaroo and Emu with Chicks"

1997: Spring Hill Estate SA, wooden carvings, stone reliefs, bronze sculptures, Burnside Shopping Village, Granite Fountain Monarto Zoological Park SA, granite & bronze goanna birdbath (donated by the artist)

1998: Dudley Park SA, Children\’s Cemetery, bronze Pelican & Chicks Eden Hills SA, Colebrook Home site, granite \”Fountain of Tears\”collaboration with indigenous artists

1999: BRL Hardy\’s Banrock Station Wine & Wetlands Centre, Kingston-on-Murray SA, bronze Pelican & Chicks University of Adelaide\’s Waite Institute, bronze West Highland White Terrier for Greg Johns\’ tribute to Mr Waite Eden Hills SA, Colebrook Home site, life-sized bronze \”Grieving Mother\” collaboration with Shereen Rankine Darwin NT, Herritage Walk drinking fountain with Chinese theme, collaboration with Aladar Apponyi

2000: Thredbo Village NSW, life-sized bronze Eastern Wombat & Grey Kangaroo Gilles Street Primary School, Adelaide, Demonstrated granite-carving on boulders which form landscaping for C. Lawrence\’s mural Cleland Wildlife Park, Adelaide Hills SA, life-sized bronze Koala

2001: Parliament House, Canberra, green marble Lizard Burnside Shopping Village SA, granite water feature with 3 elements

2002: Victor Harbor SA, bronze Penguins for gateway to Granite Island (\”Kaiki\”), w Martin Corbin SANBL Headquarters, bronze bust of former player Mark Davis Mikawomma Reserve, Woodville Gdns SA, series of relief carvings. Collaboration w Potter/Minuzzo. Design Institute Award

2003: Mt Gambier SA, Kimberley Clark foyer, limestone relief, Red-Tailed Black Cockatoos for Landscaping

2004: North Adelaide SA, St Dominic\’s Priory College, Water Feature and Relief of Young Kaurna girl

2005: Adelaide Convention Centre, River Torrens Precinct, Meals on Wheels 50th Anniversary SA, 2.6m x 4m granite relief Scotch College, Torrens Park SA, granite relief \”Technology and Science\”

2006: Mt Barker District Council Walking Trail SA, Redgum Mother & Toddler \”Catherine & Allana\” carved in situ

2007: September Maroochy Qld, 3 week residency to carve granite sculptures for Botanic Gardens.

2007: October to Elliston, Eyre Peninsula to give workshops at Sculpture on the Cliffs, Mt Gambier SA, \”Memories in a Suitcase\”, 2m high granite memorial to migrant settlers

2009: Peterborough SA, \”Bob the Railway Dog\’

2010: February St Mark\’s College, North Adelaide, \”Flame of Learning\” white marble column.


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