About us

I am a professional sculptor, working in Sydney, Australia.

I started sculpting in 1981. Selling my work through galleries and exhibitions, I commenced my career in sculpture in 1992. Since then I have produced hundreds of individual works which are held in Australia and overseas.

During this time, I have been commissioned to produce works for homeowners, developers, architects and designers, institutional and corporate clients. Some of my corporate clients have been Optus, Athletics Australia, the Australian Paralympic Committee, Australian Rugby Union, Cricket Australia, National Rugby League, the RSPCA, Qantas and Woolmark.

I have been a member of the Sculptors Society and have served as Vice President on their Executive Committee. I have taught sculpture at a community arts level and TAFE and demonstrated sculpture in public venues and on national television.

My choice of sculpture media is a reflection of my love of materials. It has included traditional media such as bronze, sandstone, limestone, marble, alabaster, ceramics, timber and other media such as concrete, plaster, glass, resin, steel, aluminium, fabrics, plastics, wax and clay.

The media and technique that I choose for a work are harmonious with the story of the piece and its site.

I have produced work for office, boardroom, foyer, home, garden, airport lounge and landscape settings. I have produced concepts for bridges, retaining walls, sporting awards, corporate awards and gifts, architectural decoration and personal gifts.

Apart from the specific subject matter required for commissioned works, I enjoy the exploration and portrayal of human themes as they are demanding in discipline of execution while openly inviting the viewer to identify with, embrace and enjoy the sculpture.

Artist's Statement

Sculpture is unique to me in the creation of an object, its physical process and its potential to carry meaning.

I enjoy working with my clients, whether they are individuals or organisations, to ascertain the meanings of the desired object in its space. Once this is done, the beginning of art to me is to find, in simplicity, the essence of those often complex meanings.

The resolution is sculpture that converses with the viewer's heart and tells its story there.

Roger Apte

Photo of Roger Apte, Sculptor with one of his works
NRL trophies, two of Roger's works