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Founded in 1994, Galeria Aniela won the trust of some of the most important artist from the post WWII until today. We built successful reputation in the World and Australia selling top-quality artworks of impeccable provenance. We manage the first transfer of ownership from the artist to the buyer, shipping worldwide artworks by Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal artists including Arthur Boyd, Jamie Boyd, Lenore Boyd, John Perceval, John Olsen, Charles Blackman, Billy Stockman, Mrs. Bennett, Ningura Napurrula, Stephen Glassborow and many more.

The BOYD family Exhibition coup the front page of Sydney Morning Herald, Australian National NEWS ABC TV and the Sunday Afternoon ABC TV in 1997. In 2000 Australian National NEWS ABC TV herald John Perceval Retrospective. In 2002 Art-Scream filmed Charles Blackman Retrospective. In 2015 Minnie Pwerle painting won Australian Curriculum accrediting the AAA © Estate of the artist. We are grateful to Sir David Attenborough, Bob Hawke the former Prime Minister of Australia, Cameron O’Reilly and Australian Media for support, and art-loving buyers for helping artists to make a living with their creations.

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Alan Somerville is an accomplished, refined Master sculptor in all medium, one of the most important Australian artists. The artist comprehends dynamics of the anatomy over the literal image of the body, precedent in his sculptures. His complex subject and difficult poses display a mastery use of techniques and understanding the subject. His figure drawings, animals and male sculptures are the most fascinating creations of all.

Alan Somerville obtained many AWARDS and commissions, his achievements speak for themselves, his work is represented in public and private collections around Australia and the World.

Alan Somerville sculptures are admired as some of the greatest master sculptors such as Auguste Rodin, Honoré Daumier ma Constantin Brâncuși, Alberto Giacometti and Henry Moore

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Artist: Alan Somerville
Pavilion Arcade World Square Sydney
Medium: Bronze 2.5 meters

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Artist: Alan Somerville
Medium: Bronze
Size:
2.5 meters

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commission a custom-made, unique bronze for a public place, business and home

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custom-made unique bronze sculptures for a public place, business, office or home

What is your budget?

A small, custom-made bronze sculpture (30cm) may cost between $6,000 and $8,000.

A life-size sculpture of (170 cm) bronze-figure may vary between $60,000 and $100,000.

Larger custom-made bronze sculptures demand much higher prices, require more work, longer time and a greater volume of materials.

The total cost depends on associated foundry process, surface texture, maquette (if required) and additional elements like: a soldier with rifle, backpack, straps, a stand etc., add to the cost, plus cost of installation.

 

Alan Somerville, ANZAC Bridge soldier 4.5 meters commissionquote

To provide an approximate quote, we require measurements in all dimensions; height, width, depth, direction/movement of the piece as well as other factors to be able to calculate the sculpture cost.

Once you decide the bronze size and the design concept is chosen then an approximate quote for the sculpture is provided.

You be able to review drawings, to help the artist put the final touches on the piece. Once you approved the drawings the final quote is provided.

For large life-sized and larger sculptures, a clay maquette of the approved design can be sculpted (at your cost) to finalize cost calculation of the commissioned bronze before the actual size sculpture is created.

 

DEPOSIT

After accepting the quote, a non-returnable down payment of 1/2 is required to begin work on the sculpture.

 

Alan Somerville,ANZAC Bridge, 4.2 metersCommissioning process

Completing a unique custom-made bronze sculpture take several months, from 6 to 9 months for life size statues and a year or more for a larger than life pieces.

 

PAYMENT

Once the sculpture is complete the final 1/2 payment of the remaining amount of the agreed price.

 

Installation

If the sculpture needs to be installed, necessary professional installers will be employed and the artist will oversee the installation process. The cost of the installation is calculated separately and can be added to the initial quote.

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Right: Alan Somerville ANZAC Bridge 4.5 meters commission

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Artist: Alan Somerville
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Artist: Alan Somerville
Nude Reclining
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             Click to Enlarge: Alan Somerville 'Dancer Flamengo-1 '     Click to Enlarge: Alan Somerville 'Dancer Flamengo-3'     Click to Enlarge: Alan Somerville 'Dancer Flamengo-2'
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Alan Somerville 'Lovers' Bronze
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Alan Somerville biography

Alan SOMERVILLE was born in Roslyn Duedin and from early childhood Alan was a prolific drawer and was selected for special art classes at the age of six, he was considered a child genius.

Alan was intensely skilful in drawing people and animals in action. However, the journey of life pointed Alan towards farming. While working hard on his farm for over thirty years, he continued to draw and paint. 

Alan become a tutor of drawing and painting in Manioto District Otago and he was an active member of Central Otago Art Society. 

Allan's desire was to pursue Art full time, consequently, he took his family to Dunedin where Alan was able to use the facilities of the Otago Polytechnic evening classes to develop an understanding of bronze casting and other sculpting techniques. 

He was accepted as a member to Artist Otago Art Society. In 1988 Alan Immigrated to Australia with the intention of finding of finding the Queensland marble quarries and exploring this medium for his artistic talent.

Sydney was presented wAlan ith an opportunity to work with bronze at the Fine Art Bronze Foundry for almost four years. He was accepted to the NSW Sculptor's Society and Ku-ring-gai Art Society.  Alan was granted Australian Citizenship and his works have been  commissioned for public and private collections. When admiring Allan's work masters like RODIN and DAUMIER come to one's mind.

 

Alan was intensely skilful in drawing people and animals in action. He was a genius child. However, the journey of life pointed Alan towards farming. 

Two Famous Sculptors in Galeria Aniela! Alan Somerville (left) Robin Holliday (right)While working hard on his farm for over thirty years, he continued to draw and paint.  Also, Alan become a tutor of drawing and painting in Manioto District Otago and he was an active member of Central Otago Art Society. 

Alan's desire was to pursue Art full time, consequently, he took his family to Dunedin where Alan was able to use the facilities of the Otago Polytechnic evening classes to develop an understanding of bronze casting and other sculpting techniques.  Alan was accepted as a member to Artist Otago Art Society.

In 1988 Alan Immigrated to Australia with the intention of finding of finding the Queensland marble quarries and exploring this medium for his artistic talent.  However, in Sydney Alan was presented with an opportunity to work with bronze at the Fine Art Bronze Foundry for almost four years. He was accepted to the NSW Sculptor's Society and Ku-ring-gai Art Society.

Alan Somerville CommissionAlan was granted Australian Citizenship and his works have been  commissioned for public and private collections. When we admire Allan's work, masters like RODIN and DAUMIER come to one's mind.

COLLECTIONS

ANZAC Bridge Australian Digger bronze memorial statue 4 meter holding a Lee Enfield rifle in the rest on arms on the western end on ANZAC Day 2000.ANZAC Bridge a New Zealand soldier statue 4.2 meters across the road from the Australian Digger, facing towards the east, unveiled by Prime Minister of New Zealand Helen Clark in the presence of Premier of NSW Morris Iemma Sunday 27 April 2008

National Australian War Memorial | Canberra three bronze sculptures of soldiers and plaques in the Sculpture Garden on the west lawn of the memorial.

AS Avilion Arcade World Square Sydney Bull 

Centennial More Park Trust Sir Henry Parkes bronze 2.5 m

State Rail Authority Chief Executive Mr. Ross Sayer

Lloyd's Bank - Bronze horse for the Executive officers in Sydney

Royal Australian Navy commission bronze Sheenan Trophy

Sir Roden Cutler 2.1 meters

National Australian War Memorial in Canberra - Three bronze sculptures

The Anzac Bridge Soldiers two bronze sculptures, Height: 4,2 m

Centennial and More Park Trust - eight foot bronze of Sir Henry Parkes

Sir Roden Cutler 2.1 meters

State Rail Authority - Bronze portrait of Chief Executive, Mr Ross Sayer

AS Avilion Arcade World Square Sydney Bull Large Bronze

Lloyd's Bank - Bronze horse for the Executive officers in Sydney

Alan Somerville achievements speak for themselves. He received many awards and is showing in many exhibitions.

AWARDS

National Australian War Memorial in Canberra - Three bronze sculptures;

Centennial and More Park Trust - eight foot bronze of Sir Henry Parkes;

State Rail Authority - Bronze portrait of Chief Executive, Mr. Ross Sayer;

Lloyd's Bank - Bronze horse for the Executive officers in Sydney;

Wyong Art's Festival - Special prize for bronze male figure;

Ku-Ring-Gai Art Society Annual -1st and 2nd prize for drawing and water colour;

Royal NSW Canine Art Show-1st prizes in sculpture, water colour and drawing;

Royal Australian Navy - commission bronze sculpture of the Sheenan Trophy;

Castle Hill Blossom Festival 1st/2nd & Special Awards in Sculpture, drawing, water colour painting and oil painting.

Somerville comprehends the dynamics of the anatomy over the literal image of the body, precedent in his sculptures. Somerville complex subject and difficult poses display a mastery use of techniques and understanding the subject. His figure drawings and male sculptures are the most fascinating creations of all. Alan Somerville achievements speak for themselves he obtained countless number of awards and showing in many exhibitions.

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Videos and Press 

Herald Sun, 31 July 2010, Tony Lockett original article

Herald Sun, 3 August 2010, Tony Lockett original article

ABC TV Sunday Afternoon Boyd exhibition in Galeria Aniela VIDEO - the ABC TV Sunday Afternoon in Galeria Aniela

VIDEO - Hon, Bob Hawke the former Prime Minister of Australia

the ABC TV National News John Perceval Retrospective at Galeria Aniela, August 2000 VIDEO - the ABC TV National News in Galeria Aniela

the ABC TV National News,  the Best of Boyd exhibition at Galeria Aniela May 1997 VIDEO - the ABC National TV News in Galeria Aniela 

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