Braddon Snape

LIves and works in Newcastle, NSW

Artist's CV

Braddon Snape is an established Newcastle based artist whose primarily three-dimensional practice appears in galleries, and in the public domain as large-scale public artworks, both in Australia and abroad.

Over the past 25 years, Snape has developed a practice that encompasses sculpture and installation in a diverse range of media. The artist has earned a reputation for conceptually rich works revealed through a minimal aesthetic and an astute understanding and sensitivity to materials. Underpinned by a poetic sensibility, Snape’s abstract works often reference place, history, human endeavor and the natural world. 

Highlights of Braddon’s career to date include participation in Sculpture by the Sea seven times, a finalist in the McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize; ISF Korea; Materiality Performed, Maitland Regional Art Gallery; Hunter Red – Corpus, Newcastle Art Gallery and numerous significant Public Art commissions that demonstrate a thorough understanding of materiality and site. Public art commissions include Landcom Vantage, Port Stephens; The SubWharfyen, Sydney Wharf, Pyrmont and most recently Clouds Gathering, a large Public Art Installation for Maitland City Council. 

Braddon’s work is held in national and international collections including Crown Hatai, Seoul, Korea; Bretton Hall, College of Arts, University of Leeds, UK; Sydney Harbour Foreshore Authority, Sydney; Newcastle Art Gallery; Lake Macquarie City Art Gallery; Maitland Regional Gallery; Port Stephens Council; and The University of Newcastle; and in private collections in Australia, Great Britain, China and USA.

Snape currently lectures in Sculpture at The University of Newcastle and is the Director of the Newcastle artist studio and gallery initiative The Creator Incubator. 

\ Artworks

Act in the Yard

2019 \ Welded, inflated and powder coated steel, ratchet strap \ Dimensions variable. Inflated form: 110 x 60 x 40cm

Axial Shift & Pop

2018 \ Welded, inflated, powder coated steel \ 30 x 80 x 40cm


Big Pink Rocker

2019 \ Welded, inflated and powdercoated steel on oxidised steel \ 147 x 70 x 21cm


Four Champer Reorientated Reiteration

2019 \ Welded, inflated, powdercoated steel on oxidised steel \ 65 x 38 x 28cm


Remnant of The Reformation

2019 \ Welded inflated powdercoated steel \ L108 x W57 x D30cm

Single Fold Hung n Strung

2019 \ Welded and inflated stainless steel with ratchet strap \ Dimensions variable. Inflated form: H180 x W120 x D60cm

Three Chamber Compression

2018 \ Welded, inflated, powder coated steel \ 120 x 60 x 47cm


\ Exhibitions featuring Braddon Snape

Braddon Snape

An Act of Restraint

25 July — 10 August 2019

Contact Us

to find out more about Braddon Snape.

12 - 14 Meagher Street Chippendale, NSW 2008
Opening Hours
9am - 5pm Monday to Friday 11am - 4pm Saturday The gallery will be OPEN on Sunday 15 September during Sydney Contemporary 11am - 4pm