Terry Williams

Terry Williams’ career spans three decades and reflects a diverse exploration of materials and techniques. He is best known for his soft sculpture; a technique popularised in the 1960s by artists such as Claes Oldenburg and Yayoi Kusama. Williams’ sculptural work is defined by his deft and obsessive interpretation of figures, animals and objects, both real and imagined. The tactile, pillow-like works constructed with found materials feature exaggerated, conspicuous stitching and are intensely physical and bulging in their form. Terry Williams (born 1952) has worked in the Arts Project Australia studio since 1989. His solo exhibitions include White Columns, New York (2015) and Arts Project Australia, Melbourne (2016). Group exhibitions include Everyday imagining: new perspectives on Outsider art, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, Melbourne (2014); The Soft Knife, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre (2014); Melbourne Art Fair, Melbourne (1995 – 2014); Renegades: Outsider Art, National touring exhibition (2013 – 14); and The Museum of Everything, MONA (2017). His work is held in private collections throughout Australia and internationally.