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Max Lyle
The desire to become an artist certainly came first at an early age. I made the choice to become an artist in answer to an inner need. I draw inspiration from the broad landscape of the world around me.

My visualization commences with a given stimulus observed in the world around me, which I then transpose into an idea that manifests in a drawing or directly into a sculpture. I research print and electronic media for images. They then provide the thematic underpinning and visual qualities essential to sustain the meaning of the artwork.

In my sculptural practice, I set quality criteria. I strive to produce a well-made object, which is strongly three-dimensional. I create articulated solid forms that are complimented by space enclosures. All sculptures possess structural surface animation.

1958 Diploma of Art (Sculpture) RMIT Melbourne.
1959 Trained Technical Teachers Certificate

Solo Exhibitions
2007 Depot 2 Gallery Sydney
2004 Cube Contemporary Gallery Adelaide
2003 Span Gallery Melbourne
2002 Depot Gallery Sydney
2001 Coriole Winery Music Festival
2000 Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide
1993 Greenaway Art Gallery Adelaide
1981 Victorian College of the Arts Gallery Melbourne
Artist in Residence exhibition
1972 Dalhousie University Art Gallery
Nova Scotia Canada
1970 Bonython Art Gallery Adelaide
1967 Bonython Art Gallery Sydney
1965 Bonython Art Galley Adelaide
1963 Bonython Art Gallery Adelaide
1962 Museum of Modern Art of Australia Melbourne