Dutch/Australian Artist and Stainless steel expert Mike (Michael) Van Dam, born in New Zealand and
living in Queensland – Gold Coast Australia and father of two children, creates sculptures made from
stainless steel chain. He creates high aesthetic artwork, and was mentioned as one of the most
innovative and eminent contemporary realist and hyper-realist international artists by ‘Mykonos,
Greece, Rarity Gallery’.
In 2013 Van Dam entered his first Sculpture exhibition. The Swell Sculpture Festival is held every
year on the Gold Coast at Currumbin Beach. Van Dam’s piece titled ‘Degrees of Separation’ won the
Emerging Artist award and the Artist Peer award. He also entered in 2014 with a piece titled
‘Intervention’ where he won the Max Fabre Environmental Awareness award. In 2015 he entered
‘Emerging Dragon’ and was awarded both Kids and People’s Choice award
In 2014 Van Dam also exhibited in Sculpture at Sawmillers and Sculpture By The Sea, both in
In 2015 Van Dam was commissioned for three pieces for Hayman islands ‘One and Only’ resort.
Van Dam was also accepted for Sculpture by the Sea 2015.
In December 2015, Van Dam commenced the design and fabrication of three pieces destined for
Rarity Gallery in Mykonos, Greece. This is Van Dam’s first international and solo exhibition.
Two of the three pieces sold pre-exhibition
All Van Dam’s sculptures are made from marine grade (316) Stainless Steel chain, making them ideal
for outdoor, coastal and the public environment.