STEVEN DERONNE: Sistema Solare
My work is centred on the themes emanating from our universe – the planets, the stars, the Big Bang and metaphysics. The beauty and immensity of the cosmos is mind-blowing…I want my work to pro- voke thought about slowing our hectic ways of life, learning to do a bit more star gazing and appre- ciating and looking after the universe we exist in. ‘Sistema Solare’ is a tribute to Galileo, who publicly supported the heliocentric view, which placed the Sun at the centre of the universe.
I was born and bred in Brittany, France and began my art career studying Fine Arts at Ecole des Beaux Arts in Rennes, France. In 2000, after travelling broadly, I settled in Australia, resumed my studies and in 2007 graduated with an Advanced Diploma of Fine Arts from the TAFE Sydney Gallery School. In 2007 I was awarded the Crawford’s Casting Award and The Sydney Olympic Park Authority Sculpture Residency Award for the highest grade in sculpture and in 2008 I was nominated for a Northern Sydney Institute Excellence Award for outstanding achievements.