Dr Braddon Snape is the founder and director of The Creator Incubator (est. 2017)
Snape is Lake Macquarie born, now Newcastle based artist living and working on Awabakal and Worimi land. Over more than 25 years Snape has developed a broad practice that encompasses sculpture (including Public Art), installation, video, and perfor- mance, earning a reputation for conceptually rich works revealed through a minimal aesthetic and an astute understanding and sensitivity to material and site. His current practice interrogates a dangerously exciting and method of (cold) inflating steel. This performative process developed through his PhD research, gives his work a renewed freedom, where it reveals a delicate dialogue between control and chance that has been aptly described as Action Sculpture.
Career highlights include: The Lake Art Prize Finalist 2022, Blake Prize finalist 2022, Things are not as they appear (Smoke and Mirrors), Nanda Hobbs and Grafton Regional Gallery (concurrently); Sculpture by the Sea seven times; finalist - McClelland Sculpture Survey and Award 2007; finalist - Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize 2009; ISF Korea 2012; Materiality Performed, MRAG; Hunter Red – Corpus, Newcastle Art Gallery; Internal Pressure, The Lock-Up, Newcastle and Public Art commissions including The SubWharfyen, Wharf 8+9 Pyrmont and Clouds Gathering, Maitland Riverlink Building.
Represented by Nanda Hobbs Sydney.