August 19, 2014


Heart Your Art @ PolyGallery

The premise of “Heart Your Art” at PolyGallery was to create an exhibition for the senses. It was surprisingly confronting to engage with works that are to be experienced with more than just the eyes.

“Lawn Ball” by Anthony O’Connor (above) challenged the viewer to stick their hands into a mystery box and experience touch without a visual reference. Great concept, strange sensation.

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Kudos Gallery , Paddington


6 inch by 6inch

August 1999



Rose Shamrock & Thistle


November 1999


Graduation Show College Of Fine Arts

November 2001


Graduation Show College Of Fine Arts Hollow Forms

November 2003


Heart Your Art

Polymorph Gallery, Newtown Lawn Balls

June 2010

August 19, 2014

Leaving the Nest, "Exhibition Piece"

A mixed media art object about the human conflict between the nesting instinct, and the urge to take flight.


found object (bird’s nest) and sterling silver.


Description of Proposed Artwork

We are surely at conflict within our souls from the moment we know we must leave the nest.

From the times of ancient Greek myths and legends such as Pegasus and Icarus, to present day flight technologies, man has always perceived of flight and strived to find ways to do so.


The nest evokes refuge and nurturing.

Flight evokes freedom and elevation, but also challenge and the unknown.


In this piece a found bird’s nest is contrasted with a fabricated silver ladder, which represents human endeavour to become elevated, and to step forward.

Both the ladder and the nest are constructed forms, yet the ladder represents human tendency towards order in the objects it designs and constructs. The rungs represent the steps we take in our aspiration to take flight, both physically and spiritually.


Proposed artwork for Hardware Gallery, Flight exhibition 2010

Leaving the Nest. Work-in-progress photos, 2010.

Artist: Anthony Thomas O’Connor

Materials: Found bird’s nest (90x60x40mm), sterling silver ladder (160x20mm), sterling silver miniatures (various sizes, approx 25x15mm), display plinth (220x160x90mm).