about the artist

Henryk Topolnicki was born in Poland in 1957. After completing a teaching degree at Silesian University he emigrated to Australia in 1982. Henryk studied sculpture at East Sydney Technical College (now National Art School) which proved to be a life-changing experience. Various commissions followed. For some 15 years public art projects, mainly in Sydney and Melbourne, have become the focus of his practice. These include large scale works commissioned by government, corporate and private clients and working predominantly with steel and stone.

Public art Projects

The following is a compilation of major public commissions by Henryk Topolnicki and includes collaborative works with Philippa Johnson:

2010  Storytime With Dad sculpture, Lynesta Reserve, Fairfield CC & Smith Family
2010  James Ruse Experiment Farm Artwork, Harris Park, Parramatta CC
2010  Irene Jones Memorial, Bankstown CC
2009  Sienna Falls Bird Sculptures, Formium Landscape Architects, Melbourne
2009  Rosella Park Playground Artworks, Parramatta CC James Connor Memorial, Blacktown CC
2008  Anita Cobby Memorial, Blacktown CC
2008  Sculptural Benches, Eastern Neighbourhood Park – The Ponds, Landcom *
2007  Spider Sculpture & Maze, Prout Park, Mt Pritchard, Fairfield CC *
2007  Library Sculptural Seating, Narellan Library, Camden CC *
2005  Playground Sculptures, Boyne Ave Park, Pendle Hill, Holroyd CC *
2005  Sculptural Mobiles & Screen, Narellan Library, Camden CC, Rotary Club *
2005  Chester Hill Community Centre Artwork, Bankstown CC *
2005  Fairfield Showground Gateway, Fairfield Showground *
2004  Breakwater Sculpture, Wyong Hospital, Health & Arts Research Centre Inc *
2004  Interpretative Signage, Dr Charles McKay Reserve, Blacktown CC *
2002  Bareena Street Park Environmental Sculptures, Canley Vale, Fairfield CC *
2001  Soldiers Memorial Bandstand, Cabra-Vale Park, Cabramatta, Fairfield CC, RSL *
2000  Sculptural Elements, Great Western Highway, Blue Mountains CC, RTA *

* Art is an Option (Philippa Johnson & Henryk Topolnicki)