Ian Swift

Ian Swift

Ian Swift describes himself as a “self-deprecating painter, writer, bush philosopher and budding astronaut”.

Environmental issues, art history and pop culture are consistent themes in his art, often expressed with sharp wit and satirical undertones. His focus has now shifted to painting as a means to further explore these themes.

Swift has predominantly been recognised for his sculptures, with works included in prestigious exhibitions such as Sculpture at Scenic World (2016 and 2015) and Sculpture by the Sea, in which he has been included consistently since its inception. He is one of 19 – from 1,108 artists – to have made it into the Sculpture by the Sea ‘Decade Club’. Swift has also been the recipient of numerous prizes and has been exhibiting regularly in both sculpture and painting since 1990.