Artistic Director and Sculptor
Silvio Apponyi OAM
Highly acclaimed South Australian sculptor, Silvio was the Artistic Director of the Adelaide Hills International Sculpture Symposium 2012, 2014, 2016 , creating the Hills Sculpture Trail, and Artistic Director of Sculptor’s @ Crystal Lake symposium 2015 and 2017 and for 2019.
Silvio has attended symposia around the world and has works that enrich communities and public spaces throughout Australia and internationally. His recent stone sculpture of former Australian Captain, SA Cricketer Clem Hill, has been installed at the entrance to the Adelaide Oval. His ‘Le Peloton” is located on the Hills Sculpture Trail at Balhannah. Silvio’s love of nature and Australian wildlife has inspired much of his work and his “Spriggina floundersi” highlighting Australia’s rich paleontological record, from the Sculptor’s @ Crystal Lake 2017 symposium is installed at the University of Adelaide.
Marble for the 2015 Sculptors @ Crystal Lake was generously donated by Bert Davis and the Davis family to establish a sculpture park at Crystal Lake. Macclesfield and Paris Creek marble has been used in the 2017 and 2019 Sculptors @ Crystal Lake events.
This marble, from historic local quarries, was used in the construction of the SA War Memorial on North Terrace Adelaide, the Clarendon weir and sculptures along the ‘Adelaide Hills Sculpture Trail’ at Macclesfield, Meadows, Langhorne Creek, Lobethal and Mount Barker.