Bruce Armstrong is an artist living and working in Melbourne, Australia. He has been carving, painting, drawing and printmaking for around 40 years. Mostly a studio-based artist who has occasional exhibitions at art galleries, he is perhaps best known for sculpting monumental totemic figures.
He has earned some public sculpture commissions, the largest of which is pictured on this page. Called Eagle, it stands at around 23 metres tall in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne.
Follow him on Instagram for information about the shows and to view his recent artworks.
Sea Cat, 1984 Red Gum
Sea Cat was originally part of the Barongarook Creek Sculpture Park.
Thought stolen shortly after installation, it was fortuitously discovered in the Barongarook Creek when water levels dropped, drying out the creek in 2003. Apparently, vandals had overturned it and rolled it into the creek.
Because it is carved from red gum, subject to periodic inundation in nature, the sculpture had suffered no damage. Colac Otway Shires’ Arts officer negotiated with Bruce Armstrong to relocate the artwork to the Colac Otway Performing Arts and Culture Centre grounds where it now stands on permanent exhibition.