Mr Percival


We marvel at the pelican’s grandeur and size, its grace as it skims over the water and yet also its ability somehow to take off into the sky. A simple continuous line was employed to create volume and portray the characteristics of this loveable bird in an abstract, minimalistic way.
Medium: Powder coated Cast Aluminium
Location: outdoor
Peter Steller
Peter discovered the beauty of wood in his teenage years, mesmerised by the translucent colours, textures and the lines in the grain as the thin shavings curled from his plane. Sculpting mostly free-form, Peter uses all manner of tools, enjoying the creative challenge of using the lines of the grain inherent in the natural beauty of the wood to enhance and transform each piece into a unique creation, while at the same time elevating the viewer’s experience by the sensation imbued by the wood when touched.

Peter has competed for many years in major competitions, winning many prizes, including 2014 Qld Art’s Minister’s Award and 2015 Shillam prize. Peter is a Life Member of Sculptors Qld; been President of Sculptors Qld for three years and been an active committee member of SQ since joining. Peter has exhibited and organised several joint exhibitions with fellow sculptors including ‘Sculpture for the Senses’ at Waterfront Place; The G20 ‘Expressions in Sculpture’ at the Riverside Centre in Brisbane; each year he has been involved in the Brisbane Sculpture Festival.

Peter’s creations are found in the gardens of University of Qld and the Mt Coot-tha Botanical Gardens as well as in many private collections throughout Australia, USA, England and Europe. His creations can be viewed online at and he can be contacted at