About Marco Fabbro

Marco Fabbro has formal qualifications in the environmental sciences and has studied fine art at Julian Ashton art school Sydney.

 He has designed, developed and commercially applied a uniquely Australian environmentally themed craft works and decorative lighting concepts.  He seeks to gain a balance between exploring creative connection with nature and maintaining a rational understanding of the environment  and its processes.

Since formulating and appling  several creative environmental education and interpretation projects on the North Coast NSW during the early 1990’s, Marco has combined  light and natural elements in  decorative functional elements that to bring focus to natural form and environmental  processes.

Marco has exhibited in Italy and Hong Kong and has represented Australia at the International Sculpture Symposium held in Canada in 2002.

He has produced and directed public  "inter-art" collaborations with community based performing and projection artists in cooperation with local government.

 

EXHIBITIONS AND SYMPOSIA 1990-2010
Trevisan International Arte Ferrara, Italy 2010
Exhibition Arte Lido, Killcare Sydney 2009
Togetherness – Art for Humanity Bondi Beach, Sydney 2007
Sydney Peace Foundation – collaboration Sydney 2007
TAH – Mosman Community Centre Sydney 2006
TAH – Crows Nest Community Centre Sydney 2006
Global Art Annual Award Sydney 2005
Sydney Garden and Flower Show Award – Invited Artist Sydney 2005
Darling Harbour Public Art Sculpture Design Exhibition – Invited Artist Sydney 2004
Australian Representative – International Sculpture Symposium BC, Canada 2002
Sculptures by the Sea Bondi Beach, Sydney 2002
Museum of Contemporary Art – Public Participation Initiative – forecourt Sydney 2001
Millennial Wave Monument – Exhibition – Bondi Pavilion – forecourt Bondi Beach, Sydney 2001
Bondi Pavilion Art Gallery Bondi Beach, Sydney 2001
Blackwattle Light Gallery, Black Wattle Studios Glebe, Sydney 1998-2000
Herringbone Gallery Surry Hills, Sydney 2000
AD163 Gallery Glebe, Sydney 1999
Lake Macquarie Council Public Art Competition Sydney 1998
Promenart Public Art Competition – Sydney Harbour Forecourt Authority Sydney 1998
Nature Theme Light Gallery The Rocks, Sydney 1997-9
Maudespace Gallery Glebe, Sydney 1998
Del’art Exteriore, Guida Ambientale, Escursionistica Italy 1996
Exhibition Villa Afassoni via Udine Friuli, Italy 1996
Australian Craft Works Cairns, QLD 1995
Coral Moon Gallery Noosa, QLD 1994
Airport Gallery Gold Coast, QLD 1994
Cream of the Crop Byron Bay, NSW 1994
Umbrella Gallery Townsville, QLD 1993
The Big Oyster – Exhibition in collaboration with the Worimi Aboriginal Community 1991
Life Australia tourist attraction – Environmental Education Exhibition Ballina, NSW 1990


INTERIOR LIGHTING DESIGN PROJECTS
Cocomungas Restaurant and Nightclub Byron Bay, NSW 1996
Belongi Lighthouse Byron Bay, NSW 1995
Epicurionian Café Gallery Byron Bay, NSW 1995
Galleria Claustrophobia (Stuart St) Townsville, QLD 1994
Art Lido Pretty Beach, NSW 1993


COMMISSIONS
Bazil residence – Private Garden and Water Feature Sydney 2008
President Towers, Darling Point - Garden Sculpture (pictures available) Sydney 2008
Kamloops Aquatic Centre BC, Canada 2003
Saachi & Saachi Advertising, Hong Kong China 1999
Piazza Del’Oro Venice, Italy 1996
Cocomungas Resort, Boracay – LIGHTING Philippines 1996
Cormons Vineyard and Winery Friuli, Italy 1996
The Epicentre Cultural Centre Byron Bay, NSW 1995
Designer – The Big Prawn (collaboration) Ballina, NSW 1991


PRODUCTION AND DIRECTION/PERFORMANCE COLLABORATIONS
Global Gallery Paddington- Sydney 2008
Queenscliff Promenade Sydney 2008 Sydney 2008
Bondi Pavilion Sydney 2007
Bondi Beach Promenade Sydney 2007


PUBLICATIONS/ARTICLES
TREVISIAN ART  Creative Energy  Ferrara, Italy 2010
Go Boating Australia Australia 2nd Quarter 2006
Concrete Australia Innovation Award Australia Jun – Aug 2004
Espace – Montreal Canada Canada Winter 2002
Sydney Morning Herald NSW Jul 2002
Kamloops Daily News – Canada Canada Jul 2002
Craft Arts International Vol. 53 Australia 2001
Bondi View NSW 2001
Wentworth Courier NSW Jul 2001
Object Magazine NSW 2001
Absolute Arts – Artist Highlight USA Dec 2001
Craft Arts International Vol. 42 Australia 1998
Arte Moderna Vol. 23 Italy 1996