Hugh McLachlan


Represented by Traffic Jam Galleries, Neutral Bay & Mosman

My Sculpture Studio is situated on our property in rural Tasmania, Australia. Our beautiful property on the banks of the Meander River just outside Deloraine both nurtures and inspires my creativity.


Our designer jewellery practise has informed on my sculpture; there is a preciousness and sensuality about my sculpture, the fluid lines and highly polished surface suggests the illusion of flow. My sculptures have been purchased and installed in a variety of locations; from boutique hotel lobbies to rural properties, courtyards, apartments and terraces.


I find the work process is integral to the finished sculpture so I do all the making myself, allowing me to incorporate all the random ideas and directions that help breath life into a sculpture.

At Sculpture by the Sea Bondi 2017 & 2018 many people bought into the Narcissus theme of my sculpture, the beautiful sensuous form and highly reflective surface of the sculpture being seductive but with undercurrents of deeper meaning.

‘Narcissus Shouting. Echo Shouting.’

Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2018

'Slow Flow towards Narcissism' Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

To go forward in developing the Narcissus sculptures I had to go back, right back to the myth of Narcissus. We live in a Narcissistic era. But unlike Narcissus who had to wander into the forest to find his pool, we all have our own private mobile pool that accompanies us everywhere we go, bathing us in an intoxicating warm glow.


The Narcissism Series of sculptures explore how seductive and intoxicating the social media pool is and the inevitable flow into its depths

'Slow Flow towards Narcissism' Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017

'Cube Melt' Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe  2015

'Slow Flow' Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014

'Slow Flow' Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014

'On Reflection'- Solo Exhibition Pejean Gallery 2015

‘Slow Flow’ 52 x 40cm 2015

‘Wall Flow’ 110 x 80cm 2015

‘Wall Puddles’ 110 x 80cm 2014

'Botanicus Unfamilia' Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2011