Ian Haggerty

Artists Profile

Born in Edinburgh, Ian spent 5.5 years in the British army, he then moved to Canada in 1993 where he studied at the Dundas Valley School of Art in Ontario. In 2003, Ian and his family moved to Queensland and now calls Australia his permanent home. He has won many awards and commissions across North America, Europe and Australia and regards his lifelike sculptures of people and animals as his specialty.  Ian works predominantly in bronze, resin, clay and polymer concrete. Ian is currently a resident of the Gold Coast and has achieved a good following for his sculptures.

A sample of Ian’s major commissions

1998          “Mud Rats” private Collector Germany

2000          “Caesar Augustus” private Collector Canada

2000          “Young Brenos” private Collector Canada

2001          “Smoke Break” private Collector Canada

2002           “Horny devil” private Collector Canada

2003           “Piggyback” private Collector Noosa

2004           “Xtasy” private Collector Hawaii

2005           “Seal and Pup” Gold Coast City Council

2007           “Sealed with a Kiss” private collector Gold Coast

2007           “Harmony” private collector Gold Coast

2008           “Dads old Shoes’ Private Collector

2010           “Early Rains”    Stock Up For Hope Outback Charity

2010           “Coffee Break”  Stock up For Hope Outback Charity

2011           Gen Y  "A Night on the Tiles" 

2011           "She'll be right"  Bronze

2011           " Take Ten"  Bronze 

2013           " Endless Shadows" Steel

2015            Lest We Forget - Dept of Veteran Affairs - Steel

2015            The Spirit of The ANZAC's - Dept of Veteran Affairs - Steel

Exhibitions

2000           World Miniature Expo Toronto Canada

2001           Miniature figures exhibition Los Angeles

2002           American Miniature Exhibition Chicago

2002           World Miniature Expo Glasgow

2004           “Erotic exotic” Gold Coast Queensland

2005           “Swell” Currumbin Sculpture Festival Queensland    

2005           “Gold Coast members’ exhibition”

2006           “Winner Sculptures division “International Miniature art” Gold Coast Queensland

2006           “ Swell”  Currumbin Sculpture Festival Queensland

2006           “ Exotic - Erotic” Gold Coast Queensland

2007           “Oceania Australis” Anne Middleton Gallery, Melbourne

2009           “Swell” Currumbin Sculpture Festival

2010            Sculptors’ Society Gold Coast exhibition

2011            "StreetSWELL" Currumbin Sculpture Festival  

2013            “Swell” Currumbin Sculpture Festival