This exhibition celebrates local Boroondara sculptor Michael Meszaros’ 50-year career as a full-time, self-supporting artist. Meszaros has produced a number of well-known public works throughout Melbourne, Australia and internationally. Working primarily in bronze, fabricated copper and stainless steel, his work includes portraits, relief sculptures, exhibition sculptures and his particular speciality, medals.
The origin of the modern art medal can be traced back to the coins of Ancient Greece, with symbolic designs representing cities and rulers. Today, medal as art is less restrictive, allowing for irregular shapes and a variety of materials and subject matter.
View a collection of Meszaros’ commissioned medals created for prizes, awards, centenaries, and unveilings; as well as more personal works and portraits created for both private and institutional clients. Meszaros’ medals have won a number of international awards, and he has received a range of local prizes for his sculptural works.
‘50 years as a Sculptor’ was on display at Town Hall Gallery from Tuesday 3 August until Saturday 25 September 2021.