Wojciech Pietranik

Sculpture, Drawing 71 Followers Member since 2019
Canberra, Australia

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Wojciech was born in Poland in 1950.

He attended the Academy of Fine Art in Gdansk from 1970-1975. 

After completing his studies, he taught sculpture at the Collage of Fine Arts until 1981, after which he migrated to Australia.

From 1989 until 2012 he worked at the Royal Australian Mint as a sculptor- designer. He continued his private practice throughout his life as a sculptor, working mainly in stone.

In 1992 he was awarded a Churchill Fellowship and went to Rome to study at the School of Medallic Art.

He won the medal competition for the Sydney Olympics 2000 and has been a member of FIDEM (Federation Internationale de la Medaille d’Art) since 1990 and has participated in the biannual exhibitions in different parts of the world. His medals are in collections of the British Museum and the Royal Coin Cabinet in Stockholm Sweden, as well as in many collections in Australia and overseas.

He was commissioned to execute a large sculpture in bronze of Pope Jean Paul II, which is at the Polish Centre in Narrabundah Canberra, as well as executing commissions for other public works.

He has exhibited throughout his life and his work is in private collections in Australia and overseas.