Gabi Sturman standing in front of her artwork
Gabi Sturman standing in front of her artwork


Gabrielle (Gabi) Sturman is an established 3D artist who has been working in her field for over 25 years, regularly exhibiting in solo and in group national and local exhibitions. Gabi obtained her Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design) with 1st class honours from Monash University in 1996. Gabi was awarded an APA scholarship for a Master of Arts, which she completed in 2002.

Since moving to the Atherton Tablelands in 2007, Gabi’s work has been greatly influenced by the amazing biodiversity of the rainforests of far North Queensland.

“My sculptural artwork is inspired by the wet tropics environment in which I live. My practice explores the concept of cultural value and the relevance of nature in contemporary society. Climate change, displaced and endangered species and how we value the natural landscape, are of particular interest to me. Through sculptural representations of the flora and fauna in singular works and collective installations, I aim to create visual narratives about the complicated relationships between nature and humanity.”

Gabi lives near Yungaburra on the Atherton Tablelands with her husband Michael and shares her time between her visual arts practice and sustainably farming raspberries using regenerative farming practices.

NAME: Gabrielle Sieglinde Sturman (Gabi)


1997- 2002 Master of Arts (Ceramic Design), Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria

1993-1996 Bachelor of Arts (Honours 1st Class) Ceramic Design, Monash University, Caulfield


2019 “Seasonal sittings of Tiny Art”, Judith Wright Contemporary Arts Centre, Brisbane

2009 “Rainforest studies”, Post Office Gallery, Atherton, Queensland

2001 Masters Exhibition, Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria


1998 “Talente”, International Trade Fair, Munich, Germany


2021 “Call of the Running Tide” Environmental Sculpture Exhibition, Port Douglas, Qld

2020 “Survival” Exhibition with Alison Faigneiz, Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton, Qld

2020, 2021 “Flame” Tanks Arts Centre, Cairns, Queensland

2019 “Australia Wild” QLD Wildlife Artists Society Exhibition, Mt Cootha, Queensland

2016, 2018 “North Queensland Ceramic Art Awards”, Pinnacles Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2013, 2015 “Strand Ephemera” Perc Tucker Gallery, Townsville, Queensland

2014 “Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award”, Gold Coast, Queensland

2014 “Made from scratch” Museum of Tropical Queensland, Townsville, Queensland

2011, 2016, 2018 “Melting Pot”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

2009 - 2021 “Yungaburra Village Artists”, Tableland Regional Gallery, Atherton, Queensland

2008 “Earth Links”, Cairns Regional Gallery, Cairns, Queensland

2004 “Spring Clean Expo”, ARTIFACT Gallery, South Melbourne, Victoria

1996 “Fresh”, Craft Victoria Student Awards, Gertrude Street, Fitzroy, Victoria

1996 “Quatro”, State Gallery, Meat Market Craft Centre, North Melbourne

1995 “Fresh”, Craft Victoria Student Awards, 101 Collins Street, Melbourne

1995 Walker’s Ceramic Award Exhibition, Victorian Arts Centre, Melbourne


2019 Winner of ‘Best 3D’ “Australia Wild” QLD Wildlife Artists Society Exhibition, Mt Cootha

2016 Winner of the Hanger’s Prize, Tablelands Regional Gallery, Atherton, Queensland

2015 RADF Grant to attend Bronze and Aluminium Casting workshop at Uni. Southern QLD

2014 Winner of the NRM Terrain logo design competition

1995 Australian Postgraduate Award Scholarship

1995 Highly Commended, Walker’s Ceramic Award Exhibition, Melbourne Arts Centre


2019-2021 Mentor, FLAME – International Women’s Day Mentorship Project

2015 Consulting Artist, Cook Street Wall Mural, Atherton, Queensland

2014 “CAFÉ Project” Creative Arts for Everyone - working with disadvantaged youth, QLD

2012 ‘Year 7 Rainforest mural’ Yungaburra State School, Queensland

2010 “Centenary Mosaic” Opened by the Governor of Queensland in Yungaburra, QLD


2013 Malanda Information Centre, Queensland

2010 Atherton International Club, Queensland


2020 - present Director, Atherton Tablelands Foundation

2013 - 2020 Tablelands Regional Gallery Advisory Committee

2007 - 2021 Coordinator of the ‘Yungaburra Village Artists’


2014 - 2015 Examination of Honours submissions, Arts and Creative Media, James Cook University, Cairns, Queensland

Ongoing Teaching art and facilitating workshops


2013 “500 PRINTS ON CLAY, an inspiring collection of image transfer” ‘Lake Eacham Lightscape’ p156. Lark Crafts Publications, March 2013. ISBN-13: 9781454703310 1995

1997 “COLOURING TRANSLUCENT BONE CHINA”, Pottery In Australia, Vol. 36, Number 2, Winter

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