Sam Hopkins is an emerging Western Australian Artist and Sculptor. Growing up on a vast property in the Perth Hills, surrounded by a seemingly endless nature reserve kindled his love for the natural world. It was the catalyst for an ever-growing fascination with material and form.
Finding inspiration from human behaviour, nature, world travel and experimenting with materials and tools in new ways, Hopkins takes commonplace materials and teases out shapes and narratives, peeling back layers to reveal hidden meanings and perspectives. A process that requires both heavy machinery and careful handwork merges man and machine.
Working alongside and mentored by senior sculptor Johannes Pannekoek has enabled Hopkins to develop his works on a grander scale. Hopkins has received multiple awards, including the WA Sculpture Scholarship at Sculpture By The Sea Cottesloe 2020 and has exhibited across Australia with his works being showcased in private, corporate and public collections.