Stephen Ormandy

Stephen Ormandy

#The Family


Australian artist and designer Stephen Ormandy is known for his strong design aesthetic based on colour, line and form.

Ormandy was engaged by UAP to create a site specific public art commission for
Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre, a major new sports precinct in Suzhou, China. Titled The Family, Ormandy’s work is comprised of four separate abstract elements that act as an interactive landmark for the site and engage viewers in conversation about the representation and meaning of family.

The work was expertly fabricated in stone and stainless steel using machine and
hand sculpted stone to execute the precise geometric forms. Ranging in size from 2.2 meters to 4.3 meters tall, this collaboration has enabled Ormandy’s practice to extend beyond his smaller scale gallery sculptures, achieving a successful translation into the public realm.

We delivered another two works for the Suzhou Olympic Sports CentreRichard Sweeney’s Swift and Daniel Templeman’s Three Rings.

The sculptures are created from an alphabet of shapes that were individually born from the cube…I’m looking for rhythms in the interplay of positive and negative space where the square edge offers an interaction between line and volume.

Stephen Ormandy

Image credit: Rex Zou

#Project summary


Stephen Ormandy

Artwork Title

The Family


Suzhou Olympic Sports Centre






Suzhou, China



#Related projects

Huang Zhiyang

Shenzhen, China

Huang Zhiyang

Thousands of Mountains

Giovanni Veronesi

Byron Bay, Australia

Giovanni Veronesi

Memento Aestates

Reko Rennie

Melbourne, Australia

Reko Rennie

Remember Me