In this noisy world the presence of a still and silent object that encourages the viewer to think and feel what they will appeals to me. I draw upon my experience in jewellery and a background in the theatre to add intrigue and drama to my work in a style that is simplistic yet full of intricacy; mixing mediums such as glass, stone, wood and precious stones, with well defined form and colour to tell a silent story.
I find the quality of bronze vividly captures my ideas in a way that is significant and contemporary, and I savour creating fresh work and discovering new possibilities using such an ancient medium and techniques. Bronze is uncompromising yet it’s incredible versatility and durability makes it a perfect medium to convey my ideas with elegance.
Australian Bronze fine art foundry and sculpture house 2001 - 2014
Casting and finishing artwork for some of Australia’s most respected sculptors, everything from finest jewellery castings to bronze monuments. Using the techniques of lost wax bronze casting, silicone moulding from original artworks, artwork detailing & cold casting in Masterworks resins. Foundry experience supervising construction on monumental scale memorials for Sasha Reid on the Bali Bombing memorial Coogee, and Ingrid Skirka for the Workers Memorial Sydney CBD.
Epiphany Games 2004 – 2006. Game Designer and concept artist consisting, written art briefs sculpted and illustrated concept art for massive multiplayer role playing game, Champions of Atlantis.
Starboard Products 2000. Making aluminium mast rigs for 29er, 49er, and tasar’s. Fibreglass hull lamination on 29er sailboats.
Atakliyan Brothers Jewellery 1997
Chain manufacture, with gold and silver, drawing wire, annealing, soldering, & polishing. 19
Monument experience Imants Tillers reconciliation piece eight women, Sydney Olympic Park 2003
Threshold Project 1999-2004 a creative arts collective as part of the Manly Arts Festival, I was a founding member and chairman through 2000-2003.
Numerous public projects in and around Sydney from the 2000 New Years Eve spectacular lanterns on Sydney Harbour, to parade floats and costumes for Chinese New Year 2008, Production Hand and construction manager respectively.
Private freelance work, and short term contracts with Australian Theatre for Young People, Big City Productions, Dash Staging, Designed Exhibitions, Freerange Animation, Model Craft, & The Sydney Theatre Company 1999- 2003
2011 Finalist Agendo emerging artists prize Abbotsford VIC
2010 Theatre of Art exhibition at the light horse gallery Robertson with painter Justin Pearson and sculptor Wendy O’Malley
2010 Mosman festival of sculpture ( Highly commended entry)
2006 Playing with Fire, solo Exhibition Fettlers shed gallery Robertson N.S.W.
Sculptors Society Darling Park exhibition
Royal Agricultural Society sculpture exhibition
(Awarded second prize for figurative work with Atrax Robustus)
1999-2004 Threshold Exhibition
Selected Qualifications and Courses
Associate diploma of Theatre crafts, props course at the National Institute of Dramatic Art. 1998-1999
T.A.F.E Modules: 1996-2003
Ø Careers and employment skills
Ø Milling 1
Ø Change in the workplace
Ø The workplace ( safety )
Ø Tig welding 1, 3 and 4
Ø Engineering drawing
Ø Tool grinding
Ø Fabrication techniques
Ø Turning 1,2,3 (metal lathe)
Ø Hand and power tools
Ø Metal machining
Ø Welding and thermal cutting