Public Art Works
Materials: GLASS, MOSAIC GLASS TILES, PLASTER & COPPER
Dimensions (mm): 1000H X 4200W X 100D
Comments: An extensive wall mosaic in 5 panels, fish in 3-D commissioned for a restaurant in coastal NSW, Australia.
Mid Panel Detail View. See top of home page for entire mosaic
This is a part of the newly completed commission for a public sculpture, large front of building bas relief screens and car park screens for the Long Tan RSL Lifecare facility in Newcastle.
The Pod Front Screens are caste stainless steel which measure 3.5m wide x 2.7 m high, and 3.5m wide x 1.3m high in the screen above the awning. These screens depict multiple seed pods in bas relief. They mimic the pod of the Valour sculpture and serve to reiterate the valour theme for the building.
The screens relate to the Valour Sculpture which commemorates Major Peter Badcoe who served in Vietnam and the servicemen who fought in the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam. (Refer also Valour Sculpture)
This is one part of a newly completed commission for a public sculpture, large front of building bas relief screens and car park screens for the Long Tan RSL Lifecare facility in Newcastle.
The Sculpture is titled ‘Valour’ and commemorates Major Peter Badcoe who served in Vietnam and the servicemen who fought in the Battle of Long Tan, Vietnam.
The Valour Sculpture stands 2.5metres tall and is made of stainless steel and glass. In creating the concept for the sculpture, I used an analogy of a native seed pod releasing its seed in times of stress such as in a bushfire. This is a survival of the species mechanism. In war, in times of extreme stress and literally under fire, acts of bravery are exemplified in the heroic deeds of Major Badcoe & the Long Tan soldiers. In my sculpture, the stainless steel pod represents our soldiers and their bravery is symbolised in glass seed by the colours of Major Badcoe’s medal ribbons.
This is part of a newly completed commission for a public sculpture, large front of building bas relief screens and car park screens for the Long Tan RSL Lifecare facility in Newcastle.
The Newcastle Triptych are car park screens spanning 6m high x 22.5m long. They are comprised of 30 laser cut aluminium panels coloured with commercial exterior paint. They depict native plants in the foreground and well-known landmarks of Newcastle and surrounds to create a sense of patriotism of country & place.
See also Valour Sculpture and Pod Front Screens which are part of this commission.
- Finalist in the BHP Memorial Sculpture Project in Newcastle for NIHA (2012)
- Finalist for the Artist in Residence Sculpture prize at the Australian Botanic Gardens, Mt Annan in 2011 and also 2012
- Finalist for the inaugural Breen Sculpture Prize at the Blue Mountains Botanic Gardens, Mt Tomah (2010) (- see previous image)
- Sculpture for CMRI (Children’s Medical Research Institute) – pending funding
The Streams sculpture is a proposal for a major city public art project. The international Situate competition called for a landmark sculpture to be located in the main shopping mall of Perth, at Forrest Place.
Streams was designed by a collaborative team led by artists Vivienne Lowe, Jan Shaw and Brendan Seage, supported by Melanie Shaw – Graphic Designer. The artwork addressed issues of scale, public use, durability and maintenance, night lighting and more, while developing a creative concept for the sculpture which met the brief and budget. Streams is a stainless steel sculpture with a mirror finish with arches of steel up to 11.5metres high. The form takes inspiration from the kangaroo paw, W.A.’s floral emblem, while introducing the concept of the State’s treasures – water, earth, opals and gold with choreographed night lighting. It’s reflective qualities allow for individual interaction of viewer to the sculpture while allowing for adequate pedestrian flow through the space, and minimises longterm maintenance of the structure.