Early in 2019, I was commissioned to create a series of weathering steel, CORTEN steel signs for Burke & Wills Folk Festival for Andrew Pattison & Heather McCormack.



In September of 2018 I was commissioned to create an artwork for the wall of Sassafras Tavern. The image for the Tavern is that of a Lyrebird. With that in mind I designed and drew a lyrebird onto a circular piece of weathering steel, CORTEN steel 120 x 120cm. Lots of fun and fine feathers.

ANZAC Memorial for The Coburg Historical Society and Coburg Primary School

The World War 1 Centenary Anniversary Memorial Gates

In early 2017, I was granted a commission to design and create an ANZACĀ MemorialĀ Gate for The Coburg Historical Society, in partnership with Coburg Primary SchoolĀ in dedication to the memory of the thirty-five pupils of the school who died in World War One.

There once stood anĀ Avenue of Honour dedicated to the memory of these pupils. The school’s choice of trees was significant. Trees represent growth, life and longevity. Planted as seeds and saplings, they would grow older, bigger, stronger in a way that the men they represent could not. Great care was taken to look after these trees but byĀ the early 1960s the avenue of trees were cut down for furtherĀ development in the school-grounds.

As part of a grant received from an ANZAC Centenary projectĀ The Coburg Historical Society andĀ Coburg Primary SchoolĀ commissioned me to design and create a weather steel, CORTEN steel double gate for Elm Grove in memory of these pupilsĀ who attended the school in the 1890s and early 1900s who died in World War One. Important motifs to incorporate in the design of the gatesĀ were the thirty-five soldiers and elm trees, wattle, gum leaves and poppies.

  • The thirty-fiveĀ soldiers cut out in silhouette and leaning against the thirty-fiveĀ elm trees represent the thirty-fiveĀ formerĀ pupils
  • Wattle tree in flower to symbolise Australia, regrowth and re-generation
  • The poppies are the International symbol of World War One. They also symbolise Remembrance Day and ANZAC Day in Australia.

The World War 1 Centenary Anniversary Memorial Gates were completed later in 2017 and officially opened on 10th October 2017 at a special school assemble.


In 2017 l was commissionedĀ to design & paint a series of mural panels 1m x 1m for Dream Stitches Children’s Play Area, which are now installed.