As you my be aware, Lucas Salton diversified into mixed medium Public Art Projects roughly 3 years ago. Lucas is / was a Master Glassblower but due to a fundamental need to expand creatively after 20 years in the craft and a lack of facilities on the Sunshine Coast, Lucas made the leap into Public Art, Design and Design Consultancy. Very successfully too, might I add.
As Lucas Salton Design continues to thrive designing, fabricating, creating and installing large scale projects, it’s become apparent we need more space – quite a bit more. We also feel it’s time to ‘let go’ of Lucas’ last remaining glass works with a sense of excitement for future projects and a smidge of sadness at the end of an era.
At some point in the coming 3 months (dates to be confirmed next week) we will be holding an exhibition / retrospective detailing Lucas’ long career as an internationally successful Glass Artist.
This will be an opportunity to view never before seen pieces and selected works from Lucas’ personal collection. It will also be an opportunity for you to purchase the last Lucas Salton Art Glass pieces.
I will confirm the dates next week. Please check back to our Promotions page for further details then.
The domes have been cast and are looking great!
Remember they will be lit with solar lighting for beautiful night time imagery all the while holding and displaying the beautiful artworks of created by Britta Gudd and Andrea Fisher.
Lucas’s work is yet to be installed due to some minor weather issues (looks like the end of this week for installation) but in the meantime, here is some of the very talented Rodney Monks work on the project.
In conjunction with the ever talented Artist / Designer – Russell Anderson, Lucas Salton Design have been awarded Stage 3 of the Noosa Junction Public Art and Streetscaping Project.
For those of you that follow our blog, you’ll remember Lucas presented concepts to Council toward the end of last year: which have been well received
This is a major project which is also an amazing opportunity. 2012 is shaping up to be a very, very good year!
Below is the sculpture that will utilise the bronze turtle components as shown last week for a Public Art Project Lucas Salton Design is working on. This piece still needs specialised coatings which should occur this week – weather permitting. This means installation may occur next week and we won’t have to keep up the secrecy anymore :-/
While we’re waiting for footage from New Years Eve on Darling Harbour that Lucas spent with Steve Langton of Pyrophone Juggernaut fame, we thought we’d share with you this very cool footage taken previously.
Because of Intellectual Property agreements and contractural obligations, I can’t give too much away just yet concerning this project. Other than saying installation should occur in the next 4 weeks and once that happens we can post more images and information.
I CAN show you an image of something that will be incorporated into the project though
11 of these beautiful cast bronze turtles which we’ve just had fabricated….
A very quick update… The domes for Fitzgibbon will be cast in concrete next week with a test model to be completed tomorrow.
In the meantime – Lucas has had a helper today!
Wishing you oodles of laughter in your days and joy in your hearts!