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" ArtSoho at Frame 88 Willoughby "
by ART EXHIBITIONS SOHO SYDNEY
19-11-2017 - 30-11-2017

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"ArtPark Sculpture at the Wharf "
by ARTPARK Australia Sculpture
19-11-2017 - 15-03-2018

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" CONTEMPORARY GROUP SCULPTURE"
by ULRIC STEINER
29-11-2017 - 29-12-2017

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                                                 WENDIE                                                  MCCAFFLEY whitespacer WENDIE MCCAFFLEY

CONTEMPORARY FORGED STEEL

Exhibiting Soho Galleries and ART PARK SYDNEY

For the past 25 years I have worked in the medium of forged steel, predominantly on ornamental architectural ironwork commissions.

Working within a 1880s industrial blacksmithing workshop at the Eveleigh Locomotive Railway yards I have had the unusual opportunity of having some pretty serious gear at my disposal. I utilize machinery that was associated in the past with the forging of parts for steam Locomotives.

In the  new series of sculptures the initial conception was to create feature pieces with a retro 60  - 70 s retro feel, to add  groove to any space.

Composing together irregular geometric shapes creates a strong visual effect and by means of certain methods some parts are in silhouette while others have more of a flat surface. These surfaces acquire an earthy textural quality during forging. It is this sort of immediate dimensional change in the steel that is so fascinating about forged steel. When hot it responds to the hand (or power hammer) at the bidding to the imagination.     


Exhibitions at Soho Galleries by WENDIE MCCAFFLEY
Forged Steel Sculpture - 29-10-2017 to 23-11-2017
 
Artworks from "Forged Steel Sculpture" Exhibition
                           BIG  BANG SCULPTURE
BIG BANG SCULPTURE
           PACKMAN  # 64
PACKMAN # 64
     SPEAKEASY  #46
SPEAKEASY #46
  

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