Artist Bio

Qualifications

  • Simtar Certification
  • GI Safety Induction Coal Core
  • GI Safety Induction Metalliferous Core
  • Current WA restricted Electrical License
  • White card
  • Trade certified Millwright (South Africa)
  • Trade certified fitter(Australia)
  • Trade certified Boilermaker (Australia)

Experience

  • Sculptor
  • 8 Years sculptural experience, working mainly in metals such as aluminum, copper and core steel. Ability to scale large format
  • Owner and director of Pat’s Engineering firm
  • Iron Ore Mining experience – Philbara(WA)
  • 21 Years of Hydraulic and Pneumatic experience and trade qualified
  • Hands on approach
  • Skills to Coordinate diverse constituencies
  • Skilled and qualified in fabrication, mechanical, electrical, electronics, PLC’s and hydraulics.
  • Experience in diverse fields of experience, such as Engineering, Iron Ore Mining, Steel Manufacturing, Paper Conversion, FMCG- Rice, Potatoes and Beef & Lamb Abattoirs

Bio

  • 2011
  • Created 1st sculpture which was then acquired and purchased for Toowoomba regional Council’s – Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers – Mayors Breakfast.
  • Commissioned to build Flag ship float (Carnival of Flowers) and further in-centre displays for QIC Grand Central shopping centre – Design, 3D & Prop fabrication.
  • Commissioned to build floats for Toowoomba Regional (Carnival of Flowers) Council flagship Float-Design 3D & Prop fabrication Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2012
  • Commissioned to build floats for: TRC Youth development, Grand Central & Heritage bank – (Carnival of Flowers)
  • Commissioned to Council flagship Float – Design 3D & Prop fabrication
  • Commissioned Toowoomba Regional Council – Xmas Creative display and installation throughout the CBD- Christmas themed concepts – Mixed Media – Themed 3D & Prop fabrication. Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2013
  • Designed & developed commercial & domestic range of sculptural laser metal products available to retail outlets for Urban Visual Art & Sculpture. Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2014
  • Commissioned to do landscape sculptural display at the Ergon Flower Food & Wine Festival – Mild steel installation – Curved angle & reo Toowoomba Regional Council
  • Commissioned to build 15-meter-high Aluminum sculpture installation over live Christmas tree in Toowoomba CBD Design and Activation CBD Christmas layout and installation. Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2015
  • Commissioned to exhibit a landscape sculptural display at the Ergon Flower Food & Wine Festival
  • Commissioned by Showtime Attractions to repair animatronic display animals & features
  • Created inner city Christmas display for Toowoomba Regional Council. Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2016
  • Public Art installation- Kwong Sang Lane, Toowoomba
  • Created props and designed professional floats for the Toowoomba Carnival of Flowers
  • Commissioned to design & fabricate laser panel building façade- Minister of Sport- PNG
  • Commissioned by Hutchinson Builders to do design & installation works of laser panels-
  • Ergon Toowoomba Commercial lighting works design and construct street pole decorations / custom light sculptures design & installation
  • Successfully awarded tender by QIC for temporary installation works – Your Adventure Awaits at Grand Central Shopping Centre
  • Commissioned by Toowoomba Regional Council to design inner city Christmas event fabricating and installation of street pole decorations and sculptural elements. Collaboration: Joy and Pat Heylen, Yvonne Cordner on Adventure Awaits
  • Sculpture Competitions
  • 2012 Finalist: “Coquillage”
    Townsville Strand Ephemera Sculpture Competition
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2014 Finalist: “Silver Dragon”
    Townsville Strand Ephemera : Sculpture Competition
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • 2017 Finalist: “The Crab”
    Swell Sculpture Festival
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen, Yvonne Cordner
  • 2017 Finalist: “The Ant”
    Kingaroy Regional Art Gallery Sculpture
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen, Yvonne Cordner
  • 2018 Finalist: “The Rings”
    Swell Sculpture Festival
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen
  • Major Prize Winner
  • 2017 “The Crab”
    Neumann Family Award
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen, Yvonne Cordner
  • 2018 “The Crab”
    Sydney Acquisitive Sculptures Award at Bayside
    Collaboration: Pat Heylen, Joy Heylen, Yvonne Cordner