Public art fabrication

Weatherfoil offers a complete fabrication service for designers of public art and metal sculpture using a range of materials including mild steel, corten, stainless steel, aluminium and composites of metalic and non metalic materials. We can develop objects from free hand sketches, paper models or CAD drawings. Our experienced staff can assist during the design phase offering advice on construction methods and materials available to meet the expectation of the designer.

Public art fabrication

We are able to work with all metals from mild steels and stainless steels in various grades as well as aluminium, brass or copper. Weatherfoil also now carries one of the largest ranges of Corten (COR-TEN®) in Tasmania. We can cut, profile, bend or roll these materials in flat sheet form as well as weld and polish or buff as required. We also work with any of the standard sectional profiles and shapes such as channel, angle, hollow tubes in square, rectangular or round. In many instances we have built from composite materials combining metals with plastics or acrylics, timber or glass. Powder coating, wet spray painting and other finishes can be arranged.

Emu

This 6m high emu was constructed on behalf of local designers Folko Kooper & Maureen Craig; they were commissioned by Villawood Properties to provide the art work for a residential estate. The material used was Corten and the full sized works developed from a 300MM high model and a full scale head fabricated by the designer. Four 1M high Emu chicks were also constructed to complete the works. To assist in transportation and handling the main model was fabricated in five bolt together sections. A temporay base frame was also fabricated to facilitate displaying the complete assembly including the chicks at the 2013 Melboune Fower Show before being moved to the estate.

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Spire

This 9m spire was also constructed on behalf of designers Folko Kooper & Maureen Craig. The spire also adorns a residential estate and is constructed from Corten. This particular work was developed from an A4 sketch and using computer design technology was transformed to a small paper model before full size fabrication was undertaken. The entire spire is fabricated from flat sheet pattern developments formed and welded into a hollow box section. The many patterns were profiled with CNC plasma using CAD files to ensure maximum accuracy and a true replica of the model.

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Butterflies

These giant butterflies, designed by Folko Kooper & Maureen Craig, were fabricated collaboratively with the designer using stainless steel and perspex. They stand tall attached to Corten posts.

Screen fabricated for designer Lindsay Broughton

Screen

This feature screen was fabricated for the designer Lindsay Broughton for a client in Northern Tasmania utilising roll curved perforated stainless steel panels set into a stainless steel structural frame.

Peter’s garden lily

Lily

This piece of garden art is the creation of Peter Hodoniczky, our Production Manager. The petals are fabricated from profiled and rolled flat sheet, the stamens are fabricated from welded and polished stainless steel rod and tube.

Feature gate

Gate

The completed product is an example of a collaborative effort by a number of parties, Weatherfoil fabricated the structural frame from engineers drawings provided to us from the contractor. The decorative panels were designed and fabricated by Folko Kooper & Maureen Craig. All components were sandblasted and separately painted and the panels then fitted to the structural frame ready for installation by the contractor.

Have you got a question? Call us on 6208 2300 – we’re more than happy to talk.