For this open studio and demonstration, Meridian staff will take you on a tour of their fine art foundry, located in Fitzroy. They will guide you through the art of lost-wax casting, including the processes of wax modelling, moulding and investment, casting, and finishing. This insight will give you a glimpse into the traditional techniques that have been developed over centuries of craftspersonship. At the end of the foundry tour, a member of their team will do a short demonstration, applying a patina to a bronze work.

Meridian Sculpture was established in 1973 by Peter Morley and was the first commercial-scale, lost-wax foundry in Australia. Trained in London using traditional lost-wax casting techniques, Peter brought with him his knowledge in casting works for Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Frink, and Lynn Chadwick. Today, we offer a range of fine art services including moulding, casting, 3D print-to-cast, repairs, restoration, and project management. Our breadth of creative expertise, from jewellery making, to ceramics, to product design, allows the foundry to cast, finish and restore artworks that otherwise would be out of reach. Our team shares a common goal of artistic and technical excellence, and our project management is efficient, timely, and quality focused. We aim to deliver all projects to an unmatched high standard.

Image Credit: Henry Trumble