My history really starts with my Grandfather growing up on HIS fathers
timber mill in the bush.
He began teaching me traditional woodworking skills when I was young,
and around this time I also started model making in earnest as well as
developing an interest in the human form.
After leaving school I travelled throughout many parts of Australia gathering
experience in a wide variety of industrial settings before returning to
concentrate on the business of making.
While working in the exhibition, display, and furniture industries, I
became involved in the theatre world in 1982 when I started building scenery
for the Victoria State Opera. This, I thought, was pretty neat untill
I saw the Props department. Then I was hooked.
In the succeeding years Ive had the sort of varied career that is
typical in the entertainment industry, and throughout this time Ive
contiued to develop and expand my skills and knowledge.
Along the way Ive worked on major commercial productions such as:
Hello Dolly, Sisterella, Westside Story, Beauty and the Beast, and The
Sound of Music; supervised the props department at the Melbourne Theatre
Company during the incumbents long service leave; produced themed
pieces for instalations such as Sega World®; and regularly contributed
sculptural and other props for The Australian Ballet