Terrance Plowright In The Studio

“Uniting A Nation” The very beginning
“Uniting A Nation” The very beginning
“Uniting A Nation” 50 foot sail being constructed in studio
“Uniting A Nation” 50 foot sail being constructed in studio
“Uniting A Nation” Making the 9 metre boomerang for the side
“Uniting A Nation” Making the 9 metre boomerang for the side
“Uniting A Nation” 50 tonne cranes works in conjunction with 50 foot cherry picker
“Uniting A Nation” 50 tonne cranes works in conjunction with 50 foot cherry picker
“Uniting A Nation” Crew fitting the sail into place
“Uniting A Nation” Crew fitting the sail into place
“Uniting A Nation” Fitting the 50 foot sail
“Uniting A Nation” Fitting the 50 foot sail
“Uniting A Nation” Working two cherry pickers in unison
“Uniting A Nation” Working two cherry pickers in unison
“Uniting A Nation” Directing the lowering of the sail from above
“Uniting A Nation” Directing the lowering of the sail from above
“Uniting A Nation” Fitting the lower section of the sail
“Uniting A Nation” Fitting the lower section of the sail
“Uniting A Nation” Sail being lowered
“Uniting A Nation” Sail being lowered
“Uniting A Nation” Bottom section 50% complete
“Uniting A Nation” Bottom section 50% complete
“Uniting A Nation” Plowright inspecting sail
“Uniting A Nation” Plowright inspecting sail
“Uniting A Nation” Wave being craned to main sculpture
“Uniting A Nation” Wave being craned to main sculpture
“Uniting A Nation” Large 50 foot sail being connected
“Uniting A Nation” Large 50 foot sail being connected
"Whales" Original polystyrene plugs being carved for Darling Harbour clear polycarbonate whales
"Whales" Original polystyrene plugs being carved for Darling Harbour clear polycarbonate whales
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Vac formed polycarbonate being fitted around hand carved skeletal structure
Polishing polycarbonate
Polishing polycarbonate
Looking down on fitted clear polycarbonate skin before skeletal structure being fitted
Looking down on fitted clear polycarbonate skin before skeletal structure being fitted
Close up of stainless steel linkage and skeletal structure
Close up of stainless steel linkage and skeletal structure
Whale installation, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
Whale installation, Cockle Bay Wharf, Sydney
“Wings of Spirit” Terrance Plowright with art assistants, building original full size model of Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” Terrance Plowright with art assistants, building original full size model of Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” Building model
“Wings of Spirit” Building model
“Wings of Spirit” Building original full scale model, being plastered
“Wings of Spirit” Building original full scale model, being plastered
“Wings of Spirit” One of Plowrights helpers welding together Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” One of Plowrights helpers welding together Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” Making adjustments
“Wings of Spirit” Making adjustments
“Wings of Spirit” Outside Plowright Studios at Wentworth Falls, staff are acid etching Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” Outside Plowright Studios at Wentworth Falls, staff are acid etching Wings of Spirit
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 1
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 1
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 2
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 2
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 3
“Wings of Spirit” Moving moment 3
“Wings of Spirit” Sculpture in place on site
“Wings of Spirit” Sculpture in place on site
Terrance with friend Bill Offord working on "Trouper"
Terrance with friend Bill Offord working on "Trouper"
“Road Builders Memorial” “Trouper” almost complete
“Road Builders Memorial” “Trouper” almost complete
Original maquette for “Road Builders Memorial”
Original maquette for “Road Builders Memorial”
Model of "Trouper" ready for moulding
Model of "Trouper" ready for moulding
Second “Convict” 3 metres high just welded together in bronze
Second “Convict” 3 metres high just welded together in bronze
2 metres high clay model of Aboriginal girl for Skyway Three Sisters water feature, Katoomba
2 metres high clay model of Aboriginal girl for Skyway Three Sisters water feature, Katoomba
Plowright refining steel armature within clay model of Aboriginal girl
Plowright refining steel armature within clay model of Aboriginal girl
Three Sisters clay model being moulded with silicone rubber
Three Sisters clay model being moulded with silicone rubber
Three Sisters ‘Witch Doctor’ clay model in silicone rubber ready for fibreglass casing
Three Sisters ‘Witch Doctor’ clay model in silicone rubber ready for fibreglass casing
Plowrights old studio within the Renaissance Centre at Katoomba: Plowright and team working on the Westfield Parramatta, Relief Mural, 22m high 16m wide, 1993 – 1994
Plowrights old studio within the Renaissance Centre at Katoomba: Plowright and team working on the Westfield Parramatta, Relief Mural, 22m high 16m wide, 1993 – 1994
Deutsche Bank: 1 of 4 x 11 metre plinths being readied for polished granite top
Deutsche Bank: 1 of 4 x 11 metre plinths being readied for polished granite top
Deutsche Bank: 1 of 4 x 11 metre plinths, electrician fitting LED up-lights to each jet
Deutsche Bank: 1 of 4 x 11 metre plinths, electrician fitting LED up-lights to each jet
Terrance’s wife Shirley offering her body for art, helping with a life casting for a fibreglass work. “Golfer Lining Up The Pin”
Terrance’s wife Shirley offering her body for art, helping with a life casting for a fibreglass work. “Golfer Lining Up The Pin”
“Flowering Streams” Working on stainless steel structural water feature
“Flowering Streams” Working on stainless steel structural water feature
Outside “Flowering Streams” Completed 5 metre stainless steel sculpture sits in the entrance of Plowright Studios – Installed at The Entrance NSW
Outside “Flowering Streams” Completed 5 metre stainless steel sculpture sits in the entrance of Plowright Studios – Installed at The Entrance NSW
Plowrights friend Frank Palmer modelling for “Cobar Miner” bronze sculpture, now installed at the entrance of Cobar NSW
Plowrights friend Frank Palmer modelling for “Cobar Miner” bronze sculpture, now installed at the entrance of Cobar NSW
Plowright working on "Spherical Intensity Unleashed"
Plowright working on "Spherical Intensity Unleashed"
Plowright working on a 2000 stainless steel piece, “Life Teaming-Life Teeming”
Plowright working on a 2000 stainless steel piece, “Life Teaming-Life Teeming”
Terrance drawing up full scale sketch of Life Teaming-Life Teeming
Terrance drawing up full scale sketch of Life Teaming-Life Teeming
Original clay model of “VC Winner” Robert Mactier in Plowright Studios
Original clay model of “VC Winner” Robert Mactier in Plowright Studios
Plowright applying silicone rubber to clay model of Richie Benaud
Plowright applying silicone rubber to clay model of Richie Benaud
Bonny and Bill help prepare silicone rubber mould for Richie Benaud sculpture
Bonny and Bill help prepare silicone rubber mould for Richie Benaud sculpture
Bonny and Bill helping with fibreglass backing mould for Richie Benaud sculpture
Bonny and Bill helping with fibreglass backing mould for Richie Benaud sculpture
Demoulding the sculpture of Richie Benaud
Demoulding the sculpture of Richie Benaud
Bill, Bonny and Frank help Terrance cast a wax copy of Richie Benaud to go to the foundry
Bill, Bonny and Frank help Terrance cast a wax copy of Richie Benaud to go to the foundry
Pouring cast wax into silicone mould of Richie Benaud
Pouring cast wax into silicone mould of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
Demoulding wax head of Richie Benaud
A bronze Richie Benaud discombobulated
A bronze Richie Benaud discombobulated
Welding together all the cast bronze sections for Richie Benaud sculpture
Welding together all the cast bronze sections for Richie Benaud sculpture
Plowright working on clay model of Trevor Allan sculpture
Plowright working on clay model of Trevor Allan sculpture
Trevor Allan
Trevor Allan
Art assistant Niki Martignago demoulding clay model of Trevor Allan
Art assistant Niki Martignago demoulding clay model of Trevor Allan
Basil Sellers and SCG Chairman Rodney Cavalier inspecting the cast bronze sculpture of Reg Gasnier
Basil Sellers and SCG Chairman Rodney Cavalier inspecting the cast bronze sculpture of Reg Gasnier
Terrance working of clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Terrance working of clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Plowright working on Life from a Suitcase
Plowright working on Life from a Suitcase
Plowright applying fine detail to clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Plowright applying fine detail to clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Plowright working on clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Plowright working on clay model from Life from a Suitcase
Plowright obviously quite pleased with the result
Plowright obviously quite pleased with the result
ABC Arts Critic Henry Mulholland with Basil Sellers inspecting clay rough of the Steve Waugh sculpture
ABC Arts Critic Henry Mulholland with Basil Sellers inspecting clay rough of the Steve Waugh sculpture
The back of rough clay model of 3 metre high Macquarie sculpture
The back of rough clay model of 3 metre high Macquarie sculpture
Plowright in his studio with a few friends
Plowright in his studio with a few friends
Plowright working on the bust of one of his great heroes, Beethoven
Plowright working on the bust of one of his great heroes, Beethoven