Nigel Lullfitz

As a sculptor working mainly in steel I am always pursuing the creation of something with character and emotion.
I started selling artwork through the Margaret River Gallery in the early 2000's  combining steel and wood, whilst teaching myself to weld, forge and shape. 
I went on to study Mechanical Engineering at Tafe, followed by an apprenticeship in metal fabrication.

The skills and knowledge acquired  through formal study and a return to country life after a period in Perth has brought about a renewed enthusiasm for creating sculptures. 
There is a rewarding aspect to reusing the scrap metal that would otherwise go into a metal bin and the challenge of using what I have saved keeps me motivated in my sculpture practice. I like to combine scrap metal with other re-cycled materials and found objects and love the patina and story that pre-loved pieces can bring to a sculpture.

It is very satisfying putting together a collection of rusted, bent and broken elements and making a whole that has its own identity and presence - hopefully something that can elicit a smile from the viewer.
I am inspired by the environment of the south-west both land and sea and love working with steel in all its forms.

Millers Ice Cream, 314 Wirring Rd, Cowaramup

Directions: My open studio is located at Millers Ice Cream. Turn onto Wirring road from Bussell Highway, approximately 3km along on the right. 


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