Experimental Box and Clock Face Designs Past Event
Frank Duyker is a sculptor, wood carver, designer and wood craftsman. After graduating as an electronic engineer, he studied sculptural and furniture carving and then went on to obtain an Industrial Design degree; reasoning that it was the ideal way to bridge the gap between sculpture and engineering. Since then he has studied an eclectic range of arts related subjects such as: stone carving, ceramic sculpture, bone carving and computer multimedia production.
In 2012 he joined Waverley Woodworkers. This was a important transition as it enabled him to combine sculptural and mixed media techniques with fine wood working. For environmental reasons he favours using reclaimed wood and found objects. He also believes that these materials have a lot more character. One of his first mixed media boxes was made from antique organ and violin components. An image of this box appeared on all the promotional material for the 2014 Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition. The next year he was commissioned by the Melbourne Fringe Festival to produce a larged mixed media sculpture entitled “Thank you for buying a combobulator”.
During the COVID lockdown he moved in a completely new direction by designing and making clock faces.
He has had three one-man shows and has exhibited in: Lorne Biennial, Montalto, Toorak Village, Yering Estate, Tesselars Sculpture, Fringe Furniture, Victorian Woodworkers Association, and many others.
Central Reserve, 690 Springvale Rd, Glen Waverley (Corner Waverley Road).
Enter from Springvale Road, keep left and proceed to the rear of the grandstand.