Jason Waterhouse’s sculptural practice is underpinned by ideas of contemporary architecture, urbanization and how we live with the ‘stuff’ around us. In Waterhouse’s studio, ubiquitous objects such as the body of a car, a gardener’s shed, pencils, tools and tree branches undergo series of interventions resulting in a hybridized object that occupies an uncanny space between the past and the present, the natural and the manufactured.
Jason Waterhouse competed a BFA in sculpture (Monash University) and completed Honors at the VCA in 1999. Over the last 17 years Waterhouse has exhibited his work extensively throughout Australia and, in 2005, was awarded the Moreland Sculpture Prize. Since then he has been exhibited in the prestigious Helen Lempriere, the McLelland Sculpture Prize and the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture. Waterhouse has held solo exhibitions at Linden Contemporary, Dark Horse Experiment, Stockroom, &Projects and Scienceworks Museum. Waterhouse’s work is held in significant private and public collections and has been commissioned to create major public works for the City of Ballarat and Hepburn Shire, Victoria.
The Bronze Casting program offers an insight into the processes involved in Bronze casting using the ceramic shell, lost wax process. Over the two-day course Jason Waterhouse give an introduction into bronze casting. The participants will be guided through techniques and methods involved in modelling in sculpting wax and create a sculptural form no larger than 7cm in any direction. In Day 2 Participants will meet at the Fundere Foundry in Sunshine (www.funderestudios.com.au) where they will view demonstrations and partake in hands on activities involved in the lost wax process. At the completion of the course students will have a Sculpture cast in bronze.
This course caters for all learners.
Must have own transport or pre arranged alternatives.
some materials supplied, bronze casting is at extra cost.
1 x 6 hours + 1 x 3 hours
Sunday 5th March - 11am to 5pm
Saturday 18th March - 10am to 1pm
Saturday 15th July - 11am to 5pm
Saturday 22nd July - 10am to 1pm
$495 per student plus bronze casting cost $150+