Artisan Founder and Director Thomas Ryan is an art specific consulting design engineer with a fine arts background and passion. Thomas is qualified and experienced in assisting artists with design and drafting services (incl. 3D modelling), as well as facilitating structural engineering, fabrication and installation of commercial, private and public artworks.
With a team of fine art specialist craftsmen, Thomas works with artists, galleries, designers and builders from an initial idea, through to a fully constructed and installed sculpture.
Throughout his career, Thomas has been involved with sculptures for artists such as:
Sally Smart Emily Floyd Callum Morton Tony Prior (Estate) Bart Sanciolo Hussein Valamesh Lisa Roet Louise Lavarak Ken Unsworth Jasmine Targett Veronica Caven Aldous Frederick White Grant Fink Julia Squires Bianca Hester Jen Rae Debbie Symons Daniel Hourigan
and projects such as:
Docklands Library (Lend Lease) QLD Royal Children's Hospital (Abigroup/Lend Lease/Lyons) Lacrosse Development, Docklands Monash University Public Artwork (Caulfield, Clayton) Cafe Vue Topiaries (Airport, Rialto Building) (Equiset/Grollo) DiStasio's Cafe (St Kilda) Gandel Estate Sculpture Park and Pinot House, Point Leo (Shiavello/Prima) St Joseph's School, Cranbourne St Peter's School, Boronia Adelaide Botanical Gardens Bannockburn Public Artwork 2011 Melbourne Prize for Sculpture (Winning Entry) Victoria Street Gateway (Cnr Hoddle St) Bridge Road Public Artwork, Richmond Sculptural Works, Scotch College The Riparian Project - Yae Public Artwork The Catchments Project - City of Melbourne Residency