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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