Planter Boxes

This commission was for two planter boxes built to fit spaces on the balcony of a city apartment. The client wanted a vertical garden, as well as plant larger items, and they wanted something industrial looking. These two planters are built from a steel frame, clad with Corten steel, so is designed to rust on […]

Barbeque Trailer

I was asked if I could build a custom barbeque trailer for the Carisbrook Lions Club. The club services a lot of local events, and needed a self contained trailer with everything on board. I suggested they purchase a ready-built but empty tradesman’s trailer, and would build something out of that. It was a good […]

Bowling Arm

This is a contraption used to assist the playing of indoor bias bowls. It allows the bowler to stand up fairly straight, and grip the ball in in a pincer like fashion in the rings, while allowing the easy release of the ball with a handle system which opens automatically under control by the player. […]


A pair of stools made to use the ends of some old wooden signs. The signs (about 20 years old) had been replaced and these were saved to use the graphic quality of the engraving in furniture. The wood was cleaned and coated with linseed oil to refresh the surface, which had dried out and […]

Exhibit Install – Old Treasury

Installation of objects and Artworks for the “Streets of Melbourne” exhibit at the Old Treasury Building, Spring Street, Melbourne. This is the latest in a series of exhibits that I have installed at the Old Treasury. For this exhibit, I designed object supports, made plinths, applied vinyl text to walls and hung all the framed […]

Art Install

Installation of paintings in a private residence, Melbourne. A series of fairly large works installed in a two storey converted warehouse loft. The challenge with a few of the works was they had to be hung on the wall above the staircase – which itself was set away from the wall on a varying angle. […]

Art Install – MONA 2011

Before MONA in Hobart, Tasmania was opened in 2011, I was asked by Thylacine to help with the install of Sidney Nolan’s  “Snake”. The collected piece is comprised of 1,620 individual paintings, grouped in blocks of 6 – each block in a brass frame. The works were hung on a purpose built wall which is […]

Sign Install – City of Melbourne

Sign Install – Kings Domain, Fern Gully, June 2013. Five in-ground signs for the “Grotto” , which is an interesting little site in Kings Domain, near Government house and the Botanical Gardens, Melbourne. The Grotto, originally a quarry,  is a series of waterfalls and features all built from stone, surrounded by trees and ferns. It […]

Sign Install – Cohuna

Heritage Plaques Install, May 2013. Cohuna is a small town in the north of Victoria, about 3 hours from Melbourne. The local Historical Society had extensively researched the current and previous uses of the buildings and building lots around the centre of town. A plaque was made for each of the buildings (56 of them) […]

Sign Install – Darling Gardens

Darling Gardens Signs, City of Yarra. 2013. Installation of of 6 signs made by Glass Metal Industries (GMI) for the City of Yarra. Spel Design works directly with the client to determine precise locations, then excavates the ground to install a welded ragbolt frame in concrete, all excavated soil is disposed at a landfill. All […]