City Of Gold 12: Rolling River – Wall sculpture


This small wall sculpture is made with various gold-coloured bits and bobs I picked up from the streets of Melbourne, including screws, bobby pin, drill bit, tie clip and zipper pull. It was featured in the first-ever Newcastle Little Festival in October 2022. The river, a curved piece of metal, just keeps on rolling.

This found object assemblage wall sculpture is called City of Gold 12: Rolling River. It is 7x12cm in size and comes with a display stand.


This work was created for the Gold Rush exhibition at The Old Auction House in Kyneton in February 2022. Later it was featured as part of an exhibition at the PlayState Curate Gallery, which was part of the Little Festival held in Newcastle in October 2022.  Now it’s available for sale through Incube8r Gallery in Fitzroy.


Working as a found object assemblage artist and jewellery designer, I create wall sculptures, 3D sculptures and brooches. I limit my ‘raw materials’ to the metal, wood, tiles and plastic that I gather from streets and skips.

Many of my works are inspired by the Melbourne skyline, especially at sunrise and sunset. Often I try to incorporate ‘natural features’. A bent nail can suggest a meandering river, rusted sheet metal transforms into a cloud, or a broken tile becomes a mountain.

My more abstract works are stimulated by the found objects themselves, which I often place in juxtaposition. At other times, I emphasise their rusted, scratched or variegated surfaces.


My art is inspired by a strong interest in sustainability through repurposing and upcycling. My hope is that this artwork makes you smile and, at the same time, reminds you of the 5Rs to help our planet: refuse, reduce, reuse, repurpose and recycle.