about this exhibition
WEST PERTH, STOCKROOM AND FRAMING, 13 November- 3 December. Official Opening 6-8pm Thursday 16 November.
Vince Austin describes himself as having an insatiable creative compulsion. ‘Art’, says Austin, ‘is an indulgence. To create art is an indulgence with benefits.’
His current artistic urge embraces the ethos of ‘Steam Punk’; the exquisite marriage of brass, copper, leather and wood in the manifestation of Victorian Futurism, drawing on a variety of skills including metal work, wood work and innovative fixing/joining techniques.
Austin chooses to aim for the maximum within his reach, a subtle balance of time, resource and enthusiasm, each piece demonstrating absolute precision in standards, finishing, quality and longevity.
Vince’s varied CV includes props design with the team at ‘Three Foot Six’ in Wellington for Lord of the Rings, set building and model making for film, television and theatre in Perth