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Australia's Premier Fine Art Foundry Since 1973

Find out why below

Services

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Sculpture casting

An ages old technique that has stood the test of time, the lost wax casting method employed by Meridian require a lifetime of specialist skill and an eye for detail. We cast predominantly in silicon bronze but other metals are available upon request. Contact us regarding our full service portfolio from silicon rubber moulding to finishing and patinating castings.

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Restoration and Conservation

Meridian can maintain, restore and repair all metal artworks. Bronze sculptures in particular require specialist cleaning and surface treatment to protect and maintain their finish, especially in more aggressive environments. Furthermore, should you have any cast or fabricated piece that requires repair or re-finishing, we can help.

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Project Design and Management

Meridian designs, manufactures, transports and installs a wide range of art and architectural elements both interior and exterior, functional and aesthetic. In partnership with recognised design/build studios we have successfully completed numerous projects nationally, providing a one stop, integrated service that connects client to artist to manufacturing capability.

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Architectural Metals

Meridian can transform generic, fabricated brass and copper extrusions, into beautiful architectural designs. From interior and exterior feature panels, to window frames and quality signage in a range of colours and materials, our treatment and surface patination experience provides a unique, beautiful, and high value finish that is seen in installations nationally

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Print to Cast

Meridian has considerable experience in the casting of printed objects created in PLS, ABS, wax and nylon and possess the skills to hand finish printing inaccuracies and surface aberrations into something that transcends its digital origins. We also offer 3D file cleaning and refinement and can manage the whole process from 3D print to unique hand finished bronze in short order.

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Sculpture Workshops

In January of 2015, Meridian opened its doors to the public for the first time in creating a very special short course program in sculpture modelling. Designed and run in-house, and incorporating Australia’s most experienced and talented team of artisans, the courses are open to all levels and have been running to rave reviews. Please call for more information or see details here.

Who we are

Established by Peter Morley in 1973 as the first commercial scale lost-wax foundry in Australia, Meridian Sculpture commands an enviable reputation borne out of experience, dedication, and a pride in the enduring quality of its work.

Trained in London in the 1960’s using traditional Italian techniques and personally involved in the casting of major works by Henry Moore, Barbara Hepworth, Elizabeth Frink, and Lynn Chadwick, Peter emigrated to Australia and set up Meridian in South Melbourne. Thirty seven years later and with the help of a highly skilled and dedicated team of artists and artisans, Meridian strives to maintain a benchmark service for the Australian art and design industry – from artists to project designers and architects.

Now located in Fitzroy, Meridian’s clients include renown Australian sculptors such as Robert Klippel, George Baldessin, Arthur Boyd, Brett Whiteley, Peter Corlett, Lisa Roet, Louise Paramour, Andrew Rogers and Michael Meszaros among many others. We are as frequently contracted to produce large scale high concept public works as we are smaller works by emerging local talents, whether they be public memorials, architectural features panels, or 3d prints cast in bronze.

Indeed Meridian is a keen supporter of the arts community in 2015 sponsoring the ASV annual sculpture prize and has also opened our doors to the public via our unique sculpture workshops.

Meridian prides the quality and finish of its castings as best in industry, values lasting relationships with customers and suppliers, and operates a safe and responsible workplace. Please see our contacts page for correspondence and quotation advice.