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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.
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 finished and patinated castings.
Meridian can organise cost effective yearly maintenance on all outdoor artworks. Bronze sculptures in particular require specialist cleaning and wax treatment at least yearly 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.
Meridian can design, manufacture, finish and install a wide range of architectural elements both interior and exterior, functional and aesthetic. In partnership with recognised design and build studios like DCG Design we have successfully completed a number of projects from the large works of Louise Paramour to the bespoke signage seen at the Collins St Paul Smith Store.