Andrew MacDonald

Andrew MacDonald

  • Artist’s Statement

    I enjoy working with material on offer, recycled and found. My furniture is a sculptural extension- immediate and includes natural elements.

  • Biography

    Part of Toowoomba art scene for 30yrs, with 20yrs at USQ Arts tech and teaching support. Public sculpture and furniture plus exhibitions in Toowoomba, Brisbane and further afield.

  • Influences

    George Nakashima, Gay Hawkes, Dan Mack

  • Awards

    Several public art commissions:
    2018 Public sculpture, ‘Crimson Flash’, Pittsworth
    2017 Design work of paving inserts, for QIC at Grand Central Toowoomba
    2012 Design stage sets for USQ Artsworx productions: ‘A Toby Show’ and ‘Richard III’
    2012 Trophies for Condamine Awards for environmental sustainability, Toowoomba
    2009 One-month artist-in-residency, Crush Festival, Bundaberg Qld
    2007-08 Design public sculpture (windmill) for USQ 40yr anniversary
    2007 Private commission, furniture (stainless steel, glass and timber)
    2007 Public artworks for Toowoomba City Council, lighting covers for park redevelopment
    2006 Trophies for Sustainability Awards, through Dept. of Environment
    2005-06 Trophies for Southern Qld Export Awards, through Dept. of State Development
    2005-06 Ceremonial furniture for chapel at St. Peter’s Lutheran College, Indooroopilly
    2005 Mentor, Youth Arts Queensland
    2004 Highly commended prize, Crows Nest Sculpture Competition, Qld
    2003-04 Public sculptures, Melbourne Street, West End, BCC (with S. Rayner)
    2002 Public sculpture, Education House, Mary St, Brisbane (with S. Rayner)
    2001 Arts Queensland Grant, Product Development and Project Organization,
    for collaborative exhibition with textiles artist, Sarah Rayner
    2000 RADF Concept Development Grant, Toowoomba City Council
    1999 Public Sculpture, ‘Cloud Trees’, Toowoomba City Council

  • Exhibitions

    Many Downlands' since 1992.
    Involvo Evolvo at TRAG and Craft Qld 2000.
    SOFA Chicago 2001
    Shed Sutra solo exhibition TRAG and Craft Qld 2004
    The One Car Show, TRAG 2006

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Andrew MacDonald

Empire Derivation #1
400 x 200 x 175 cm Found objects, recycled material (rose mahogany, silky oak), piano keys $875.00

Andrew MacDonald

Empire Derivation #2 (work in progress)
420 x 200 x 175 cm Found objects, recycled material (rose mahogany and silky oak), piano keys $875.00