Chris Gavins
Bronze


Artist Information
Chris Gavins is an Australian born sculptor now living with his family in Queensland. His work in bronze, glass and stone is highly prized by Australians and overseas visitors who appreciate fine work and the beauty of this great land.

Lost Wax Casting

To produce a sculpture using the "Lost Wax" casting method takes considerable time and effort which is not fully appreciated just looking at the finished article. An original is made from which a mould is taken. From this mould a wax pattern is produced. The pattern is then coated in ceramic, which, after it has dried, is shock burnt out at 1000 degrees celsius. The wax is lost and a shell remains. Into this shell molten metal is poured. After cooling, the ceramic shell is smashed to reveal the sculpture now cast in bronze. (This method ensures the originality of each piece. The bronze is then finished using techniques which include sandblasting, chasing, patinating and polishing. In all, over 20 separate operations are used to produce an original work of art in bronze.

Feature artist
"One for the Birds"
March 2012

Feature artist
June 2013

Chris Gavins is our feature artist for June 2013.
His work will be shown along with the paintings of Tom McAulay.

Below are a selection of bronzes by Chris Gavins:

Please use the contact form at the bottom of the page to contact the gallery for prices of Chris' work.






“Attitude 2/12”
Bronze and Sandstone
Chris Gavins
66cm high




“Celebrating Life 3/12”
Bronze and Sandstone
Chris Gavins
35cm high




“Take Off 2/12”
Bronze and Granite
Chris Gavins
99cm high




“Take Off 2/12”
Bronze and Granite
Chris Gavins
Detail




“Target Acquired 2/12”
Bronze and Wood
Chris Gavins
63cm high




“Spirits Soaring 9/24”
Bronze and Wood
Chris Gavins
45cm high




“Three's a Crowd”
Bronze, Boulder Opal and Wood
Chris Gavins
96cm high



“Passing Through 2/24”
Bronze and Wood
Chris Gavins
93cm high




“The Fisherman 13/24”
Bronze and Wood
Chris Gavins
74cm high




“On Guard 3/24”
Bronze and Wood
Chris Gavins
82cm high




“Buff Breasted Kingfisher”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
20cm high




“Kookaburra”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
7cm high




“Cockatoo”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
8cm high




“Frog and Bilby”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
4cm and 6cm high




“Lying Kangaroo and Hopping Kangaroo”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
5cm and 11cm high




“Mitchell Hopping and Pebble Mound Mouse”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
7cm and 4cm high




“Tawny Frogmouth and Owl”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
7cm and 10cm high




“Frilly Lizard on Crows Ash pod”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
15cm long




“Lizard on Black Bean pod”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
15cm long




“Frilly Lizard on Gumnuts”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
12cm long




“Lizard on Gumleaf”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
17cm long




“Lizard on Buckingamia”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
19cm long




“Lizard Letter Opener”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
17cm long




“Lizard, Shiny Frilly Lizard and Gecko”
Bronze
Chris Gavins
all 12cm long


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