Craft Discovery – Metal Sculpting offers the participants a preliminary investigation and understanding of the process and theories behind the making of a sculpture.
The exploration shares similar concepts with the metal sculpture-making process, which serves the cardboard and foam boards as the raw material. The objective of this workshop is to introduce and initiate a dialogue in the relationship between form, space, scale and the maker through maquette making.
Participants are to develop multiple forms and shape to their desire using methods such as cutting and tearing, undergoing the practice resembling that of craftsmen in the creation of metal sculpture. By the end of the workshop, participants will have to combine the patterns to create a sculptural object influenced by ideas and concepts presented during the workshop.
Anton Poon is a Hong Kong-based artisan whose works predominantly in corten steel. Majoring in Sculpture, Poon graduated from the Australian National University School of Art and Design (ANU SoAD) in 2016 with a Masters of Visual Arts (Advanced) with honors. He was employed as Sessional Lecturer and Technical officer at the ANU SoAD sharing his knowledge of visual arts and sculpture-making with students and visiting artists. For the past four years, he worked with landscape architects, professional artists and development companies continuing in expanding and contributing to society both physically and conceptually.