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Metal Sculpture, Wire Sculpture, Sculpture by Commission, Workshops.

Scrapmetalsheila x 3 directions

1. The Scrapmetalsheila Logo

Kangaroo Sculpture

Why Scrapmetalsheila? Scrapmetal for what I work with and Sheila because I connect this name with the typical Aussie woman. Steel is tough and hard to bend but it is also able to adapt and be shaped into virtually anything, it is very versatile and easy to weld it into a sculpture, it ages slowly in dry climates. Aussie Sheilas are very similar in properties to steel. I have created many private commissions and public works. I love working with steel and wire and creating something that will last a lifetime. I am always working on a commission or some of my own work which I sell at different places or put on the Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail.

2. Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail

Drover Sculpture

The Lake Dunn Sculpture Trail started small, simply as a couple of sculptures that were created for the children who regularly travel on the route for school and has since grown into the largest free to the public sculpture loop in the world with 37 sculptures along the 205 kilometre loop of road. It attracts thousands of visitors to the Barcaldine region every year. I hope that it continues to bring fun and laughter to the people who visit and the locals. 

3. Workshops

Barbed wire fruit sculpture

I love to share my knowledge of creating sculptures with anyone who is interested. I offer workshops in your town with a maximum of ten people at one time. These workshops cater from raw beginners to experts who just want to learn a new technique. Most people who attend my workshops have time to create one or two really nice sculptures to take home and keep.

Lake Dunn Sculpture Story Video

Making of the Ram Video

Video produced by Milynda Rogers

Proud to be sponsored by

Barcaldine Welding Works

FAQ + Testimonials

Testimonials

"This was an amazing day out with the kids!! We loved looking for each of the fabulous sculptures, as well as enjoying the scenery and landmarks. Highly recommend to visitors to the area as well as locals."


"Fabulous sculptures!!! Thoroughly enjoyed our drive round the trail and into Lake Dunn!!! Highly recommend!!!"


"Amazing sculptures Very talented Lady !! Made the trip to Lake Dunn a memorable one."


"It was a great morning out and the sculptures were terrific. And we found Wally! Definitely worthy of a drive when in the area."


"What amazing talent, and free for all to share! Thankyou Milynda. We spent 7 hours driving the sculpture trail and taking hundreds of photos , drone imagery and eating smoke and lunch. Go see it peeps- you won't regret it!!"


"It was fantastic. Even our grandson joined in looking for the sculptures. We found Wally"


What a great idea to place all these sculptures along the drive to and from Lake Dunn. It is a great way of making you look more thoroughly ta the scenery as you drive along. The sculptures are awesome, they are so cleverly constructed using all sorts of found materials. We were able to find a few not listed on the brochure. We loved our picnic at Lake Dunn


This is a very unique Self Drive 4WD tour that one needs to set aside an entire day to do and appreciate! The craftsmanship (or in this case.....craftsladyship) is amazing! Part of the fun is looking out for "the next one"! And yes we found Wally.....very clever!


What a great idea to place all these sculptures along the drive to and from Lake Dunn. It is a great way of making you look more thoroughly ta the scenery as you drive along. The sculptures are awesome, they are so cleverly constructed using all sorts of found materials.

Your FAQs

  1. How long have you been creating sculptures?  I have been creating wire and steel sculptures for about 9 years, I did sculpture in art at school with clay and loved it and I also paint sometimes. 
  2. What made you start? I always participated in art but it was the giant ball and eagle that is situated in Blackall that inspired me to have a go.
  3. Do you teach others how to do this? Yes I present workshops, you can find out more about them on the workshop page of this website.
  4. Do you sell your art online? I sometimes sell my art online when I have surplus sculptures, however this is not often.
  5. How long does it take to build a sculpture? It takes anywhere from a few hours to three months or more depending on the size of the sculpture.
  6. Do your hands get cut by the barbed wire? Yes, sometimes they do, I always wear gloves but barbed wire is very sharp and I usually do get a few scratches most likely on my legs or arms, it is actually the bending and twisting of the wire that does the most damage. My fingers and wrists are regularly very stiff and sore from manipulating the  wire into shape.
  7. How much barbed wire do you use in a sculpture? It is a lot, a barbed wire ball that has a diameter of approx 600mm will use about 150 metres of barbed wire or more. The dinosaur that I made had over three kilometres of barbed wire in it.
  8. How much do your sculptures cost, can any person afford a sculpture?  My sculptures range in price depending on the detail and work that goes into it, I believe that there would be a sculpture to suit almost any budget.
  9. When is your favourite time to create art? Anytime lol.
  10. Do you ever donate Sculptures for a cause? Yes, I do this if I can, however it can be hard if I have nothing made already and the time is limited.


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Scrapmetalsheila

Jericho, Queensland, Australia

0474 470 058

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