Born in Adelaide, South Australia, I initially trained and worked as a plumber. Using my trade skills and my participation in cycle racing, I began custom designing and building the of racing bicycle frames. This work later extended to the fabrication of wheelchairs.
In 1986 I began studing visual art at the University of South Australia (1986-1996). My art work developed to include installations, mixed media, photography, interior architecture, the building of theatre sets and the making of 3D props for advertising companies.
Producing art work for solo and group exhibitions, my installation work has utilised water and pre-cast concrete, mutiple works on paper, silicon on canvas board, and often using an entire gallery space to create environments inhabited by the viewers. Mixed media work may be fabricated from metal, wood or found objects.
My recent photographic images are taken from everyday subjects found on roads and footpaths while walking or cycling around the city and suburbs of Adelaide.
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you have a very interesting way to combine other forms of your art with your photography…..thanks for visiting my blog gasn travels at http://www.maedetera.wordpress.com and liking some of my photos….
Thank you for your comment and visit!
Thanks for stopping by to like one of my posts! Your blog is quite unusual – I may follow along…
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I am truly happy to have found your blog; i am inspired by your artworks:)
Thank you so much for you encouragement!
Thanks for your kind words.
I don’t know a lot from Australia – so great to see you! 🙂
From plumber to artist – you just never know what is inside who. Great stuff.
Thanks for visiting! And yes, plumber to artist is not such a big step.
Hi Dean, I just purchased one of you columbus frames only…..and restored and rebuilt it into a nice racer front fork was missing but i sourced another, would you provide me an email address, would like to send you photos of before and after, regards Tony Hagoort
Thanks so much for making contact! Great to hear that you are keeping the hand made steel frame tradition going! I haven’t build a frame for possibly 15 years so and I get a kick picking one of my or dad’s (Ron) frames at bike racks and on the road! My email is firstname.lastname@example.org and look forward to seeing your handy work.
Hello Dean, thank you for taking the time to visit, and like my post!
Great images! And personally speaking, I always just enjoy seeing photos from home. 🙂
Thanks for your visit and comment Matt.
Hi Dean, I’d like to chat with you about a Whitehorn Track Frame. Can you email me at email@example.com?
Hi Dean, do you know how to tell if a Whitehorn frame was mad by you or your father? Phil
Hi Dean, looking for a way of knowing if a bike frame is made by you or your father? Any clues?
Love your artwork! Oh and apologies if this is tripled up, I just don’t see this post being posted onto your blog. Phil
Thanks for your contact Phil. I have sent an email about IDing your frame.
Hi Dean,Please contact me Leen Nieuwenhoven about your Father’s memorial race next sunday 18/06/17,can’t get any responce from your phone or your sisters.