Exhibited at Small Works Beaver Gallery 1 - 24 December 2016
Exhibited in Canberra's first public art festival, Contour 556
Oct - Nov 2016
Fault Sector explores the way in which steel is transformed through a process of repeated folding and manipulation, creating forms that mimic both liquid and solid rock. These forms are highly kinetic simulating the movements of tectonic plates crushing together, the shaping of human lead intervention or the erosion of water flowing over the land creating waterway and intricate contours in the earth.
Exhibited in Cross Phase, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
Lines of Inquiry, ANCA Gallery, Canberra
Splinter Array 2 Acid washed stainless steel
Splinter Array 3 Powdercoated steel
Splinter Array 3 Detail
Exhibited in Cross Phase, Nishi Gallery, Canberra
Reflected Field is a new work within my Fragment series exploring the creation of landscape through a process of folding and manipulating steel sheet under hydraulic pressure. This process creates forms that mimic both liquid and solid rock. This method represents the slow kinetic movements of tectonic plates crushing together, the shaping of human led intervention and the erosion of water and air flowing over land, creating intricate contours within the earth.
Reflected Field is made up of two wall panels that are a mirror image of each other. One celebrates the Australian landscape through a rusted surface emulating the red and brown earth that is synonymous with the Australian identity. While the other celebrates the intricate layering of contours and lines by masking the field to a black gradient, removing the distractions of surface details and reducing the image to pure form, as if viewing the landscape by night.
Reflected Field 1 Weathering steel, powdercoated steel 2016
Reflected Field 2 Powdercoated steel, weathering steel
Fragment: A solo exhibition
ANCA Gallery, Canberra Sept 2014
Fragment aims to realize the similarities between two materials; paper and steel. Through a process of repeatedly folding, cutting and working sheet metal with hydraulic pressure, the material takes on the same characteristics of its paper counterpart, beginning to stress, crumple, tear and finally fragment.
This exhibition was supported by the ACT government through artsACT project funding.
Departed Trajectory 120cm x 50cm x 15cm Stainless steel, 2014
Fracture Point 200cm x 115cm Xx35cm Weathering steel, 2014
Lineal Divide 195cm x 50cm x 15cm Stainless steel, 2014
Triple Junction 190cm x 40cm x 15cm Weathering Steel, 2014
Suspended Divergence 110cm x 45cm x 12cm Weathering steel, 2014
Suspended Convergence 195cm x 100cm x 30cm Stainless steel, 2014
Focused Traverse 120cm x 50cm x 15cm Weathering steel, 2014
Point of Contact II
Exhibited in Sculpture Park at Brenda May Gallery, Sydney
Stainless steel, concrete plinth
50 x 50 x 100cm
Exhibited in Blaze 6 at Canberra Contemporary Art Space, Canberra
The Fragment series explores the relationship between paper and steel through a process of repeatedly folding, cutting and working sheet metal with hydraulic pressure.
Griffin Blueprint Dish
Designed exclusively for the Centenary of Canberra - A Legacy of Good Design Competition, The Griffin Blueprint Dish was selected as one of five winning entires.
Designed and manufactured by Mitchell Brooks and Dan Lorrimer under the name MAKEOUT Design, over 600 dishes were manufactured by hand throughout Canberra's centenary year - 2013.
The Griffin Blueprint dish pays homage to the original plans for Canberra by both Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony Griffin. The dish is slightly asymmetrical, mirroring the natural amphitheatre of the city. The geometric design of the blueprint is aligned along axes that are aligned with topographical landmarks. The packaging further illustrates the layered consideration of the Griffin Blueprint Dish - the drafting film that wraps around the box is a topographical map, through which the original axis map and geometry of the design can be seen.
A solo exhibition
Canberra Contemporary Art Space Manuka, Canberra
"Grids and the idea of units of sculpture form the main inspiration for the works in [Space Displace]. Each work in the exhibition is comprised of a series of units, all of which are of equal width and constructed from the same materials.
Movement is also suggested in these works through the use of line, the shapes of works such as Impact combine a complex curve with the rectangular shape of the units. The heavy curve in Impact gives the appearance that the form is traveling at high speed through space, creating a jet stream behind it almost like a comet. In all of Lorrimer’s work the contrast between rigidity of the materials he uses and the flowing, curved lines he creates in his works is central to his aesthetic. For [Space Displace] the artist was inspired by exploring how to transform a static, rigid piece of steel sheeting into a seemingly dense and solid three-dimensional form, whilst maintaining the integrity of the original raw material. " Vanessa Wright, curator 2011
Point of Contact I (View 1) Steel, 2011
Point of Contact I (View 2) teel, 2011
Enclosed Capacity (View 1) Steel, 2011
Enclosed Capacity (View 2) Steel, 2011
Cross Section Steel, 2011
Point of Contact I (detail) Steel, 2011
Polar Opposition (View 1) Steel, 2011
Polar Opposition (View 2) Steel, 2011
Rapid Divide Steel, 2011
TWIST, WALL + FEVER
M16 Gallery, Canberra
Exhibited in Reflex 1: A show of mechanical poetry at M16 Gallery, Canberra, 2009
Exhibited in Reflex 2: A show of mechanical poetry at Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, 2010