Melbourne Grammar School

Client

Melbourne Grammar School

Address

Melbourne Grammar School, 355 St Kilda Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004
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Status

Completed 2016

Following the success of our last collaboration, we teamed with artist Callum Morton again on a creative endeavour for Melbourne Grammar School.

How we answered the brief

After the iconic Monument Park project, Callum Morton was commissioned as the first in a series of artists to create a work for Melbourne Grammar School’s new sculpture walk. Positioned on the lawn outside the Headmaster’s office, the sculpture – a reimagining of Peter Corlett’s well-known war memorial Cobbers, forms not only an inspired piece of furniture for students to occupy, but also an example of GRC’s boundless possibilities.

How was GRC used in this project?

After using 3D technology to scan the Cobbers memorial, Callum Morton and his team from Monash Art Projects created a virtual sheet to ‘cover’ the piece and give the illusion of an imminent unveiling. Once again, it was then time for GRC Environment’s KUKA robotic arm to come into play. We carved a GRFC shell around a polystyrene core and with the world-first technology, were able to bring the school’s striking new feature to life.

The team involved

  • Steve Fennell

    Managing Director

  • Gino Giacobbe

    Director

  • Sam Dawes

    Boiler Maker

  • Paul Dennis

    Supervisor and Mould Maker

  • John Farley

    Mixer

  • Luke Giacobbe

    Robot Guru

  • Billy Nicholson

    Floor Manager

  • Emanuel Tombra

    Apprentice Mould Maker

Our principals have worked in the building industry since 1995 and are leaders in GRC/GFRC use in Australia. Meet the crew

Our project partners

Thanks to our partner, Monash Art Projects, for their help in this project.