Glasgow Engineering are proud supporters of the Tasmanian arts scene, apart from being a sponsor for the Glover Prize, one of Australia's most significant art awards for landscape painting, we have also assisted many Tasmanian sculptors in the manufacture of their works for exhibitions Australia wide.
We were given the privilege to recondition and assemble the John Davis Sculpture for the University of Tasmania's School of Visual and Performing Arts at Inveresk, this striking prizewinning aluminium piece, called "Untitled", is more than three metres high and represents large pipes with faucets of gushing water.
It was gifted to the University by Bell Bay Aluminium formally Comalco Aluminium and the piece was the winning entry in the Comalco invitation award for "Sculpture in Aluminium" in 1970. It was commissioned in the foyer of the Hydro Electric Corporation head office in Hobart, where it stood since 1971 and was finally removed and stored in shipping containers for many years before being donated to the University.
John Davis is described as one of Australia's most important sculptors, sadly he passed away in 1999.