Dudley Siviour was teaching metal craft to high school students in the Riverland in 2007 when Artworx offered him the opportunity of showing in public the unique corrugated iron sculptures he was creating as a hobby.
His pelicans from recylced corrugated and pressed galvanised iron proved to be an instant hit, as were his kangaroos, emus and sheep. Ultimately, he became so busy supplying Artworx that he gave up teaching.
His pieces can now be seen all over the Fleurieu Peninsula and also as far away as Orroroo, in the north of South Australia, where the District Council of Orroroo and Carrieton commissioned Artworx to supply a mob of kangaroos and a pair of life-sized working horses pulling a plough for what has subsequently become a tourist attraction and focal point at the entry into the town.
South Australia's Governor, His Excellency Rear Admiral Kevin Scarce, and Mrs Scarce, are also fans of Dudley's work, with a pelican and a reclining kangaroo holding pride of place in the grounds of Government House.
With friends salvaging old corrugated iron for him, Dudley turns the iconic Australian building material into a range of animals, fish and birds, including frill-necked lizards, bearded dragons, stingrays, and Murray Cod as well as sheep, kangaroos, emus and horses.
We have a range of Dudley's work available with new pieces arriving regularly.