Australian metal fabrication and construction company T.W. Woods adapted its industrial skills in cutting, rolling and forming metal to help a local artist create a graceful and evocative work of art for the annual Sculpture by the Sea event in Sydney.

One of Sydney's key annual arts events, Sculpture by the Sea draws around 500,000 people to the coastal walk from Bondi to Tamarama to enjoy site-specific sculptures by top artists and emerging talents from Australia and abroad. More than 100 sculptures transform the Bondi to Tamarama coastal stretch into a temporary sculpture park.

The Tomago, Newcastle family company was commissioned by Islington artist Braddon Snape to help form his ‘Nothin’ But Sky’ entry for this year’s Sculpture by the Sea event. Plate work for the sculpture sponsored by Precision Oxycut was laid out by McKajj Services’ Gary Telford, whose company partners T.W. Woods in designing a new generation of coal and ore materials handling technologies.

More used to fabricating giant train loaders and coal chute systems for mining and energy companies, or water and wastewater tanks for infrastructure and construction projects, T.W. Woods Director Tom Woods explained that the complex shapes involved in some of these major industry projects were also needed to deliver the fine and graceful lines sought by Braddon for his sculpture.