Acrylic clear sheets from Allplastics Engineering were used to create a
unique sculpture at Australia’s largest annual outdoor sculpture exhibition, Sculpture
by the Sea. From the 23rd of October to the 9th of November 2014, the
spectacular Bondi to Tamarama coastal walk transformed into a sculpture park
featuring many creations by artists from all over the world.
Allplastics supplied its acrylic clear sheets for Linton Meagher’s
sculpture ‘Glamarama’ featuring thousands of imitation lipsticks. ‘Glamarama’ refers
to the popular nickname for Tamarama, whose small and relatively private beach
frequently draws the beautiful and glamorous set.
The fabrication involved routing the thick clear acrylic base plate,
fabricating rims to edge the artwork, and polishing and moulding the acrylic to
follow the undulations of the rock crevice to give the impression that the
artwork was in motion and flowing over the rock face. The moulding used reverse
moulds taken from the actual rock face to ensure a close fit in the finished
The ‘Glamarama’ represents beauty oozing from the very pores of the
rock, similar to red lava flowing from a crack in the rock face.