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 artwork.

The ‘Glamarama’ represents beauty oozing from the very pores of the rock, similar to red lava flowing from a crack in the rock face.