Student Spotlight: Allison Garoza

A new edition to our news section, we’ll be featuring a TBSSS student every second month. Get in touch, if you’d like to be featured!

Allison Garoza, has been attending TBSSS Thursday Evening class since January 2015.

Allison has always been fascinated by nature. As a freelance filmmaker she enjoys observing animals and creating videos that promote wildlife conservation. Through her sculptures she tries to capture the essence of an animal’s form, and use the artwork to remind people of the beauty of the animals around us, and the impacts our actions have on them.

A lot of Allison’s current work focuses on invasive species and the change they bring to our environment. She uses copper wire, stripped copper wire (from electric cords), black gardening wire, silver gardening wire, and chicken wire. What Allison wants to learn most is how to weld so she can make bigger sculptures out of scrap and recycled metals.

Thanks to reading the TBSSS eNewsletter Allison has applied and been selected for: Harbour Sculpture 2015, Woolwich, Ku-ring-gai Wildflower Art & Garden Festival 2015, Lane Cove Gallery’s Library Sculpture Plinth 2016

She is currently exhibiting in: Sculpture on the Greens 2016, Bakhap Award for Sculpture, Bridestowe Lavender Estate, Tasmania 2016. Congratulations Allison! To see and read more about Allison’s work, click here to visit her website.

Pictured: The devils are in ‘A Devil’s Chance’, made from black gardening wire and white floral wire and will be exhibited in the Bakhap Award for Sculpture, opening May 2nd 2016 in Tasmania. I made them to raise awareness to the threat Tasmanian devils are facing from the Devil Facial Tumor Disease which has caused the wild population of devils to drop by nearly 90%.

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