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Artists / Creators / Engineers

Artforms team

Artforms is a dedicated collective of skilled and experienced artists, creators and engineers who have a true appreciation of visual art and a desire to transform environments. We have come together to create our own artworks and offer support to other artists in their craft. We love a challenge and are determined to design and build the best, no matter how complex or challenging the concept.

We are driven to create the best quality artwork for a fair price.

With years of proven success in the creative arts, design and engineering fields, our team combines their expertise to produce large scale sculptures for both private and public domains.

We have the skills to see a creation from inception to installation.

Albert de Boer

Albert de Boer heads up the overall construction and fabrication arm of the design team. He has strong project management skills and adheres to all Quality Management Systems within the Australian Standards. Albert’s role within the team is to pull together the commercial, design and artistic disciplines of the project. Albert has been involved in many major construction projects and has the capabilities to oversee entire projects from the ground up. He has designed and constructed complete manufacturing plants and has a deep understanding of engineering principles. Albert’s extensive engineering and design knowledge incorporates automation, fabrication, and structural, civil, electrical, chemical, and mechanical engineering. He has a large technical base and a hands-on approach to fabrication, design and use of materials. Albert directs graphics, drafting and fabrication teams and has experience in 3D modelling.


Albert can make you anything, if he can’t make it he knows a man who can.

– Andy Jarman, City of Cockburn

Carol Stevens

Carol has designed sculptures, water features, shade canopies, garden screens, lighting and artwork as part of the Artforms team. Her designs are based mainly around native flora and fauna. Carol illustrates complex designs which she then prepares for the laser using Photoshop. Her designs are reproduced in metal, wood, glass, acrylic and textiles. Carol is experienced in the design and manufacture of corten and stainless steel products. She designs, manufactures and installs these products. Carol is experienced in elements of the 3D design process. She is a founder member of Artforms in conjunction with Albert De Boer.

Artist Direct Mission

Our mission is to provide a service which is ‘Artist Direct’, proving the best in quality, durability and value for money.

As well as producing our own public artworks, Artforms has over twenty years of experience supporting artists across Australia. We offer practical and affordable assistance. At Artforms we are committed to sharing our extensive skills and connections. We provide a package of skills allowing us to assist other artists to bring their ideas to fruition.

We work extensively with architects to provide bespoke design elements. The cost effective nature and high standard of our work has made us a dependable resource for councils throughout Western Australia.

We have developed a solid reputation for assisting indigenous artists in Western Australia in developing and fabricating their designs.

Media

Our ANZAC horse sculpture was featured on the front page of The West.

“Stainless and Sand Go Hand-In-Hand”, an article on our Scarborough Hand, was featured in Australian Stainless magazine – Issue 62 Winter 2018.

The article “Scarborough: You’ve got to hand it to foreshore’s new artwork” featured our Scarborough Hand.

Nature Play WA published a blog post about the Bibra Lake Regional Playground.

The West Australian released an article about Kylie Graham’s tree design that we manufactured.

How we work together

Years of experience and cooperation have led to the collaboration of a group of talented, hard working and driven individuals. Our wide ranging areas of expertise complement each other and enable us to design, problem-solve, fabricate and install high quality artworks at a fraction of the cost of that met by an individual artist.

We are artists, engineers, skilled fabricators, project managers, graphic designers, web designers, writers, educators and qualified installers. With diverse skills, creativity and technical know-how, we collaborate to deliver exceptional results.

Over many years we have built up an excellent rapport with our suppliers. This allows us to access the best quality materials and skills at sensible prices.

Our Bibra Lake workshops have capacity for large scale projects. Our fabrication and design elements are housed together to aid communication and encourage the exchange of ideas. We also have a network of support workshops throughout WA and Australia which can be called upon, as required, which form part of our extensive resources.

Our determination to create only the best is visible in the standard of our work and the testimonials of the people and organisations who are now custodians of our art.

Skills

We love a challenge. Find something you think we can’t do and we will prove you wrong!

Design

  • Graphic Design
  • 3D Design Software
  • Online Design Systems – DYO Software
  • ENGR Files
  • Photograv
  • Rendering
  • Revit
  • Autocad
  • Illustration Drafting
  • Sculpting

Fabrication

  • Material Sourcing
  • Metal Fabrication(cutting, welding, bending & notching)
  • Paints(powder coating, anodising, embossing, plating)
  • Sandblasting
  • Bronze Sculpting
  • Stained Glass
  • Stone Works
  • Lost Wax Casting

Engineering

  • Mechanical
  • Chemical
  • Electrical
  • Structural
  • Metallurgical
  • Robotics & Automation
  • Control Systems (water, air, lightning, hydralics)
  • Variable Speed Drivers
  • Control & Servo Drivers
  • Encoders
  • Lighting (DMX Controllers and & LED programming)

Laser

  • Etching
  • Cutting
  • Laser Design Systems
  • Yag
  • Fibremark Laser
  • Water Jet Cutting

Installation

  • Packing
  • Transportation
  • Truck & Crane
  • Crane Operation
  • Forklift
  • White Cards
  • Footings
  • Structural Certification
  • Underwater Installation

Material Sourcing & Supply

  • Metals
  • Granite/Marble/Other Stones
  • Vitreous Enamel(Glassing Metal)
  • Ceramics
  • Bronze
  • Glass
  • Formwork
  • Fibre-reinforced concrete

We do not:

  • Take control of where your money goes.
  • Charge a membership fee.
  • Charge you for promotion through our site.
  • Produce a newsletter.
  • Charge for workshop space during fabrication.

We pare back the unnecessary and provide true service and support.

Come over to plan and discuss your next art project

We have large, dedicated, fully equipped warehouse spaces in which we can produce artwork of any scale.

Find us in Bibra Lake, just south of Fremantle. There are excellent transport links to the site.

For all memorial enquires please visit our sister site Forever Shining

Arts And Culture Statement

We strongly believe that art has a vital role to play in the growth and development of a vibrant and dynamic multi-cultural society.

Visual arts are a sign of a healthy, forward-thinking and inspirational community. They make our world more ‘liveable’. Interaction with the arts entertains us and challenges the imagination. Artistic expression beautifies our world and, on occasion, takes us outside of our comfort zone. The arts develop our economy and encourage tourism.

Without a strong arts and culture ethic our world is a poorer place.

1948 United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
“Everyone has the right to freely participate in the cultural life of the community.”