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Resident Spotlight

Keith Gall

After training as professional sign writer and muralist, Keith Gall has utilized many of the materials used by the great artists over the years, from charcoal to clay to wood and bronze. Creating beautiful works of art, learning from masters in their fields.

 A national champion chainsaw sculptor, Keith is most famous for his “Silky” Australiana statue. This 3m high Silky-Oak wood carving has 21 life size Australian animals and weighs over a ton. Made in 2000, the carving continues to be exhibited at many regional events.  Thousands have enjoyed an admired this amazing work of art.

A world traveled bushy, his work is in public and private collections locally, nationally, and internationally.  Keith has studied and toured throughout the UK, Europe, N Z, and USA.  He has taken classes in Clay Sculpture and Mould-making at the University of Southern Queensland in Toowoomba.

Keith has learnt and used all the processes involved in the production of bronze statuary. He took many courses at The Crucible Industrial art school in California and has been an intern at that facility.  The East coast of the US provided yet more practical experience, highlighted by working as assistant at the ‘Stewart Bronze art foundry’ in New Jersey.  Preparing, casting, and finishing the art works. Working on pieces with detail as fine as fingerprint, and on statues larger than life size. He held an exhibition of his new works and the ‘Mary River Forever’ bronze fine art series.

He has been awarded many prizes for his artworks and 3D displays. Keith is currently working on a project to make a copy of the ‘silky’ statue in bronze. He will also be teaching artisan skills to the general public. He has held workshops on woodcarving and sculpture.

He is the Coordinator for the Kenilworth Celebrates! Art workshops, a week long program employing some of the best Tutors in Australia. He has served on the Cooloola RADF committee.   Keith has a blue card for youth education, an RSA, a 1st aide cert., a Cert IV. Workplace training and assessment, and is an active member of art and community organizations.

Keith currently works on commissioned art projects, as well as doing demonstration chainsaw carving at festivals and events throughout the year, often donating his unique artwork for the events fundraising efforts.   He has an ABN and Public liability insurance coverage.

A talented musician, Keith enjoys performing his style of Australiana music regularly at campfires, festivals and private functions.

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