Sunday, October 14th, 2012 - The York Mill
METAL sculpture artist Wayne Jeffery makes a return to The York Mill’s Boiler Room Gallery this October with his latest exhibition Steeling the Limelight.

Using recycled steel, combined with lighting and glass effects, he is renowned for creating unique art works.

Steeling the Limelight includes new sculptures, totems, birdbaths and wall-hangings celebrating authentically Australian themes including marri trees and blue wrens.

Growing up in Wairarapa, New Zealand, Jeffrey developed a passion for many forms of art including sculpture, drawing and oil painting.

After developing his skills in iron work, he discovered a rare talent and love of consulting with clients to design and fabricate unique pieces to suit the architecture of their homes through his business Jalmer Wrought Iron.

On moving to Perth in 2007, Jeffrey started working on a new form of sculpture that reflects old masters of the medium matched with modern welding methods.

He is also the artist behind the Marri Tree of Life internal doors, commissioned by the Boiler Room Gallery in 2010.

The York Mill Managing Director John Langton added: “It’s a pleasure to have Wayne return as the exhibiting artist for October.

“Wayne’s works are on display year-round but it’s always exciting for the gallery to host his latest exhibition to see what new creations have unfolded.”

Complementing Steeling the Limelight are traditional stained art works by Kim Fitzpatrick. Both artists live in the Byford-Hills districts.

Steeling the Limelight runs until October 28 in the Boiler Room Gallery. Admission is free.

There are two opportunities to meet Jeffrey at the gallery: 1pm to 4pm, October 27 and 28.

The York Mill is at 10 Henrietta Street, York, and the gallery is open 10am to 4pm, Wednesday to Sunday. For more details, call (08) 9641 2900 or go to

limelight-octopus lamp: Wayne Jeffery’s Octopus Lamp features in Steeling The Limelight, his latest exhibition at The York Mill Boiler Room Gallery.

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The York Mill, situated in the beautiful Avon Valley only one hour from Perth, offers a great day excursion for the whole family. The old flour mill site shows its own remarkable history and offers fine crafts, York souvenirs, three galleries, a licensed cafe, weekend providore markets and play area for the kids.
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