Wayne Foenander has been keeping the beat most of his life, a working drummer in countless bands over many years. In recent times he has also turned his attention to sculpture and the creation of unique furniture and homewares. Often these pieces are related to music or to another love, the sea, resulting in quirky drum tables or brass instrument light fittings, fantastical fish or boats made of all manner of strange things.
His sculptures are constructed, rather than welded, often tending towards a steampunk aesthetic, but uniquely his own. In Waynes World ,kick drums and tom toms turn into coffee tables, a Tuba becomes a standard lamp and French Oak wine barrels transmorph into fruit bowls, serving trays and Candelabras.
Only a year after entering his 1st. show, and selling that 1st. boat sculpture, Wayne has won the 3D section at the prestigious Art Gippsland 2014 and then the 1st. prize sculpture award at the Cardinia Grand at Pakenham , as well as highly commended and honorable mentions at many other art shows, and his work is being snapped up , with many orders for more.
His first exhibition was “Almost Summer” with his painter wife Laurel at Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon in November 2013where he sold most of his pieces and took commissions for more.
The pair did a successful joint exhibition at Saraghi Art Space in Cowes from mid December 2014 to early February 2015 and since then has sold many works.
He is represented by Town and Country Gallery in Yarragon and also has an open studio/gallery on the first Sunday of each month at home in Longwarry.
Wayne’s newest venture is starting a new business,”Gippsland Art Couriers”. Click here for more information.