Along with David Long, Alistair built the stonework in Australia’s entry in the Chelsea Flower Show in 2013 which won best-in-show award – a first for Australia. Alistair has also conducted many workshops in dry stone walling for the DSWAA.
David Long – Dry Stone Walling Australia
Melbourne p: 0412 434 674 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
qualifications/training: Fellowship in Dry Stone Walling with International Specialised Skills Institute
skill/expertise/interest: Dry stone walls, sculpture and rock art
experience/main projects: Working initially in the areas of landscaping and garden design, David developed a unique style and approach to stone construction and rock art. This caught the eye of the International Specialised Skills Institute who awarded David a Fellowship in Dry Stone Walling in 2002. Since then David’s sculptural work has featured at the entrances to Melbourne’s esteemed Eureka Tower and in 2007 was recognised with first prize at the Inaugural Annual Lorne Sculpture Exhibition. In 1999 he built Australia’s largest freestanding dry stone wall construction on the Mornington Peninsula.
David, along with Alistair Tune built the stonework for the ‘Trailfinders Australian Garden’ exhibit designed by Phillip Johnson which was awarded a gold medal for ‘best in show’ at the 2013 Chelsea Flower Show – a first for Australia. David has conducted many training workshops for the DSWAA.
willing to travel: Victoria
examples of work:
Clive Abben, Abben Art
a: 30 Grandview Ave, Rye, Vic 3941 p: 0359 858 450 e: email@example.com w: http://www.abbenartgardendesign.com.au
skill/expertise/interest: dry stone walling
experience/main projects: over 30 years experience building dry walls in the UK and Australia. Have worked with slate in Wales, sandstone in surrey and different Granites and slate in and around Melbourne and North Central Victoria. Examples of my walling can be seen on my website and abben art facebook.
refs: Natalie Hickey, Rye, Dana & Michael Van de Wiel, Mt Martha, Chris and Kath Nunn, Mt Martha, Deb & Steve Simpson, Mt Martha. Contact details on request.
willing to travel: Mornington Peninsula, Victoria primarily, but will do anywhere if costs are covered.
Richard Vivian – Traditional Stonecraft
a: 24 Hospital Street, Daylesford, Vic 3460 m: 0491 150 831 e: firstname.lastname@example.org
qualifications/training: Trained as a building conservator in UK
skill/expertise/interest: Landscape art and design, free standing dry stone walls
experience and main projects: Started building dry stone walls as a teenager. Building conservation in the UK working on English Heritage projects. 20 years running my own business as a builder and repairer of dry stone walls in the Central Highlands region of Victoria. General masonry work and landscaping with stone. Commissioned large scale dry stone artworks. Landscape sculptures using stone, mortared and dry. Commissioned landscape design projects.
I have worked on Heritage Victoria projects, including the Lal lal blast furnace, St Paul’s cathedral Melbourne, Treasury building Melbourne.
I have managed, built and designed stone works and landscaping on several highly significant architectural projects in the Central highlands region. Including, The Long House, to be featured on Grand designs Australia SBS.
refs: Many can be provided depending on type
willing to travel: I work around the Daylesford region. May travel for significant projects.