PROJECT: Grains Innovation Park
ARTIST: Dónal Molloy-Drum
ARTWORK TITLE: Grain Tree
LOCATION: 110 Natimuk Rd Horsham, Vic
Commissioned to make a sculpture for the entrance to this facility in response to the scientific research taking place within. Included in the organic shapes of the piece are a Lentil plant, some wheat stalks and microscopic images of a bean plant.
Sculptor Dónal Molloy-Drum was born and raised in Dublin, Ireland. After migrating to Australia in 1997, he now lives and works in the Wimmera region of Western Victoria. Donal studied Fine Art at the Crawford College of Art and Design in Cork in the late 1980s, majoring in sculpture. Favouring building materials such as wood, plaster, concrete and stainless steel to construct his polished, abstract sculptures, Donal continues to push these materials as he engages with the organic forms found within the Australian landscape. Molloy-Drum is a regular exhibitor, with work in public and private collections worldwide, including Microsoft Dublin, South Dublin County Council, the Australian Air Force Canberra and Horsham Rural City Council.