INSTALLING SCULPTURES. THINGS TO CONSIDER.

When it comes to purchasing a sculpture, it’s important to carefully consider the installation process in advance to avoid running into unexpected problems. No two projects are the same and each can present its own unique set of challenges.

Outdoor Sculpture By Lump

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We have installed sculptures in all kinds of spaces, and we have learnt to anticipate potential challenges and devise appropriate solutions ahead of time. The more we know, the better we can plan. We encourage clients to provide photos, measurements, drawings and other detailed information prior to installation to make the process as smooth as possible. We can also send one of our Lump Studio team members out to consult on site and recommend solutions for the best possible outcome.

Corten Steel Sculpture by Lump Studio
Image by Little Red Photography

Accessability

Investigate your site thoroughly and make note of any obstacles that restrict access, especially if you are considering installing a larger piece.

Footing

If you’re planning to install your sculpture outside, it will require a concrete footing to secure it in position safely. Lump can advise you on the optimal dimensions and type of footing required to ensure your sculpture is stable.

Sculpture Footing and Installation by Lump Studio

 

Outdoor Sculpture by Lump Studio
Lighting by Gardens at Night

 

Lighting

Some of our sculptures include lighting but many don’t. We can give you advice about how to light each piece for maximum effect. Alternatively, we can provide customised options to incorporate lighting into the object itself.

Tricycle Sculpture by Lump Studio

Baseplates and plinths

Some sculptures only require a simple base plate secured to a concrete footing for installation. These are easily dressed with stones or included in the garden bed. In other situations, the sculpture is most effectively displayed raised on a plinth. Your decision about how and where you install your sculpture will determine the size plinth you require. Talk to us about our custom-made plinths, our design team will help you select the right size and finish to compliment your choice of sculpture and space.

Stainless Steel Sculpture by Lump Studio
Landscape Design by Creative Outdoor Solutions

Security

Although it’s not something that anyone likes to think about, it is important to ensure that your sculpture is installed securely – especially if it is being displayed in a space that is accessible to the public. Let us know if you’re planning to install your piece in an area with street frontage or in a public space and we will provide security fixings to make sure your sculpture is secure and remains that way for years to come.

White Tricycle Sculpture by Lump Studio

 

Facteted Sculptur by Lump Studio
Image by Tim Turner | Landscape Design Inge Jabara

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  • This sculpture we at Lump are calling “The Pavilion”  has finally left the Lump Studio for installation in its forever home. Watch this to see how we move the big ones. #sculpture  #privatecommission  #outdoorart  #modernsculpture  #lovewhatyoudo
  • Check the creation of the SodaStream Turtle step by step in the Lump Studio workshop. @dayziart carefully places the rubbish over the skeleton to form the shell and the skin of the turtle. ALL of the rubbish was collect by @dayziart from Aussie beaches. @sodastreamau commissioned this piece as part of #oceanofthefuture a VR display that aims to help us understand the impact our waste is having on our ocean and marine life.  We are thrilled to have been included in this project along with passionate ambassadors @sodastreamau  @plasticfreesophia @cleanupaustralia  @take3forthesea  @joelparko The display is on this week at Circular Quay in Sydney #bubblesfornow  #onebottleforlife  #stoptrashingwaves
  • The Turtle created by @dayziart is positioned on top of a pod which houses a VR experience #OceanOfTheFuture developed and launched by @sodastreamau  this week. The VR experience aims to help us understand how our waste is impacting our oceans and marine life.  The installation is at The Overseas Passenger Terminal at Circular Quay in Sydney. Take your kids, you will want to make difference too @sodastreamau @joelparko  #onebottleforlife  @take3forthesea  @dayziart  @plasticfreesophia  @cleanupaustralia  @mattbarryimages  @elyse.knowles  These guys are all making the change and making a difference #everybitcounts  #BubblesForNow 
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  • This is a project we are thrilled to have had the opportunity to work on. It’s been under wraps for a while but this week @sodastreamau  launched #OceanOfTheFuture The initiative aims to display the devastating effects and the ongoing impacts of single use plastics on our oceans and marine life.  Our role at Lump Studio was to create the internal structure of a Turtle for @dayziart to cover with found rubbish he collected from the beach and ocean in his home town.  Swipe left, you can see just how much rubbish was collected in only a couple of weeks.  We all know it. It’s time to change our consumption habits. It’s not helpless we can make a difference @sodastreamau  #onebottleforlife  @take3forthesea  @dayziart  @plasticfreesophia  @cleanupaustralia  @mattbarryimages  @elyse.knowles  #everybitcounts #BubblesForNow
  • The “Wire Amplitudes” sculpture would look just as at home if found deep in the ocean. 
So pleased with the installation of our “Wire Amplitudes” Sculpture in this project by @sarpelhomes 📷@rogerrolanddilernia
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  • The Lump “Wire Amplitudes” Sculpture features a beautiful orange power coated finish. Its transparency suggests an almost ephemeral presence. project by @sarpelhomes 📷@rogerrolanddilernia
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  • So pleased with the installation of our “Wire Amplitudes” Sculpture in this project by @sarpelhomes 📷@rogerrolanddilernia Very proudly positioned at the entrance. 
#lovewhatyoudo  #sculpture  #outdoorart  #lumplove  #modernsculpture  #modernhomes  #modernarchitecture
  • Decorative screens designed to reflect your surroundings. Visit the Lump website to view our full collection 
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  • We bring almost 20 years of sheet metal fabrication to the table. 
We work hard to collaborate with you. We deliver custom made decorative screens exactly the way you want them. 
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  • Custom made screens. Exactly the way you want them. 
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  • Our first love is always going to be sculpture. But we also have a huge catalog of screens. ALL original designs of course. AND fully customisable. 
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  • That finish. 
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