Initially trained in graphic design, Allen-Waters is a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist working mainly with sculptural and light forms.
Allen-Waters’ low-voltage sculptural lamps, one of which was exhibited in Perspecta ’91, received global attention. He has exhibited in both independent and major galleries including Roslyn Oxley. His work is in a number of private collections and the National Gallery of Australia. Allen-Waters has worked with MAP projects and is now co-owner and co-director of artist-run initiative The SLAB in the Blue Mountains.
Brad Allen-Waters also trades as M&b Design, which incorporates artisan-based practice for commercial commissions and private collaborations using a wide range of materials and techniques.
Containment 2 is the second work from a series of sculptural installations drawn from my time working across many disciplines and departments at the Australian Museum. During this time I worked closely with taxidermy and the conservation of the bird collections which gave me an acute appreciation of the art of imbueing life and the complexities of infrastructure, and the time involved in preservation and display