Dan Lorrimer

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Dan Lorrimer is a designer maker living and working in Canberra, who works predominantly in sculpture and product design. His work is driven by a deep understanding of materials, industrial processes and a keen sense of exploration through making.

Fragment is an ongoing series of work that aims to explore the relationship between paper and steel through a process of repeatedly folding, cutting and working sheet metal with hydraulic pressure. The material then begins to take on the same characteristics of its paper counterpart, beginning to stress, crumple, tear and finally fragment. Through this process the work begins to explore the possibilities of form whilst highlighting the beauty of the raw materials from which the work is constructed.

Lorrimer has been a studio and fabrication technician for the last ten years, and graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Sculpture) from the Australian National Univeristy, Canberra in 2010. He has exhibited widely in both Sydney and Canberra. Dan Lorrimer has most recently been curated into the touring exhibition, STEEL: Art Design Architecture, curated by JamFactory’s Margaret Hancock Davis. The exhibition includes 29 artists, designers and architects from across Australia. Touring until 2020 Lorrimer’s inclusion in the ground-breaking exhibition is a career mile stone. In 2017, he was awarded a Highly Commended for the Best Artist in Denfair, a leading contemporary art and design fair. Most recently, Lorrimer was the winner of the University of Western Sydney Sculpture Prize (2018).