Mat Tench
Sculptor and Artist

VCA Melbourne University
Bachelor of Fine Arts, Sculpture
Graduate Diploma Fine Arts, Sculpture
Winner of the VCA Foundation Award 1998

Skills: Ultra realistic portrait and figurative sculpting, tig, mig, arc welding, bronze casting, mould & master mould making, metal fabrication (bronze, steel), all elements of bronze founding, ceramics, all forms of fabrication including carpentry & plastering.


Anzac Memorial Sculpture – Freemasons Hospital Melbourne
Assisted Louis Laumen –
The Australian Boer War Memorial Canberra
Leigh Matthews sculpture at the MCG
Sir Thomas Moore sculpture (created props – necklace)
Assistant to the late Erwin Fabian –
Welding & fabrication

Australian Defence Force (sculptures held in their collection)

East Timor sculpture
Gallipoli Memorial sculpture
Mercury sculpture
Royal Australian Corps of Signals

Commissions for theatre including Princess Theatre & Melbourne Theatre Company
Portraits of actors & figurate sculptures

Numerous private commissions & Commissioned by many artists over the years as their mould maker, and/or sculptor

McClelland Survey & Award 2007 finalist

Prop making for movie sets – Dr Pepper, Blue Heelers, Thunderstone and other Jonathan M Shiff Productions

Tertiary & Secondary Teacher of foundry and art at TAFE