Marc Dimmick. Sculptor

Marc Dimmick is a local Western Australian Artist and one of few portrait sculptors in Western Australia. He has been creative and passionate since childhood in many artistic areas, such as painting, drawing, photography and sculpture. He started sculpting in 1981 as a chef using pastry margarine, winning awards at international Salon Culinaire.

Marc has in recent years taken master classes with renounced figurative sculptors from Florence and the UK. In recent years making a concerted effort in working with clay. Having created several commissions for private patrons.

Having created busts of John Longmuir, a tenor in the Australian Opera. Sir Stamford Raffles for the 200th Anniversary in Singapore. A contemporary Ganesh for a client in Singapore. Carved trophies for the Tidy Town Awards in 2016.   

WHAT I DO
This is me some 30+ years ago when I was a chef in the Army. This is a lotus buddah which I sculpted out of Pastry Margerine. This was for a competition called a Salon Culinaire. The competion I entered was an international Salon Culinare. That year I won Silver for this sculpture.

My final piece was a Lepord Tank which was sculpted for the opening of Armoured Centre, which was open by Prince Charles.
When I first became a Chef during my training I entered another Salon Culinare where I won Bronze. This was an event in Sydney and amoung chef across Australia. 

The drum is based around an old rope tension drum. I was made of 1474.5 sugar cubes that were stuck together with icing. The badges around the drum represented the members on the course and the corp they came from. Myself being from Band Corp. The ropes and leather parts including the top were all made of pastillage. 
It was quite exciting at the time to win the bronze even thought at that time I was yet to graduate. I ended up graduating in the class above me.