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Thomas sutcliffe sculpture

 

Project

Thomas Sutcliffe Sculpture Conservation

Client

City of Sydney

Services

Sculpture Conservation

Description

Thomas Sutcliffe Sculpture is a large bronze male figure in a suit situated on a plinth made from a mixture of marble, granite and sandstone. It is located in the busy Macquarie park on Loftus St and Bridge St.

Treatment

  • Fence off area. Scaffold sculpture and provide barricading for pedestrian management
  • Remove corrosion products from bronze
  • Heat sculpture, apply microcrystalline wax and buff to achieve approprites patination
  • Clean dirt, grime, and staining and graffiti from plinth
  • Provide treatment report and maintenance recommendation

 

     

 Thomas BT

Before treatment 

Thomas AT

After treatment