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Aboriginal Steel Art (ASA) creates and supplies a range of corporate gifts and gift lines, awards and trophies, fine art, structural and public art installations. It is wholly owned and operated by Indigenous man Wayne McGinness and his wife Lucy.

All pieces are handcrafted in Kuranda, Queensland, Australia, giving the clients and customers a piece of authentic Australian Indigenous art.

Wayne’s ability and talent to combine his contemporary style of Aboriginal Art with present-day technology and materials has opened up a niche market for these unique products.  Using marine grade stainless steel to ensure a superior finish, ASA creates a range of products to satisfy client needs.

The company specialises in:

  1. Corporate Gifts and Gift Lines – These products cater for the customer who is looking to buy authentic aboriginal art either as a gift for clients or staff, or as a wholesale item for sale in their own business. There is also the option of having the pieces presented in hand painted boxes.

  2. Fine Art – ASA sells larger pieces in Art Galleries throughout Queensland, New South Wales, Northern Territory and Western Australia. Pieces can also be commissioned in consultation with the client to suit their individual needs and requirements.

  3. Awards and Trophies – They have a large range of different award styles, as well as commemorative gifts, ceremonial plaques, Acknowledgment of Tradition Owners and Staff Recognition trophies.

  4. Structural and Public Art Installations – Recent commissions include an installation of 6 x 2m geese suspended in a hotel lobby in Darwin, Totem Pole for Red Cross Cairns, Decorative Panels for Wesfarmers Commemorative Wall and a sculpture on the Esplanade in Cairns as part of Esplanart 2014

Recently I commissioned a steel artwork from Aboriginal Steel Art, that needed to be of cultural significance. It was to be presented to Aunty Lorraine McGee Sippel at the launch of my book 10 Hail Mary's,. that was held at Gleebooks, in Sydney. Wayne suggested the Murray Cod, as Aunty Lorraine is a Yorta Yorta woman, from the river based people of the central Murray region. Working to a very tight deadline Wayne produced a magnificent work of art, that had the audience gasping when it was presented to Aunty Lorraine. Thank you Wayne, I really appreciated you pulling out all stops to get this to me on time. I mention the Murray Cod and the artist who made it, every chance I get.
-- Kate Howarth