Plastic objects and artworks

The world has witnessed an influx of plastic materials over the last century, with plastics found in objects as diverse as machine components, mid-century modern furniture, archival materials, and polymer-based artworks and sculptures. While plastics offer endless possibilities as avenues of production and expression, they are also prone to deterioration and damage over time. Forms of deterioration to plastics include oxidation, fading and discolouration, crazing, bloom, imbibed dirt, loss of strength, embrittlement, and warping.

O’Sullivan Conservation is dedicated to the conservation of plastic artworks and heritage objects, ensuring they retain their integrity. Our team undertake a range of conservation techniques, from cleaning and stabilisation to conservation repairs, to ensure plastic objects remain intact and preserved well into the future.


Material World City of Sydney Railway Square after conservation

Material World Light Boxes

As part of the 1999 upgrade to Railway Square, the Council for The City of Sydney commissioned internationally recognised artist and Sydney resident Merilyn Fairskye,,  to design a public art installation for the space.

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