Homegrown Hero: Safehaven Studios

Alex & Nicole Mickle. Credit The West Australian

Spotlight On: Safehaven Studios

Location: Leschenault

When you combine an artist with an engineer, it’s a hybrid game changer.

A rambling bush home and workshop in Leschenault is the creative home of one of Western Australia’s most exciting large-scale, public art-producing couples.

Alex and Nic Mickle of Safehaven Studios continue to stun the community with their innovative approach to the creation of large scale public sculpture and their highly respected collaboration and interpretation skills.

After months of community consultation, the pair’s exciting works of art are created through traditional sculptural process, as well as blasting, 3D-laser scanning and cutting, welding and other industrial techniques.

In the Harvey Region, their towering ‘Heart & Home’ circular sculpture stands proudly over Leschenault Estuary.

I’m a big believer in using art for social change and to make people’s lives better. People do things in the name of art that they would never do for any other reason, and there is something very fulfilling about that.

Alex Mickle, Co-owner, Safehaven Studios

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