About Skill for Art

Creative Professional Hanging and Installation

Lenny Bastiaans

Skill for Art is a company specialising in hanging and displaying Art for private homes, corporate businesses, Museums and Galleries.  We design and construct many other art and display related items.

Lenny Bastiaans is the founder of Skill for Art. He built sets for Theaters, trade shows, commercials and movies for more than ten years. In 1999 Lenny found his calling when he joined the Historic Houses Trust of NSW (now called Sydney living). He was based at the Museum of Sydney where he ran the workshop and constructed or modified many eclectic and diverse items. He was hanging art at the museum and other properties like the Hyde Park Barracks, Elizabeth Bay House, Justice of Police Museum, Vaucluse House and the Mint. From there he moved on to hanging art for the corporate and private sectors. He moved north and continued with hanging art and displays privately as wells as contracting for the Ipswich Art Gallery, Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts, Northern Rivers Community Gallery and the Tweed Regional Art Gallery and Margaret Olley Centre.

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Lenny began working with the Exhibitions team at the Museum of Sydney around 1999 when I was head of the Exhibitions and Publications unit for the Historic Houses Trust. He began as a contractor and proved to be an invaluable team member who we ended up employing full time to run the Museum workshop and technical production for exhibitions and displays across a number of sites. He works hard, is trustworthy and reliable and can make just about anything. He is creative and skilled in a range of trades and technical skills and is a good problem solver. I would highly recommend Lenny for any creative, design, technical and construction area.

Caroline Mackaness

Director Veterans' Affairs, NSW Department of Premier and Cabinet

I have known Lenny for over 6 years in which time I had the pleasure to work along side one of the most highly skilled diligent people within the Arts. He always proved to be extremely responsible with the added ability to achieve remarkable problem solving solutions in the face of difficult tasks. I would always recommend without hesitation Lenny to any future employers. Kim Demuth

Artist

Lenny Bastiaans I wholeheartedly recommend as a technical construction specialist of vast experience and talent. I have seen him construct over 20 exhibitions at several major cultural institutions in Sydney, as well as undertaking all the upkeep of standing exhibition and museum fixture maintenance and modification over a period of several years in a permanent capacity. His capability in inventively and elegantly arriving at technical solutions is impressive, and the breadth of his skill, from construction in any materials required, through to patternmaking skills such as precise moulding and casting, speak of his versatility in any constructing context.

Mark Sanfilippo

Learning Spaces Officer, The University of Sydney

When Lenny Bastiaans assists me in my studio I feel that he is working with me not for me.

Always willing to participate and engage in any task or project that comes his way. His very broad experience with materials and process is invaluable. His personable nature, relaxed but studious attitude and creative mind make him an extremely rare employee. Lincoln Austin

Artist