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Rob Bast is a self taught sculptor form the Yarra Valley in Victoria Australia. He works with various materials such as wood, steel, ice and stone. Having always enjoyed drawing and sculpture, Rob started chainsaw carving in 2003 and then started sculpting full time in 2009 building a thriving business concentrating on chainsaw carving and metal sculpture.


Rob has been invited to compete at chainsaw sculpture competitions nationally and internationally including:


  • Echo Australia Championship series 2007, 2008, 2009,4th, 2nd & 3rd Prize

  • World Ice Art Championships Fairbanks Alaska 2007,

  • Canadian Carv-a-palooza Ontario Canada 2011,

  • Duck Creek international Chainsaw Carving Competition Wisconsin USA 2013- 3rd Prize

  •  U.S. Open Chainsaw Carving Competition Wisconsin USA 2013- 5th Prize

  • Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships Victoria Australia 2014,

  • Chetwynd Invitational Chainsaw Carving Championship BC Canada 2014- 2nd Prize

  • Ocean Shores Sand & Sawdust Competition Washington USA 2014

  •  Australian Chainsaw Carving Championships 2015- 1st Prize

  • Husky Cup Mulda Germany 2015 4th Place

  • Chetwynd International Chainsaw Carving Championships BC Canada 2015



He also demonstrates chainsaw carving at numerous shows and festivals throughout Australia such as:


  • Pinnaroo Spudfest SA

  • Albany Show WA

  • Forestry Festival Tas

  • Apollo Bay Show Vic

  • Maffra Show Vic

  • Alexandra Truck Show Vic

  • Donald Show Vic

  • Royal Melbourne Show Vic

  • Camperdown Show Vic

  • Bairnsdale Show Vic

  • Colac Show Vic

  • Draught Horse Festival Vic

  • Smeaton Heritage Festival Vic

  • Seymour Alternative Farming Expo Vic

  • Seville Festival Vic

  • Bellarine Show Vic

  • Katherine Show NT

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