Rust Flower, Tread Sculptures, Melbourne

View current work for sale including flowers, animals, quirky characters, bird baths, fire pits, bollards and planters.

Tread Sculptures, Melbourne

View a selection of past work from Tread Sculptures including commissions and large installations.

Fish, Tread Sculptures, Melbourne

“Visited here today and it’s just beautiful! Artwork is stunning and Tim and his staff are so friendly and welcoming.” – Melinda

Monthly Open Weekend

Tim Read is a metal art sculptor who works with reclaimed steel. He derives his inspiration from nature, the unique materials he finds and his deep spirituality.


Tread Sculptures operates from Tim’s family home on the Bend of Islands with a private gallery and sculpture trail open to the public one weekend a month. All work is available for sale and includes practical metalwork, fire pits, garden art and local artist collaborations.

Tread Sculptures is open the first full weekend of each month – 10am to 4pm


There is a ‘walk and talk’ with Tim at 10.30am looking at the materials and stories behind his work. Or choose a quieter time and share the trail with local wildlife. Bring some friends, take in the natural beauty of this untouched part of the world, and discuss your favourite finds over tea and coffee. There is always something new to see!

– Hand made and hand cut metalwork

– Recycled materials used where possible

– Hand cut steel bollards and light boxes

– Custom mailboxes with numbers and names

– Custom signage

Sorry, no dogs on the trail

The property is situated on the banks of the Yarra River at Bend of Islands, 30km north east of Melbourne, close to Eltham and Warrandyte. The area is 634 hectares of natural bushland combining environmental conservation with residential use. The zoning ensures flora and fauna are protected by strict regulations prohibiting the introduction of non-indigenous plants and the keeping of pets or livestock including cats, dogs, horses or cattle.

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