The 2022 WildThings NSW Virtual Welded Art Collection

We are very pleased to announce that Ryan T. Schmidt has been selected as one of the 20 artists from eight countries: Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, UK and USA; to showcase photographs of welded art related to biodiversity. Biodiversity refers to all the variety of life that can be found on earth as well as the communities that they form and the habitats in which they live.


WildThings New South Wales, who's hosting the exhibition of the Virtual Welded Art Photographic and Digital Collection of biodiversity-related photographic exhibits from around the world, is a not-for-profit organization based in Sydney, Australia with a goal to promote, protect and enhance biodiversity in Ku-ring-gai and NSW. Ku-ring-gai is a local government area in Northern Sydney in New South Wales, Australia and known as “Sydney’s Green Heart”. WildThings NSW links in with many like-minded organizations around the world to protect and improve our biodiversity including progressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


We hope that you enjoy this dynamic digital collection presented by WildThings NSW, and share this with others for the health of the planet’s biodiversity.


Ryan T. Schmidt has also been invited and selected the last three years at the International Institute of Welding (IIW) to be a part of its Digital Photographic Collection of Welded Art presented to its Delegates during the Annual Assembly. Check out the photos from 2019 in Bratislava from this link, and last year's digital collection here.


IIW, headquartered in Genoa, Italy, is recognized as the largest worldwide network and centre of reference for welding and allied joining technologies. It operates as the global body for the science and application of joining technologies, providing a forum for networking and knowledge exchange among scientists, researchers, industry and educators, and disseminating leading-edge information and best practices.