Andrew Spark is a contemporary visual artist (on hiatus) based in South East Queensland. He works across a variety of mediums including acrylic, collage, digital and printmaking.
Spark has been exhibited in solo and group shows at the Ipswich Art Gallery and has a dedicated group of collectors of his work.
Commissions are welcome.
His work can be viewed here or contact the artist direct.
- Signs & Signifiers - solo exhibition Ipswich Art Gallery
- Changing Perceptions - group show Ipswich Community Gallery
- Reverse Education - solo show retrospective Swich Contemporary Art Space
- The Tree of Man - solo show Swich Contemporary Art Space
- Ipswich Pop - solo show Cactus Espresso Bar
- Introspective - solo show Arttime Gallery Ipswich
Spark's work is included in the City of Ipswich Collection and in private collections.
Spark has been exploring the pop culture references of McMahon's Ipswich for the past decade through paint, digital media and via an array of functional items that celebrate this iconic Ipswich brand.
Commissions are welcome for digital prints on tin and watercolour paper (individual colour pallets to your request. Gift cards are also available in two types (tin lids and pop bottles) which can purchased from the artist direct.
Celebrating an icon - McMahon's Ipswich Soft Drink
McMahon's Soft Drinks was started by Mr Frank McMahon in a small rented factory in Martin Street Ipswich in 1934.
By 1940 Frank bought the factory and adjoining buildings to expand operations.
Over time, sons Jim and Peter joined the family business.
In 1977, after having survived the 1974 floods which inundated the Martin Street site, the business moved to a larger and more modern factory at Wulkuraka.
With a home delivery service, McMahon's Soft Drinks were an iconic brand in Ipswich and widely known throughout the region.
As the soft drink market changed and became dominated by supermarkets and multi-nationals, the business ceased operating in 1991.
The original factory at 1 Martin Street Ipswich is now home to an indoor swim school - McMahon’s Swim Factory.