Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition: Virtual Tour
Winner of the 2018 WSU Acquisitive Sculpture AwardDan LorrimerFault Sector2016Rusted weathering steel220cm x 300cm x 110cm800kg$35,000
Winner of the 2018 Landcom People's Choice AwardsMichael PurdyGimme ShelterRadiata pine, wire, sandstone, found object
140 cm x 160 cm x 160 cm
Winner of the 2018 Janice Reid Site Specific Sculpture AwardRobert Barnstone
Rita: 295 cm x 120 cm x 50cm; Giggion: 288 cm x
95 cm x 45 cm
145 kg each
Winner of the 2016 WSU Acquisitive Sculpture AwardMichael PurdyMonument to the long term perils of short term politics2016Sydney sandstone and steel240 cm x 120 cm x 120 cm1,500 kg$35,000
Winner of the 2014 UWS Acquisitive Sculpture AwardGreer Taylor
Aluminium, automotive paint, stainless steel coble and nickel plated brass
450 cm x 340 cm x 130 cm
Winner of the 2014 UrbanGrowth NSW Acquisitive Sculpture AwardMichael Purdy
Sandstone and mild steel base
225 cm x 180 cm x 100 cm
Winner of the 2014 Janice Reid Emerging Artist AwardMorgan Shimeld
160 cm x 350 cm x 100 cm
Winner of 2014 UrbanGrowth NSW 'Peoples Choice Award'Hilde A Danielsen'Upside Down Again'2012Pinewood and acid free metal fasteners210 cm x 210 cm x 750 cm
Winner of the 2012 UWS Sculpture AwardLouisa Dawson
Diving board and stand with boulder
173 cm x 100 cm x 400 cm
Winner of the 2012 Landcom Peoples's Choice AwardChris Leaver
Highly Commended at the 2012 UWS Sculpture AwardIngrid Morley
Pocket fulls of Gold... bucket fulls of sorrow
450 cm x 1140 cm x 260 cm
Highly Commended at the 2012 UWS Sculpture AwardGreer Taylor
Powder coated aluminium, nylon monofilament, stainless steel cable and attachments, brass
240 cm x 330 cm x 700 cm
2010 Winner of the UWS Acquisitive Sculpture AwardJanik BouchetteResilence2010Mild Steel and Zinc Spray Paint290 cm x 260 cm x 150 cm
2009 Highly Commended, UWS Sculpture Award 2010Akira KamadaConstruction of LoveRecycled Timber and Metal150 cm x 200 cm x 200 cm
Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition Virtual Tour
The Western Sydney Sculpture Award and Exhibition is a biennial competition and exhibition hosted by Western Sydney University, aiming to establish closer links between the university, artists and the community to provide a valuable educational and cultural resource for the region and to enhance the campus environment for teaching and learning. Each time, the Award attracts significant talent from across Australia and overseas.
The following artists have been selected as finalists for the 2020 WSU Sculpture Award and Exhibition:
Mark Booth, Jennifer Cochrane, Chris Edwards, Merran Esson, Harrie Fasher, John Fitzmaurice, Jim Flook, Martin George, Akira Kamada, Bec Litvan, Ludwig Mlcek, Ingrid Morley, Vlasé Nikoleski, Denese Oates, John Petrie, Kirsteen Pieterse, Louis Pratt, Sasha Reid, Samantha Stephenson, Jayanto Tan, Greer Taylor and Arthur Wicks.
Congratulations and best wishes to the 2020 finalists!
We appreciate the time and effort that goes into applications and thank everyone for submitting work for the judge’s consideration.
We hope you’ll all join us 1-31 May 2020 to see the final exhibition.
And don’t forget to follow us on social media!
Prizes in the 2020 Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition:
- Western Sydney University Acquisitive Sculpture Award - valued up to $30,000
- Landcom People's Choice Award - $5,000 (non-acquisitive)
- Janice Reid Site Specific Sculpture Award - $5,000 (non-acquisitive)
Entries are now closed.
Finalists will be announced on virtualtours.westernsydney.edu.au on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Send entries and enquiries to Monica McMahon: email@example.com.
To assist interstate and international artists who have been selected as finalists, in the 2020, Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition, our Sponsor Quest Campbelltown is pleased to extend complimentary accommodation, to a maximum of five interstate and/or international finalist, which will coincide with the dates of the installation of the exhibition.
Western Sydney University thanks its sponsors, Landcom and Quest Campbelltown.
This exhibition was established in 2004, and aims to establish closer links between the University and artists, and engage with the community by providing a valuable educational and cultural resource, as well as enhancing the campus environment for teaching and learning. The Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition showcases major works by significant Australian and international artists, who have created sculptures especially for the University's Campbelltown Campus.
Kon Gouriotis OAM (Editor of Artist Profile)
Kon Gouriotis OAM has held leadership roles in the Visual Arts since 1995. He was Director at the Australian Centre for Photography; Director, Visual Arts, the Australia Council for the Arts; Director of the Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre. He is the co-founder of 3C Projects. A regular arts writer for Australian Art Monthly, Asian Art News, and ArtAND. His recent curatorial projects include Silent Tears for the Ballarat International Foto Biennale (2015) and Open Field currently on at the Auburn Botanic Garden and Peacock Gallery. He is Editor of Artist Profile, a national journal dedicated to visual artists behind the art.
Nigel Harrison (Sculptor)
Nigel Harrison has a renowned Australian sculptor, who is held in numerous public art collections, such as Campbelltown City Bicentennial Art Gallery, Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Macquarie University as well as being the winner of the Sydney Water prize in Sculpture by the Sea in 2001. He has an extensive exhibition history and has been a finalist in numerous sculpture prizes throughout Australia, such as the Sculpture by the Sea, Scenic World Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, and Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition in 2006 and 2008. He has also been a lecturer in sculpture at the National Art School and was the Head of Sculpture there.
Renee Porter (Curator)
Renee Porter has more than 20 years’ experience in curatorial and collection management roles having worked at the Art Gallery of NSW, The Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, University of Western Australia and Campbelltown Arts Centre. Renee has extensive curatorial experience and project management and is currently Curator, Hurstville Museum & Gallery where she recently curated the ceramic and glass exhibition Beyond the bowl. She is also a consultant curator for the S.H. Ervin Gallery for the Margaret Olley exhibition scheduled for January 2020.
Monica McMahon (Curator)
Monica McMahon has been the Western Sydney University Art Curator since 2002 and during this period she has established four galleries on its campuses. She is the exhibition program manager for all following Western Sydney University galleries; Margaret Whitlam Galleries (Parramatta Campus), Margot Hardy Gallery (Bankstown Campus) and Australia- China Institute for Arts And Culture Gallery ( Parramatta Campus) which are recognized public galleries. Monica is the artistic director of the Western Sydney University Acquisitive Sculpture Award and Exhibition (biennial outdoor exhibition held on the University's Campbelltown Campus), which was established in 2004. She is also the curator of the University's permanent art collection, responsible for the promotion, development, research and management of the collection which is distributed throughout the University's six campuses across Western Sydney.
- Kon Gouriotis OAM (Editor Artist Profile)
- Nigel Harrison (Sculptor)
- Renee Porter (Curator)
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