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Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

About the Award

The Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award has been running for six years.  Entries can be in any medium but must be under 70cm in any dimension, under 30 kilograms in weight and must be free standing.  The winner receives $10 000 and the sculpture becomes part of the Deakin University Art Collection. 

In 2014 the award will be judged by Jane Clark, Senior Research Curator at Museum of Old and New Art (MONA), Hobart; David Hurlston, Curator, Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria and Leanne Willis Manager, Art Collection and Galleries, Deakin University.

Past judges have included Jason Smith, Heide Museum of Modern Art and Robert Lindsay, McClelland Gallery and Sculpture Park (2009); Geoffrey Edwards, Geelong Gallery and art writer Ken Scarlett (2010); John Cunningham, Warrnambool Gallery and Kelly Gellatly, then National Gallery of Victoria (2011); Gordon Morrison, Art Gallery of Ballarat and Linda Michael, Heide Museum of Modern Art (2012); and sculptor Geoffrey Bartlett and Jacquie Nichols-Reeves, Whitehorse Artspace (2013). 

In 2014, the finalists will be exhibited at Deakin University Art Gallery, Building FA, 221 Burwood Highway, Burwood, from 30 October - 13 December.

Previous winners

Stephen Benwell, Statue, Grey-Pink Man (2009)
Robert Hague, Trojan Hammer (200%) (2010)
Stephen Bird, Boxers (2011)
Lisa Roet, Spider Monkey (2012)
Michael Sibel, Primitive Dance (2013)

Stephen Bird, Boxers, 2011, clay, pigment, glazeStephen Bird
Boxers, 2011
clay, pigment, glaze
70 x 38 x 28 cm
Deakin University Art Collection

How to apply  

To apply for the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award please download and complete the entry form below and post to 

Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award
Deakin University Art Gallery
221 Burwood Highway
Burwood VIC 3125

2014 Contemporary Small Sculpture Award Entry Form (PDF, 323.2 KB)

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