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Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

Now in its eighth year the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award remains one of the few awards with no entry fee.  We encourage you to submit your sculpture and be part of the growing number of artists who have been selected as finalists, and/or winners of the $10 000 acquisitive prize.  This year we will again be having a People's Choice Award where the sculpture selected most popular by visitors to the gallery receives $1000. 

Please email artgallery@deakin.edu.au or call 03 9244 5344 with any inquiries.  Terms and conditions about the award are included on the application form.

 Entry to the 2016 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award now open



Congratulations to the 46 finalists in the 2015 Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award. We received 353 entries which was the highest number since the award began in 2009, and 73 more than last year.

Australian artist Kendal Murray was declared the winner for her entry Provision, Revision, Decision, Division.

In discussing her work Ms Murray said Provision, Revision, Decision, Division takes the form of an assemblage of household items from a bygone era which yield a botanical specimen, and a miniature figurative scene.

2015 Winner of the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award

 Provision Revision Decision Division

Kendal Murray, Provision, Revision, Decision, Division

Photo by -  Ian Hobbs

People's Choice Award

People's ChoiceThis was the first year running a People's Choice Award and the winner of the $1000 prize, with overwhelming popularity, was Steve McClure for his sculpture Untitled 2014.

Photo by - Christopher Sanders Photography

2015 Finalists

  • Aprile Alexander NSW
  • Peter Atkins VIC
  • Terry Barclay VIC
  • Zoran Bogdanovic VIC
  • Dean Bowen VIC
  • Andreas Buisman Austria
  • Penelope Campbell VIC
  • Glen Clarke VIC
  • Julie Collins & Derek John VIC
  • Luke Cornish NSW
  • Ted Cross VIC
  • Augustine Dall'Ava VIC
  • Ham Darroch ACT
  • Julia deVille VIC
  • Julian Di Martino VIC
  • Michael Doolan VIC
  • James Edwards SA
  • Zoe Ellenberg VIC
  • Dana Falcini VIC
  • Jason Fitzgerald QLD
  • Sarah Hillebrecht Germany
  • Martin Hodge VIC
  • Pollyxenia Joannou NSW
  • Col Jordan NSW
  • Linda Judge VIC
  • Neil Laredo NSW
  • Michael Le Grand ACT
  • Simon Lloyd VIC
  • Shirley Macnamara VIC
  • Chris Mason VIC
  • Steven McClure VIC
  • Ian Munday TAS
  • Kendal Murray NSW
  • Thomas O'Hara ACT
  • Sena Park New Zealand
  • Caroline Phillips VIC
  • Louis Pratt NSW
  • Trefor Prest VIC
  • Emidio Puglielli VIC
  • Faustas Sadauskas VIC
  • Sally Smart VIC
  • Philip Spelman NSW
  • Richard Stringer VIC
  • Annette Thas WA
  • Ian Tully NSW
  • Peter Vandermark ACT

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