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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

 


2014 Finalists

Name

State

Entry Title

Abdul-Rahman Abdullah

WA

The Count

Kay Abude

VIC

Piecework (Detail of gold bars on pallet)

Daniel Agdag

VIC

The Relic

Terry Barclay

VIC

Fly Me to the Moon

Jock Clutterbuck

VIC

Small Ethiopia

Alan Constable

VIC

Not titled

Adam John Cullen

VIC

Settle #5 2014

Alexander Dathe

VIC

Bobble Heads of Past and Present

Julia deVille

VIC

Milk

Sebastian Di Mauro

QLD

Provenance (Irraggiungibile Madre Patio Versione in Bronzo - Unattaintable Mother Country Bronze Version)

Michael Doolan

VIC

Trickster (2014)

Mikala Dwyer

NSW

Empty Sculpture

William Eicholtz

VIC

Courage Maquetts

Mark Eliott

NSW

The Saxaphone Tree (version 1) - Hugerfor Story Series

Wendy Fairclough

SA

"Rockets"

Ben Fasham

VIC

BJF14

Greg Fullerton

VIC

Untitled White Noise/ Solid State

Wanda Gillespie

VIC

The Ceremonial Processions of Dreamers

Deanne Gilson

VIC

The Photobox of White Gaze, White Haze

Louise Gore Langton

WA

"There was an old lady…"

Brigit Heller

VIC

Nostalgia

Di Holdsworth

NSW

Beauty and the Beast Tango

Oliver Hutchison

VIC

Deconstruction/Reconstruction (Penguin Book 4:1)

Jennifer Joseph

VIC

We will arrive where we started and know the place for the first time (for my father) 2014

Linda Judge

VIC

While You Were Sleeping

Varuni Kanagasundaram

VIC

Journey of Culture

Irianna Kanellopoulou

VIC

Wild Thing II

Yvonne Kendall

VIC

On Holy Waters 2013

Janetta Kerr-Grant

VIC

Eight Mile Lane

Shirley Macnamara

VIC

Girringulu (Woman) 2014

Nina Magee

VIC

Paradise: Extinct

Darren McGinn

VIC

Housing Instinct

Vera Möller

VIC

Loan Sharks (2014)

Donal Molloy-Drum

VIC

Funky Town on the esplanade

Mylyn Nguyen

NSW

Ponytail (Bird) + Ponytail (Short)

Luciana Perin

VIC

Reclining Form (Venus) 2014

Simon Perry

VIC

after the fall

Ron Robertson-Swann, OAM

NSW

Miro's Dream Bird

Peter Tilley

NSW

The Anxiety of Displacement

Dan Wollmering

VIC

Old China Chair

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