Friday, June 14, 2013


 Stevie Fieldsend_Love Stretch_2012_steel, stocking, glass_dimensions variable

 Andrew Lavery_Tableau vivant_2011_wood, glass, paint_202 x 80 x 161 cm

Ken + Julia Yonetani_Still Life: The Food Bowl_2011_Murray River Salt

Congratulations to Stevie Fieldsend, Andrew Lavery and Ken + Julia Yonetani, all of whom are finalists in the 2013 Willoughby Sculpture Prize.

The Willoughby Sculpture Prize aims to bring high quality sculptures and installations to the community while promoting contemporary sculpture and installation to a broad audience. 

In 2013 the biennial Willoughby Sculpture Prize returns with some exciting new developments. This year, the prize has expanded and will be held over two diverse locations allowing for a significant increase in the number and types of artworks exhibited. As in previous years, the exhibition will still be held at the iconic Incinerator site and its surrounding parklands, with the addition of the Art Space on The Concourse in the Chatswood CBD and its immediate urban surrounds. Building on the past success of the prize this national event has been extended to 23 days and offers an increased Major Prize (non-acquisitive) of $20,000.

The curatorial theme for this years prize is Connexion Points: sites of exchange/types of exchange. The theme was developed in response to our relationships with each other and our surrounds, and how these interactions are affected by our built, technological and natural environments. It aims to generate awareness and foster discussion on the daily interactions and influences that shape local communities and beyond. 

Selected interior works will be exhibited inside the Incinerator Art Space and artist studios or at the Art Space on The Concourse. Selected exterior works will be exhibited either in the surrounding parklands of the Incinerator or in the immediate urban surrounds of The Concourse. 

The 2013 selection panel and judges are: Anne Loxley – C3West Curator, Museum of Contemporary Art; Robyn Backen - Artist; Dominik Mersch – Director, Dominik Mersch Gallery.

The winner of the 2013 Willoughby Sculpture Prize will be announced on 31st August 2013. The exhibition will run from 31 August – 22 September 2013.

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