May 4, 2011

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize calls for entries

Archie Moor, Humpy Goona, winner 2010 Woollahra small sculpture prize.

Those who have entered NADC's annual mini-works exhibition in the past, or plan to enter this July, may also wish to consider entering the Woollahra Small Sculture Prize

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize is now in its 11th year, and is the only national prize for free standing sculptures with dimensions less than 80 centimetres. Entries for the annual prize opened on the 1st of May.

The prize will be judged by leading art identities Dr Gene Sherman AM, Executive Director of the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation, and Professor Ted Snell AM, Chair of the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Director of the Cultural Precinct for the University of Western Australia.
The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize includes:

• An acquisitive award of $10,000;
• The Special Commendation, non-acquisitive award of $2,000; and
• The Viewer’s Choice, non-acquisitive award, of $1,000.

Woollahra Mayor Isabelle Shapiro said more than 500 entries are expected this year. “Size is certainly no obstacle when it comes to creativity or imagination,” she said.

“Over the past decade, we have seen an amazing variety of sculptures from a flying horse made from bullets, shells, chrome and blue tongue lizard skin to a forest made of sandstone.

“Some of the other unique materials that have been used to create sculptures have included stainless steel pot scourers, entomology pins, kangaroo fur, a pair of old boots and concrete.

“I am looking forward to seeing what kind of surprises there will be in this year’s competition.”

Entry forms are available on the website from 9am on Sunday 1 May. Sculptures must be submitted by 5pm on Friday 5 August. Finalists will be selected in mid-August with winners being announced on Friday 21 October. Go to

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition will be open to the public from Saturday 22 October to Sunday 6 November.

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