Sculpture at Scenic World
2013 Acquisitive Award Winner Announced
Sculpture at Scenic World‘s independent judging panel enjoyed a beautiful Autumn day in our rainforest deliberating over the winner of the $20,000 Scenic World Acquisitive Award.
We are delighted to announce this year’s Award goes to Blue Mountains artist Daniel Kojta for his piece Reflect Phi [a moment]. The judges said Kojta’s highly polished stainless steel sculpture consisting of three independent but related structures, reflects subtly the immediate environment, successfully creating a dialogue between the geometric and the organic.Highly commended artists include:
- Last year’s winner from Wollongong, Greer Taylor’s resting place – “a delicately knitted wire structure that belies its materiality and seemingly floats in the rainforest”;
- Nigel Harrison’s Bypass – “an enigmatic work that references and challenges the rainforest through its evocation of ‘energy’ both literally and figuratively”; and
- Ireland’s Darragh O’Callaghan’s “copper pipe configuration, Serosa, that resonates wonderfully with the calligraphic qualities of the rainforest.”
Congratulations to Daniel and many thanks to this year’s panel of judges:- Allan Giddy, sculptor and Director, The Environmental Research Initiative for Art, COFA, UNSW; Alan Krell, Associate Professor, School of Art History & Art Education, COFA, UNSW; and Louise Olsen, Designer, Creative Director and co-founder of Dinosaur Designs.
Sculpture at Scenic World Exhibition Now Closed
Nature and artistic creation have collaborated for the 2013 Sculpture at Scenic World. For a second year, the popular outdoor exhibition provided local, national and international artists with an exciting opportunity to exhibit their works within the natural splendour of the World Heritage-listed Blue Mountains.
Thirty-five artworks were exhibited on the Jamison Valley floor, with an elevated boardwalk providing visitors with the opportunity to view world class sculptures in an unparalleled rainforest setting. Works included pieces that respond to and reflect the rainforest through various media including digital, sound and light, together with collaborative and other newly created works.
Exhibition highlights included the winner of the $20,000 Scenic World Acquisitive Award (pictured above) and an expanded Public Programme of evening lectures, artist talks, children’s workshops, guided tours and Sunday family tours.
Sculpture Otherwise was an indoor exhibition featuring participating artists from Sculpture at Scenic World 2013. Demonstrating the diversification of contemporary sculptors’ practice, selected works include maquettes, drawings, video, photography and small-sculpture. Realising sculpture is an ever expanding discipline, Sculpture Otherwise was named not to be whimsical, but to reflect the varied skills of sculptors today.
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