THE ANNUAL SCULPTURE PRIZE EXHIBITION 2020
The Sculpture Prize Exhibition previously ran from Easter to July 31. Acquisitions become part of the permanent collection and can be viewed all year round. Over $10,000 in prizes (acquisitive and cash) are awarded to select works. This year, due to Covid-19, the event was postponed from October 17 to January 17, and will continue to run in the spring from 2021 onwards.
The judges in 2020 decided on the Major cash prize (Large sculpture) and Small sculpture cash prize. Other awards include the Kingborough Acquisition Prize ($2,500), the AFBB/Five Bob Farm Acquisition ($3000) and the People's Choice Award ($500) funded by Department of Premier and Cabinet.
We are pleased to announce the winners are Ben Beames (Squall) for the major prize, $4000 and Ulrike Hora (Biotic Forms) for the small sculpture prize, $1000.Thank you to Kingborough Council for their ongoing support of this art prize. The KC Acquisition Prize recipient for 2020 is Ben Beames with his sculpture 'Squall'. This sculpture will be part of Kingborough Council's public art collection. Two works have been selected for the Art Farm / Five Bob Farm Acquisition, Keith Smith (Dragonflies) and Richie Cyngler and Joseph Cann's (Airplay). These sculptures this will become part of our permanent collection.
Art Farm Birchs Bay also hosts The Distillery Gallery, and an events and workshop venue situated above our kitchen garden.
In the year 2021, we are developing new programming to encourage opportunities within these spaces.
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