We congratulate the 22 artists who were today announced as finalists for the 2020 presentation of the ‘Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition’. Artists Mark Booth, Jennifer Cochrane, Chris Edwards, Merran Esson, Harrie Fasher, John Fitzmaurice, Jim Flook, Martin George, Akira Kamada, Bec Litvan, Ludwig Mlcek, Ingrid Morley, Vlasé Nikoleski, Denese Oates, John Petrie, Kirsteen Pieterse, Louis Pratt, Sasha Reid, Samantha Stephenson, Jayanto Tan, Greer Taylor and Arthur Wicks have been named.
The ‘Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition’ is a biennial sculpture event which invites artists from Australia and around the world to submit works for the major acquisitive award of $30,000. The prize also includes two non-acquisitive awards of $5,000 each; the Landcom People’s Choice Award and the Janice Reid Site-Specific Sculpture Award.
Established in 2004 the ‘Western Sydney University Sculpture Award and Exhibition’ aims to bridge closer links between the University and artists, and engage with the community by providing a valuable educational and cultural resource, as well as enhancing the campus environment for teaching and learning.
Previous winners include Louisa Dawson, Dan Lorrimer, Michael Purdy and Greer Taylor.
The exhibition of finalists will be on display at Western Sydney University’s Campbelltown Campus from 1 to 31 May 2020 and will showcase the works created especially for this location.