2022 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize open for entries

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2022 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize open for entries
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Published 8 June 2022

Entries are now open for the 2022 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia's pre-eminent award for small sculpture, presented by Woollahra Council.

Artists are invited to submit images of their proposed or completed original, freestanding and wall mounted sculptures. The submitted art works must be non-site specific, three-dimensional and constructed of durable materials up to 80cm in any dimension.

Over its 21 year history, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has featured some of the world's most exciting contemporary sculptures, and continues to promote and celebrate artistic excellence.

This year, the 2022 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition of Finalists has been extended to 6 weeks in its beautiful permanent home, Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf.

Prizes totalling AUD $29,000 include:

  • The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – an acquisitive award of $25,000 (Woollahra Council will keep the winning work)
  • The Special Commendation – a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
  • The Mayor's Award – a non-acquisitive award of $1,000
  • The Viewers' Choice – a non-acquisitive award of $1,000

Artists are now invited to submit their entries until 8 July.

Finalists will be announced in August 2022 and the exhibition of finalists will take place from 12 October to 20 November 2022 at Woollahra Gallery at Redleaf

More about The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Established in 2001 as the first national acquisitive prize showcasing quality and diversity of smaller dimension sculptures, the Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics.

Last year, the winner of the 20th anniversary of the renowned Prize, was Desert Woman with Mustache, Cooloman and Pretty Clothes, by Rhonda Sharpe. The intricate and colourful sculpture was made using bush dyed woollen blanket embellished with wool and cotton.

Rhonda Sharpe's winning work
Rhonda Sharpe’s Desert Woman with Mustache, Cooloman and Pretty Clothes, Winner of the 2021 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

The inaugural exhibition featured the 52 finalists of the 20th Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, created by artists from Australia, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

Weight of the World on My Shoulders
Kate Coyne's Weight of the World on My Shoulders, Winner of the Mayor’s Award at this year's Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.

The 20th anniversary exhibition featured, for the first time, hanging sculptural pieces including winner of this year's Mayor’s Award, Kate Coyne's Weight of the World on My Shoulders.

Sydney-artist Mechelle Bounpraseuth was awarded the Special Commendation, Caroline Rothwell's Faucet Palm was awarded the Plinth Prize and second-time finalist Michael Harrell was Highly Commended.

Parents from Laos
Mechelle Bounpraseuth's Parents from Laos was awarded the Special Commendation.

SUBMIT YOUR ENTRY.

For more information visit the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize website.

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