The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia’s pre-eminent award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council, invites emerging and established artists from around the world to enter the 2019 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize. Over its 19 year history, the prize has featured some of the world's most exciting contemporary sculptures, and continues to promote and celebrate artistic excellence.
Over 500 entries from Australian and international artists are received annually and approximately 45 finalists' works are exhibited at the historic Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay, Sydney, Australia.
The main award each year is the acquisitive 'The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize' which expands the Council's permanent public collection. On display all year round for the community to enjoy for free, visitors can discover some of the world’s most exciting contemporary sculptures and often be introduced to the most innovative artists working in the medium.
Prizes totalling AUD $24,000 include:
- The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – an acquisitive award of $20,000
- 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
Entries closes 5 July 2019 with more information and on-line entry available here:
The 2019 Prize judges are Professor Ross Harley; Dean of the Faculty of Art & Design and UNSW Chair of Arts and Culture, an award-winning artist, writer and educator whose career crosses the bounds of traditional and creative arts research. Professor Harley is joined by Louise Herron AM, Chief Executive Officer, Sydney Opera House, who was the non-executive chair of Belvoir Street for more than 10 years and chair of the Major Performing Arts Board of the Australia Council before becoming the first woman appointed to the CEO role in 2012. The final judge for 2019 is Design and Architecture advocate, broadcaster, author and comedian, Tim Ross. Best known for his work on television and radio, Ross has a long-standing passion for architecture and design.