Over the last week we have revealed the recipients of various artist awards and subsidies available to exhibiting artists in this year’s exhibition.
We would like to congratulate Barbara Licha (NSW) for receiving the Waverley Council Mayor’s Prize of $5000, David Horton (NSW) who received the Art Gallery Society of NSW prize for $5000, Laurence Edwards (England), recipient of the Macquarie Group Sculpture inside prize of $5000, Megan Hales, Roger Mitchell and Corey Thomas of the RCM Collective who received the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation of $5000 to exhibit in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2016 and Veronica Herber (New Zealand) who received The Wallace Arts Trust New Zealand Sculptor Award of NZ$7,000.
In addition to these recipients, we would like to congratulate Orest Keywan (NSW), Dale Miles (NSW) and Samantha Small (ACT) on receiving the Helen Lempriere Scholarships of $30,000 each and Michael Le Grand (ACT), winner in the Artistic Excellence Program worth $10,000.
This year UNSW has become a Significant Partner of Sculpture by the Sea, recognising the opportunity the exhibition gives to UNSW Art & Design students and alumni to share their work with audiences from across Australia and internationally. The sculpture King Coal by UNSW alumnus and Art & Design lecturer, Louis Pratt, was awarded the inaugural UNSW Alumni Artist Award worth $5000. Also exhibiting this year are current UNSW Art & Design student Jeremy Sheehan and Art & Design alumni Vince Vozzo, Bronwyn Berman, Harrie Fasher, Barbara Licha, Mark McClelland, Sallie Portnoy, Paul Selwood and Margarita Sampson.
More information on awards and subsidies can be found here.