Britt Mikkelsen – recipient of the Kids’ Choice Prize

Posted: March 21, 2022 / News

Britt Mikkelsen, ‘Anthroposcenic’, Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2022. Photo Louise Coghill

Youngsters were drawn to the WA artist’s work ‘Anthroposcenic’, which was voted most popular by children who visited the exhibition. The Kids’ Choice Prize of $2,000 is funded from the donation of Emrys, Jasper and Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM.

‘Anthroposcenic’ comprises of found objects embedded in resin, then set within a large piece of stone. The work captures a moment in time, containing joy and tragedy like any other, and asks people to question how our world will be remembered in 10,000 years.

Mikkelsen was presented with her award by the Vice-Captain of City Beach Primary Student, Daisy Swingler.

“I am so joyous to have received the Kids’ Choice Prize at this iconic 50th Sculpture by the Sea.” said the artist.

“It was wonderful to see kids exploring the work and discovering the scene within the resin. Thanks to the lovely Rebel Penfold-Russell OAM, and Emrys and Jasper for this prize and congratulations to all the crew and David Handley in particular for the epic milestone and your continued advocacy of the arts.”

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