The Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship of $10,000 was awarded at the opening of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe to Denise Pepper from Bayswater in Perth for ‘Leaden Heart’.
This scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides funds for the artist’s study, travel and the advancement of their career, together with an invitation to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2017 this October.
Denise Pepper said, “I am extremely proud to be a recipient of the Western Australian Sculptor Scholarship and thrilled that I have been recognised for my work. I believe this is a strong work and particularly its concept of the convict tokens highlighting sad but intimate stories. I look forward to utilizing the scholarship associated with this award to take my art practice further.”