Perth-born cousins Georgia Taylor-Berry and Jesse Taylor were announced today as the inaugural recipients of the new Sculpture by the Sea Artist Award of $30,000, supported by Minderoo Foundation, for their artwork ‘Interacting Fences’.
The architects, currently residing in Amsterdam and Los Angeles respectively, developed ‘Interacting Fences’ across three countries during the global pandemic as they reflected on our new world of social distancing, which has simultaneously made our worlds smaller, while also expanding them. The two 10m long aluminium fences transfigure the familiar and divisive corrugated Australian fence into a mechanism of unification and shared experience.
“We are thrilled and humbled to accept the inaugural Sculpture by the Sea Artist Award. This generous award covers the costs of making ‘Interacting Fences’, and encourages us, as emerging artists, to continue our work exploring themes of social sustainability. The support of Sculpture by the Sea and Minderoo Foundation and their advocacy for the arts is truly appreciated.”