We are pleased to announce that the recipient of this year’s $60,000 Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize, Jörg Plickat’s ‘Divided Planet’, has been installed at Headland Park, Georges Heights in Mosman as a gift to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for permanent public enjoyment.
The sculpture joins previous Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize recipients, Stephen King’s Fallout and Peter Lundberg’s Ring which were both installed last year.
The sculptures will be set against the spectacular and historically significant Middle Head, overlooking Sydney Harbour, joining other works on loan from artists in Sculpture by the Sea, helping to create a lasting cultural destination.
The $60,000 acquisitive Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize is the most generous sculpture prize in NSW and will assist German based Jörg Plickat to continue his significant work in sculpture.
Macquarie Group Deputy Managing Director, Greg Ward, said: “We are delighted to gift this outstanding sculpture to the people of Sydney, and look forward to Jörg Plickat’s work being enjoyed by residents and visitors for years to come.”
“I am thrilled that the third Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize has been gifted to the Sydney Harbour Federation Trust for permanent public placement at Georges Heights.” said founding Director of Sculpture by the Sea, David Handley. “For Macquarie to give one sculpture is nice, to give two is nicer but for Macquarie to gift three, is a collection, and this one is truly international with works from regional New South Wales, Vermont in the United States and now from Germany. Congratulations to all three artists and in particular to Jörg Plickat for receiving the Macquarie Group Sculpture Prize this year.”
For information on planning your visit to see these sculptures at Headland Park, click here.
Jörg Plickat, Divided Planet, Middle Head. Photo by Meredith Schofield