The Pommery Champagne Artist Award

Posted: October 13, 2023 / News

Min-Sub Park, ‘To Endure’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023. Image supplied by the artist.

Sculpture by the Sea is delighted to be continuing its partnership with Champagne Pommery for a second year. Champagne Pommery, one of the world’s most loved champagnes, is a National Supporting Partner of the exhibition, providing sponsorship and artist support through the Pommery Champagne Artist Award of $5,000 for our Bondi and Cottesloe exhibitions. The recipient of this year’s Pommery Champagne Artist Award is international artist Min-Sub Park from South Korea for his sculpture ‘To Endure’, one of 105 sculptures in this year’s exhibition.

Champagne Pommery is a long time champion of the Arts. Each year, the Pommery Champagne House in Reims opens a contemporary art exhibition in its chalk quarries called #Experience Pommery, where visitors can explore 18 kilometres of underground galleries.

Monsieur et Madame Vranken, owners of the House and wider group Vranken-Pommery Monopole founded in 1976,  personally selected Min-Sub Park to be the recipient of the Pommery Champagne Artist Award who is exhibiting for the first time in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi.  He is represented in Sydney by Cross Bay Gallery. ‘To Endure’ is a representation of enduring vigorously and confidently against the difficult reality that society and humans face, projected onto a bullfight.

“Our support to the Arts is fundamental and we are absolutely thrilled to continue the partnership with Sculpture by the Sea to celebrate their significant anniversaries in style and of course, with Champagne!” said Inge Fransen, CEO Vranken-Pommery Australia.

“We are delighted to celebrate our 25th Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and our upcoming 20th annual Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe exhibitions with Champagne Pommery, especially given the extraordinary collection and art exhibitions they host in Reims’ said David Handley AM, Founding CEO & Artistic Director of Sculpture by the Sea.

“Congratulations to Min-Sub Park, on receiving the Pommery Award. I am sure his sculpture will be a favourite with visitors to the exhibition.”

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