Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe, has announced Kathy Allam as the recipient of prestigious $15,000 WA Sculptor Scholarship for their artwork Plastic Pandemic.
Kathy Allam is based in Perth and she has exhibited at SXS Cottesloe six times since 2011. She is a graduate of RMIT and North Metropolitan TAFE. The WA Sculptor Scholarship is generously donated by Ian Hicks AO and Susie Grant through the George Hicks Foundation. The scholarship provides invaluable support for the advancement of the artist’s career, including the opportunity to travel and study their craft.
Ian Hicks AO and Susie Grant said, “Congratulations to Kathy for receiving the $15,000 WA Sculptor Scholarship. This award is designed to assist leading WA emerging to mid-career artists to reach the next stage of their career. It’s a hard road building a career as an artist. We hope Kathy benefits from this scholarship and that we will continue to see her exhibiting on Cottesloe beach again in the coming years.”
Sculpture by the Sea Founding CEO & Artistic Director, David Handley said, “Thank you to Minderoo and to Ian Hicks and Susie Grant for their continued support of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and our congratulations to both Ayako and Kathy.”
The Award recipient was selected by a judging panel of leading figures in the visual arts – Johannes Pannekoek, Artist, from Perth, Soula Veyradier the Manager of Gallery and Programs, School of Art and Design, North Metropolitan TAFE and Michael Le Grand Artist and former Head of Sculpture at the Australian National University.
Sculpture by the Sea Founding CEO & Artistic Director, David Handley said, “Thank you to Ian Hicks and Susie Grant for their continued support of Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe and our congratulations to Kathy.”