In conjunction with our Principal Sponsor Macquarie, we are delighted to announce the winners of the #SxSBeInspired competition.
Congratulations to Clarkey 1963, Kirsten Strecker and Mrs_Robinsonx on their inspiring submissions.
Each winner will receive a limited edition small sculpture commissioned from 2014 exhibiting artist, Kerrie Argent.
Competition judge, Simon Bloomfield, Creative Director at Mercer Bell, said Inspiration is such an apt theme for anything related to Sculpture by the Sea. The natural setting juxtaposed with all of the works truly takes your mind to new places, and I think many of the finalists reflect this. Our winners in particular have captured something that only sculpture (and I’d argue, only Sculpture by the Sea) can inspire – the individual perspective of a work of art, at a particular moment in time, which brings it to life in a whole new light”
Fiona Mackenzie, head of marketing at Macquarie’s Banking and Financial Services Group said: “Everybody’s experience at Sculpture by the Sea is unique and this was reflected in the high calibre of entries capturing the sculptures from an array of angles and putting into words the many different ways each of the pieces inspired.
“Thank you to everyone who entered the #SxSBeInspired competition and to the judges for helping to celebrate inspiration and creativity in all its forms.”
“I just thought this sculpture was amazing. He was just staring out to the horizon. Where had he come from? Where was he going?” Photo by Clarkey 1963. Artwork by Sean Henry, the wanderer, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014.
“When art and nature combine, that is the ultimate inspiration for me. This sculpture demonstrates that perfectly.” Photo by Kirsten Strecker. Artwork by Hugh McLachlan, slowflow, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014.
“I love the way the sun is hitting the beams and how every angle gives you something different – from this view it looks chaotic and in need of saving, but move around to the right 60 degrees and everything is aligned and structured. Great metaphor for changing your perspective in life!” Photo by Mrs Robinsonx. Artwork by Cave Urban, save our souls, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2014.
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