UNSW Alumni Recipients

Posted: November 1, 2019 / Announced, News

Richard Byrnes, ‘Empires Dismantled’, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019. Photo Clyde Yee.

This year, Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi includes six alumni from UNSW Art and Design and one UNSW Built Environment graduate.

As a practising artist with more than 100 group exhibitions both in Australia and overseas, Richard Byrnes is still excited to be involved in this year’s Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi exhibition for the sixth time. “It’s great to be part of a high-quality, high-profile exhibition that is so accessible to Sydney,” Byrnes said. “Being involved with it has allowed me to find my own voice as an artist and exposed me to new ideas.”

Nadia Odlum is exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi for the first time this year, and one of three recipients of the Helen Lempriere Scholarship in 2019.

Harrie Fasher received the Helen Lempriere Scholarship herself in 2017, and is exhibiting for her fifth Bondi exhibition, with a work ‘Voices at Dawn’, referencing our own mortality, encouraging viewers to live life to its fullest.

Maurice Goldberg is exhibiting for the second time as part of Goldberg Aberline Studios (GAS), with another inflatable work, ‘Old friends… a day at the beach’, an interactive opportunity to drop back into childhood.

Paul Selwood has previously participated in the exhibition 14 times. Paul Selwood received the Balnaves Major Award in 2001. His steel sculpture titled ‘Paradeigma Metaphysic’ is permanently displayed at The Royal Botanic Gardens.

Charlie Trivers has exhibited at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 12 times since 1999. “Exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea has played a huge role in my career, as well as giving me a clearer focus on my artistic direction,” Trivers said. His work, ‘Ouroboros’ is made using plantation, timber and wood and according to Trivers is therefore close to carbon neutral in its making.

Exhibiting for the first time this year, Joel Adler’s work ‘Viewfinder’, if viewed from the correct distance and height, will allow visitors to see the waves below that were previously unseen from the coastal path. “Since attending the exhibition for the first time in 2006, being an artist at Sculpture by the Sea has been a dream of mine,” Adler said.

Congratulations to the UNSW Alumni exhibiting at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019!

With thanks to Significant Partner UNSW for their continued support.

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