Presented by Deputy Chairman of Tourism WA, Manny Papadoulis, the scholarship, donated by Gavin Bunning & Julienne Penny since 2013, provides invaluable support for the advancement of the artist’s career, including the opportunity to travel and study their craft. It also includes an invitation to exhibit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2019 .
Rima and Bernice used seventy thousand zip ties to create their sculpture titled ‘Pods’, inspired by the delicate shape of the glass sponge coral. The sculpture is a continuation from ‘Ziptide’, which exhibited in Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2018, with the intention of being more delicate and understated.
Bernice said, “Being in the exhibition has always been on my bucket list but I was too afraid to try. This collaboration gave us the courage to exhibit. Sculpture by the Sea gives room for every type of sculptural practice no matter your medium, it’s a welcoming invitation to create. We feel so honoured to have received this award.”