Winners of Western Sydney University’s Sculpture Awards announced

Fault Sector' by Dani Lorrimer'Fault Sector' by Dan Lorrimer

Two impressive sculptures that appear at home in the harsh elements of the outdoors have taken out the top prizes at Western Sydney University’s 2018 Sculpture Awards.

Fault Sector – an 800kg rusted weathering steel chasm, by ACT artist Dan Lorrimer – has been announced as the winner of the Acquisitive Sculpture Award.

The sculpture will now find a permanent home at the University’s Campbelltown campus sculpture park – where guests will be able to wander through the middle of the 2.2m structure, like giants traipsing through a canyon.

The winner of the Janice Reid Site Specific Award is Robert Barnstone’s Body Shells – rusted, corten steel vessels, formed from geometric shapes, which sit suspended over the campus lake like a pair of futuristic canoes.

Body Shells' by Robert Barnstone'Body Shells' by Robert Barnstone

This year the sculptures were judged by Allison Clark, David Jensz and Sophia Kouyoumdjian.

Western Sydney University’s sculpture park, located on the rolling hills at the entrance to the University’s Campbelltown campus, showcases the works of local and international artists.  23 new sculptures were added for this year’s competition.

Members of the public are invited to visit the campus and view the sculpture park during core business hours, Monday to Friday 9am – 5pm and 10am – 4pm on weekends.

Visitors are encouraged to vote for their favourite work for the Landcom People’s Choice Award, which will be announced at a Mayoral reception at Campbelltown Arts Centre on 14 June 6pm. Members of the public are welcome to attend.

The exhibition is proudly supported by Landcom and Quest Campbelltown.


7 May 2018

Media Unit