October 21, 2014

2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize presented to an international artist, Natalie Guy, for the first time in its 14-year history

The 2014 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has been awarded to an international artist for the first time since its conception in 2001. New Zealand artist Natalie Guy (pictured above) received the $15,000 main acquisitive prize for her work, Form for modern living #2, a five-kilogram bronze cast of a reworked plywood school-chair.

The Prize, Australia's pre-eminent national prize for small sculpture, and received a record number of entries this year.  Ms. Guy's sculpture was one of  45 finalists chosen from the nearly 600 works submitted.

Ms. Guy's artwork is an extension of pseudo-modernist sculptures which she began creating in 2012. It explores the nature of collection and exhibition on the public and private spheres, and is influenced by the familiarity of domestic interiors. The artwork also draws upon celebrated British sculptor Barbara Hepworth's series of Forms.

Form for modern living #2 will be acquired into Woollahra Council's permanent public collection.

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