UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Prize: Final call for entries

Date: 20/08/2009

The University of Western Sydney's Campbelltown campus is known for its idyllic grounds, complete with green sloping hills and impressive outdoor artworks that dot the landscape.

Aspiring and accomplished sculptors from all over Australia are now being called on to make their mark on the campus, by submitting works to the fourth UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award.

UWS Curator, Monica McMahon, says the sculpture prize has become a key event in the University's calendar which attracts reputable Australian artists and engages the local community in art and education.

"The Campbelltown campus is the home to many inspiring artworks - including the works of previous winners Michael Sibel, Michael Le Grand and Grant Calvin," says Ms McMahon.

"The winner of the 2010 competition will also see their work permanently installed on the University's picturesque grounds, where they will be a source of inspiration for generations of students."

There are two awards in 2010, the UWS Acquisitive Sculpture Award, valued up to $25,000, and the Landcom People Choice Award, which will be judged by visitors to the exhibition and is valued at $5000.

The judges for the UWS Award will be UWS Vice Chancellor, Professor Janice Reid; UWS Curator, Monica McMahon; Christopher Hodges, Director of Utopia Art Gallery and UWS Award finalist in 2004 and 2006; and Jim Croke, a sculptor and lecturer in Sculpture at the National Art School, Sydney.

Entries close Friday 4th September.

For more information, contact Monica McMahon on: monica.mcmahon@uws.edu.au



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