Deakin University contemporary small
sculpture award 2011 started Yesterday.
The winner : Stephen Bird, for
his work Boxers.
says, 'My ceramic works locate themselves in an invented world where dissonant
cultural idioms come together to form a language I have coined Industrial
Sobotage. I use humour, propaganda, trompe l'oeil and meaningless violence to
re-tell archetypal myths and make observations about complex collective issues,
including politics, cultural imperialism and the global power struggle.'
$10,000 award is sponsored by the School of Management and Marketing, Faculty
of Business and Law, Deakin University, and organised by the Deakin University
Art Collection and Galleries unit.
finalists were recently selected for the 2011 Deakin University Contemporary
Small Sculpture Award from 263 entries by the judging panel consisting of:
The sculpture are made out of porcelain clay, magic clay and are framed with glass.
I am intrigued by the function of memory; how some memories are vivid
while others are fleeting, how memory affects individual, familiar, and
cultural identity. Personal memories provide the framework from which I can ask
broader questions. I am inspired by sensory memory and intrigued with the
relationship between visual memory and tactile perception."