Congratulations to our two, 2023 Kingborough Acquisition Prize winners Dan Tucker and Evie Silver.
Mayor, Paula Wriedt announced the winners of the 2023 Sculpture Prize organised by Art Farm Birchs Bay out of 21 entries of artworks.
“The Sculpture Prize exhibits a variety of works by local artists, all at different career stages,” Cr Wriedt said.
“The Sculpture Prize is such a fantastic event gathering talent from local artists and every year it gets more difficult to pick the winners with the array of sculptures exceeding all our expectations.
“This year’s winners, Dan Tucker for his work ‘Even or Odd’ and Evie Silver for her work ‘Weedy’ will both become part of Kingborough’s public sculpture trail.
“Even or Odd will be beautifully positioned at the Gordon recreation ground and will make a stunning feature by the sea.
Dan Tucker, a local Bruny Island artist said he was fascinated by the beauty of mechanical things including symmetry, precision and balance.
“We manipulate the landscape around us to make our lives more comfortable but often in this process we disrupt and destroy the balance of nature, is it odd we are doing this at an ever-quickening speed,” Mr Tucker said.
“Weedy, by artist Evie Silver is an exceptional piece, featuring a sea dragon within a robust piece of art which will be placed within Kingborough by the sea.
Ms Silver said Weedy on face value was the translocation of a delicate under water scene to land.
“It is a product of my exploration with the materials of metal and glass whilst playing with the movements of currents and the combinations of colours and rust.”
“All 21 artworks that participated in this year’s prize will be on display at Art Farm Birchs Bay until 11 February 2024,” Cr Wriedt said.