THE UMBRELLA – Anna Williams | 2022 |
Steel rod and net
Umbrella won the 2022 Kingborough Council Acquisition Award from Art Farm Birchs Bay.
The artist says: “When I was making this umbrella, I tried to make a sculpture which was robust and elegant. Umbrellas are one of those everyday objects that combine function and aesthetics to create a beautiful shape. I was inspired by Renoir’s Painting ‘The Umbrella’, although umbrellas have been used by artists, filmmakers and in rituals throughout history.
Installed at Birchs Bay Art Farm until February 2023.
BIOTIC FORMS – Ulrike Hora | 2021
Ceramic Stoneware, Steel
The Biotic Forms won the 2021 Kingborough Council Acquisition Award from Art Farm Birchs Bay.
‘The cycles of nature inspire the reawakening of Biotic Forms as they emerge from the earth like living forms, yet rigid and unyielding as the stone beneath. Infusing perceptions of buds, flowers and seeds with earth, stem and stone, a life-evoking grove emerges, being at once both earthly and alien.’
Installed outside the Civic Centre Kingston
SQUALL – Ben Beames | 2020 |
Forged and formed steel
Squall won the 2020 Kingborough Council Acquisition Award from Art Farm Birchs Bay. ‘Dancing on the surface, a squall of chaotic elegance.’
TIN TUNA – Shane Suris | 2019
Installed at Silverwater Park, Woodbridge
WEATHER GIRL – Pirjo Julola – 2018
Steel, wire, acrylic
Weather girl won the 2018 Kingborough Council Acquisition Award from Art Farm Birchs Bay.
“Weather Girl is about the rising influence of girls as young women in our society. No longer just an attractive afterthought presenting the weather on TV, the weather girl IS the weather.”
Currently installed at the gym at Kingborough Sports Centre, 10 Kingston View Drive, Kingston
CURRAWONG – Ned Trewartha |2017 Installed at KIN Creative Space, Beach Road, Kingston
CELLO – Mike Limb | 2016 |
Steel, enamel paint Cello won the 2016 Kingborough Council Acquisition Award from Art Farm Birchs Bay.
Mike Limb has a background in the performing arts in a career spanning 30 years – with roles including acting, directing and production. After undertaking an apprenticeship in sheet- metal fabrication he has turned his focus to sculpture.
Located at the Kingborough Community Hub, Crn Pardalote Pde/Goshawk Way, Kingston
IN THE FUTURE – Keith Smith | 2015
Installed at Kingston Wetlands
SEED – Dean Chatwin | 2014
“Tragopogon porrifolius – otherwise known as common salsify, goatsbeard, Jerusalem star, John-go-to-bed-at-noon, Joseph’s flower, or oyster plant – is a ‘blow-in’ that grows unintentionally in my home’s front yard. Here I can study and reflect on its attractive purple flowers and arresting seed head that resembles that of a giant dandelion. Inspired by the forms of the individual seeds, their fragility and elegant umbrella-like shape, I scale them to enormous proportions to create other-worldly forms.”
Installed at Blackmans Bay Foreshore
FARMERS BALL – Keith Smith |2013 Installed at Kingston Wetlands
JOIN ME FOR A DRINK – Simon Pankhurst 2011 |
Join Me for a Drink won the 2011 Benchmaking-Birchs Bay Acquisition prize. This work made entirely of reclaimed metal.
Simon Punkhurst is a full-time sculptural blacksmith and former Kingborough resident.
Installed at Civic Centre, 15 Channel Highway, Kingston
SUNDIAL – Dan Tucker |2008
Installed at Kingborough Civic Centre Atrium, 15 Channel Highway Kingston
GLOBE SCULPTURE – MATTHEW CARNEY 2006
“When we encounter the enormous mass of a whale, we are struck by the insignificance of our own form and thus realise the true relationship that we share with our world. This work is a meeting place for the community and the people who visit the island and a source of discussion in acknowledging the symbiotic relationship that we have with the other inhabitants of the earth. The Inter-generational dependence of mother and calf depicts the continuity we experience from past and present.”
Installed at Adventure Bay Foreshore, Bruny Island