Bob Jenyns named as winner of Australiaâ€™s leading sculpture competition, taking home $115,000.
March 31st, 2008
Tasmanian artist, Bob Jenyns, has won Australia’s leading sculpture prize – the 2008 Helen Lempriere National Sculpture Award.
His work, “Pont de l’Archêveché” (pictured above), named after the narrowest bridge in Paris, impressed judges with its apparent childlike joyfulness and whimsical qualities.
Evocative of a fairy tale lorry, the sculpture is a scale model of a caravan inspired by the historic lodging of Australin Artist Albert Tucker.
In the 1950’s, as a struggling artist in Paris, Tucker built a small caravan to live in, which he parked on the bank of the River Seine.
“Pont de l’Archêveché is a lyrical piece that reveals resonance on several levels from the toy-like construction and child-like optimism to the poignancy of the lonely traveller,” said Mr Alan Dodge, Chairperson of the judging panel.
Jenyns’ work will become part of the ‘Lempriere Collection’ and will be permanently sited in the Werribee Park Sculpture Walk, in Victoria, alongside previous winners, and the exhibition of finalists is on public display at Werribee Park until Saturday 31 May 2008.
A searchable and comprehensive guide for specifying leading products and their suppliers
Keep up to date with the latest and greatest from our industry BFF's!
Australia’s leading producer of solid-engineered oak flooring has recently launched a new suite of innovative resources to support creativity and ambition in the architecture and design community.
The workplace has changed – and it will continue to evolve. With dynamism at the heart of clients’ requirements, architects and designers at leading practices such as Elenberg Fraser are using and recommending Herman Miller’s OE1 products for the future workplace.
Join us behind the scenes with V-ZUG’s in-house design team, and discover how this Swiss boutique kitchen manufacturer balances art, science and history to create its pioneering Excellence line.
Threading together Country and cultures across Australia, this artist collective has produced a series of memorable sculptures to sit by Sydney Harbour.
Make a bold statement with this double-ended chaise / sofa. The sumptuous organic contours and unique silhouette deliver an inventive interpretation of the classical settee. Traditionally upholstered in Australia Dimensions: W2500m D700mm H700mm Delivery Time: 6-8 weeks Applications: Contract and domestic Variations: C Series includes occasional & easy chairs, compact & large chaises Finish: 100% […]
Ergotron’s TRACE monitor mounts aim to move with us, in order to maximise wellbeing and output.
Entry is now open to The Australian International Design Awards, Australia’s most prestigious and diverse design awards program. “By participating, manufacturers and designers have the opportunity to gain international exposure and a local marketing edge. Winners and finalists receive measurable outcomes including vast media exposure, print and online promotion, point-of-sale advantage, product exhibition opportunities, market […]
The internet never sleeps! Here's the stuff you might have missed
A Milliken carpet sample provided inspiration for the colourful fit-out of the Ultimate Security head office in Sydney – and Inspired Spaces and Milliken closely collaborated to bring the vision to life.
That’s it. It’s a no-brainer. Move to central Melbourne and rent at LIV Munro where the apartments are beautifully conceived and the amenities are beyond outstanding. Build-to-rent is making waves and, through excellent design, the lifestyle of this new way of living is elevated to another dimension.
Besotted with the rare and unusual, Imogen Reed has created a tapas restaurant in Sydney’s Potts Point, that feels at once ghostly and opulent.