Sculpture by the Sea 2015
- When 22 Oct - 8 Nov 2015
Attracting huge numbers of visitors and inspiring widespread engagement with contemporary art Sculpture by the Sea is an important annual opportunity for UNSW Art & Design’s alumni, students and staff to share their work with audiences from across Australia and internationally. This year you will see the thoughtful work of Louis Pratt, Vince Vozzo, Bronwyn Berman, Harrie Fasher, Barbara Licha, Mark McClelland, Sallie Portnoy, Paul Selwood and Margarita Sampson.
As part of Sculpture by the Sea, UNSW Australia was pleased to recognise Louis Pratt with the UNSW Alumni Artist Award, a prize worth $5,000. UNSW Art & Design is always focused on media innovation and emerging technologies and Pratt’s work stands at the cutting edge of new technologies in sculpture, often manipulating 3D virtual figures with digital tools and 3D printing the resulting sculptures with unusual and surprising materials.
This year’s Sculpture by the Sea will have an all-encompassing continental appeal thanks to the work of A&D's cross disciplinary Art & Design student Jeremy Sheehan.
“It plays on this real concern of plastic in the ocean,” Founding Director David Handley explains. “Jeremy’s made this collaboration with 20 artists. Jeremy, his friends and family around Coffs Harbour have all gone out and found artists and communities around Oceania, from places such as the Philippines and PNG to Fiji.
Sheehan then distributed a skeleton kit to the participants who then make representations of birds using washed-up plastic collected from the beaches and coastlines of their islands and countries. The results will displayed around the Tama Surf Lifesaving Club.
Sheehan's TransMigration is among the many works to look out for on the Coastal Walk between Bondi and Tamarama from October 22 until November 8.