Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 recipient announced – click here
Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 recipient announced – click here
Professional Development Award 2014 recipient announced – click here

The finalists exhibition and voting for the Civic Choice Award 2014 are closed.
Civic Choice Award 2014 announced 28 November 2014

Announcements

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 recipient – Geoff Robinson

Prize – $60,000

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Geoff Robinson – 15 locations / 15 minutes / 15 days, 2014





Judges Statement
Ringing bells mark space and time. The sound of ringing bells have the capacity to reverberate around and through bodies, temporarily mapping a place by demarcating it aurally and interacting with the acoustic nature of surfaces that reflect or absorb sound. They call a community together and join it through a shared experience. Geoff Robinson's project uses the 15 Federation hand bells struck for the centenary of Federation in 2001 to create a sound space that is both communal and architectural, reiterating the assembly of Federation Square and its purpose as a meeting place for all called to action and idea. Occurring once a day throughout the duration of the exhibition, the bells, rung by 15 people, offer a quarter-hour of auratic beauty and performative engagement. Open and potential, they call between themselves to create a relay that travels around and through the square, implicating, in the most generous of ways, the people around whom the sound travels and rallies.



Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 recipient – Aleks Danko

Award – $40,000


Photo credit: Andrew Curtis courtesy of the artist

Click here to learn more about, Aleks Danko, the recipient of the Rural & Regional Development Award 2014.

Click here for the finalist catalogue.

Click here for the media release.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 Finalist Exhibition & Civic Choice Award 2014


The finalist exhibition and voting for the Civic Choice Award 2014 have closed. The winner of the Civic Choice Award 2014 will be announced on this website on 28 November 2014.

Click here to learn more about the finalists and their work.

Click here for the finalist catalogue.


The Civic Choice Award 2014 is supported by Federation Square.




Sofitel Melbourne On Collins, Melbourne's hotel for the arts, support an overnight stay for this Award.





Professional Development Award 2014 recipient – Kay Abude

Award – $10,000 Qantas International air travel and VCA professional practice opportunity

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Kay Abude – Piecework (Federation Square), 2014



Judges Statement
The nature of labour, with its economic, repetitive and somatic properties, is addressed in the work of Kay Abude. The market stall, the factory production line, the family business, the migrant or shift worker, and the role ordinary people play in the production of corporate or government capital are called to mind as she and members of her family produce faux gold bars. As an uncanny insertion, the work makes visible hidden processes of production that underpin the spectacle of the city. The activity of work, or lack of it, touches all lives, bringing us together in the massification of cities, or sending us travelling to make and maintain connections. Kay’s project singles out the process of labour for its focus, and occurs every day, with a 24 hour shift running over the weekend. Work both connects and separates us, taking so much of our time that it comes to define our lives, and it is this common element that Kay unfolds in her project.



Judges Statement for finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014


The judges were delighted with the response to the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014. The six finalists selected all explore site, space and place in highly sophisticated ways. The works embody a rather quiet spectacle, nuanced situations and a determination to often share both the process and indeed construction of the work with the audience. The context for many works radiate out from Federation Square, connecting to other urban spaces and ultimately to spaces we cannot see. At the finalist exhibition at Federation Square (10th to 24th November) the public will be immersed in ideas and works that point to another definition of what urban sculpture can be or represent.

The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank all applicants in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014.
The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Melbourne Prize.

Federation Square Partnership



Federation Square
Photo credit: David Simmonds



Presentation event at Deakin Edge
Photo credit: Leisa Hunt Photography


Federation Square reflects and cultivates Melbourne's pre-eminence as a centre for creativity and innovation. The team at Federation Square is dedicated to working with artists and creative practitioners to create provocative works that respond specifically to the unique physical and social environment that is Melbourne's meeting place.

Federation Square is the exhibition and events partner and 'home' of the annual Melbourne Prize. This long-term partnership makes it possible for the public, visiting the free public exhibition each November, to engage with abundant talent in literature, music and (urban) sculpture. It provides artists with public exposure in one of the country's most visited public spaces. At our 10th anniversary, the Melbourne Prize Trust appreciates Federation Square's generous support, which enhances our creative resources and provides opportunities to promote our abundant artistic talent through the annual Melbourne Prize.

An artist fee of $4,000 has been made available to each finalist by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.



Additional information


For your interest, a summary of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014, Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 and additional awards is provided below, along with the 2014 Judges, Past Winners and Catalogues, Key Dates and other information.

This year's program recognises and rewards Victorian sculptors and demonstrates the capacity and importance of our creative resources. Focusing on the urban environment, the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 highlights sculptural practice in all its forms, its role in inspiring our public spaces and informing and enriching public life.
This year's activities would not be possible without the generous support of our partners — please refer to our 2014 supporters below.

The annual Melbourne Prize is supported by the State Government through Arts Victoria, the City of Melbourne and our Partners and Patrons.

With thanks,
Simon H Warrender
Executive Director & Founder
Melbourne Prize Trust


The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Melbourne Prize and Melbourne Prize Trust.

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The 2014 Finalists

Kay Abude – Professional Development Award 2014 recipient


Piecework (Federation Square), 2014



Installation and performance: steel, MDF, timber, plywood, fluorescent lights, gas-lift stools, plastic, cardboard, paper, plaster, silicone rubber, gold paint, brushes, various mould making and modelling tools, latex gloves, sand paper, cotton and nylon rags, cotton velvet, silk, rayon braided cord and uniformed workers. Dimensions variable.

Biography
Kay Abude‘s creative practice is dominated by a preoccupation with the factory. Her installations and performance works are process and task orientated, exploring art practice as a type of work and how value is conferred through the idea of ‘work’.

www.kayabude.com

Description
“Far and away the best prize that life has to offer is the chance to work hard at work worth doing” — Theodore Roosevelt.

Piecework (Federation Square), 2014 project word list: / to work
/ to cast
/ gold
/ process
/ factory
/ ‘three-shift’ system
/ 24-hour cycle
/ piece rate
/ uniformed workers
/ value

Performance schedule
Thu, 13 Nov
2pm – 10pm

Sat, 15 Nov & Sun, 16 Nov
24-hour cycle
6am – 2pm
2pm – 10pm
10pm – 6am

Sat, 22 Nov
2pm – 10pm

Sun, 23 Nov
2pm – 10pm



Spiros Panigirakis


MOORABBIN, 2014



Biography
Spiros Panigirakis is interested in how presentational devices, furniture and organisational frameworks influence the construction of meaning,form and sociability. He often works with groups in both a curatorial and collaborative capacity to address the sited conditions of art. Panigirakis is a lecturer at MADA - Faculty of Art Design and Architecture, Monash University.He is represented by Sarah Scout, Melbourne.

www.spirospanigirakis.com

Description
MOORABBIN is a suburb that is located fifteen kilometres southeast of Melbourne's Federation Square. It is home to approximately 5300 residents, 3 primary schools, a TAFE, a few parks and an industrial area that lies east of Chesterville Road.The train station is on the Frankston line. Bates, Smart and Mccutcheon designed the 1962 Moorabbin Town Hall, defunct after the City of Moorabbin's dissolution into the City of Kingston in 1994. In late 2012 the landmark clock tower was restored and renovated to feature a multi­ coloured illuminated clock face.

MOORABBIN, 2014 is a temporary bureau for the civic, commercial and social representation of a suburban locale.

Scott Mitchell




the Listener, 2014



Materials: wood, wire, aluminium, electronic circuit, radio waves

Biography
Scott Mitchell‘s art practice explores the social structures that form around objects and processes of making. His projects often build upon existing DIY practices and feedback into these amateur communities through the sharing of construction methods. Artworks are often functional and blur traditional boundaries between art and life.

Scott would like to thank Clint Jeffrey from the ASV, Thomas Baum and David Welch from RMIT University and Karen Worthington for their contributions to the project.

Description
the Listener is a propositional art project that calls for the construction of a large scale sculpture and functional radio telescope in Melbourne’s Royal Park. This proposed sculpture will be capable of receiving radio signals from space, tracking emissions from the Sun, the planet Jupiter, the galactic plane of the Milky Way and background radiation from the Big Bang. The presentation within Federation Square is the first step in a collective imagining of the Listener’s construction. The small-scale radio telescope presented here was constructed with assistance from amateur radio enthusiasts including members of the Radio Astronomy Section of the Astronomical Society of Victoria.



Louise Paramor


Ursa Major, 2014



Materials: plastic, fibreglass, steel fixings

Biography
Louise Paramor has regularly exhibited her work nationally and internationally since 1988, after graduating with a Post Graduate Diploma from the Victorian College of the Arts.

She has been commissioned for a number of permanent public sculptures, the most recent being the monumental Panorama Station, Peninsula Link Freeway, Melbourne (2012).

www.louiseparamor.com

Description
Ursa Major is an assemblage sculpture that brings together an array of different types of ready-made objects,thus allowing industry, novelty and domesticity to collide. The focalpoint is an oversized fiberglass bear which is treated as a formal element yet ultimately dictates the final arrangement.

Ursa Major is a large, colourful and boisterous work.Its position in the backcourt of Federation Square offers a contrasting,contemplative space for the viewer to consider the origins of the parts as well as the harmony of the whole.Visible from inside the NGVA and Deakin Edge,the piece also connects to interior spaces.

John Nixon




Colour Mountains 2, 2014



Materials: looped video, no sound

Biography
1949
Born in Sydney, lives in Briar Hill, Melbourne

1973
First solo exhibition, Pinacotheca, Melbourne

1982
Selected by Germano Celant to represent Australia at Documenta 7, Kassel, Germany

1999
Winner of Clemenger Contemporary Art Award, Melbourne

2001
Recipient of Australia Council Fellowship Award

John's work is included in all major State Museum collections in Australia.

Description
Colour Mountains 2 (2014) is an abstract, animated flicker-style film relating to a group of Colour Mountain paintings. A rapid succession of shapes, colours and permutations on a formal theme create a dynamic retinal experience.

The triangular shape is a simplified representation of a mountain.Here the mountain is brought to the city, transposed from its natural stillness to a pulsating city rhythm.

rom eight primary units,a multitude of images is generated by means of reversal, inversion and variation. The film loop allows a stream of time, with no real beginning or end.

An example of John's multidisciplinary practice, Colour Mountain 2 has been specifically developed for the large public screen at Federation Square.

Please note:
During the exhibition dates, the work is shown on the large screen at Federation Square and here in the entry of the Yarra Building at Federation Square.



Geoff Robinson – Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 recipient


15 locations/15 minutes/15 days, 2014





Materials: timber dowel, acrylic paint, powder coated steel post holders,shot bags, federation handballs (courtesy of Museum Victoria), variable dimensions

Biography
Geoff Robinson creates process­ determined, site based artworks that engage with sound mapping and spatial diagrams. His practice investigates the transformation of sonic experiences into form and the alternate relationships and contexts that occur when sites are overlayed through sound and diagram.

www.geoffrobinsonprojects.com

Description
15 locations/15 minutes/15 days is a sculptural event that takes place over the fifteen days of the public exhibition of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 at Federation Square. Each day charts the duration of the project through sound and sculpture. Fifteen individually coloured spatial markers are situated in different positions each day throughout the square. Starting on the first day at 6am,fifteen performers will take position at a spatial marker and strike a Federation hand bell for 15 minutes. Each consecutive day the event is repeated an hour later finishing on the final day at 8pm.

Performance schedule
Monday 10 Nov, 6am
Tuesday 11 Nov, 7am
Wednesday 12 Nov, 8am
Thursday 13 Nov, 9am
Friday 14 Nov, 10am
Saturday 15 Nov, 11am
Sunday 16 Nov, 12noon
Monday 17 Nov,1pm
Tuesday 18 Nov, 2pm
Wednesday 19 Nov, 3pm
Thursday 20 Nov, 4pm
Friday 21 Nov, 5pm
Saturday 22 Nov, 6pm
Sunday 23 Nov, 7pm
Monday 24 Nov, 8pm

Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 recipient

Photo credit: Andrew Curtis courtesy of the artist

Daylesford-based artist Aleks Danko has become the inaugural recipient of the $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award, which is offered to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the annual Melbourne Prize.

The Award recognises Aleks' portfolio of work, the proposal for new work to be presented in Victorian rural centres Bendigo and Ballarat and further career development.
Aleks' work has been exhibited in Australia and overseas and is held in all State Collections, major Regional Art Galleries and selected University Collections in Australia. A major survey of Aleks Danko's work 1970 - 2015 at the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is scheduled for July-October 2015, touring to Heide Muesum of Modern Art in Melbourne 2015/2016 and then to the Anne and Gordon Samstag Art Museum / Australian Experimental Art Foundation Adelaide 2016.

The Award, supported by The Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation, is offered as part of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014, which focuses on the importance of sculpture, in all its forms, to inform public spaces and enrich public life.

The Rural & Regional Development Award recognises the important contribution of sculptors in rural and regional Victoria and provides career development opportunities.
See information on Aleks Danko at the exhibition of finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014, to be held at Federation Square between 10 - 24 November 1014.

The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank all applicants in the Rural & Regional Development Award 2014.


Click here for the media release.

Click here for the catalogue.
News
MELBOURNE PRIZE 2014 NEWS

Recipients in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 and in the Professional Development Award 2014 announced
Posted on 13 Nov
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Finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 announced
Posted on 23 Jul
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Finalist exhibition 10-24 November at Federation Square, Melbourne
Posted on 23 Jul
 

Entries close on 16 June for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture and Rural & Regional Development Award 2014. Finalists for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 announced 23 July 2014
Posted on 16 Jun

Urban Sculpture competition gets top marks
Posted on 30 Apr
Read more

Read the media release announcing the opening of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014
Posted on 14 Apr
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The 2014 Judges


Tony Ellwood

Director, National Gallery
of Victoria





Simone Slee

Artist & Head, Sculpture & Spatial Practice, School of Art, Victorian College of the Arts, Faculty of VCA and MCM, The University of Melbourne


Juliana Engberg

Artistic Director, Australian Centre for Contemporary Art





Professor Marie Sierra

Deputy Dean and Head of School UNSW Australia Art & Design


Professor Callum Morton

Head of Fine Art, MADA,
Monash University Art Design & Architecture and Sculptor
Key Dates
14 April 2014
Entries open

16 June 2014, 5.00pm
Entries close
23 July 2014
Announcement of Finalists

10 – 24 November 2014
Public Exhibition of Finalists
13 November 2014
Announcement of Recipients

28 November 2014
Announcement of
Civic Choice Award 2014
2014 Prize & Awards / Summary

Finalists



The finalist exhibition and voting for the Civic Choice Award 2014 has closed. The winner of the Civic Choice Award 2014 will be announced here on 28 November 2014.

Click here to learn more about the finalists and their work.

Click here for the finalists catalogue.

The recipient of the Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 has been announced.

Click here.

Summary of the 2014
Prizes & Awards


Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2014

$60,000 cash


Supported by The Vera Moore Foundation, The Tallis Foundation & the Melbourne Prize Trust.

An artist fee of $4,000 (incl. GST) will be provided to each of the six (6) finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 to assist with the costs of preparing entries for the public exhibition.

 

Supported by the Helen Macpherson Smith Trust.



Rural & Regional
Development Award 2014

$40,000 cash


Supported by The Geoff and Helen Handbury Foundation, whose focus in supporting this Award is to provide opportunities to sculptors in rural and regional Victoria.

Professional
Development Award 2014

$10,000 cash + $2,500 Qantas international airfare credit and a professional practice opportunity in Sculpture & Spatial Practice, School of Art, VCA, The University of Melbourne.


This Award will be presented to one of the six (6) finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 at the discretion of the judges. Details of the professional practice opportunity will be negotiated between the recipient and the VCA following the announcement.

Supported by the Melbourne Prize Trust, Qantas and the VCA.



Civic Choice Award 2014

$4,000 cash


Awarded to a finalist in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 with the highest number of public votes cast online and in the catalogue during the Federation Square exhibition (10 – 24 November).

Supported by the
Melbourne Prize Trust and
Sofitel Melbourne On Collins.

Thank you to our 2014 Partners and Patrons
Past Winners

2011




Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2011
Bianca Hester
A world, fully accessible by no
living being
2011

Professional
Development Award 2011
Isaac Greener & Lucas Maddock
Apostle No.2 2011

Civic Choice Award 2011
Isaac Greener & Lucas Maddock
Apostle No.2 2011

Click here for the exhibition catalogue (4mb)

2008




Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2008
Alexander Knox
maxims of behaviour 2008

Professional
Development Award 2008
Tom Nicholson
Monument for the flooding of
Royal Park
2008

VicUrban Award 2008
Louise Paramor
Tritonic Jam Session 2008

Civic Choice Award 2008
Elaine Miles
Reflections 2007

Click here for the exhibition catalogue (2mb)

2005




Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2005
OSW: Terri Bird, Bianca Hester, Natasha Johns-Messenger and Scott Mitchell
groundings 2005

Professional
Development Award 2005
Karen Abernethy
echophene 2004

Fabrication Award 2005
Simon Perry
Public Address 2005

Civic Choice Award 2005
Matthew de Moiser
Parasite 2005

Click here for the exhibition catalogue (2.4mb)
The annual Melbourne Prize alumni 2005 to 2013
Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2005
Open Spatial Workshop

Professional
Development Award 2005
Karen Abernethy

Civic Choice Award 2005
Matthew de Moiser



Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2008
Alexander Knox

Professional
Development Award 2008
Tom Nicholson

Vic Urban Award 2008
Louise Paramor

Civic Choice Award 2008
Elaine Miles



Melbourne Prize
for Urban Sculpture 2011
Bianca Hester

Professional
Development Award 2011
Isaac Greener & Lucas Maddock

Civic Choice Award 2011
Isaac Greener & Lucas Maddock
Melbourne Prize
for Literature 2006
Helen Garner


Best Writing Award 2006
Christos Tsiolkas

Civic Choice Award 2006
Henry von Doussa



Melbourne Prize
for Literature 2009
Gerald Murnane


Best Writing Award 2009
Nam Le

Civic Choice Award 2009
Amra Pajalic






Melbourne Prize
for Literature 2012
Alex Miller


Best Writing Award 2012
Craig Sherborne

Civic Choice Award 2012
Tony Birch
Melbourne Prize
for Music 2007
Paul Grabowsky

Outstanding Musicians
Award 2007
Genevieve Lacey

Development Award 2007
Julian Langdon



Melbourne Prize
for Music 2010
David Jones

Outstanding Musicians
Award 2010
Ben Northey

Development Award 2010
Natalie Bartsch






Melbourne Prize
for Music 2013
Brett Dean

Outstanding Musicians
Award 2013
Stephen Magnusson

Development Award 2013
Kate Kelsey-Sugg

Civic Choice Award 2013
Mick Harvey
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The annual Melbourne Prize


The annual Melbourne Prize is celebrating its 10th anniversary. Launched in 2004, the Melbourne Prize Trust recognises and rewards excellence and talent, inspires creative development and enriches public life. The Trust achieves these aims by running the annual Melbourne Prize, which is funded by a collaboration of partners and patrons.

To date, approximately $1 million has been made available to Victorian artists via the annual Melbourne Prize, plus exhibitions, residencies and international travel. The Trust is an Income Tax Exempt Charity with Deductible Gift Recipient status.

The annual Melbourne Prize is one of the most valuable creative development initiatives of its kind in Australia. It runs on a three-year cycle and rewards sculptors, writers and musicians in turn.

The current cycle is:
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Chief Executive – The Prince’s Charities Australia
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Simon Warrender
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Professor Andrea Hull AO
Professor Andrea Hull AO has had a distinguished career in the arts, cultural policy, and arts education in Chief Executive and Board advisory roles in Federal and State Government, and in education. Andrea has served on a wide variety of Federal and State Boards covering cultural, health promotion, cultural and public diplomacy, urban renewal and design, tourism, and innovation agendas.

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