Announcements

Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 – recipient announced.


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.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 Finalists



The finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 have been selected and are listed below. The recipient will be announced on this website on 13 November 2014.


Kay Abude
John Nixon
Scott Mitchell
Louise Paramor
Spiros Panigirakis
Geoff Robinson

Click here for the media release, including the Judges Statement.

The Melbourne Prize Trust would like to thank all applicants in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014.



November finalist exhibition & public voting


Voting for one of the six finalists (listed above) to win the $4,000 Civic Choice Award 2014 will commence, on this website, from the start of the Federation Square finalists exhibition, 10 to 24 November 2014, and in the free catalogue, which will be available at the exhibition.

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.

Click here to visit the Melbourne Prize Trust.

News
MELBOURNE PRIZE 2014 NEWS

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
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Read the media release announcing the opening of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014
Posted on 14 Apr
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TWITTER FEED
2014 Prize & Awards / Summary

Finalists


Finalists in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 have been announced. Click here

The recipient of the Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 will be announced on this website prior to the Federation Square exhibition – 10 to 24 November.

Voting for the Civic Choice Award 2014


Voting for the Civic Choice Award 2014 commences at the opening of the Federation Square exhibition on 10 November – to close on 24 November.


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.

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
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)
About us
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:
/ Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture (2014)

/ Melbourne Prize for Literature (2015)

/ Melbourne Prize for Music (2016)

The annual Melbourne Prize is unique, celebrating artistic excellence under the banner of Melbourne.

The major event of the annual Melbourne Prize is the free two-week public exhibition of finalists work and the prize announcement held each November at Federation Square. The public can vote for a finalist to win the Civic Choice Award. The exhibition increases the public’s exposure and access to the creativity of our community and enhances Melbourne’s reputation as a cultural capital.
The origins of the Trust date back to the establishment of the children’s garden precinct at the Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne and the commissioning of The Magic Pudding sculpture in 2000. Proceeds from the sale of limited edition miniatures of this landmark sculpture contribute to the Trust.


Image courtesy of Cornwell Design

Please contact the Melbourne Prize Trust on (03) 9696 4410 to purchase a miniature.
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