A message from the executive director
The Melbourne Prize Trust is pleased to make available the Entry Form and information for the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 and Awards. This year’s program would not be possible without the generous support of our Partners and Patrons — thank you one and all.

The Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 marks the 10th anniversary of the annual Melbourne Prize. To celebrate this significant milestone, the new Rural & Regional Development Award 2014 is offered to provide opportunities for sculptors in rural and regional Victoria. For details, please refer to 2014 Prize and Awards.
The program this year continues our aim to recognise and reward Victorian sculptors, and in doing so, demonstrates the capacity and importance of our creative resources.

Focussing 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.
Sculptors can enter a completed artwork or proposal for an artwork in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014. This reinforces the link between the idea and the object, thus broadening the scope for creative expression.

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

Simon H Warrender
Executive Director & Founder
Melbourne Prize Trust
News
2014 ENTRY FORM

MELBOURNE PRIZE 2014 NEWS

Entries now open in the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014 – to close 16 June 2014
Posted on 14 Apr
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Read the media release announcing the opening of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2014
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2014 Prize & Awards

Please refer to the Entry Form for detailed information on eligibility, judging criteria, which categories can be entered, how to enter and more.


Click here to download the entry form. (1mb)



For entrants:

Download / Consideration for exhibiting at Federation Square

Download / Federation Square sitemap

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.



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.

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

Artist & Head, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania

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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the annual Melbourne Prize.