|31. Powerful Owl by Lucy Mceachern|
|49. Persephone by Jenny Whiteside|
The prizes were awarded as follows:
|20. Carmen by Martin Goldin|
The Margaret Gunnersen William Hoggan Thomas Award
The prize was judged on the vote of the exhibiting members:
First Prize: Powerful Owl 31. Lucy Mceachern
Second Prize: Persephone 49. Jenny Whiteside
Honourable Mention Carmen 20. Martin Goldin
The Andor Meszaros - Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society-Yarra Prize
Prizes judged by Gordon Morrison Director of the Art Gallery of Ballarat, Gillian Govan President ASV and Anne Anderson ASV
1st Prize – Domestic Divine 79. Allan Goedecke
This work appealed to the judges on multiple levels. While deceptively simple in terms of its component parts, the combination of a domestic dinner plate with a finely modelled and executed head created a witty composition that plays on Buddhist and Christian Iconography. The result is original, contemplative and compositionally intriguing.
Editor’s note: we have more information for an article about Allan but that will wait until the next newsletter.
|79. Domestic Divine by Allan Goedecke|
2nd Prize Boab 81. Ismiadi Ismiadi
Constructed from discarded copper wiring, ‘Boab’ delivers a statement about sustainability but it is also an attractive and finely rendered homage to the tree form. We wondered about the potential for this work to take on different nuances as it weathered in the elements.
|81. Boab by Ismiadi|
Highly Commended With Best Intentions 101. Marcela Olea
We were impressed by the joyful use of polychrome glazes and exuberant form of this work, reminiscent of the expressive artistry of European ceramics of the 1960’s, such as work by Niki de Saint Phalle.
|101. With Best Intentions by Marcela Olea|
Meridian Foundry 1st Prize Powerful Owl 31. Lucy Mceachern
This rendering of the Powerful Owl combines, strength, grace and poise as well as being exquisitely finished with a pewter-like patina. The work stands comparison with monolithic figures of ancient Egyptian art.
Meridian Foundry 2nd Prize Totems (cellular forms) 13. Mark Cowie
|13. Totems (cellular forms) by Mark Cowie|
These elegant structures have an eye-catching appeal on account of the delicate and controlled balance.
CMP StoneMason Supplies Prize Lotus 7. Drasko Boljevic
While the inspiration for this work may be Brutalist architecture of the 1970’s, by combining a sure feel for his materials, as well as technical precision and an understanding or geometric forms, the artist has produced a strong and aesthetically pleasing work.
|7. Lotus by Drasko Boljevic|
Art Almanac Prize Bull’s Head (apologies to Picasso) 65. Laura Delaney
This simple and elegant work has a genuine and powerful presence, in spite of being made from discarded materials – itself a powerful statement about sustainability.
|65. Bull's Head (apologies to Picasso) by Laura Delaney|
|94. Radiance by Yvonne Monik|
The Dalchem Prize was won by Graham Duell for 70. Hey Diddle Diddle
|70. Hey Diddle Diddle|
by Graham Duell
Coordinator Yvonne Monik
President ASV Gillian Govan
Graphic design Jonanthan Mendez-Baute
ASV Treasurer John Ride
website coordination, database management Jenny Rickards
sitting roster Anne Anderson
Set up of the show Michael Meszaros, Andrew Bryant
Traffic management for sculpture deliveries
Van Phu Le, Gordon Robertson & Graeme Duell
Catering for the opening Mandi Collins
Wine for the opening Pamela & Barry Saunders, Kooyonga Creek Winery
Music for the opening Hank Clifton Ensemble
PA technician Rowan Indrans
Judges for the ADFAS-Yarra Andor Meszaros Sculpture Prize Gordon Morrison, Gillian Govan and Anne Anderson
Photography for website records Rob Anderson
Our special thanks to the management of Bourke Place for making this superb venue available to us.