The People’s Choice Award went to artist David Wellard who took out the most votes for his grass tree sculpture Fire to Flower ” Rejuvenated, constructed from recycled steel and natural fibre rope.
A close runner-up was Catia Dolzadelli and the artists from DADAA for Dry Summer, a fun and colourful beach towel made from a mosaic of recycled rubber thongs, installed on the grassed foreshore.
The annual Sculpture Walk exhibition ran from Saturday, March 22, to Sunday, April 6, after an opening event on Friday, March 21, where the Sculpture Walk, Functional Sculpture and Schools Prize winners were announced.
The Sculpture Walk prize winner was Booragoon artist Lisa Dymond for her sculpture Where Are The Carters? The judges felt the work, created with steel, shadecloth, resin, nylon rope and salt, was thoughtfully located in reference to the environment with sensitive use of materials.
The Functional Sculpture prize winner was artist Bridget Norton for her sculpture Emerge, created with rolled steel plate coils.
The Schools Prize was shared between Melville Senior High School (Year 12) for Water Ways and Burrendah Primary School (Year 2) for Burrendah Black Swan.
Two artists were highly commended for their works, Joanna Sulkowski for her installation created from plastic bags titled Eternally Bound and Belinda Mettam for her solar-powered tree installation Illuminated Vessels.