Sculpture on the Farm Prize Winners 2018

Nothin’ but Sky by Braddon Snape. Photograph by David Oliver

Sculpture on the Farm Judging Panel 2018

An eminent artist, a progressive gallery director and a leader in development of local
communities – all with a strong commitment to the arts in regional communities.

Paul Selwood based in Wollombi, is one of Australia’s preeminent sculptors, creating beautifully fluid, complex works, often from a single sheet of steel, through his cut and fold technique. Artist and Government Architect, Peter Poulet, recently wrote, “Paul exemplifies and has given me an unwavering belief in the power of the sculptor and sculpture to speak to us viscerally and this commitment and passion is evident in a lifetime of evolution, excellence and acknowledgements.

Brigette Uren Director of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery is highly regarded as a relationship builder who achieves win-win outcomes for the regional communities she serves. Based in Vacy with a young family, Brigette works to achieve outstanding business results and engagement levels for museums and galleries, implementing innovative artistic programs, driving philanthropic opportunities, and connecting communities to robust cultural product, several times to award winning standard.

Coralie Nichols General Manager, Dungog Shire Council has worked in NSW, the NT and Queensland predominantly in local government andthe not for profit sector. Coralie was afinalist in the 2017 Telstra Business Women’s Awards. Dungog Mayor Tracy Norman said Coralie “has a unique and broad base of skills that includes executive leadership, lobbying and advocacy, community engagement, organisational transformation and change management”. She has a keen interest in the arts.

Congratulations to the 2018 Prize Winners

Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize – $10,000 won by Braddon Snape – Nothin’ But Sky
RUPIO Prize for Metallurgical Excellence – $1,000 won by Peter Tilley with Inside the Mirror
Bloomfield Group Prize for Artistic Excellence – $500 won by Carolyn Rendle with Moulds
Sculpture on the Farm People’s Choice Award – $500 won by Felicity Cavanough with Frolic
The Sculptors Society Prize for an Indoor Work – $300 won by Philippa Graham with Trust
The Norco Prize for Dungog Shire Sculptor – voucher $200 – won by Natalie Duncan for Arinna

Photography by David Oliver

With sincere thanks to the three judges
Brigette Uren, Director of the Maitland Regional Art Gallery,
Paul Selwood, eminent Australian sculptor and
Coralie Nichols, General Manager of the Dungog Shire Council.

These three leaders in their respective fields, selected unanimously the magnificent work by Braddon Snape Nothin’ But Sky for the
inaugural Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize, which will grace the Dungog Shire landscape in the not too distant future.

Come to the Dungog Shire to enjoy our celestial aura through this work!