‘Theatre of the Shadow’ by Peter Tilley

Congratulations to the 2019 Prize Winners

Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize – $15,000 won by Peter Tilley – Theatre of the Shadow
RUPIO Prize for Metallurgical Excellence – $5,000 won by Hugh McLachlan – Narcissus Reflecting
Innovation Prizee – $100 won by Shannon Stone – Discarded
Sculpture on the Farm People’s Choice Award – $500 won by Sam Anderson – Dusty Days in the Saddle
The Sculptors Society Prize for an Indoor Work – $300 won by Carolyn Rendle – Scents of Self
Local Dungog Artist Prize -$500 – won by Kay Sheeley – Equilibrium

Sculpture on the Farm Judging Panel 2019

A generous benefactor of the arts, an recognised established sculptor

and a leader in development of local communities

– all with a strong commitment to the arts in regional communities.

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.

Alongside an investment banking career Julian Beaumont has for many years been closely involved in promoting contemporary Australian art and as a mentor to emerging Australian artists.
He has served on the Boards of the National Art School, Artbank and Artspace and is currently on the Board of the National Gallery of Australia Foundation.
He judged the National Sculpture Prize, ArtsCape and Sculpture Inside. His writing about Australian art and artists has also been published.

Kevin Norton arrived in Australia from the UK via NZ in 1982. He studied Fine Art at St Martin’s School of Art London, graduating with a B.A.(Hons) winning the Young Contemporaries Sculpture Prize at the Institute of Contemporary Arts and was also the recipient of The Barnett Newman Travelling Scholarship to study at the New York Studio School in 1978.

As a teacher of sculpture and drawing at Wollongong College of Art, he designed and ran the new Sculpture Department from 1996.  He has been in numerous group and solo exhibitions in Australia, USA, UK and NZ.

Sculpture on the Farm Judging Panel 2018

A regional gallery director, a recognised sculptor

and a leader in development of local communities

– all with a strong commitment to the arts in regional communities.

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.

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.

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.

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