• arts & culture

26 June 2017

Creatives in line for the coveted Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture have been announced.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture

The prize focuses on the urban environment and the importance of sculpture to inform public spaces and enrich public life.

The winner will receive $60,000 provided by The Vera Moore Foundation, The Tallis Foundation and the Melbourne Prize Trust. All six finalists will also be awarded an artist fee of $4,000, supported by C H (Roger) Brookes.

Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 finalists:

  • Sarah crowEST
  • Laresa Kosloff
  • Bridie Lunney
  • Timothy Moore/Sibling
  • Daniel von Sturmer
  • Susan Jacobs.

Five finalists have also been named in the new Public Artwork Design Concept Award 2017 – Crafting a City of Literature. Supported by the Melbourne UNESCO City of Literature Office, this award seeks a design concept for a public artwork to celebrate Melbourne's designation as a UNESCO City of Literature.

Public Artwork Design Concept Award 2017 finalists:

  •  Emma Anna
  •  Catherine Clover
  •  Sue Buchanan and Eli Giannini
  •  Matthew Harding
  •  Louise Lavarack.

In addition to the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture 2017 and Public Artwork Design Concept Award 2017, the following categories are also being offered as part of this year's program:

  • $40,000 Rural & Regional Development Award 2017 – This award provides opportunities to sculptors in rural and regional Victoria.
  • $10,000 Professional Development Award 2017 – A professional practice residency at the Norma Redpath Studio in Carlton.
  • $4,000 Civic Choice Award 2017 – Voting is now open via the Melbourne Prize website and closes 27 November.

The annual Melbourne Prize operates in a three year cycle, inclusive of the Melbourne Prize for Urban Sculpture, Literature and Music. The Melbourne Prize for Literature will be offered in 2018.

Creative Victoria is the Principal Government Partner.

Visit the Melbourne Prize website for more information