We got in! The very first sculpture completed by “Peculiar Annes” collaboration (Janet Parker-Smith, Cleo Gardiner and myself – Claude Jones), has been selected as a finalist in this years prestigious Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize! Over 500 entries from national and international artists are received annually and approximately 40 finalists’ works are exhibited over a 16 day period at the historic Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay, Sydney, Australia. So exciting!!
So how did this “Peculiar Annes” collaboration begin? Well, we have worked together in the Printmedia studios of Sydney College of The Arts for a few years now and have formed a friendship through this. The project was Cleo’s idea and it took a while to get the ball rolling but as soon as we began we quickly became increasingly excited and enthusiastic about our collaborative works. It is a refreshing and energising change to work collaboratively and so far we have had wonderful success having been finalised for both “Hidden” (The annual sculpture exhibition at Rookwood cemetery) and now Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.
“Seraph” will be exhibited in the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize from:
17th October – 2nd November
Woollahra Municipal Council Chambers 536 New South Head Road Double Bay, New South Wales 2028 Australia
The name “Peculiar Annes”, stems from a mutual appreciation for the word “peculiar” and the fact that we all share the middle name – “Anne”!
Peculiar Annes, Seraph, 2014, mixed media, 46x20x14cm