Greg Johns – Recipient of the Sculpture By The Sea Helen Lempriere Scholarship

In News August 30, 2023

Image: Greg Johns  Horizon Figure 2020  Corten Steel Pictured at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottlesoe 2023

We are delighted to announce that renowned sculptor Greg Johns has been awarded the 2023 Helen Lempriere Scholarship by Sculpture by the Sea, in the category of Senior Australian Sculptor.

Greg Johns, a full-time sculptor for nearly 50 years, has completed major commissions in Australia and internationally, as well as exhibiting annually in solo/major group shows in Australia, New York, Asia, the Middle East and Europe. A member of both the Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi and Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe Decade Clubs, Johns has participated at both exhibitions a combined 21 times.

Johns has run an independent sculpture and environmental landscape at Palmer in South Australia since 2001.

At Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi 2023, he will exhibit a Corten steel work titled  Sit Down Fella (Contemplative), a work influenced by a rock formation on the Palmer landscape.

The Helen Lempriere Scholarship will fund new machinery and materials for Johns’ studio, and travel to Sydney and Melbourne to research sacred and contemporary sculpture.

Greg stated that, “I have worked 47 years full-time as a sculptor in Australia. The journey has been both a ‘hard fought’ and heartfelt one. I am genuinely grateful to receive the senior Helen Lempriere Scholarship, acknowledging my contribution to a sculptural sensibility, which reflects both the uniqueness of Australia and universal forces.”

To read more about Greg Johns and view a selection of the artist’s work, click here