Jimmy Rix – Recipient of the Disruption Award, Lake Light Sculpture

In News April 15, 2023

Image above: Jimmy Rix  I’ve got this chicken legs!  2023  Corten steel  311 x 120 x 90 cm.

Congratulations to Jimmy Rix, who has been announced as the recipient of the Disruption Award, presented as part of the Lake Light Sculpture: Street Edition sculpture festival in Jindabyne, New South Wales.

The Disruption Award has been named in honour of Lake Light Sculpture’s departing Artistic Director Ben Eyles, and is presented to an artist for a work that responds to politics, or is created in a ‘street style’.

Jimmy Rix describes his work as, “a comical interpretation of the Australian coat of arms, with the kangaroo wanting the accolades of holding the shield all to itself. This work is inspired by Wile E. Coyote and the Road Runner, an animation series that was popular during my youth.”

The judges say of his work: “Jimmy Rix’s I’ve got this chicken legs!, with its subversive but humorous political message, represents the polemic politics in Australia at present. Futility of a two party system.”

Also included in the exhibition is Rix’s Tonight, its just the two of us!.

Rix’s large scale Corten steel sculptures and smaller bronze works are exemplars of his sense of humour, engagement with Australiana, interest in scale and concern for the environment. Alongside rebellious roots, Rix also casts horses, sheep and utilitarian objects of his narrative-based works.

Lake Light Sculpture is the leading arts and cultural event in the Snowy Mountains. This iconic outdoor sculpture festival, held annually on the foreshore of Lake Jindabyne, sprang to life in 2000. Lake Light Sculpture encourages experimentation and holds firm in its belief that collaboration is the key to a great event. The event works in partnership with the community to activate and inspire, build participation, edify, and entertain.

Lake Light Sculpture: Street Edition embraces the views and vistas of Lake Jindabyne and its spectacular mountain surrounds from the streets of Jindabyne itself. This exhibition stands as a platform for emerging, mid-career and professional artists alike, significantly contributing to the arts and cultural footprint of the Snowy Monaro Region and contributing to driving economic development and social change.


Lake Light Sculpture: Street Edition
Jindabyne, NSW
6 April – 9 April 2023


Jimmy Rix  Tonight its just the two of us!  2023  Corten steel  310 x 120 x 85 cm.

Jimmy Rix  I’ve got this chicken legs!  2023