Image above: Jimmy Rix Kelpie 2020 bronze edition 9 51 x 42 x 21.5 cm
Congratulations to Jimmy Rix, who has been announced as the winner of the 2021 Sculpture on the Farm Acquisitive Prize for his work, Kelpie.
Sculpture on the Farm has a mission to engage with sculptors, the local Dungog community and the wider public to encourage participation in and understanding of the arts, in particular sculpture.
As a not-for-profit organisation Sculpture on the Farm is committed to making a lasting contribution to the Dungog community. Following each exhibition Sculpture on the Farm donates sculpture for public display to Dungog for the enjoyment of the community and visitors to our region. Jimmy’s work will be donated to the Dungog Shire for public display following the 2021 ONLINE exhibition.
Jimmy Rix’s sculptures often relate to personal experiences and familiar objects. Having lived within both natural and farmed Australian landscapes throughout his life, rebellious kangaroos, machine-horse hybrids, playful sheep and utilitarian objects have inevitably been cast as the actors of his narrative-based works. In these sculptures a sense of humour, an engagement with Australiana, an interest in scale and a concern for the environment are often the underlying themes and inspiration.
This year, due to COVID restrictions, Sculpture on the Farm is taking place exclusively online. For more information, and to view the exhibition in full, visit the Sculpture on the Farm website.