Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022

In News February 23, 2022

Image: Harrie Fasher  Held. Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022

Congratulations to all the artists involved in Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022 – Ayako Saito, Ron Robertson-Swann, Richard Goodwin, Dave Horton, Michael Snape, Cathy Weiszmann, Michael Le Grand, James Parrett, John Petrie and Paul Selwood.

A special mention to Harrie Fasher, who was the winner of the Major Prize.

Sculpture at Sawmillers is the initiative of Elsa Atkin AM, Cultural Management Consultant and long-time McMahons Point resident. Atkin works mostly on a pro bono basis with local volunteers and the support of North Sydney Council to present the exhibitions. This is the fourth Sculpture at Sawmillers exhibition, which follows the previous three held in 2010, 2014 and 2016. Prizes include a $30,000 non-acquisitive prize, a Highly Commended Prize of $5,000, a People’s Choice Prize of $3,000 and an Emerging Sculptor Prize of $2,500.

The judges commented on Harrie’s winning work…”to imagine that you can reintroduce the horse into art, in a contemporary way, is very ambitious. The sculpture has a strong presence, depth, rawness, motion and grunt.  “

Exhibition Details
Saturday 19 to Sunday 27 February 2022.

All sculptures in the exhibition will be for sale without commission.

There will be a live and free poetry event compèred by acclaimed Sydney performance poet Tug Dumbly at 3pm on Saturday 26 February.

Ayako Saito  Step x Step II  steel, painted  200 x 231 x 121 cm. Sculpture at Sawmillers 2022

Many of the above artists’ works are available to view at the Australian Galleries Sculpture Park in Daylesford, Victoria. Please contact the gallery if you would like to arrange a visit.

Ron Robertson-Swann

Michael Snape

Dave Horton

Paul Selwood

Harrie Fasher

Cathy Wieszmann

Richard Goodwin

Michael Le Grand