Jimmy Rix – Winner of Acquisitive Prizes at Sculpture on the Farm 2023

Image above: Jimmy Rix  Kangaroo and Honeyeater  2022  Corten steel  256 x 169 x 43 cm

Congratulations to Jimmy Rix who has been announced as the winner of two major Acquisitive Prizes for the Sculpture on the Farm 2023.

‘Kangaroo and Honeyeater’ has won the Acquisitive Prize for display in the Gresford Arboretum, and ‘Collecting fur to line the nest 2’ was awarded the Acquisitive Prize for display in the Dungog Common Recreation Reserve.

Jimmy Rix  Collecting fur to line the nest 2  2022  Corten steel 134 x 272 x 147 cm


Further works by Jimmy Rix and Inge King are now showing in the exhibition of Finalists.
View the online exhibition catalogue here


Inghe King  Hanging Sculpture, Seaflower Maquette (second version) EE 1/3 | 1974-2023  aluminium on painted steel base
Fabricated by Robert Hook

Jimmy Rix Rooster and Hen 2023 corten steel edition unique

Jimmy Rix, Inge King and James Parrett – Finalists in Sculpture on the Farm 2023

Image above: Jimmy Rix  Tonight, it’s just the two of us  2023  corten steel  edition 1 of 3  310 x 120 x 85 cm.

Congratulations to and Jimmy Rix, Inge King and James Parrett, who have been announced as finalists for the biennale sculpture exhibition Sculpture on the Farm, at “Fosterton”, Dungog, NSW.

Sculpture on the Farm is a biennial sculpture exhibition held at “Fosterton”, Dungog to showcase established and emerging Australian sculptors, who will display up to 100 works in the galleries, gardens and paddocks of this picturesque rural cattle property.

Tonight, it’s just the two of us is one of several works by Jimmy Rix that have been included in this year’s exhibition. See the full catalogue of works when it becomes available online on Monday 18 September, accessible via this link. 


Sculpture on the Farm 2023
824 Fosterton Road, Fosterton NSW 2420
20 September – 2 October 2023

Preview and Gala Opening: Friday 29 September, 5 – 7pm. Book tickets here.

Inge King and Lenton Parr – ‘Centre 5’ at McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery

Image above: Inge King  Forward Surge, maquette (Sculpture for a city plaza)  1972  painted steel  43.5 x 158 x 114 cm. Art Collection, Arts Centre, Melbourne. Image courtesy of Arts Centre Melbourne.

Works by Inge King and Lenton Parr are being shown in an exhibition focusing on the impact and legacy of Centre 5, a group of modernist sculptors influential in Melbourne in the 1950s and 1960s.

“Post-war Australian sculpture came of age in the 1960s with the advent of Centre 5. Sculptor Julius Kane instigated the group in Melbourne in 1961, formalising a collegial alliance that emerged in the mid-1950s with Inge King, Clifford Last, Vincas Jomantas, Teisutis Zikaras, and Melbourne-born Norma Redpath and Lenton Parr.

Lenton Parr  Sagittarius  1964  steel painted black  91.4 x 193 x 30.5 cm. Collection of McClelland. Photo Christian Capurro.


“Deriving their name from a five-point program, Centre 5 aimed to bridge the gap between artist and public through exhibitions, lectures, and media interviews; seek better representation in public collections; foster a closer relationship with architects; promote a percent-for-the-arts scheme for public buildings; and lobby for sculpture-specific scholarships and fellowships.”

Lenton Parr  Customs House Screen  1963-66  (detail)  bronze over plastic-sheathed steel rods  870 x 581 x 35 cm. Collection of McClelland.


In a feature for The Age, critic Nadia Bailey underscores the importance of this exhibition, stating that: “The exhibition brings together what Eckett describes as the group’s “very best pieces,” most of which were produced during the 1950s and ’60s. While individual works have been regularly shown, Centre Five hasn’t been exhibited as a group since 1984.” Read the full feature here.

Inge King  Wall Sculpture I  1968  ground steel and synthetic polymer paint with polyurethane lacquer  205 x 51 x 23 cm. Collection of McClelland. Image courtesy of the National Gallery of Victoria.


Visit our online Stock Rooms to view a selection of available works by Inge King here, and Lenton Parr here.


Centre 5: bridging the gap
McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery
390 McClelland Drive Langwarrin VIC Australia 3910
12 November 2022 – 5 March 2023


Lenton Parr  Astrojet Sculpture (Maquette for Astra)  1969  welded steel painted black  81 x 67 x 28 cm. Collection of McClelland. Photo Christian Capurro.