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
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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.