NO MORE STARVING ARTISTS
A rich prize purse for sculptors is up for grabs, as the Shire of Boddington in Western Australia fosters new and established artists with a competition designed to create a new town identity; Western Australia’s Sculpture Capital.
Not only is the very generous $30,000 acquisitive prize pool on offer, but also the rare opportunity for your works to be on permanent exhibition for visitors from around the globe to view. Imagine where that could lead a sculptor!
From Boddington to the Louvre and back, internationally renowned artist, Len Zuks has taken up the challenge of artist in residence, for his home town. In partnership with the Shire of Boddington, Len is tasked with creating his own works for the street art precinct, while inspiring locals to unleash their inner creatives. Already, Wayne Boyd has emerged as a local talent.
Yes, Len is on the judging panel.
Chris Littlemore, Chief Executive Officer at the Shire of Boddington, cites arts tourism as an inspired economic diversification, alongside mining and agriculture, to ensure prosperity for future generations. He mentions the street art of Georgetown in Penang as something tourists deliberately seek out and interact with.
The Boddington Sculpture Competition is open until 1 October 2019. More information can be located on the Shire of Boddington’s website https://www.boddington.wa.gov.au/ and Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/SOBoddington. Entries are to be submitted online and all finalists will have their works on display from 1 November 2019 until 31 March 2020.