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Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award

2002 Award Winner Virginia ScotchieThe next 'Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award in association with La Trobe University' will be held in March 2004 at Shepparton Art Gallery, Shepparton, Australia. Entry forms for the award can be read and/or downloaded from the link at the bottom of this page.

The Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award in association with La Trobe University is the major international ceramics award held in the southern hemisphere and offers the public an unprecedented opportunity to view ceramics from around the world, as well as Australia.

2002 Sidney Myer Fund Award Winners

Sydney Myer Fund Premier Award – Virginia Scotchie, USA (pictured above)
Virginia’s winning work, ‘Turquoise Funnel/Bronze Cup,’ centers on the abstraction of personal objects given to the artist by family members – her father’s old pipe, a funnel from her mother’s kitchen and her children’s toys. The worn crusty surface is created to give a sense of how time acts to make and unmake a form.

La Trobe University Award of Merit – Elina Brandt Hansen, Norway
Elina wins this award for her work ‘Black and White Coral.’ This two-piece wall hanging is inspired by the Great Barrier Reef, where the artist visited in 1994. The minute universes unveiled by microscopes revealed to the artist the patterns and compositions that exist in coral and nature. 

Friends of Shepparton Art Gallery Merit Award – Craig Mitchell, Scotland
In Craig’s work ‘Soother,’ the theatrical figures of The Wizard of Oz are energetic visual puns about the ordinary and commonplace in life, refracted through the artist’s imagination. The brilliantly coloured, moulded and modelled clay figures with their exaggerated gestures and dynamic movement come from a fantasy world and push the medium to the limits of its flexibility. 

Poyntzpass Pioneers Merit Award – Kris Coad, Melbourne
Kris was on hand at the opening to collect the award for her work ‘introversive.’ She described her work as ‘like the rings of a tree, the vessels internal markings represent the imprints of our journey and the uniqueness of individuality'. 

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