4th ForestrySA Wood Sculpture Prize 2012, Australia

4th ForestrySA Wood Sculpture Prize 2012, AustraliaDeadline: 2 December 2011

Open to: 
South Australian artists

As a sustainable producer of timber ForestrySA is proud to support this competition to promote the beauty and uses of wood, and to assist in the cultural development of one of Australia’s most significant timber producing areas namely the South East of South Australia. The competition started in 2004 and is held every two years. Acquisitions from the ForestrySA Wood Sculpture Competition enter the Gallery’s collection of sculptures in wood, which already includes works by Bruce Armstrong, Tim Risely, Giuseppe Romeo, Tony Bishop, Guy Detot, Paul Jurazcek, Kevin Draper, Ted Johnson, Kevin Perkins, Matthew Harding and Billy Petyarre.

Riddoch Art Gallery is now inviting artists to submit entries to Transformations, the 4th ForestrySA Wood Sculpture Competition, to be held in 2012.

There will be four prizes offered:

ForestrySA – Prize $10,000 (aquisitive), One artwork will be acquired up to the value of $10,000

City of Mount GambierRegional Artist Award $2,500 (aquisitive), One artwork will be aquired up to the value of $2,500. Entrants in this category must reside within a 200km radius of the City of Mount Gambier

Sustainability Prize $2,500 (aquisitive)One artwork will be acquired up to the value of $2,500. The artwork in this category must be made predominantly from recycled and/or plantation timber

Hoo Hoo Club – People’s Choice Award $500. The winner of this category will be decided by public ballot and will be announced at the conclusion of the exhibition.

A panel consisting of guest judge Stephen Newton and two Gallery representatives will assess all entries. Artists will be notified of the panel’s decision and an exhibition of selected sculptures will be hled at Riddoch Art Gallery. The competition and accompanying exhibition seeks to showcase excellent examples of contemporary art practice that employs wood as the dominant medium.

Important Dates

Entires Close:  Friday 2nd December 2011

Notification of Selection: By 16th December 2011

Selected Artworks to be delivered to Gallery: From Monday 27th February to Friday 2nd March 2012

Announcement of Prize Winners: Friday 23rd March 2012

2008 Winners:

ForestrySA 2008 $10,000 (acquisitive)
Robert Delves – The Damned

City of Mount Gambier Regional Artists Award $2,000 (acquisitive)
Dagny Strand – Rough Lullaby

Sustainability Prize $2,000
Donald Richardson – Mission Village

Andrew Brockenbrow – Seal

Hoo Hoo Club

Hoo Hoo is a service club for the timber industry. Its function is to promote the timber industry, while providing a venue for communication and friendship for those people who are involved in the industry. Hoo Hoo are very supportive of the ForestrySA Wood Sculpture Competition as it gives a wide spectrum of people the opportunity to appreciate wood as a beautiful, flexible, renewable and practical product.

Complete rules and application form may be downloaded from the web site:


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