Artist: Stephen King
Title: Tongue and groove
Location: Wollombi Tavern #5
Artist Statement: Stephen King creates abstract constructions mostly based on the grid using Australian Hardwoods sourced from his farm.
HIGHLY COMMENDED PRIZE
Artist: Amanda Lockton
Title: Fire’s Edge
Location: Wollombi Tennis Club #2
Artist Statement: The raw power and ferocity of nature, blackened bark, branches stripped bare of their foliage to reveal a new kind of beauty. Shape and form emerge from the destruction passed, to reveal a new beginning, new growth and life.
2325 LOCALS PRIZE
Artist: Rode Vella
Location: The Old Fireshed Gallery #58
Artist Statement: The hammer represents the impact that Ross River Fever has on your body. Strong one day, bent twisted and fatigued the next. Carved from a gum tree branch and a found, unearthed hammer head. I’ve got nothing more to give… ehhh the fatigue!
INDOOR SMALL PRIZE
Artist: Johann Tovar-Carrera
Title: Portal 1
Location: Wollombi Community Hall #85
Artist Statement: My work consolidates illusions and realities of the mind that become tangible through sculpture. With space being an absolute, I propose a deep exploration of the form within the space, by transforming feelings and ideas into compositions that aim to stimulate new perception.
ARTIST IN RESIDENCY PRIZE
Artist: Gavin Vitullo
Title: Monument to the Fallen
Location: Roadside Gallery #11
Artist Statement: 2020 will forever be known as a year of global extremes. Beginning right here with the apocalyptic fires that ravaged this very landscape so dramatically. Monument To The Fallen honours the death of old life & the birth of new life, through a poetic amalgamation of salvaged, sustainable & organic materials.