Greg Johns wins $100,000 McClelland Award - Art Collector

Greg Johns, At the centre (There is nothing), 2012. Corten steel, 350 x 350 x 170cm. Courtesy: the artist

20 November 2012 | Greg Johns has won the McClelland Award, an acquisitive award for outdoor sculpture offered by Victoria’s McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park. He wins $100,000.

His work
At the centre (There is nothing) was selected by judge Deborah Edwards, senior curator of Australian art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales, who called it one of Johns’s “most significant works to date”.

“Long preoccupied with the form and meanings of the mandala, Johns has created a commanding vitalist sculpture which also clearly references the rivers and hills of his South Australian environment – and which successfully sustains the radically different conceptions of the work in the round,” she says.

The 35 finalists will remain on exhibition at the McClelland Gallery & Sculpture Park until 14 July 2013.

Jane O'Sullivan

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