Helen Lempriere sculpture scholarships announced - Art Collector

Philip Spelman, Ylang Ylang. Photo: Jack Bett. Courtesy: the artist

4 June 2012 | Sculptors Lou Lambert, Philip Spelman and Tom de Munk-Kerkmeer are the 2012 recipients of the $30,000 Helen Lempriere Scholarship.

Lambert, a West Australian who has exhibited in the Cottesloe and Sydney Sculpure by the Sea events, will use his stipend to purchase new equipment and research large-scale glass production methods with a view to potentially working in this medium.

Spelman, who has a career spanning 20 years, plans to travel to overseas sculpture museums, particularly the Hirschorn in Washington DC and the iron collection at London’s Victoria & Albert Museum.

De Munk-Kerkmeer intends to install a small foundry in his studio, and also establish a small exhibition space for the community in his hometown of Northam in Western Australia.

All of the artists who exhibited in the 2012 Sculpture by the Sea in Sydney were considered for the scholarships. The final decision was made by a judging panel that included sculptors Tony Jones, Ron Robertson-Swann and Clara Hali.

Jane O'Sullivan

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