Margaret Seymour wins Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize - Art Collector

31 October 2011 | Sydney-based sculptor Margaret Seymour has won the 2011 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize for a piece called Pas de deux.

The piece is a small screen on wheels, placed at ankle height. The screen displays footage of two feet walking. The viewer is encouraged to move it around the exhibition space, become the other dancer in the pas de deux.

Seymour, who is a lecturer at the Sydney College of the Arts, was selected as the winner by a judging panel including Gene Sherman from the Sherman Contemporary Art Foundation and Ted Snell from the Australia Council.

Sherman said Seymour’s piece was able to “reach a broad audience whilst retaining a quiet intimacy”.

Seymour was awarded $10,000. Her work will be on display in the finalists exhibition at the Woollahra Council Chambers in Sydney until 6 November 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: Margaret Seymour, Pas de deux. Courtesy: the artist

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