Michael Sibel wins Deakin Small Sculpture Award - Art Collector

Michael Sibel, Primitive Dance, bronze, 30 x 20 x 50cm. Courtesy: the artist and Deakin University Art Gallery, Melbourne

6 November 2013 | Melbourne sculptor Michael Sibel has won the Deakin University Contemporary Small Sculpture Award for his work Primitive Dance, shown above.

The award is worth $10,000 and Sibel's winning piece joins the Deakin University art collection. His work is also held in Artbank and the Monash University collection.

The judging panel for this year's award comprised Geoffrey Bartlett, sculptor; Jacquie Nichols-Reeves, senior arts officer and curator at Whitehorse Artspace in Melbourne; and Leanne Willis, manager of Deakin University's art collection and gallery.

The panel selected a shortlist of 41 finalists, including Dadang Christanto, Emily McIntosh, Dominic Kavanagh and Dean Bowen. The exhibition is on display at Deakin University Art Gallery in Burwood, Melbourne until 14 December.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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