Paramor wins $100,000 in outdoor sculpture prize - Art Collector

22 November 2010 | Sculptor Louise Paramor has won the $100,000 main prize in the 2010 McClelland Award.

The award is offered by
McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park as part of its biennial outdoor sculpture survey.

Paramor’s winning work,
Top shelf, is a raised tabletop stacked with brightly coloured industrial plastic objects.

Judge Tony Ellwood, the director of the Queensland Art Gallery, praised the way Paramor positioned the plastic objects, noting the work speaks “to the sculptural found in everyday life”.

Robert Lindsay, director of McClelland Gallery, added: “This is an exceptional work, which addresses many of the issues of the 21st century. It stands as a high altar of consumerism, and as such makes us reconsider our relationship with the environment and contemporary consumption.”

This year 34 artists were selected for the survey, including
Kate Rohde, Caroline Rothwell, Jud Wimhurst, William Eicholtz, Colin Suggett and James Kenyon.

The works will be on exhibition in the grounds of the McClelland Gallery + Sculpture Park at Langwarrin in Victoria until 17 July 2011.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: Louise Paramor, Top shelf, 2010. Plastics, steel, pins, bolts, 560 x 230 x 230cm. Photo: John Gollings. Courtesy: the artist and McClelland Sculpture Survey & Award 2010

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