The 20th Toorak Village Sculpture Exhibition & Awards Night – and the WINNER is……….

It was a night of glitz and glamour for the Awards Night of the 20th Toorak Village Sculpture Awards! $20,0000 total non-acquisitive Artist Awards were presented to four artists at an invitation-only red-carpet Opening Event in Toorak Village on Friday 29 April 2022. 

From Uluru, artists Valerie Brumby and Rene Kulitja were in attendance. Rene is famous for her design Yananyi Dreaming, which covers a Qantas Boeing 737.  They are in Melbourne representing eight artists from the Walkatjara Art Centre with 11 sculptures featured in the exhibition. 

This year, sculptures were viewed and judged by Dr. Ken Wach – Associate Professor and former Principal Research Fellow, and Head of the School of Creative Arts at The University of Melbourne, where he taught art history for thirty-five years, as a commentator and writer.

And the award winners are…

Vicland $10,000 Award to Anne Anderson with Clarice #20 in Rokk Ebony.

Toorak Village Traders $5,000 Award to Anton McMurray with Yellowstone #38 In Wynstan Blinds.

Toorak Village Traders $2,000 Award to Marynes Avila with Flora, Bearer of Plenty #42 in Hair @ No5.

Judges Encouragement $2,000 award to Lucy McEachern with Scopes Owl #41 in Florian Florist.

Now in its 20th year, 90 contemporary sculptures by Australian artists are on display throughout the streets and shops of the village.   

Presented by the Toorak Village Traders, curated by Malcolm Thomson and proudly supported by Stonnington City Council, Vicland and other business partners.

The exhibition is on till 12 June 2022.

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Photography by Sam Tabone