2019 JUDGES

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INGRID MORLEY

  • Morley is an exhibiting sculptor, both nationally and internationally.

  • A traditional Atelier style training with Tom Bass Sculpture Studio School, marked her initiation into Sculpture in the 1990's.

  • Morley ran her own sculpture studio school from the late 1990s and was also lecturer of sculpture with the Sydney University's Centre for Continuing Education for 15 years. She now has a workshop based in The Central Tablelands of NSW.

  • Solo exhibitions in the Loire Valley, France and Beijing, China and two solo exhibitions in Sydney were the markers to major shifts in Ingrid's practice, leading to her inclusion in large International exhibitions in Australia.

  • Morley has been the recipient of many grants, residencies and sculpture awards including - winner major prize Harbour Sculpture 2017, winner of Swell Sculpture 2015, North Sydney Art Prize 2015, Willoughby Sculpture Prize 2013 and 2011 (residents prize) and has been a finalist numerous times in Sculpture By the Sea, Bondi.


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ALEX SETON

  • Seton is a multidisciplinary artist working in sculpture, photography, video and installation, best known for his use of marble carving. He maintains an interest in materiality and the performative object, inviting interplay and exchange between objects, bodies, and ideas.

  • Recent work has used this lens to engage directly with contemporary political issues, such as Australia’s treatment of asylum seekers, and questions of conflict and nationhood.

  • Seton has exhibited widely - both nationally and internationally. His work is held in collections including the National Gallery of Australia; Artbank; Art Gallery of South Australia; Australian War Memorial; Newcastle Art Gallery; Bendigo Art Gallery; the Danish Royal Art Collection, Copenhagen; HBO Collection, New York; and numerous other private and public collections.

  • In 2015, Seton was awarded a Grand Jury prize at the Fondation François Schneider ‘Contemporary Talents’ competition. He was the Inaugural Nancy Fairfax Artist in Residence, Margaret Olley Art Centre, Tweed River Art Gallery, Murwillumbah, in 2014; and in 2012 participated in the prestigious Art OMI residency program in New York.

  • Seton is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.


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JENNIFER TURPIN

  • Turpin is a public artist with over 20 years experience creating kinetic installations engaging water, wind and light as sculptural media.

  • Jennifer studied with Tom Bass AM in the 1980s.

  • Dynamic and site-specific, Jennifer’s artworks operate at the interface of art, science, nature and the built environment. Activated by nature’s elemental energies, they are rhythmic, responsive and transformative ‘performances’ in the everyday life of the city. At once puzzling, playful, mesmerising and contemplative, the artworks make visible the invisible and highlight the elemental energies of nature so often taken for granted. Many of the artworks are part of environmental restoration projects.

  • On the large scale works Jennifer collaborates with her artist colleague Michaelie Crawford. Together they work with scientists, engineers and specialist designers to realise their innovative sculptural projects. They have participated in multi-disciplinary urban design teams and embrace specialist curatorial projects as part of their studio practice.

  • Studio TCS which is made up of Turpin + Crawford and curator Christiane Statham are very experienced working with architects, landscape architects and other design professionals, developers, governments and councils both nationally and internationally.