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2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Established in 2001, the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize attracts strong support from artists, collectors and critics and is the first national acquisitive prize for an original, freestanding sculpture of up to 80cm in any dimension.

Over 500 entries from Australian and international artists are received annually and approximately 45 finalists' works are exhibited at the historic Woollahra Council Chambers in Double Bay, Sydney, Australia.

Prizes totalling AUD $24,000 include:

  • The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize – an acquisitive award of $20,000 (Woollahra Council will keep the winning work)
  • The Special Commendation – a non-acquisitive award of $2,000
  • The Mayor's Award – a non-acquisitive award of $1,000
  • The Viewers' Choice – a non-acquisitive award of $1,000

Key dates

  • Entries open: Saturday 1 April 2017
  • Entries close: Friday 7 July 2017
  • Announcement of finalists: August 2017
  • Launch of Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition: Friday 13 October 2017
  • Exhibition dates: Saturday 14 October to Sunday 5 November 2017

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Acquisitive award winners

View the 2001-2015 Acquisitions Collection (PDF)

"The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has distinguished itself as one of the more critically significant awards for a local artist to win. Previous recipients include some of Australia's best contemporary artists such as Mikala Dwyer, Adam Cullen, Alexander Seton and Archie Moore." - the art life

2013 Prize Winner Image: Julia deVille, Sorrow. stillborn deer, glass, antique platter, rubies 0.35ct, enamel paint. 56 x 35 x 15 cm. Winner of the 2013 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and Viewers' Choice Award.