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2017 program

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Free exhibition of 2017 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalists

Saturday 14 October to Sunday 5 November
9am - 5pm weekdays, 10am - 4pm weekends
Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay


Professor Ian HowardProfessor Ian Howard

Artist Talks

Get up close with some of our 2016 finalists in these intimate artist talks hosted by Professor Ian Howard.

Participating finalists include Andrew Rogers, Carol Lehrer Crawford, Emma Coulter, Glenda Kent, Hugh McLachlan, Jan Downes, Lauren Brincat, Louis Pratt, Louise Haselton, Louise Kerr, Lucy Barker, Phil Cousins, Seb Brown, Shane Forrest, Tetsuro Yamasaki and Yioryios.

When: Saturday 15 October, 2pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Bookings essential

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Origami Sonobe

Origami Sonobe

Join artist Marine Coutroutsios as she guides you in making your own sculptural origami creation from the repetitive and easy to fold module called a Sonobe.

Materials provided or bring your own paper (cut to a perfect square).

Limited places, bookings essential. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Saturday 22 October 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

Polymer Clay

Polymer Clay

Therese Lyons will help you create your own funky polymer object with a sculptural twist.

Materials provided.

Limited places, bookings essential. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Saturday 29 October 2016, 1:00pm-3:00pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

For further information, email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7135.

The Big Busy BeeXanthe Carolan (Year 4 Kambala), The Big Busy Bee. 2015 Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize Junior category winner

Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize 2016 Exhibition

Held in conjunction with the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Woollahra Council's Environmental Schools Sculpture Prize is open to all primary and secondary schools in the Woollahra local government area.

The prize engages local school students with a passion for art, and the environment, to create a sculpture using recycled materials. The theme for 2016 is Web of life - Exploring connections in nature.

When: 25 October to 7 November, 8am-4:30pm weekdays

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. For further information, email flavia.evans@woollahra.nsw.gov.au or call 9391 7095.

Edwina StraubEdwina Straub

Weekend Family Workshop: Weaving and surface design techniques

Join Woollahra Council Artist in Residence Edwina Straub as she teaches techniques to weave your own fabric and learn how to embellish it with surface design.

Materials provided or bring your own. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Sunday 11 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Book online

Mal by John NicholsonJohn Nicholson, Mal. plastic. 57 x 60 x 14 cm. Courtesy of Sarah Cottier Gallery.

Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize at night

Featuring special guest finalists Fiona Hueston and John Nicholson.

When: Thursday 15 October, 6-8pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Bookings essential

For further information, please call 9391 7135 or email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

Crochet with Waste

Weekend Family Workshop: Crochet with Waste

Angela Van Boxtel will teach you to explore your waste and create funky objects for around the home by use of modern crochet. Waste materials included are videotape, plastic bags and old T-Shirts. Learn basic skills and get advice on how to design home products as baskets, coasters, wall hangings, carpets or fashion items as jewellery and bags.

Materials provided or bring your own. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Saturday 17 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Book online

Julia Kennedy BellJulia Kennedy Bell

Weekend Family Workshop: Three dimensional paintings

Join Woollahra Council Artist in Residence, Julia Kennedy Bell to create your own three dimensional painting. This workshop will teach a series of paper folding and cutting techniques to illustrate how paper sculptures can be made.

Materials provided. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Sunday 18 October and Sunday 25 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Book online (18 October) Book online (25 October)

Penelope Seidler AMPenelope Seidler AM

An evening of Art and Architecture

"A place for Sydney Sculpture"

The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize and Architecture on Show present a spring time symposium on Art and Architecture.

A panel of representatives including 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize judge Penelope Seidler AM will discuss sculpture today and its environment, with a focus on commissions in public space and collaborative work. The symposium will incorporate a viewing of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize.

When: Wednesday 21 October, 6-8pm

Where: Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Bookings essential

For further information, please call 9391 7135 or email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

Architecture on Show Georgina Wilson Architect

Lisa GilesLisa Giles

Tea Topic: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Finalist Lisa Giles shares insights on her entry in the Prize as well as details of her arts practise. A hands-on Tea Topic set amongst the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize exhibition.

When: Friday 23 October, 10-11:30am

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Book online

For further information, please call 9391 7135 or email sculpture@woollahra.nsw.gov.au.

Fish sculptures

Weekend Family Workshop: Fish Sculptures

Angela Van Boxtel will help you create your own Fish Sculptures exploring weaving with plastic shopping bags and marine debris.

Materials provided or bring your own. Suitable for the whole family.

When: Saturday 24 October, 1-3pm

Where: Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize Exhibition, Woollahra Council, 536 New South Head Road, Double Bay.

Free entry. Book online