Balanced on the square edge of a black steel precipice, a dark bronze vessel form leans out into the void. Brink #2 explores the physical and perceptual aspects of the tension of this point of balance, investigating risk and stability, movement and inertia, organism and vessel. Charged with anticipation, Brink #2 creates a space of tension where gravity and precarious balance find a tentative equilibrium.
Courtesy of Bett Gallery
Belinda Winkler's practice spans ceramics, sculpture, public art and design. She recently completed her PhD through RMIT University's School of Architecture and Design, having previously received a Bachelor of Fine Arts with First Class Honours at the University of Tasmania and the Australian Postgraduate Award in 2006 and a Bachelor of Education in 1986.
She received the Object Award for Studio Based Practice at the Object: New Design 2005 National Graduate Exhibition, was a finalist in The Skin Of Corian International Design Competition in Milan in 2006 and in 2010 was awarded the MONA Prize in the City of Hobart Art Prize. In 2011, Belinda was a finalist in the national Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award and the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, and received a Highly Commended Award and the People's Choice Prize at the City of Hobart Art Prize, National Contemporary Art Survey at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery in 2013.
Belinda's sculpture, designed objects and ceramics have been widely exhibited in solo and group exhibitions. She undertakes commissions for both interior and exterior designs and has work in public and private collections nationally. She is represented by the Bett Gallery and lives and works in Hobart, Tasmania.
bronze, steel, rare earth magnets
61 x 16 x 16 cm
Judges of the 2015 Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize: Dr Michael Brand (Director of the Art Gallery of NSW), Penelope Seidler AM (Arts Patron and Director of Harry Seidler & Associates) and Barbara Flynn (International Curatorial Advisor).