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Ken Scarlett Award

Date: Fri March 25 2022 12:00 am to Fri March 25 2022 11:59 pm

The Ken Scarlett Award is named in honour of Ken Scarlett OAM, an acknowledged expert curator and writer on Australian Sculpture and the author of a key text on the subject.
Ken has provided remarkable support for over 40 years to generations of Australian sculptors through his writing and promotion of their work and was the inaugural curator of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale back in 2007.



The award is a national competition for Australian professional and non-professional critics, artists and writers to help foster an appreciation of contemporary sculptural and installation practice.
Launched in 2014 as part of the Lorne Sculpture Biennale, the award is an important vehicle to encourage and nurture critical visual arts writing and discourse on sculpture and public art.
The award also provides writers with an opportunity to have their work published online, with the potential of further print media publication opportunities.



The Biennale is scheduled to run for three weeks, commencing on 12 March and running through to 3 April 2022.

Entries must be received by 5pm, Friday 25 March 2022.

Entrants are to submit a 1,000-word short essay on one of the following themes:

  • One of the 2022 Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2022 selected artists / sculptor(s) and their practice
  • The Lorne Sculpture Biennale 2022 concept of precincts-based on the theme of ‘Spirit of Place’
  • Public outdoor sculpture

A description of the precincts and their themes, together with a listing of all artists exhibiting in 2022 is currently available at the Lorne Sculpture website: www.lornesculpture.com.

The winning submission will be awarded $3,000.

The Ken Scarlett Award is generously sponsored by Marny Fenton.



For more information, visit the Lorne Sculpture website at: https://www.lornesculpture.com/awards

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