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COMPI LED Jessica Matthews
“ Tru ly beautiful ” – that’s
how actor Geoff rey Rush
described a n ew award
designed by Swan Valley
sculpto r Ron Gomboc.
It was co mmission ed by
the Au stralian Academy
of Cinema an d Television
Arts (AACTA), of which
Geoffrey is president,
and debuted at the recent
AACTA awards ceremon y
in Sydn ey. The statuette –
made from cast bronze a nd
plated in 22- carat gold – sits
on a base of Australia n tiger
iron by fellow Swan Valley
artist Richard Williamson.
Baba Yaga Houses by Mar wa Fahmy.
Commissioned by the Metropolitan
Redevelopment Authority in collaboration
with Central Institute of Technology.
“ I wanted to create something colourful and quirky,” says 23-year-old local
artist Ma rwa Fahmy, of her recen tly in stalled public art wo rk Baba Yaga Houses.
Inspired by Russian fairytales, the design can be fou nd tu rn ing heads in the
Museum Street Precinct Park , Nor thbridge.
Courage (2011),by Pilar Mata Dupont.
Still from HD film, 4:23 minutes.
Three Perth-based artists have won coveted international residencies
Contemporary ar tist Brendan Van Hek has accepted a residenc y with New
Yo rk ’s Intern atio n al Studio Cu rato rial P rogram in March, exploring the
city’s n eon lights an d signage. Mean while, Bennett Miller – the installatio n
a rtist who created a United Natio n s co nferen ce of dachshun ds – is also off
to the Big Apple fo r the Australia Co u ncil Green Street Residen cy. Film,
photography an d per fo rman ce artist Pilar Mata Dupont has won the
Australia Council Helsinki Residency. She’ll be drawing on Finnish culture
for her n ew v ideo -based wo rk Kaiho.
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