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Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest 2013 Winner Announced

Viktor with the maquette of his work

Viktor Kalinowski from Mount Burnett in Victoria is the recipient of the 2013 Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest.


Lead judge, noted author on Australian sculpture Ken Scarlett says the ‘2013 Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest was given to Viktor Kalinowski for his strongly assertive sculpture, ‘Perpetual Motion’, in which he vividly conveys, as he describes it, ‘movement  expressed in the curve of the stone ... taken from a wave. A wave that is in motion on its perpetual journey to the shore.’ The work has a skilfully balanced sense of movement in the two opposing forms; a tension that is resolved in the confident sweep of the large wave-like form. When produced to a larger scale it will be a dramatic work, viewable from both sides and with fascinating detail that will encourage closer inspection.’

The Bequest, generously funded by a private donor and administered by Sunshine Coast Council, will enable Viktor to experience a two month workshop residency at Studio Corsanini in Carrara, Italy.

Viktor’s task in Carrara is to transform his small maquette – by carving a dynamic new sculpture of ‘Perpetual Motion’  - to be installed as the next work in the Stone Sculpture Walk at Noosa Botanic Gardens.

Share in the story of this international art adventure as it unfolds on our website www.noosastonebequest.org.au in the coming year.

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