We cooperate as an association to advance the practice of sculpture and the reputation and appreciation of sculpture and sculptors in the community. This is regardless of whether or not we make a living from sculpture and regardless of our preferred style or medium. To this end we support artists’ moral rights, we advocate a professional attitude to the production and presentation of work and encourage the artistic and intellectual stimulation of interaction amongst artists of all persuasions.

Tesselaar Sculpture Prize

Andrew Bryant "Hybrid"
The outstanding visual delight of looking at the many rows of very colourful tulips rippling across the fields is a challenging context in which to place contemporary sculpture.

The growing interest in and continued success of the Tesselaar Sculpture Prize is due to the imagination, flights of invention, quality of artistic skills and dedication of the sculptors presenting their works for exhibition.

Tesselaar Direct is to be acknowledged for its vision, its ongoing commitment to sculpture and its financial support for sculptors.

The selected 23 finalists in the 2013 Prize showcased their artistic styles and creative talent in the sixth annual exhibition. Sculptors came from across Victoria and include some well-known and highly-regarded Australian sculptors, along with a number of talented emerging sculptors.

The $10,000 acquisitive prize was won by ASV member Andrew Bryant with a Corten and stainless steel kinetic work entitled, ‘Hybrid’.

Jean Sheridan

Eamon Dawson
The judges, the Tesselaar family, said of his work: "Andrew Bryant’s work is a most impressive kinetic sculpture that is beautifully scaled, from the spinning head to the sound, rocky base. The movement in wind is beautiful, almost hypnotic, and as it moves and spins the various aspects are revealed and enjoyed. The lines are smooth on almost every flat surface, even through the introduced three-dimensional plane. The work succeeds in reflecting the artist’s intent regarding the doubt or confusion about beginnings and the endings. Furthermore, the piece is expertly constructed and shows great skill and quality workmanship."
Rudi Jass

Congratulations Andrew.

Mark Cowie


Christopher Taylor

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