Congratulations to Philip Spelman, one of three recipients of the 2012 Helen Lempriere Scholarship. The scholarship will assist Philip research the possibilities of fabricated sheet elements derived from decorative architectural iron work. Philip will also use the scholarship to visit formative sculpture galleries including the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden in Washington DC, the Guggenheim, MOMA in New York City and the extensive iron collection held at London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Perpetual, in conjunction with Sculpture by the Sea, each year awards three sculptors with a scholarship of $30,000 to advance their artistic practice. All artists who apply for this year’s Sculpture by the Sea were considred for the scholarships. A panel consisting of Tony Jones OAM Sculptor and Principle Lecturer (Sculpture) at Central Institute of Technology, Perth; Clara Hali, Sculptor and Lecturer at the National Art School; Dr Alan Krell, Associate Professor, Sherman School of Art History, COFA UNSW; and Ron Robertson-Swann OAM, Sculptor and Head of Sculpture at the National Art School.
A selection of Philip’s work is available to view here.