Thursday, November 13, 2014

Eumundi Sculpture Prize - Discover Eumundi Heritage and Visitor Centre

Queensland artist, Hew Chee Fong’s impressive stone piece, ’Sustainable' has been awarded the inaugural $15,000 Eumundi Sculpture Prize, which pays homage to the town’s historical timber industry.

‘Sustainable’ is a steel-like, totemic granite sculpture conceived to celebrate and commemorate methods and systems that won’t deplete resources or harm natural cycles. Ultimately the piece tells the story of regeneration and coming full-circle. Hew Chee is well-known for his use of stone as a preferred medium. “Stone is more than simply an aggregate of minerals,” says the artist. “It universally connotes all things of an enduring nature – stability, dependability and the passage of time.”

The prize is an exciting development in the cultural life of the town which is known nationally and internationally for its unique markets. It is anticipated that the sculptures will add a dynamic cultural element to the village as each winning sculpture is installed for permanent display in Eumundi’s public spaces.

Other 2014 finalists include Pamela Lee Brenner and Johannes Muljana; Stephen King, Antoine Bruinsma, Shane Christensen, Meg Greer, Kim Guthrie, Ian & Audrey Gunn, Gleny Kohnke and Scott Maxwell. All of the Marquette's are on display at The Eumundi Heritage Centre.

You can vote for the People’s Choice Award by logging on to

Amy Clarke
Guest Reviewer

14th September 2014

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