The Yarra Sculpture Gallery (YSG) has been exhibiting contemporary sculpture for almost 2 decades. Located at 117 Vere St Abbotsford, it is tucked away from the hustle and bustle of Hoddle St.
YSG is an artist run initiative, run by the committee members of the Contemporary Sculptors Association.
Today I was fortunate to meet 3 artists who are exhibiting at the 2016 end of year BONANZA group exhibition. Anna Prifti the gallery manager, proudly presented her work "I form Light and create darkness". Paul Gorman's work " Home Turn : Hair Chair" is among one of my favourites. The delicate work of Helen Braun, "Untitled" is beautifully presented on glass rods and mimics nature and a winter wonderland.
BONANZA 2016 is an annual group exhibition where members showcase their latest works. Co-ordinated by Jackie Ralph, the show opens on Saturday the 10th December and will run up until Sunday the 18th of December. The works on display explore a range of mediums and objects, from installation to projections and recycled objects, and include artists' personal journeys of self discovery and responses to climate change and biodiversity.
BONANZA 2016 will announce the winners at this Saturday's opening between 3 and 5pm.
Prizes are kindly donated by the following sponsors:
2 x $500 Cash prizes, courtesy the Contemporary Sculptors Association CSA
$500 Artwork Photography Award, courtesy Paul Gorman
$300 Casting Award, courtesy Fundere Fine Art Foundry
Free exhibition at Yarra Sculpture Gallery
Automatic Entry into 2017 Yering Station Sculpture Prize
The Contemporary Sculptors Association is proud to announce that Victor Griss - Curator, Counihan Gallery Brunswick, and Carmen Reid - visual artist/Lecturer, RMIT - are judging this year's show by 25 artists.
The sculpture in the image at the top of this page is by visual artist: Louis Balis a member of the Contemporary Sculptors Association and one of the $500 prize winners of the 2016 Bonanza held at the Yarra Sculpture Gallery,
work is titled: Shadow of an Ant,
medium: 6mm marine plywood,
dimensions (approx, 60 x 120 x 80 cm).