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Sculptures in the Gaol 2019 Winners

Winners of Sculptures in the Gaol have been announced with over $5,450 awarded across categories of sculpture, photography and group installations, reflecting the broad range of submissions to this year’s exhibition.

This year’s awards were judged by professional artist Chris Edwards of ‘Edwards Clarke’, a designer, public art specialist and descendant of the Gumbaynggir and Dunghutti people.

Twenty works and artists were recognised with the overall Judge’s Art PrizeĀ  awarded to Alf Blakey for his keenly-observed work ‘Raptor’, while the People’s Vote went to Sam Hawkins’ ‘Vern’.

More than 5,000 people visited Trial Bay Gaol during the month-long exhibition, with approximately 2,000 attending the opening gala weekend. The new Saturday night art opening ‘Gaol After Dark’ proved popular with over 150 guests enjoying local food, live music and fire twirling in the atmospheric, spot-lit Gaol.

To learn more about the event, visit the Sculptures in the Gaol website.