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National Sculpture Prize and exhibition 2003

Macquarie Bank People’s Choice Award winner

Terry Summers’ Waiting Room

The National Gallery of Australia and Macquarie Bank today announced Brisbane-based artist Terry Summers as the winner of the People’s Choice award for the National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition 2003.

The People’s Choice Award has again been very popular, with several thousand votes cast. Terry Summers’ installation Waiting Room, was selected by visitors as their favourite work. The artist will receive an award of $4000, and one member of the public who voted for him will also receive $1000.

Terry Summers is a 74-year old emerging artist whose works have recently begun to attract attention. His work Waiting Room is a thought-provoking installation consisting of 40 life-size figures of refugees made from recycled cardboard crowded behind a barbed-wire fence.

The National Sculpture Prize Exhibition 2003 closes to the public on Monday 9 June 2003.

Other favourites selected by the voters include Anna Eggert Tessa, Ebony and Kelsey, Mathew Harding Phyllotaxis and Arthur Wicks the Boatman’s Unscheduled Crossing.

See further information about Terry Summers and Waiting Room.

Download information on the artist (pdf 116k).

The National Sculpture Prize website can be viewed at nga.gov.au/Exhibition/SculpturePrize03.

Further Information
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