Matthew Harding, Phyllotaxis 2002-2003, spun mirror-polished stainless steel (Detail)
Introduction | Exhibition | Judges | Further Reading | Visiting
The Artists  
Geoffrey BARTLETT  
Peter D COLE  
Matthew CURTIS  
Roselin EATON  
Matthew HARDING  
Linde IVIMEY | Wrk 1 | Wrk 2  
David JENSZ  
Andrew LESLIE  
Noel McKENNA  
Lisa ROET  
Julie RRAP  
Richard Tipping  
Arthur WICKS  
   The judges :

Dr Brian Kennedy
Director, National Gallery of Australia

Brian Kennedy MA, PhD was born and educated in Dublin. Prior to becoming Assistant Director at the National Gallery of Ireland, he worked in the European Commission, Brussels, and in Ireland at the Chester Beatty Library, Government Publications Office and Department of Finance. He has wide experience as an author, lecturer and public speaker at conferences and seminars, and as a contributor to arts programs on radio and television. He was Chair of the Irish Association of Art Historians, 1996–97.

Dr Kennedy is the third Director of the National Gallery of Australia. He took up the post in September 1997. Since then he has worked to make the collection more accessible to the public in Canberra, throughout the country and abroad through the introduction of free admission, a broad range of exhibitions, an expansion of the loans and travelling exhibitions programs, and development of an extensive multi-media site. The appointment of new staff, a more focussed acquisition policy, notable purchases, major exhibitions—all these and more have generated news stories over the past five years. There has been a drive for greater public and private funds, and this has brought Government support for a major building enhancement project, and significant private donations for acquisitions, along with corporate sponsorship.

Dr Kennedy is Chair of the Council of Australian Art Museum Directors, and is a member of the Board of Art Exhibitions Australia. He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management, an Honorary Ambassador for Canberra, and a Member of the ACT Tourism Industry Council.

The National Sculpture Prize and Exhibition has established itself as a major event in the artistic life of Australia. Through an excellent partnership with Macquarie Bank, it has proved hugely attractive to sculptors in Australia, attracting over 500 entries. The artists have responded to the open competition with works of great diversity in media and subject. The judges have applied themselves with a generosity of approach which has assured us once again of an exciting exhibition and publication. Sculpture is indeed alive and well in Australia, and it has been a privilege for the National Gallery to play a part in bringing to it widespread recognition from an enthusiastic and stimulated Australian public.
Introduction | Exhibition | Judges | Further Reading | Visiting
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