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$10,000 2005 Montalto Sculpture Prize and Exhibition was won by David Waters.

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Published Friday, February 18, 2005

The winner of the $10,000 acquisitive prize, chosen from the 28 finalists by the judging panel, was Pillar by David Waters. The work is a 260cm high column of concrete, moulded from corrugated iron water tanks.

In Waters' words:

Allowing the work to have its own flow and progression is an important part of the creative process for which water is often a metaphor. This piece derives from the process of using corrugated iron water tanks to explore simple arrangements and patterns whist linking directly to the issue of water.

The winner was announced by Geoffrey Edwards, director of the Geelong Art Gallery.

The exhibition will run until the 30th of April, with all works available for purchase. The diverse sculptures are linked along a picturesque walk. Visitors can explore sculpture amongst vines, wetlands, spring-fed dams, kitchen gardens and lawns.

As an annual event for Montalto, the exhibition is enjoyed by around 10,000 visitors during its 11 week course, all of whom are invited to vote for the Pennon Hill People’s Choice award, a $1000 non-acquisitive prize.

The Exhibition has grown in the three years it has been running, from 18 sculptures in the first year to the 28 that form this year’s selection.

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