Exhibitions    'Landfall' Lorne Sculpture Biennale

17.03.18 to 05.04.18

The ‘Landfall’ Non-Acquisitive Award valued at $20,000 was awarded to Margaret Worth for her work ‘VAJRASANA meditation’ 2018. Margaret is a SA regional artist. The work was supported by Arts SA and the Lorne Sculpture Biennale organization.

About the Biennale:

Under the creative direction of curator Lara Nicholls in her incoming biennale, the 2018 event explores the theme ‘Landfall’, presenting major works and new commissions from 43 artists devoted to pressing global issues of nature and endangerment.

Astonishing sculptures and installations which explore the intersection of nature, humanity and art, created by acclaimed artists from around the world, are situated across the dramatic sweep of Lorne’s world famous foreshore. www.lornesculpture.com

The judges for the LSB Landfall Non-Acquisitive Award and the Emerging Artist Award were Charlotte Day, Director of Monash Gallery; Max Delany, Director of Australian Centre for Contemporary Art (ACAA), and Jason Smith, Director of Geelong Gallery.

Spokesperson for the judges, Max Delaney said, “Margaret Worth’s work is an outstanding, complex, resonant work which is formally compelling and rich with association. Her simple, sculptural form demonstrates an extraordinary range and breadth, from her deep involvement and knowledge of 20th century modernist sculpture coupled with the experience and surprising complexity of 21st century contemporary forms and ideas.”

“Based on a kneeling yoga pose known as the Vajrasana, it presents a delicate balance and coalescence between the body and architecture, earth and sky and sea.

The striking, athletic sculptural form might also invoke the figure of the sphinx. From the side it suggests a linear drawing in space, and from the front an architectural form of modular kinetic chiming elements which register the elemental elements of light and wind. The rich colouration is resonant of earth/country in relation to sky and sea. It also recalls an athletic figure holding up a view which is equal to and in dialogue with the world around it.

Born in 1944, early in her career Margaret Worth studied with legendary figures including Richard Serra and Lucy Lippard, and worked with Sol Lewitt, and it's especially exciting to see the adventurous ingenuity of an artist now later in her career continuing to register so commandingly."

- Max Delany, Charlotte Day, Jason Smith and Maudie Palmer.

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VIDEO 'VAJRASANA meditation' by Margaret Worth

VIDEO 'VAJRASANA meditation'  2018

VIDEO

VAJRASANA meditation by Margaret Worth

VAJRASANA meditation  2018

Corten steel, painted steel, stainless steel.

4m X 1.1m X 1.4m

VAJRASANA meditation by Margaret Worth

VAJRASANA meditation  2018

Corten steel, painted steel, stainless steel.

4m X 1.1m X 1.4m

VAJRASANA meditation by Margaret Worth

VAJRASANA meditation  2018

Corten steel, painted steel, stainless steel.

4m X 1.1m X 1.4m

VAJRASANA meditation & artist by Margaret Worth

VAJRASANA meditation & artist  2018

With Sen. Mitch Fifield & Sarah Henderson by Margaret Worth

With Sen. Mitch Fifield & Sarah Henderson  2018

Winners by Margaret Worth

Winners  2018