Drift Installation Art Awards 2017
This year, I won the Major Sculpture Prize at Drift Installation Awards, a signature event of the Stretch Arts Festival. This competition invites local, national and international artists, to design and create installation artwork of a high standard, which are professionally curated and installed throughout the Stretch Arts Festival. Together these artworks create an intriguing and exciting exhibition, free for the public to explore, enjoy and be inspired by.
Title:'Frogmosis' 2017 Artist: Claire Davenhall Materials: Fibre glass, resin, prosthetic eyes, colour shifting Green/gold/blue/purple Automotive Paint Size: 170x120x40cm Price: On request
FROGMOSIS tells the story of Darwin’s’ Theory of Evolution, when creatures crawled out of the water and onto the land. Its slippery smooth skin ripples across the water, as it moves through the semi-permeable Layer and onto Australian Land. Glowing shades of green and gold it transforms to a land based creature sharing its beauty to all who can see her.
Claire Davenhall with FROGMOSIS – Winner of International Drift Installation Awards 2017.
The inspiration for FROGMOSIS came from my sons collecting baby frogs in a local natural spring-fed pond, with “osmosis” as the theme of the recent awards, the sculpture follows the story of Darwin’s’ Theory of Evolution in which creatures crawled out of the water and onto the land. FROGMOSIS features a slippery smooth skin that ripples across the water through the semi-permeable layer and onto Australian Land. The work is made from fibreglass and resin, with a special chameleon paint that changes colour from green and gold with undertones of blue and purple.
The work won the Major prize at Drift Installation Awards which invites local, national and international artists to design and create installation artwork of a high standard, which are professionally curated and installed throughout the Stretch Arts Festival.
Artist Claire Davenhall with her Inspirational Boys.
Finally, my new work ‘Drifting a long way from home‘ is installed, on the beach at Dolphin Quay in Mandurah for Drift Installation Awards.
Drift Installation Art Awards 2016
“An iceberg drifts 5216km from its home in Antarctica and finally beaches itself on the foreshore in Mandurah. Older icebergs often appear blue as they melt, watch as this iceberg puts on a vivid display of blue and white hues as the temperature changes throughout the day. ”
It got a special mention and commended by the judges, who loved the impact of the small scale sculpture on a large beach and its subtle message on global warming and the rising sea levels.
And that’s my ‘Migration Messages‘ also installed for Drift Installation Awards in Mandurah.
“Inspired by my own migration to Australia and the journey to becoming an Australian Citizen, this work celebrates and sends messages of love, hope and dreams . . . to beautiful people in far away places.”
During the opening yesterday, the guest speaker quoted from one of my messages “Our world is incomplete until we discover our passion…”
But I like the quote… ‘Be brave enough to live life Creativity…’