October 17


Jacqueline Bradley and Sabrina Baker

Jacqueline Bradley and Sabrina Baker at CGS

 Jacqueline Bradley was announced winner of the first Harris Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize at Canberra Grammar School last night. Upon the announcement Jacqui was heard to say “Oh shit!”, and later, that she has never won an art prize. She was severely reprimanded by both Sabrina Baker and David Broker who pointed out that she had indeed won first prize in the CCAS Members Show in 2011. Seriously though, Jacqui was immediately forgiven and really, we couldn’t be more happy …. The Drill Hall’s fabulous Judge Terence Maloon really knows how to pick a winner. Another CCAS favourite and ex resident Ros Lemoh was highly commended and it should be noted that its only a matter of time before Ros runs off with the big bucks. Congratulations to everyone; Jacqui, Ros, Harris Hobbs and GCS for this magnificent contribution to cultural life in Canberra.

The Harris Hobbs Small Sculpture Prize is part of the 2014 CGS Sculpture Festival and the school grounds are currently a picture of fecundity with an abundance of sculptures that blend handsomely into the sublime atmosphere of Canberra’s ever fragrant spring.

Dr Justin Garrick, Head of School said “We warmly invite the CGS and wider Canberra communities to visit our School and explore the sculptures and installations around the campus, and to enjoy their beauty and challenge. I want the School, both physically and its education life, to be a place that stimulates ideas, creativity, discussion and curiosity.”

Sculpture Only Open Weekends:

18 & 19 October

25 & 26 October

1 & 2 November

8 & 9 November

15 & 16 November

Open Gardens Australia weekend will be held on 18 & 19 October 2014

Find your Sculpture Festival Program and map of locations here.