Gippsland Sculpture Prize Winner ‘Emoji’

Posted by on May 3, 2017 in General news, Lead Item | Comments Off on Gippsland Sculpture Prize Winner ‘Emoji’

Congratulations to Nyora Studio’s Aldo Bilotta and his sculpture ‘Emoji’ which won the inaugural Gippsland Sculpture Prize 2017, which is on display in the Main Street in the town of Yinnar in Gippsland until May 27 2017.

Exterior Sculpture WINNER! 

 The Judges Kevin Mortensen, artist and Simon Gregg, Curator, Gippsland Art Gallery Sale comments:


  • Fresh, well made, interesting in having the aubergine colour on the base.
  • Creative use of materials, drawn to the form of the eggplant with the colour removed.
  • A resolved use of materials, forms, colour and volume. Doesn’t  take itself too seriously and is engaging, but the same time is highly resolved and is finished to a high degree.
  • The curved form on top of a cubed base sets it off, and its fitted well to the base. The base wasn’t just incidental but became part of the work.
  • Playful work, engaging and inviting.