Matt Hinkley was recently announced as a winner of the McClelland National Small Sculpture Award for his work Untitled, 2014. The prize aims to support sculptors during the initial stages of the impact of COVID-19 on the Australian arts and culture sector. Eugene Carchesio and John Meade are also among the selection of finalists.
John Meade’s new sculpture ‘Love Flower’ installed on Peninsula Link
Created for the Southern Way McClelland Commission, this charming work is based on an an Ikebana arrangement with an Agapanthus flower – an uncompromisingly tough perennial (technically classed as a weed in Frankston) that gets it name from the Greek ‘Agape’ meaning ‘Love’ and ‘Anthos’ meaning ‘Flower’. While Agapanthus usually stand around 2 to 3 feet in height, Meade’s ‘Love Flower’ plays with scale and expectation, stretching elegantly over the Cranbourne Road exit at 10 metres tall.