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IN THE MEDIA

 GCFF - CHAUVEL AWARD 2019

With Sigrid Thornton

Local artist Leisa Russell has been awarded the 28th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award of $10,000 with the work subsequently entering the Gold Coast City Gallery Collection.

 

The winning piece, 11 shades of blue, constructed from pure silk and porcelain managed to edge out the other contenders in a selection that demonstrates the outstanding quality of contemporary ceramic art practice.

"Local girl wins Gold Coast's International Ceramics Award"

CHAUVEL AWARD

Designed and created by Leisa Russell

The Chauvel Award, named in honour of Charles Chauvel commenced in 1993 and acknowledges an individual who has made a significant contribution to Australian cinema. 

In 2016 Swell Sculpture Festival collaborated with the Gold Coast Film Festival to revive this prestigious award, with a new sculpture which was designed and created by Leisa Russell.

Leisa's Chauvel award represents how the Australian landscape and, in particular, the Gold Coast hinterland, can influence and reflect a creative journey.

RECIPIENTS OF THE CHAUVEL AWARD

Claudia Karvin

2016

Deborah Mailman

2017

Sue Milliken

2018

Sigrid Thornton

2019