BONDI 2012 MAJOR PRIZE UNVEILED AT THE ROYAL BOTANIC GARDEN

14-May-2013  Sculpture by the Sea

Peter Lundberg's sculpture 'Barrel Roll' was unveiled by Robyn Parker the New South Wales Government Minister for the Environment at the Domain in the Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney.  Peter received the Balnaves Foundation Sculpture Prize of $70,000 at last years Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi for ‘Barrel Roll’ with the work installed in the Botanic Gardens as part of the acquisitive prize.  Joining Minister Parker on the day were Neil and Hamish Balnaves of the Balnaves Foundation, the Consul-General of the USA Niels Marquardt and the Director of the Botanic Gardens Professor David Mabberley.

'Barrell Roll' is the fourth sculpture installed in the Domain and Royal Botanic Gardens, Sydney thanks to the Balnaves Foundation with the list of works comprising the Sculpture by the Sea Collection:
 

  • 2009 'Time and Tide Granite Monolith II'

              May Barrie (NSW)
 

  • 2010 'Mirroring'

              Keld Moseholm (Denmark)
 

  • 2011 'Paradiegma metaphysic'

              Paul Selwood (NSW)
 

  • 2012 'Barrel Roll'

              Peter Lundberg (USA)

Peter Lundberg's sculpture is created within the earth by digging a large hole to create a concrete cast, the cast is then exhumed with a crane with the sculpture was created in Sydney for the Bondi exhibition. The  sculpture was named after Peter’s experience surfing at Whale Beach, however he didn't discover until later that ‘barrel roll’ is in fact an Australian surfing term used to describe a type of wave.

'Barrell Roll' impressed the Sculpture by the Seajudging panel with it's "…majestic scale, its visceral energy and impact in the natural setting." It is now sited with a backdrop of the Botanic Gardens, the Sydney Harbour Bridge and Sydney Opera House where it can be enjoyed all year round.

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Peter Lundberg, barrel roll, Balnaves Sculpture by the Sea Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens. Photo Jaime Plaza.

Peter Lundberg, barrel rollBalnaves Sculpture by the Sea Collection, Royal Botanic Gardens. Photo Jaime Plaza.

U.S. Consul General Niels Marquardt, Neil Balnaves of the Balnaves Foundation, Environment Minister Robyn Parker, David Handley, Founding Director, Sculpture by the Sea, Professor David Mabberley, Executive Director, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.

U.S. Consul General Niels Marquardt, Neil Balnaves of the Balnaves Foundation, Environment Minister Robyn Parker, David Handley, Founding Director, Sculpture by the Sea, Professor David Mabberley, Executive Director, Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust.