A winner: Dominique Sutton and Sasha Reid work on one of the boats that will be set in a tree for Byron Bay’s artsCape.
A winner: Dominique Sutton and Sasha Reid work on one of the boats that will be set in a tree for Byron Bay’s artsCape.

Art prize will hang from tree

TOP prize for Byron Bay's artsCape Biennial 2010 has gone to a Eureka sculptor and her Sydney-based collaborator.

Dominique Sutton and Sasha Reid won the award for Melt, a work Ms Sutton describes as like a flotilla of boats that will hang from a tree on the Byron foreshore for the 16 days of the show.

The artists received $2000 cash and a painting by Australian artist Ken Johnson.

Bronwyn Berman, from Bowral, was awarded the Art Piece Gallery Prize of $1000 for Spindrift.

Ms Berman will also be invited to exhibit at the Mullumbimby gallery.

Wendy Mills, from Brisbane, won the Linnaeus Sculpture Prize for her work Murray Cod, an installation about the plight of the Murray/Darling river system.

Ms Mills receives two weeks' accommodation in a luxury beach house at the Linnaeus estate, near Byron Bay.

The Local Artist Prize went to Virginia Reid, from Mullumbimby, for her sculpture Diving Bell.



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