Tasmanian wins in wood
A TASMANIAN wood sculptor has won the Tweed River Art Gallery's third Tweed Wood Biennial award. Peter Adams' work entitled 'Who's on Board?' was announced winner of the national award by judge David MacLaren at a gallery function on Friday night. Mr MacLaren, the director of the Bungendore Wood Works Gallery, said the work "simply charmed me it is seductive in its simplic- ity, the way it coheres and in its mystery". Recycling was the theme of this year's biennial, which was subtitled Re:Cycle, and the artists were asked to create a work from recycled timber that could be contained in a small crate. The biennial featured works by 19 of Australia's most accomplished wood artists including the Tweed's own Michael Borton. Mr Adams' winning work has been acquired by the gallery but the artist received a $5000 cash prize, sponsored by Tweed Shire Council and the Friends of the Gallery. Victorian wood artist Stephen Hughes' work entitled 'Zenosphere' won the highlycommended prize of $2000, sponsored by solicitor Russell Baxter. The exhibition continues till October 3.