Manon van Kouswijk awarded the Southern Way McClelland Commission 2021⁠

We are delighted to announce that contemporary artist and jeweller Manon van Kouswijk has been awarded the $300,000 Southern Way McClelland Commission 2021 for her dynamic sculpture proposal ‘Peninsula Pearls’, to be installed in September 2021.


“Manon van Kouswijk’s ‘Peninsula Pearls’ is the sixth commission as part of this unique sculpture commissioning program with our partner Southern Way. With each new commission our local community and the many visitors to our region have the opportunity to experience some of Australia’s leading large-scale sculpture. Manon’s commission will be a wonderful surprise for commuters, taking the fine detail and personal intimacy of jewellery into the realm of large-scale public sculpture… ‘Peninsula Pearls’ will once again make a significant contribution to public sculpture given its complex spatial arrangement, and I look forward to its realisation in the second half of 2021,” says Lisa Byrne, Director, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery.



July 15, 2020