In Situ 2013 is a collaborative sculpture exhibition between Mosman Art Gallery, Mosman businesses and participating artists. It comes under the umbrella of the Festival of Mosman and is a key event in its calendar.

In Situ 2013 will feature both traditional sculptural works and contemporary installations or 3D works that respond to place, in venues located along Military Road from Mosman Junction to Spit Junction. The Festival provides a unique opportunity to link the best sculptural practices of the past with contemporary artistic approaches to interpreting and enhancing public spaces.

In Situ 2013 coincides with the 100th anniversary of the first entry of the Royal Australian Navy’s Fleet into Sydney.

Catalogue to the In Situ 2013
Free guides to the location of the artworks and a fully illustrated colour catalogues available for $5 can be found at Mosman Council, Art Gallery and in selected stores

In Situ 13 Awards Winners

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First Prize winners

Fiona Meller won first prize of $5,000 for Sculpture with her bronze, silver and bone work Wishboat on display in M Jewellery and Erica Izard won $5,000 first prize for Installation with her elegant glass work Wave Particle Duality on exhibition in Silhouette Skin and Beauty.

Highly Commended winners

Highly Commended awards went to Simon Alexander Cook for his outdoor piece on the walls of Mosman Art Gallery Terms of Trade, and to Neil Laredo for his beautiful wooden wave form Bridge to Cross in the Henry Bucks store.

In Situ 13 Awards

Prizes will be awarded in each of the following two categories:

1) Sculpture – $5,000
This prize will be awarded for a stand-alone object that is recognisable to the general public as a work of sculpture. Works submitted in this category do not need to demonstrate any linkages with its site or surrounding environment.

2) Installation (may include sculpture or other 3D work) – $5,000
This prize will be awarded to a work that has been created or modified in response to the environment it is situated in. Installation may include group of sculptural objects, site specific work or other 3D work.

Artists exhibiting


Sandy Bliim Small billy cart
Anthea Boesenberg Some Houses: Memories, Dreams, Reflections
Mary Boland Oops!
Meredith Brice Smart fabric sampler – Molecular world – Interconnected Blue / Nature in transit – Cultural flows
Jane Burton Taylor Fanny’s Dress
Kerry Cannon The squirrels
Gary Christian Traveller 1
Stephen Coburn The Ringmaster
Angela Griffiths Ballpoint 1
Erica Izard Landscape of the Black Dog
Neil Laredo Bridge to cross
Kelly-Ann Lees Three Slices of Pi
Barbara Licha Configuration
Vivienne Lowe Etude
Fiona Meller Wishboat
Catriona Pollard It Takes Two
Kate Rae WWI Soldier and Nurse
Carolyn Rendle Arden dairy
Sharon Ridsdale The Dragon’s Lair Series – Life Cycle
Liz Shreeve Coriolis
Peter Tilley The pilot
Cecilia White Girl in the sea
Samantha Whittingham Stranded


Janine Clark A’cupaletta
Sally Clarke TBA
Simon Cook Terms of Trade (in black and white)
Suzanne Davey TBA
Brenda Factor TBA
Ruth Feeney TBA
Todd Fuller Anamorphic Study: Rotating Skull
Hana Mai Chiew Hoogedeure ‘Fire’ Works
Erica Izard Wave Particle Duality
Kimie Kitamura Connecting
Ad Long Take me to your leader
Match Box Projects People Make Places: Sydney (My City Portrait)
Kelly Milton Penal colonies with Mossy Rocks
Ainslie Murray TBA
Ro Murray Sirius
Donna Page Desir(ing)(able) object/subject #1
Penny Philpott A family portrait
Margaret Roberts TBA
Mandy Schone-Salter TBA
Jane Theau TBA
Mary van den Berk Mosman Tribute
Artists in Transit (in collaboration with Warren Armstrong) Sounds of silence

More about the Curator…

Cassandra Hard Lawrie is a Curator, Sculptor and Installation Artist who has exhibited at the Tin Sheds, Incinerator Art Space, UWS Gallery, SCA Galleries, Penrith Regional Gallery, Government House and Laperouse Museum. She has been a finalist in the Willoughby Sculpture Prize 09, the UWS Sculpture Award 08 and the Fishers Ghost Award 2012. She has been awarded Highly Commended and the Arts Reference Group First Prize in the Blacktown City Art Prize 2012. In 2010, Cassandra graduated with a Master of Visual of Arts (Sculpture) from the University of Sydney.

Cassandra has been the Curator of Sculpture in the Vineyards (2009-11) – a large annual outdoor sculpture exhibition across six venues in the Wollombi Valley. She is the current Curator of Hidden; Rookwood Cemetery Sculpture Walk (2011, 2012 and 2013) and the current Artistic Director for Hungry for Art 2012/2013 – an annual cultural event partnering Ryde City Council, FAIM and the Northern Sydney Institute part of TAFE NSW.

Cassandra recently curated the International Women’s Day Art Prize for the City of Ryde. In 2012 she curated two themed exhibitions; Lange at the Peacock Gallery for Auburn City Council, and Commodified at See Street Gallery as part of Hungry for Art.

Cassandra is also a part-time teacher at the Art School at the Meadowbank Campus of the Northern Sydney Institute part of TAFE NSW.

Submitted concepts for installation (site specific) works are encouraged to draw on a variety of contexts. These include current site use, its history, the streetscape, the architecture, the community, the environment and the relationships and conceptual links that make a site unique. It is envisaged that the existing sites and shops could also be used to link motifs, concepts, and symbols that may already exist in the selected artists’ practices.

Installation artists may apply without a developed concept on the basis of past work. If selected, the artist will develop an idea in consultation with the curator.

For further information contact the In Situ 2013 Curator, Cassandra Hard Lawrie on 0425 327 590.

Entry fees can be paid by cheque or money order (made payable to Mosman Council) OR online at Trybooking

Saturday 5 October - Sunday 20 October