ArtView May 2015 - Page 27

Photos by Asaf Sultan installation. She has recently completed a BFA(Hons) in Sculpture at the National Art School. Sykes-Smith has exhibited for the third year in Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi, receiving the Clitheroe Foundation Mentorship in 2012 and the Staff Choice Award in 2013; and Sculpture by the Sea Cottesloe 2015. She was awarded the People’s Choice Prize in the Sculpture at Sawmillers Exhibition 2014; the Julian Beaumont Sculpture Prize in 2012; the Sculpture In The Valley People’s Choice Award in 2011; she has recently taken part in the Heath Ledger Young Artists Oral History Project, National Film and Sound Archives, and has work in the Saatchi & Saatchi Sydney collection. Elyssa Sykes-Smith is a Sydney based artist currently exploring the figure through sculpture and working within the fields of site-specific sculpture and Elyssa is one of the artists selected for Sculpture at Scenic World 2015