Victorian stone sculptor, Viktor Kalinowski from Mount Burnett is the recipient of the 2013 Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest.
The Bequest is a national biennial award administered by Sunshine Coast Council and generously funded by an anonymous donor.
Division 12 Councillor Tony Wellington said he was delighted to announce Viktor Kalinowski as the winner of the prestigious 2013 Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest.
“This is the third stone sculpture to be acquired through the Bequest. It will send Viktori to Carrara, Italy for a two-month workshop residency at the renowned Studio Corsanini,” he said.
“While in Carrara Viktor will be able to immerse himself in both traditional techniques and new technologies of working with marble.
“His final work will become a welcome addition to the Stone Sculpture Walk at the Noosa Botanic Gardens on the shores of Lake Macdonald, near Cooroy.”
2013 Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest lead judge Ken Scarlett said he chose Viktor for his proposed sculpture titled ‘Perpetual Motion’. A small model or ‘maquette’ was used for judging.
“Viktor vividly describes his intended sculpture as ‘movement expressed in the curve of the stone … taken from a wave; a wave that is in motion on its perpetual journey to the shore’.
“The work has a skilfully balanced sense of movement in the two opposing forms; a tension that is resolved in the confident sweep of the large wave-like form. When produced to a larger scale it will be a dramatic work, viewable from both sides and with fascinating detail that will encourage closer inspection.”
Viktor Kalinowski said it is a very exciting time in his life and he is honoured to be the Noosa Stone Sculpture Bequest recipient.
“Travelling to Carrara is a dream of mine. Visiting Carrara in itself will be inspiring and now being able to work in a studio amongst other sculptors from around the world really is an experience of a lifetime,” he said.
“My task in Carrara is to transform my small maquette – by carving a dynamic new sculpture of ‘Perpetual Motion’.
“I also look forward to seeing my sculpture arrive back in Noosa to its final resting place in the botanical gardens.”