LOVE LOCKS LOTTERY WINNERS
31 August 2016
Artists Dr Anton Hasell, Dr Louiseann King, Elise Sheehan, Kirsty Macafee, Katheryn Leopoldseder have explored themes of memory, devotion, love and loss to commemorate our city and the people who claimed Love Locks for private ritual. To preserve each devotional artefact for posterity, the 20,000 locks have found new life in the diverse forms of a harmonic bell made from 120 kgs of Love Locks, a large necklace inspired by the convict coin traditions, slip-cast porcelain locks, brooches and sculptures.
Heavy Memories, Elise Sheehan
Jeweller and artist, Melbourne
Sculptural pieces out of dust particles filed down from the locks.
WINNER: Jen Leibhart
Lovelocked Bell, Dr Anton Hasell
Sculptor and bell designer, Mia Mia, Victoria:
A harmonic bell from the metal of the love locks.
WINNER: Victoria Goodridge
Outpouring, Kirsty Macafee
artist and photographer, Canterbury, Victoria:
A photograph of slipcast porcelain locks created from the originals.
WINNER: Jane Brownrigg
Devotion, Katheryn Leopoldseder
jeweller and artist, Kew, Melbourne:
A large-scale necklace of the locks inspired by the convict coin tradition, where inscribed pennies were worn by the loved ones around the neck, close to the heart.
WINNER: Juliette Sutton