LOVE LOCKS LOTTERY WINNERS

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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.

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Heavy Memories, Elise Sheehan 

Jeweller and artist, Melbourne

Sculptural pieces out of dust particles filed down from the locks.
WINNER: Jen Leibhart

 
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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

 
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Outpouring, Kirsty Macafee 
artist and photographer, Canterbury, Victoria:

A photograph of slipcast porcelain locks created from the originals.
WINNER: Jane Brownrigg

 

 
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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

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