Breaking News! Powerhouse Love Lace Winners Announced

Overall Winner:  American sculptor Anne Mondro for Detroit’s Shadow, a 7.5 m x 5 m x 5 m model of a 1906 Model N engine. Inspired by abandoned machinery on Cocakatoo Island in Sydney Harbour, relics of an industrial era.

Traditional Techniques Winner:  Melbourne artist Esther Paleologos for Memory, 1.03 m x 270 cm x 3 cm sculpture recalling making and mending textiles. Machine knitting and crochet using copper enameled wire, electrical copper wire, stainless steel wool blend and metallic cotton.

Fashion and Accessories Winner:  Sydney artist Elise Benjamin for Cheongsam, 80 cm x 40 cm x 24 cm pierced sheet copper garment. “…beautiful to look at and uncomfortable to wear…” it is a comment on Chinese culture.

Built Environment Winner: Massachusetts artist Janet Echelman for the aerial lace installation Tsunami, 24 meters wide machine netting using Spectra© fiber. Inspired by the 2010 Chilean earthquake and tsunami, the model was taken from NASA and NOAA data. This installation will be suspended above the city from 9/23/11 to 10/23/11 (see for details).

Digital Multimedia Winner:  London, New York and Melbourne collaboration MESNE and supermanoeuvre for Pricking, 72 cm x 90 cm, an animated interactive multi-touch light table. It is an interactive tool for designing lace.

Student Winner:  Melbourne RMIT University student  Gwyllim Jahn for Fin de Siecle, 24 cm x 27 cm x 25 cm, a 3-d sculpture in nylon

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