Allens People's Choice Prize / by Cave Urban

 Cave Urban’s sculpture menangang (meaning ‘memory’ in Balinese) was a hit at Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi,  taking out the  Allens People’s Choice Prize. Inspired by traditional Balinese bird-scarers, the installation made of 222 wind-chimes is a memorial to each of the lives lost in the Bali two terrorist attacks.

The original concept for this artwork came from Lachy Brown, a journalist and member of Cave Urban who went on to form a team of volunteers within the collaborative for this particular project. Other members of the Cave Urban collaboration include: Nici Long, Juan-Pablo Pinto, Clary Akon, Kate Ratner, Jed Long, Angel Heradia, Angus Hudson, Kevin Nixon and Alice Nivison, a mix of architects, builders and artists.

More than 5,000 votes were cast for the Allens People’s Choice Prize, with Cave Urban the clear winners. The artists will receive $5,000 for the prize.

The artists will be recreating menangang at Sculpture by the Sea, Cottesloe 2013, held from 8 to 25 March on the beautiful Western Australian shore.

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