Update: We're happy to report that Michael Parekowhai's proposed sculpture, The World Turns, was awarded Premier of Queensland's Sculpture Commission. You can read more details about the work and the commission on Creative New Zealand's NZ At Venice blog.
Following his success in Venice, Michael Parekowhai has been selected as one of three artists shortlisted to create a $1 million public sculpture in celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Asia Pacific Triennial of Contemporary Art (APT7)
. Parekowhai was nominated alongside Huang Yong Ping and Rirkrit Tirevanija, with the winner to be announced in November. The winning sculpture will be unveiled on the banks of the Brisbane River at GoMa's
eastern corner in December 2012.
Visit the Queensland Art Gallery's APT webpage to read more about Triennial, and the news story here for more information about the public sculpture project. You can also view Michael Parekowhai's works in the Chartwell Collection.
Thumbnail image: Michael Parekowhai, They Comfort Me, 1992, enamel paint on wood