A Launceston artist has been chosen from more than 400 entries for Sculptures by the Sea at Bondi.
Wayne Hudson's Never Alone Throne will be seen by more than 500,000 visitors to the outdoor exhibition, thanks to a $5000 grant from Bett Gallery, Hobart, which will cover travel costs.
The sculpture consists of bright red twisted metal topped by two kurrawongs, towering over a silver bench.
"I grew up in Tasmania in the forests," he said. "It's about the twisted scrub and the horizontal scrub on the West Coast."
"I used to sit down on a stump or whatever and just, contemplate life, and the kurrawongs were always watching. You're never alone - even if you think you are.
"The kurrawongs were most fascinating to me as a child, because of their curiousness, their cleverness and their beautiful black coats - they're absolutely gorgeous - and I've been using the shape of their beak in my work for more than 20 years."
Artists from 30 countries applied to Sculptures by the Sea, which has been running since 1997.
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