MOST feels very fortunate to have been able to facilitate a sculpture donation to Randwick City Council.
The artist, Drago Marin Cherina, has been a great friend to MOST: for the past 19 years the Winner of the Australian Singing Competition has received a limited-edition bronze statuette that was sculpted by Cherina. He also created a limited-edition statuette that was awarded at the ABC Young Performers Awards for the first time this year. In 2014, Cherina created a statuette that was presented to the winner of the Australian Cello Awards, which also depicts Jacqueline du Pré, but it’s on a much smaller scale!
We were honoured to partner with Randwick City Council in providing this beautiful public artwork and it is hoped that the permanent presence of a bronze Jacqueline du Pré will inspire generations of instrumentalists to spring forth from the suburbs of Randwick. The unveiling ceremony of the sculpture was at the Kensington Community Centre on 23 September 2018. 2014 Australian Cello Awards Finalist, Ruben Palma, performed at the unveiling ceremony.