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Adelaide artist Steven Bellosguardo lands $25,000 sculpture commission

4.	Steven Bellosguardo installing Donkaay on Hindley St, 2017
Brianna Speight
Steven Bellosguardo installing Donkaay on Hindley Street, 2017

Emerging South Australian artist Steven Bellosguardo has been awarded a significant $25,000 commission to develop a new site-specific work for Hilton Adelaide.

The University of South Australia graduate will create a new three-dimensional work to appear on the ground floor of the Hilton Adelaide – among one of the most trafficked foyers in the CBD.

The Hilton Adelaide Emerging Artist Commission is an initiative of the Hilton Adelaide and the Helpmann Academy, designed to grant an early-career artist a prominent, city-centre platform to create a significant new work.

Interestingly, ambitious public sculptural works around Adelaide are something of a family tradition for Bellosguardo, with his grandfather Bert Flugelman responsible for the perhaps the single most iconic piece of public art in Adelaide: The Spheres, better known, of course, as the ‘Mall’s Balls’.

For his part Bellosguardo has already made his own mark on the city, with his sculpture 2017 Donkaay currently sitting on the corner of Morphett and Hindley Street, along with a 2019 installation at Adelaide Airport dubbed Flight Paths.

The Adelaide Review is a media partner of Helpmann Academy

Steven Bellosguardo installing Flight Paths at the Adelaide Airport, 2019
Brianna Speight
Bellosguardo installing Flight Paths at the Adelaide Airport, 2019

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