The Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize has announced 43 finalists from 701 entries. The finalists’ works showcase innovation and diversity in their take on an original, freestanding sculpture measuring up to 80cm. Works span a range of mediums including taxidermy, intricately folded paper works, found objects and traditional woven sculptures created by Tjanpi Desert Weavers. Entries in the prize, presented by the Woollahra Council, address political, social, personal and playful themes. “We found the artists to be more inventive with their use of alternative materials, with a transfer of materials from the everyday to art,” Barbara Flynn, guest judge, art adviser and curator, says. A free exhibition of the finalists’ works will be held from October 10-25 at Woollahra Council Chambers in Sydney. The winners will be named on October 9, with prize money worth $19,000 awarded.