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Five years of bringing copper to life through art

01 July 2015


OZ Minerals is proud to support talented South Australians. OZ Minerals is a company focussed on copper and our commitment to the communities in which we work. We are honoured to have a talented workforce and through our community relationships we are privileged to meet and work with a range of talented South Australians. Through the OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award, we have been fortunate to unearth and work with talented South Australian artists who work with copper.

Winner Announced – OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award

Congratulations to the winner of this year’s OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award, Mark Ryan.

A traditional blacksmith by occupation, Mark participated in OZ Minerals’ inaugural copper workshop to extend his practice into copper.

Mark has proposed to create a large scale copper sculpture of a leafy sea dragon, a unique marine creature endemic to South Australia.

Mark will have until the start of the 2016 SALA Festival in which to complete his artwork which will be exhibited at Adelaide Airport. Read the media Release - Winner announced - OZ Minerals Copper Sculpture Award - 3 July 2015.

(Photo by Catherine Leo)

Read about other talented South Australians 

Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)

Students - University of Adelaide

Nicholas Uhlmann

Anna Small and Warren Pickering

OZ Minerals Copper Workshop