Prominent Sydney artist whose work featured in Bondi’s famous Sculptures by the Sea is hit with child sex allegations
- Sydney’s leading 65-year-old artist Vincent Vozzo was hit with two child sex charges
- Vozzo was arrested and charged in March and has yet to plead
- The artist has been featured 13 times in Bondi’s famous Sculptures by the Sea
A prominent Sydney artist featured in Bondi’s Sculptures by the Sea has been accused of child sexual abuse.
Vincent Vozzo, 65, from Enmore in inland Sydney, was arrested in March and charged with two sexual assaults.
He has not yet argued for one count of aggravated sexual assault on a person under 16 and one aggravated assault on a person under 16, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Prominent Australian artist Vincent Vozzo (pictured), 65, from Enmore in inland Sydney, has been charged with two child sex charges
Vozzo (photo) was arrested in March and charged with aggravating sexual abuse of a person under 16 and exacerbating indecent assault by a person under 16
Vozzo’s artistic career spans over 30 years and has showcased thousands of works of art in 41 solo exhibitions.
Notably, his works have been featured 13 times in Bondi’s famous Sculptures by the Sea exhibition.
Vozzo also holds the record for most of the sculptures selected for the prestigious Wynne Prize with eight entries.
The artist is best known for creating sculptures with natural materials such as stone, wood and bronze in his Enmore studio.
Vozzo wrote on his website: “My studio is my refuge where I transform inanimate objects into objects full of life.”
“Here I stare at the night sky like Galileo did for me and dream,” he said.
The artist has been seen 13 times in Bondi’s famous exhibition Sculptures by the Sea (photo)
Both charges against sex that Vozzo faces should go to court and face a maximum sentence of 12 and 10 years in prison.
Vozzo was given conditional bail to the local Parramatta court on March 28 after posting a $ 5,000 bail.
Magistrate Darryl Pearce ordered Vozzo to report to Newtown Police Station three times a week and not to contact police witnesses.
Vozzo did not appear at Downing Center District Court on Friday and his case was adjourned until July 9.
Vozzo has not made a plea and will appear in court on July 9