Callum Grujicich goes to Carnegie Hall: our favourite kid sculptor just picked up a major medal!

Callum Grujicich and his dolls went viral when we introduced you to them. And this week, our favourite kid artist got a gold medal at Carnegie Hall!
Congrats Callum!

Last night, awards and medals were bestowed on many super-talented young people at the prestigious Carnegie Hall in New York City. Among them: one of the first kids that we (and you) admired, Callum Grujicich. You remember Callum: he's the young sculptor who makes dolls that are charming, sometimes slightly unnerving, and all intricately crafted by hand from materials Callum finds when he's scavenging with his brother. 

Check out our original video on Callum's incredible sculptures:

In this video, you'll meet Callum Donovan Grujicich in his studio and on one of his foraging trips with his brother — and see why the 12-year-old's sculptures are turning heads. 2:58

Now, Callum is adding a shiny piece to his collection of materials - a 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards gold medal. The award is given to young people across the arts internationally who have made outstanding work. Last year Callum achieved a silver medal, and this year he's at the top of the sculpture category.

And not to brag or anything, but previous winners of the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards do include Andy Warhol, Joyce Carol Oates and Stephen King. Just saying. 

You can follow Callum Grujicich here. And you can see his work at an exhibition at Cape Breton University, July 27-September 14.

(CBC Arts)

Check out more of Callum's work below:

Watch CBC Arts: Exhibitionists online or on CBC Television. Tune in Friday nights at 11:30pm (12am NT) and Sundays at 3:30pm (4pm NT).

About the Author

Lise Hosein

Lise Hosein is a producer at CBC Arts. Before that, she was an arts reporter at JazzFM 91, an interview producer at George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight and a PhD candidate at the University of Toronto. When she's not at her CBC Arts desk she's sometimes an instructor at OCADU and is always quite terrified of bees.


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