I'm one of the finalists in National Works on Paper prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
Sixty-six artists from around Australia have been shortlisted from close to 1,000 entries for the $50,000 National Works on Paper prizes and acquisitions. The prize, the most prestigious acquisitive prize and exhibition of its type in Australia, showcases recent works by artists working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture.
Shortlisted artists include:
Belinda ALLEN, Tony AMENEIRO, Raymond ARNOLD, Lyn ASHBY, Gunjan AYLAWADI, Elizabeth BANFIELD, Deborah June BEAUMONT, Damiano BERTOLI, Sue BEYER, Kate BEYNON, Damian BROOMHEAD, Kathryn CAMM, Susanna CASTLEDEN, Angela CAVALIERI, Neilton CLARKE, Ray COFFEY, Matt COYLE, David FAIRBAIRN, Yanni FLOROS, Dianne FOGWELL, David FRAZER, Sam GOLDING, Jackie GORRING, Gracia HABY & Louise JENNISON, Marie HAGERTY, Robert HAGUE, Rew HANKS, Katherine HATTAM, Mark HILTON, Mark HISLOP, Judy HOLDING, Ben HOLGATE, Jake HOLMES, Eamonn JACKSON, Claude JONES, Deborah KELLY, Gladdy KEMARRE, Pauletta KERINAUIA, Martin KING, Heather KOOWOOTHA (JUNGARRA), Josie KUNOTH PETYARRE, John LOANE & Sangeeta SANDRASEGAR, Glen MACKIE (KEI KALAK), Lily Mae MARTIN, Penny MASON, Roy McIVOR, Fiona McMONAGLE, Jennifer MILLS, Glenn MORGAN, Joanne MORRIS, Andy MULLENS, Peter MUNGKURI, Janice MURRAY, Becc ORSZÁG. Daniel O’SHANE, Jim PAVLIDIS, Tom POLO, Peter ROBERTSON, Brian ROBINSON, Jonas ROPPONEN, Heather SHIMMEN, Andrew SOUTHALL, Colin STEVENS, TEXTAQUEEN, Tricky WALSH, Zilverster (GOODWIN & HANENBERGH)
The winner of the 2016 National Works on Paper will be announced at the opening on Saturday 16 July.
The judges for this year’s award are Kirsty Grant, Director & CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art; Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia and Jane Alexander, Director Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
image: The book that Jack ate, 2016