The 44th biennial Muswellbrook Art Prize is on again. The winning entry of the painting category has increased to an acquisitive $50,000 award! Entries will also be open for works on paper and ceramics; both with a $10,000 acquisitive award.
04.02.2017 Finalists Announced
Painting Prize Finalists:
Works On Paper Prize Finalists:
Adjudicator: Professor Ian Howard, internationally
Keep these dates in your diary:
Entries Open > mid December 2016
Entries Close > 27 January 2017
Finalists Notified > 10 February 2017
Delivery of Finalists Works > 3 March 2017
Adjudication > 11 March 2017
Exhibition Opening & Award Presentation > 6pm Saturday 11 March 2017
Exhibition > 12 March – 07 May 2017
Collection of Unsold Works > 10 May – 26 May 2017
The Muswellbrook Art Prize prize for painting is now $50,000! Two dimensional painting of any subject in any medium; sponsored by Bengalla Mining Company Pty Limited and Muswellbrook Shire Council.
Works on Paper
Acquisitive prize $10,000: for a work on paper of any subject in any medium excluding photography; sponsored by Muswellbrook Shire Council.
Acquisitive prize $10,000: for a ceramic work of any subject; sponsored by Bengalla Mining Company Pty Limited.
Image: 2015 First prize winners:
- 2015 Nick Ferguson, Swimming (Bruce Spence) 2013, oil on canvas.
- John Bokor, Ness and Lizzie’s Lounge Room 2004, charcoal and watercolour
- Jane McKenzie, Assemblage 2014, stoneware
Arts Centre Manager
Studies at Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education: School of Art, Sydney;
Extensively published in Australia including ‘Trajectory: Hanna Kay’ 2014, ‘Charles Blandford: Upper Hunter Abstractionist’ 2010, ‘Fifty Plus: half a century of collecting at Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre’ 2008;
Extensive experience in art prize adjudication including the Broken Hill Far West Emerging Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Prize, the Maitland Region Society of Artists Members Exhibition, Murrurundi Art Prize, Nundle CWA Art Exhibition and Raymond Terrace Annual Art Show.
Extensively exhibited in Australia.
Arts Centre Assistant, Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre
Studies at University of Newcastle: School of Creative Arts, Callaghan and Hunter Design School, Newcastle.
Visual Art Consultant
Studies at Sydney College of the Arts: Visual Arts School, Rozelle, Alexander Mackie College of Advanced Education: School of Art, Sydney and Courtauld Institute, London, U.K.
Extensive experience in public gallery management including directorships at Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery, Moree Plains Gallery, Shoalhaven City Arts Centre and Tamworth Regional Gallery, as well as in the commercial sector including Michael Reid Murrurundi.
Extensively published in Australia and Europe including ‘Desole la tierra aborigen de Australia, Linoleos, Badger Bates’ 2012, ‘Broken Hill: A Guide to the Silver City’ 2010 and ‘Tradition and Beyond’ 2009.
Extensive experience in art prize adjudication including the Telstra National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Art Award and Muswellbrook Photographic Award.
Extensively exhibited in Australia and in the U.K.