Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 finalists announced

Published: Comments:
Community Creative Arts Entertainment Sunshine Coast Council

This is an archived copy of an article. It is online for informational purposes only.
Social:   

Forty established and emerging artists have been revealed as finalists in the prestigious Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018.

The finalists were selected from a high calibre field of 325 entries and will be showcased in the Sunshine Coast Art Prize exhibition at Caloundra Regional Gallery from August 16 to October 14, with the winner to be announced at the official exhibition opening on Thursday, August 30.

The winner of the acquisitive art prize will receive a $25,000 cash prize, sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council, with the winning artwork to become part of the Sunshine Coast Art Collection.

Arts Portfolio Councillor Rick Baberowski said the art prize had attracted entries from some of Australia’s best contemporary and emerging artists.

“The profile of the Sunshine Coast Art Prize continues to gather momentum each year and it is now amongst the nation’s leading regional art awards,” Cr Baberowski said.

“The growing acclaim of the art prize has seen its reach spread far and wide, attracting first-time entries from a new generation of contemporary artists, as well as entries from several established artists with strong national and international profiles, including Jon Campbell, Madeleine Kelly, Danie Mellor and Monica Rohan.

“The finalists include five local artists, 16 Queensland artists in total, five Indigenous artists and 14 artists from regional locations.

“Congratulations to our local finalists Sam Cranstoun, AJ Taylor, Margaret Turner, Tori Beeche and Kim Guthrie.

“The 2018 finalist exhibition will be an outstanding reflection of contemporary 2D arts practice in Australia and it’s an honour to display the incredible works in Caloundra Regional Gallery.”

Before the exhibition opens the 40 finalist artworks can be viewed online by visiting the gallery website.

The Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 will be judged by director of The University of Queensland Art Museum, Dr Campbell Gray.

The art prize offers a prize pool of more than $30,000 in cash and prizes including:

·      An acquisitive major prize of $25,000 cash sponsored by Sunshine Coast Council;

·      A non-acquisitive Highly Commended prize of $5000 sponsored by the De Deyne family;

·      A non-acquisitive People’s Choice prize of $2500 sponsored by Caloundra Chamber of Commerce;

·      A Sunshine Coast Art Prize Residency sponsored by Montville Country Cabins and Caloundra Regional Gallery.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 finalists:

Clara Adolphs (NSW)

John Aslanidis (VIC)

Lincoln Austin (QLD)

Tori Beeche (QLD)

Monika Behrens (NSW)

Jason Benjamin (NSW)

Leonard Brown (QLD)

Aaron Butt (QLD)

Jon Campbell (VIC)

Brett Colquhoun (VIC)

Sam Cranstoun (QLD)

Gerwyn Davies (NSW)

Simon Degroot (QLD)

Shoufay Derz (NSW)

Prudence Flint (VIC

Amala Groom and Nicole Monks (NSW)

Kim Guthrie (QLD)

Neil Haddon (TAS)

Samantha Hobson (QLD)

Joy Ivill (NSW)

Madeline Kelly (NSW)

Dana Lawrie (QLD)

Belem Lett (NSW)

Emma Lindsay (QLD)

Kittey Malarvie (WA)

Rob Mchaffie (VIC)

Fiona Mcmonagle (VIC)

Danie Mellor (NSW)

Nicola Moss (QLD)

Stephen Nothling (QLD)

Halinka Orszulok (NSW)

Brian Robinson (QLD)

Monica Rohan (QLD)

Megan Seres (NSW)

AJ Taylor (QLD)

Ross Taylor (VIC)

Margaret Turner (QLD)

Deborah Walker (VIC)

Amber Wallis (NSW)

Alice Wormald (VIC)

For more information on all of the wonderful exhibitions and programs happening at the gallery throughout 2018, visit the website – www.gallery.sunshinecoast.qld.gov.au

You can also follow Caloundra Regional Gallery on Facebook and Instagram.

Owned and operated by Sunshine Coast Council, Caloundra Regional Gallery is located at 22 Omrah Avenue and is open Tuesday to Friday 10am - 4pm and Saturday and Sunday 10am - 2pm.

Sunshine Coast Art Prize 2018 finalists announced (5)


 
Sunshine Coast Regional Council :
Locked Bag 72 Sunshine Coast Mail Centre Q 4560, Sunshine Coast Wide
07 5475 7272
1300 007 272
Sunshine Coast Regional Council
Showing 10+ recent articles for this business
Did we get it right? - Community invited to comment on draft master plan for Landsborough 15 March 2019 | Following significant input from the Landsborough community, Sunshine Coast Council is pleased to announce the draft Landsborough Place Making Master Plan is now open for review and feedback. More information...
Have your say on the Dicky Beach skate park design 15 March 2019 | The popular skate park at Dicky Beach is set to receive an upgrade and council is calling on skaters, BMXers and scooter riders to provide input that will help shape the design of new skate elements for the... More information...
A new netball half court packs double the punch 22 March 2019 | A new custom-designed netball half court honouring the region’s back-to-back premiers, the Sunshine Coast Lightning, was unveiled today (March 22) at Des Scanlan Park in Cotton Tree. More information...
Peregian Springs into Ride2School Day 22 March 2019 | The bike racks were packed to the brim at Peregian Springs State School today as hundreds of their students celebrated National Ride2School Day. More information...
Connect, share and celebrate our diversity at Voices of Harmony event 22 March 2019 | Cotton Tree Park will be transformed into a welcoming and vibrant global village for the Voices of Harmony event on March 23 where multicultural groups will connect with the community through song, story, dance... More information...
Revive and refresh with a staycation on the Sunshine Coast 22 March 2019 | Idyllic Autumn weather combined with waterfront locations and awesome activities make council’s Sunshine Coast Holiday Parks the perfect staycation option for the Easter break. More information...
Sunshine Coast biosphere will celebrate people and nature 21 March 2019 | Sunshine Coast Council is considering a nomination for the region to receive UNESCO recognition as an international site of excellence known as a biosphere. More information...
Airspace design and flight paths for the new runway at Sunshine Coast Airport out for technical review 20 March 2019 | The proposed flight paths and airspace changes for the new runway are progressing well and the designs have been released for community and aviation industry comment today, Wednesday, March 20. More information...
Horizon Festival connecting Indigenous artists to country 20 March 2019 | Applications are now open for the Connecting to Country artist development program, where up to five Indigenous artists will collaborate with a mentor who will help to develop their work. More information...
Deputy Mayor on a mission to future proof our workforce 20 March 2019 | Sunshine Coast Deputy Mayor Tim Dwyer and 10 business leaders from the region will embark on a mission to Boulder, Colorado to connect with key entrepreneurs to future proof the Sunshine Coast workforce. More information...



Social:   
comments powered by Disqus

All articles submitted by third parties or written by My Sunshine Coast come under our Disclaimer / Terms of Service