Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2017
Exhibition: 28 March — 20 May, Monday—Saturday, 11am—5pm
NAS Gallery is closed ANZAC Day, Tuesday 25 April and will re-open on Wednesday 26 April, 11.00am to 5.00pm
Winners: Diena Georgetti (Established) and Kenny Pittock (Emerging)
Currently on view at NAS Gallery is the highly regarded Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize. Guest curator Callum Morton has selected some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who will in turn nominate one emerging contemporary artist to participate in the exhibition. This pairing of established and emerging artists seeks to encourage mentoring relationships between different generations of artists.
2017 guest curator Callum Morton commented on his inclusion of artist groups and duos: “I wanted to include these practices because, for one, they have been and increasingly, are a very important part of the cultural landscape of this country and also because they tend to be excluded from the mainstream which consistently prefers the individual narrative to the collective one.”
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The 20 pairings of established and emerging artists for the 2017 Prize are:
- Zanny Begg and Shivanjani Lal
- Damiano Bertoli and Anna Higgins
- Jon Campbell and Kenny Pittock
- Barbara Cleveland and Get to Work
- DAMP and Pitcha Makin Fellas
- Diena Georgetti and Spencer Harvie
- Agatha Gothe-Snape and Ella Sutherland
- David Haines & Joyce Hinterding and Niall Robb
- Laresa Kosloff and Jessie Bullivant
- Nicholas Mangan and Jamie O’Connell
- John Meade and Jethro Harcourt
- Dan Moynihan and Georgina Cue
- Kusum Normoyle and Eugene Choi
- Spiros Panigirakis and Marnie Edmiston
- Lisa Radford and Kalinda Vary
- Steven Rhall and Kate Ten Buuren
- Stuart Ringholt and Kara Baldwin
- Daniel von Sturmer and Taree Mackenzie
- Christian Thompson and James Tylor
- A Constructed World and Amanda Lee Radomi
All participating artists submit a single recent work to contend for one of two prizes. The main award for established artists is the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, valued at $25,000 and sponsored by Konica Minolta for the fifth consecutive year. The Emerging Artist Prize is valued at $10,000 and is sponsored by the Glenburn Pastoral Company (Brett Whitford). Judges for the art prize were Justin Paton (Head Curator of International Art at the Art Gallery of New South Wales,) Judith Blackall (Curator and Gallery Manager, NAS Gallery) and Mark Harpley (Head of Visual Art at Redlands School).
The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize was established in 1996 by Redlands School and has been presented at the National Art School Gallery since 2012. Participating artists have no limitations on their choice of media or subject matter, however the Prize’s model requires each selected artist to nominate one emerging contemporary artist to participate in the exhibition. This pairing of established and emerging artists seeks to encourage mentoring relationships between different generations of artists.
John Meade, Honeymoon Hitching Post 2016, cast aluminium, sugar gum and pine timber, steel, automotive paint, courtesy of the artist and Sutton Galley, Melbourne. Photo: André Piguet