Current Exhibition

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2018 

Exhibition Dates: 
Thursday 15 March — Saturday 12 May 2018 
Opening & Prize Announcement: Wednesday  21 March, 6pm 
Opening Hours: Monday–Saturday, 11am–5pm
Contact: +61 2 9339 8686 or 

Guest curator Nike Savvas selects some of the country’s brightest contemporary art stars who 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. 

All participating artists submit a recent work to contend for one of two prizes: the Established Artist Main Prize ($25,000) sponsored by Konica Minolta for the sixth consecutive year and the Emerging Artist Prize ($10,000) sponsored by Croll Real Estate. The Viewer’s Choice Prize valued at $1,000 is announced at the end on the exhibition. The two winning artworks in the established and emerging categories will become part of Redlands School’s permanent art collection, providing a valuable resource for visual arts students and teachers.  The 2018 Prize winners, to be announced on 21 March 2018, will be determined on by guest judges: Natasha Bullock (MCA Senior Curator), Judith Blackall (NAS Gallery Manager and Curator), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Fabian Byrne (Visual Arts Teacher, Redlands School).

Guest curator Nike Savvas commented on her selection of established artists: “I have selected artists whose practices evidence discriminating, uncompromising and highly individualist approaches to art making. In a cultural climate beset by hype, hits, corporatisation and swinging social agency, the next iteration of this exhibition titled Extreme Prejudice seeks to highlight the personal and critical imperatives that belie and drive such single-minded work.”

The list of artist pairs is below: 

  • Richard Bell & Megan Cope
  • Vivienne Binns OAM & Jacob Potter
  • Vicente Butron & Gemma Avery
  • Richard Dunn & Adrian McDonald
  • Sarah Goffman & Connie Anthes
  • Agatha Gothe-Snape & Aodhan Madden
  • Gail Hastings & Dan McCabe
  • Tim Johnson & Hayley Megan French
  • Lindy Lee & Kath Fries
  • Stephen Little & Joe Wilson and Chanelle Collier
  • Jonny Niesche & Mason Kimber
  • John Nixon & Lucina Lane
  • Rose Nolan & Renee Cosgrave
  • Kerrie Poliness & Melissa Deerson
  • Elizabeth Pulie & Zoe Marni-Robertson
  • Huseyin Sami & Consuelo Cavaniglia
  • David Serisier & Oliver Wagner
  • Jenny Watson & Annie O’Rourke 
  • Hilarie Mais & Conor O’Shea

Image: Vivienne Binns, Urban Graph (2017) (detail), acrylic on canvas, 130 x 165 cm, courtesy the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne. Photo: Brenton McGeachie