Past Exhibitions

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2017

Exhibition: 28 March — 20 May 2017

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.”

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.


Image: 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

Rayner Hoff: Life and Art

9—22 March 2017
Rayner Hoff Project Space, Building 11

Rayner Hoff was a talented and charismatic sculptor who established the School of Sculpture at the National Art School in 1922. He is best known for his major sculptures adorning the Anzac Memorial in Hyde Park, but he also designed the original Holden lion logo, won the Wynne Prize in 1927, and was considered the most gifted – and controversial – public sculptor in Australia at the time.

​Vernon Ah Kee: not an animal or a plant

7 January — 11 March 2017

Presented in association with the Sydney Festival, this exhibition by internationally renowned Australian artist Vernon Ah Kee is a thought-provoking portrait of black/white political issues, attitudes and ideologies. Through masterful drawings of his forebears to text-based installations and paintings, Ah Kee delivers provocative investigation of contemporary Australian culture.

Luminous World: Contemporary Art from the Wesframers Collection

4 January — 27 February 2016

Luminous World presents a selection of paintings, photography, barks, Lorrkon hollow logs and ceremonial objects by Australian and New Zealand artists drawn from the Perth-based Wesfarmers Collection.

William Wright: Visions Through Disbelief

29 March — 16 April 2016

This exhibition brings focus to the life and work of William (Bill) Wright AM, the Australian curator, director, artist, writer and teacher, who throughout his life made significant contributions to the Australian and international art world.



​The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

14 March — 14 May 2016

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is an annual exhibition and acquisitive award presenting recent work by Australian and New Zealand artists.

Ann Thomson & Contemporaries

27 May — 23 July 2016

Ann Thomson is a Sydney-based artist with a distinguished career spanning more than six decades. This exhibition focuses on her creative investigation that incorporates abstraction and figuration. Her work is both compelling and enigmatic, ranging from gestural compositions and collages to large-scale paintings, sculptural assemblages and works on paper.

Sixth Sense

19 August — 15 October 2016

In art, sight is the sense most utilised. When other senses are evoked, the experience is invariably heightened. Guest-curated by Djon Mundine OAM, this exhibition presents work by contemporary artists who explore the perceptive experience, or realms of the spirit, through alternative forms and combinations of senses.

​National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition

3—13 November 2016

The National Art School Postgraduate Exhibition celebrates and showcases the achievements of students completing the Master of Fine Art. Featuring a diverse and stimulating collection of artwork for sale by some of Australia’s most promising contemporary artists, working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture.

​National Art School Graduate Exhibition

1—12 December 2016

Discover the very best emerging talent from students completing the Bachelor of Fine Art. The exhibition showcases cutting edge contemporary artworks from students working across ceramics, drawing, painting, photomedia, printmaking and sculpture, as well as a comprehensive studio show with hundreds of works located throughout the School’s historic sandstone campus.