Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2017
Opening: 28 March 6—8pm
Exhibition: 28 March—20 May 11am—5pm
Coming up 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 selected established artists for 2017 are: Jon Campbell, Nick Mangan, Damiano Bertoli, Spiros Panigirakis, Daniel von Sturmer, Stuart Ringholt, A Constructed World, The Barbara Cleveland Institute, Agatha Gothe-Snape, John Meade, Dan Moynihan, Laresa Kosloff, Zanny Begg, Kusum Normoyle, Damp, Lisa Radford, Diena Georgetti, David Haines and Joyce Hinterding, Christian Thompson and Steven Rhall.
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).
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