Camie Lyons – Highly Commended in the Hawkesbury Art Prize 2023

In News September 4, 2023

Congratulations to Camie Lyons, who has received a Highly Commended award in the 2023 Hawkesbury Art Prize for her beautiful work, Bush Telegraph. This award also includes a 2 week art residency at Glenhuntly Estate, Kurrajong.

Bush Telegraph is part of an ongoing investigation into the beautiful calligraphy found on our Scribbly Gums. The fine lines are left by larvae feeding, I am captivated by their intricate scrawling… ‘What are they trying to say?’ Enthralled by the distinctive linework observed while on a residency in the Blue Mountains, I have continued to observe and study our incredible Bush and the obvious need to listen to our first nations, the true custodians, about the care of these wild places We must heed the warnings and find ways to move forward with contemporary issues surrounding Bush management. The knowledge is all there, it always it always has been. The time to act is now.” – Camie Lyons

The Hawkesbury Art Prize is a non-acquisitive biennial art award open to Australian artists for paintings, drawings or works on paper created in the past 12 months that responds to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. Established in 2011 by Robyn Williams and Purple Noon Gallery, this exhibition seeks to showcase the freshness and vitality of Australian artists, and reflects diverse portrayals of history, landscape, place, and ways of seeing. This year, the Prize was judged by Angus Fisher (Winner of the 2021 Hawkesbury Art Prize), Julie Brackenreg and Linda Gregoriou.

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2023
Purple Noon Gallery
606 Terrace Road Freemans Reach NSW 2756
2 – 18 September 2023