Image above: Geoffrey Ricardo A brief history of nonsense aquatint, drypoint and etching edition 10 50 x 50 cm
Congratulations to Geoffrey Ricardo on being announced as the winner of the 2021 Peebles Print Prize for his work ‘A brief history of nonsense.’
Geoffrey’s work was regarded highly for demonstrating exceptional technical skill, and also for the way in which the imagery resonates within the contemporary moment we are currently living through, speaking to the idea of gathering together to achieve a common goal. The work is in some ways fun and whimsical, while also having a darker side to it that evokes further contemplation.
This year, the award was judged by David Hurlston, Senior Curator, Australian Art NGV and Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator Geelong Gallery.
The finalists’ exhibition will remain on display at Queenscliff Gallery until 11 October 2021. For more information, click here.