Congratulations to Marina Strocchi who has been selected as a finalist in The Alice Prize 2020.
The Alice Prize is an acquisitive national contemporary art award, welcoming entries from around Australia, in any medium or theme. Established in 1970, this year the Prize celebrates its 41st incarnation with the award for the winning artwork of $30,000. The longevity of the Prize means that the resulting collection reflects major shifts in Australian contemporary art.
It is a matter of pride for the Alice Springs Art Foundation that the Prize began as a way to bring contemporary art to the Centre, inspired by what Bernie Kilgariff called “the fantastically high interest and deep appreciation of art by the people in this Live Centre” and that 50 years later, Australian contemporary art has come to be defined by much of what comes out of the Centre, and that the Alice Prize has had a part to play in that revolution.
To view the full list of finalists, click here. The winner will be announced on Friday 17 April 2020 with the exhibition running until Monday 8 June at the Araluen Arts Centre, Alice Springs,
Image above: Marina Strocchi Blue Drawing II 2013-18 acrylic on linen 122 x 137 cm