Image: Dale Miles, Extruded Thought, 2019, paperpulp, gesso, hydrocal, timber, silverpoint, graphite, 12 x 50 x 28 cm
With prize money totalling $26,000, the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.
This year Hazelhurst received entries from over 800 artists from throughout Australia. The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium. The works in the 2019 Award demonstrate the materiality of paper, its versatility and the possibilities of paper as a medium. Paper can be cut, torn, folded, layered, scratched, scrunched, burned, animated, woven, found and re-purposed.
To view all the finalist works in this year’s award visit the website. The exhibition is current until 17 November 2019 at Hazelhurst Arts Centre, Gymea NSW.
Martin King, Recess II, 2019, graphite, watercolour oilstick on drafting film and paper, 125cm x 185 cm
Stephanie Monteith, The Essayist, 2019, coloured pencil on paper, 30cm x 31cm