Image: Mary Tonkin Out there, Kalorama 2020 oil on birch ply board 60 x 60cm
Congratulations to Mary Tonkin and Angus Fisher who have been selected as finalists in the 2021 Hawkesbury Art Prize.
The Hawkesbury Art Prize is for a painting that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. Artists are invited to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. Accordingly, the theme often helps artists explain the rapidly changing environment in which they live, or conversely, promotes diverse portrayals of history, landscape, place, and ways of seeing. The ensuing exhibition showcases the freshness and vitality of the creative artists that enrich our Australian communities. The winning works form an important collection of modern and contemporary art reflecting evolution in Australian identity, landscape and arts practice in the contemporary era. The prize has been set up in Hawkesbury as a not for profit project.
The first prize of $10,000 plus a two week at residency at Glenhuntly Estate in the Hawkesbury is awarded to the winning entry. Two highly commended prizes of $1000 plus an additional art residency are also awarded. Three eminent visual arts professionals judge the prize and select the finalists.
27th November – Opening night, awarding of prizes by Susan Templeman MP
27th November – 12th December 2021
Visit Hawkesbury Art Prize for more information.
Angus Fisher Carrion #3 2020 ink pen and watercolour on paper 75 x 55 cm