Image above: Martin King unnatural history N.D graphite on drafting film, watercolour on paper 125cm x 185cm
Congratulations to David Frazer, Winsome Jobling, Martin King, Barbie Kjar and Marina Strocchi who are finalists in the National Works on Paper Prize at Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery.
The Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery’s National Works on Paper (NWOP) was established in 1998. In 2020, as part of MPRG’s 50th anniversary celebrations, MPRG will hold the prestigious biennial NWOP acquisitive exhibition. With a long and rich history, NWOP attracts leading artists from across Australia working in the fields of drawing, printmaking, digital prints and paper sculpture. NWOP supports and promotes contemporary Australian artists working on or with paper with up to $50,000 acquisitions and awards.
From 1164 applicants, 76 finalists have been selected. The NWOP exhibition will be held at the Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery from 5 December 2020 – 21 February 2021. This diverse exhibition provides a survey of what’s happening in contemporary art across Australia today. Traditional approaches to working with paper are explored alongside works that incorporate new technologies, pushing the boundaries of the medium and expanding our appreciation of what working with and on paper can be.
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Image above: Barbie Kjar Backbone 2020 mokulito (diptych) 112 x 76 cm