Paul Guest Prize Finalists- Graeme Drendel, Barbie Kjar & Terry Matassoni

Congratulations to Graeme Drendel, Barbie Kjar & Terry Matassoni, finalists in the 2018 Paul Guest Prize at Bendigo Art Gallery

The Paul Guest Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 which is held biennially, highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, the Honourable Paul Guest QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice. This year the prize will be judged by Rodger Butler, Senior Curator, Australian Prints and Drawings at the National Gallery of Australia.

‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential.’ The Honourable Paul M Guest, QC

The exhibition at Bendigo Art Gallery features the artworks of all finalists and runs from 30 June – 9 September 2018.

To view the Paul Guest Prize website click here.

Image: (top) Graeme Drendel, ‘Breakfast with Alan Ladd’ (above) Barbie Kjar with her work ‘Portrait with Vimal’