27 November, 2005

city of perth award

The City of Perth is proud to announce the launch of the City of Perth Art Award. This new biennial award, open to national entrants, presents cutting-edge works exhibited for the first time. The City of Perth is offering a first prize of $20,000 for the acquisitive Award for Excellence and a $5,000 Commendation Award. Twenty seven Australian artists have been invited to exhibit innovative works in the field of 2-D contemporary art.

A distinguished panel of arts professionals selected thirty of Australia's most significant professional and emerging artists to create new works for the Award. The selection panel was comprised of Rachel Kent (Senior Curator from the Museum of Contemporary Arts), Jenepher Duncan (Curator Contemporary Arts Art Gallery of Western Australia) and Professor Ted Snell (Director of the John Curtin Art Gallery and Curtin University School of Art).

The winner will be announced at the opening of the exhibition at 6pm on Wednesday 23 November 2005. The winning artwork will become part of the City of Perth art collection.

Jazmina Cininas, Simon Cuthbert, Domenico de Clario, Neil Haddon, Petrina Hicks, Bevan Honey, Anna Hoyle, Megan Keating, Mart Lebedev, Nicola Loder, Anne MacDonald, Clare McFarlane, Gina Moore, Frank Morris, Tom Mùller, Louise Paramor, Shane Pickett, Trevor Richards, Kevin Robertson, Helen Smith, Joan Nancy Stokes, Holly Story, Justin Trendall, Paul Uhlmann, Joshua Webb, Gosia Wlodarczak, Jurek Wybraniec

artist images here

opening: Wednesday 23 November, 6pm
24 November - 18 December, 2005
Perth Institute of Contemporary Arts (PICA)
51 James St, Perth Cultural Centre. (08) 9227 6144
Free Admission - Tuesday - Sunday 11am-6pm

and the winners are

2005 City of Perth Award for Excellence

Paul Uhlmann - (Breathless)

2005 City of Perth Commendation Award
Joan Nancy Stokes - The Overseer and the Black Stockman

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