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2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Yvette Coppersmith Self-portrait as St Vincent wearing Cara’s dress 2016-18 Oil on linen Reproduced courtesy of the artist

2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

The 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize continues a long tradition of prize exhibitions staged by the Geelong Gallery. From the late-1930s, the Gallery has awarded acquisitive prizes variously for paintings, watercolours and prints, sponsored by a variety of individuals and corporate supporters.

2018 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize

Geelong Gallery is delighted to announce that 36 works by leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize. Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature works by Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Andrew Browne, Jon Campbell, and many more.

Selected from over 550 entries from around the country, the 36 shortlisted works for the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize reveal the diversity of contemporary painting practice in Australia. This year’s exhibition will include paintings by some of the nation’s most talented established and younger generation artists working across a broad range of subjects, genres and stylistic approaches such as landscape, the built environment, portraiture, still-life, social commentary, and abstraction.

 

When: Saturday 9 June to Sunday 19 August 2018
Where: Geelong Gallery
Free entry—Open daily 10am to 5pm

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