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The Hawkesbury Art Prize is a biennial prize awarded to an Australian artist for a painting, drawing or work on paper with the theme of Contemporary Australian Identity.
Open to Australian artists, the prize is awarded for the most outstanding work created in the past 12 months. The theme invites artists to respond to the concept of contemporary identity in Australian life. The prize excludes photography, textiles, embroidery, and sculpture. The art prize is judged by a panel made up of three notable figures in the Australian art world. The Hawkesbury Art Prize is a significant award.
2nd September – 18th September 2023 – Exhibition of finalists
EXHIBITION – ALL ARTWORK WILL BE FOR SALE
Bendigo Bank (Community Bank North Richmond and Richmond), Glenhuntly Estate, Purple Noon Gallery, Pieter Huveneers Bequest, Christine Paine, John C M Bennett, Tizzana Winery, Bilpin Cider, Artsup, Mirror Vision, Richmond Fruit Market, Kurrajong Kitchens and Softcom Web Solutions.
The winner this year is
Katherine Barry, from Queensland.
Two Highly Commended prizes (also with residencies) were awarded this year to Suzie Riley (SA) and Camie Lyons (NSW).
The Highly Commended Hawkesbury Resident prize went to Libby Hyett.
The ‘Packers Prize’ was awarded to Suzie Riley.
Four Commended recognition prizes were awarded (There is no money attached to these prices.)
Congratulations go to Catherine Parker (QLD), Joe Blundell (VIC), James Lai (NSW), and Meg Walters (NSW).
Joseph McGlennon Embers 1 (Cockatoo One)
Lucila Zentner Kangaroo
Anna Nordstrom River Run Blue
Missy Townsend Gariwerd Skyline
Rowan Robertson Autumn Light on the Mountain
Shane Bonsujet Sunday Arvo: snag on the way out
Matilda Dumas Washing Day
Nick Coulson Daphne Street
Victoria Peel Three Mile Fire
Liss Finney Self Portrait as a Wetsuit
Florence Kelly Sparkling Water and Oysters
Shane Bonsujet The Gauntlet Narrated by David Attenborough
Emily Imeson Prehistory, Secret Survival
Angus Fisher Carrion #3
Mary Tonkin Out There, Kalorama
Jane Guthleben Hawkesbury Gentrification
Debbie Mackinnon The First Days of Spring
Hellie Mahony Fowlers Gap, near the Ochre House
Julia Griffin Larapinta
Amy Raymond Early Risers
Kate Dorrough A Changing Bush Fire Season
Elliot Nimmo A great soak – morning
Ashley Frost Escarpment Angophora Study
Catherine Parker Road Trip to Heaven
Erika Cholich Purloined Loveliness
Dan Withey This Australia
Deidre Morrison View East From Streeton Lookout, Freemans Reach
Paul Gorjan Two different things
Melanie Hind 10 Weeks
Fiona Verity Interiorscapes – Open the window – let the garden in
Julie Paterson Threatened, Endangered, Extinct
Anne Kwasner Souvenirs of Untold Stories
Laura Patterson Ballanjui Fern Specimens
Dianne Tchumut Weavings
Carissa Karamarko Where shall we go today, little Banksia
Fiona Dobrijevich Maris Ocularis
Matthew Wright apostrophe
Shahroud Ghahani Erasure
Mark Callaghan Long Beach Massacre
Ruth Rawle A few beers
Jill Dunkerton Coastal Pool
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. The 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.