Exhibition

2012 Geelong contemporary art prize
15 September 2012 to 18 November 2012

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition features 45 works by leading and emerging artists, including:

— John Beard
— Fergus Binns
— Angela Brennan
— Lyndell Brown & Charles Green
— Hamish Carr
— Magda Cebokli
— Julia Ciccarone
— Brett Colquhoun
— Peter Daverington
— Philip Davey
— Graeme Drendel
— Emily Ferretti
— David Frazer
— Sally Gabori
— Katherine Hattam
— Amanda Johnson
— David Jolly
— Col Jordan
— Gladdy Kemarre
— Richard Lewer
— Tony Lloyd
— Dane Lovett
— James Lynch
— Ted May
— Nicola Moss
— Clinton Nain
— Ian Parry
— Christopher Pease
— Rosslynd Piggott
— Don Rankin
— Steven Rendall
— Rohan Robinson
— Sally Ross
— Kathryn Ryan
— Paul Ryan
— Gary Smith
— Felicity Spear
— Jacqui Stockdale
— Adriane Strampp
— AJ Taylor
— Nathan Taylor
— Michael Vale
— Peter Webb
— Bradd Westmoreland
— Stephen Wickham.

The Dimmick Charitable Trust generously sponsors this signature event, which assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.  

Recipient of the 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize
Paul Ryan has been awarded the 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize for his painting, Wild colonial boys, a witty and provocative work that addresses aspects of Australia's colonial history, in particular, the impact of European settlement on Indigenous lands and people.

Selection panel
— Susan McCulloch OAM (Art writer, publisher and curator)
— Geoffrey Edwards (Director, Geelong Gallery)
— Lisa Sullivan (Curator, Geelong Gallery)