2016 Geelong contemporary art prize with Jason Smith
Geelong Gallery Director, Jason Smith shares insight into the 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize, and the importance of art prizes.
The 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.
Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature 33 works by Penelope Aitken, Robert Andrew, Xiao Bai, Kate Beynon, Warren Breninger, Hector Tjupuru Burton, Deidre But-Husaim, Magda Cebokli, Trevelyan Clay, Jonathan Crowther, Marieke Dench, Shaun Gladwell, Julia Gorman, Michael Gromm, Marie Hagerty, Peter Hill, Naomi Hobson, David Jolly, Col Jordan, Ash Keating, Chris Langlois, Donna Lougher, Viv Miller, Jennifer Mills, Jan Murray, John Nixon, Rosslynd Piggott, Adam Pyett, Sally Ross, Brad Rusbridge, Huseyin Sami, Kate Tucker and Jurek Wybraniec.
The 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize is supported by Dimmick Charitable Trust.