2018 Geelong contemporary art prize
The 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize showcased the best of contemporary Australian painting practice. This $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition featured works by Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Andrew Browne, Jon Campbell, Nancy Constandelia, Yvette Coppersmith, Ann Debono, Troy Emery, Emily Ferretti, Patrick Francis, Nyarapayi Giles, Peter Graham, Camille Hannah, Katherine Hattam, Euan Heng, Gregory Hodge, Carissa Karamarko, Madeleine Kelly, Mason Kimber, Anna Kristensen, Darren McDonald, Laith McGregor, Fiona McMonagle, Amanda Marburg, Sam Martin, Tully Moore, Jan Murray, Louise Paramor, Sally Ross, Huseyin Sami, Andrew Taylor, Kate Tucker, Sharon West, Bradd Westmoreland and Alice Wormald.
Justin Paton, Head Curator, International Art, Art Gallery of New South Wales, and Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum, joined Lisa Sullivan, Senior Curator, Geelong Gallery, in judging this year’s prize, which was awarded to Andrew Browne.
An evocative, narrative-rich, and skilfully executed painting
by Melbourne artist Andrew Browne was awarded the 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize.
Visit the Gallery Channel to view interviews with 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize winner, Andrew Browne, judges Justin Paton, Rebecca Coates, Lisa Sullivan and shortlisted artist, Sally Ross:
2018 Geelong contemporary art prize—Andrew Browne
A history of prizes—Lisa Sullivan
Entering a prize: an artist's perspective—Sally Ross
The importance of art prizes—Rebecca Coates
Trends in contemporary art—Justin Paton
In conversation: Talking art—2018 Geelong contemporary art prize
Thursday 7 June
Floortalk: 2018 Geelong contemporary art prize—Andrew Browne
Saturday 23 June
Writing & Concepts @ Geelong Gallery—Louise Paramor
Thursday 26 July