The Hawkesbury Art Prize

2015 Award Winners announced:

Winner $5,000

Hiren Patel   Winter Light Sydney

 

 

Highly Commended $1,000

Jack Rowland (Vic)   The Holy Mountain

 

The Holy Mountain, Jack Rowland

 

 

Highly Commended $1,000 (Hawkesbury)

Taryn Malzard  Forest Giant

 

Forest Giant, Taryn Malzard

 

Commended

Martin Claydon   Embrace and Hold

Jack Rowland (Vic)   Munnar

Gauri Torgaqlkar   And Just for a Moment the Parramatta River Becomes the Ganges

Fionna Barrett-Clark   Afternoon Shadows 

 

 

Embrace & Hold, Martin Claydon    Munnar, Jack Rowland    Gauri Torgakkar    Afternoon Shadows, Fiona Barrett Clark

 

2015 Finalists

Jack Rowland (Vic)
Nazanin Marashian
Alex Scheibner
Francine Courteille
Yiorgo Yiannopoulos
Ellie Compton
Taryn Malzard
Camo
Susan Gamble (Vic)
Fiona Barrett-Clark
Paul Zoeller
Ben Tankard
So Jung Maria Kim
Dust Lancaster
Joanna Gambotto
Martin Claydon
Joby Patten
Anna McNamee
Hiren Patel
Gauri Torgalkar
Donovan Christie (SA)

 

2015 Judges

Artist Judy Brownlie
Art collector, investor and critic Alex Lister
Art and cultural heritage writer Vicki Oliveri

 

ENTRY FORM ART PRIZE 2015

Now in its fifth year, the Hawkesbury Art Prize has positioned itself as one of the more significant national art prizes in Australia. As a not for profit event the prize is coordinated and run entirely by volunteers, and the prize money is donated by a generous Hawkesbury community.

It was decided recently to shift the art prize from a yearly event to a biennial one. This will give the organisers time to re-create the art prize each year and to accommodate different genres, circumstances, customs and practice. It is envisaged that each prize will create specific interests and offer divergent prizes. For example 2015 will offer younger artists (18 – 40 years) an opportunity to showcase their work. Future events may include installation and sculpture, performance art and digital design technologies.

The 2015 Hawkesbury Art Prize is a non-acquisitive award of $5,000. The art prize is for a painting, photograph or collage that is inspired by contemporary Australia or contemporary Australian identity. It has been set up as a not for profit project run by Purple Noon Gallery, in association with Patron, Maggie Scott. Maggie Scott has generously donated the first prize of $5,000. Two additional prizes of $1,000 for ‘Highly Commended’ will also be awarded (one to a local resident). Three judges will select the award winners.

The aim of the Hawkesbury Art Prize is to promote art in the Hawkesbury region and increase awareness of art and cultural activity, to the mutual benefit of community, artists and students. Profits have led to the establishment of a financial scholarship for talented and deserving young artists in the region. Richmond Rotary Club is administering this scholarship.

We hope that you will enter and enjoy the opportunity to participate in an inspiring cultural Hawkesbury art production, created as a valuable social activity that will illuminate many of the ways that art is produced.

ENTRY FORM ART PRIZE 2015

The art prize is now a biennial event.

Further details: purple noon@bigpond.com

 

2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize Awards

Winner $10,000

Collaborators Andrew Peters (TAS) and Kate Hansen

Washing Day

Washing Day.jpg Andrew Peters & Kate hansen

Highly Commended $1,000

Greg Hansell   Wilberforce Sheds

Susan J White   Hawkesbury

Victoria Peel   Night Crossing

Commended

Penny Spankie   Relocated at 30 Days

Joan Ross    The Naming of Things

Robert Ewing (WA)   Sky Dragons VII

Josie Kunoth Petyarre (VIC)   Sugar Bag Story

2013 Hawkesbury Art Prize Finalists.

Frank Boyle

Chris Byrnes

Mark Callaghan

Douglas Cham

Carolyn Clarke

Jan Cleveringa

Gregory Cliffe

David Collins

David Collins (WA)

Berenice Della Porta (Vic)

Robert Ewing (WA)

Frances Feasey

Michael Glasheen

Naomi Grant (WA)

Becky Guggisberg

Mark Hanham

Greg Hansell

David R Hill

Grace Huang (Vic)

Alun Rhys Jones

Gladdy Kemarre (Vic)

David Lake

Jody McConaghy

Kathryn McGovern (QLD)

Dominique Millar

Victoria Peel

Andrew Peters & Kate Hansen – collaborators (Tas)

Josie Kunoth Petyarre (Vic)

Rebecca Pierce

Joan Ross

Jack Rowland

Tanya Salter (Vic)

Penny Spankie

Mellissa Read-Devine

Brendan Smith

Russell Smith

Rochelle Summerfield

Neil Taylor

David Van Nunen

Greg Warburton

Renate Wenzl (Vic)

Sally West

Susan J. White

| 2013 |  This year the eminent judges are:

Wendy Sharpe: Artist, Sulman Prize & Archibald Prize winner, among many, Official War Artist

Chris Gentle: Artist, Lecturer, Curator, Founding Director Ivan Dougherty Gallery

Paul Brinkman: Director Blue Mountains Cultural Centre, Prev. Director Cairns Regional Gallery, Artist, Curator, Educator

Hawkesbury Art Prize 2012 Winner $10,000

Liam Benson “Mrs Boss”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Highly Commended $1,ooo

Neil Taylor ” Remember the Sun”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Margaret Loy Purla (NT) “Anatye (Bush Potato)”

 

 

 

 

 

 

Graham Kuo “After Fire”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Commended

Jack Rowland (Vic) “Gazer”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Claire Primrose (ACT) “Looking for Signs”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anne Hayes (QLD) “Helianthus Annuus”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jennifer Roberts “Sandmining in the Hawkesbury”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2012 Judges:

Max Miller, artist

Emeritus Prof. Peter Pinson

r e a , artist | curator | activist | academic | cultural educator

2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize Finalists

Angeliki Androutsopoulos (Vic)

Louisa Antico

Kristine Ballard

Liam Benson

Joe Cartwright

Jan Cleveringa

Tony Costa

Mark Davis

Terry Dower

Frances Feasey

Emily Gill

Gloria Galvin

Michael Glasheen

Jody Graham

Naomi Grant (WA)

Greg Hansell

Geoff Harvey

Anne Hayes (QLD)

Grace Huang (Vic)

Barry Lester Johnson

Genevieve Loy Kemarr (Vic)

Graham Kuo

David Lake

Jamieson Lawrance

Cathy Laws

Margaret Loy Pula (NT)

Melissa Mackenzie (QLD)

Felicity Marshall (Vic)

Michael Mertyn (Vic)

Alan Moloney (Vic)

Robert Musgrave

Rebecca Pierce

Claire Primrose

Cowboy Loy Pwerle (Vic)

Jennifer Roberts

Judy Rogers (WA)

Jack Rowland (Vic)

Paul Ryan

Sittoula Sitlakone

Russell Smith

Wendy Smith

Gabe Somers

Christine Sullivan

A J Taylor (QLD)

Neil Taylor

Owen Thompson

Peter Whelan

CONGRATULATIONS TO ALL FINALISTS.

The Hawkesbury Art Prize is open to all Australian residents over the age of  18 years.

The Hawkesbury Art Prize is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000. The art prize is for a painting, photograph or collage that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. It has been set up as a not for profit project run by Purple Noon Gallery, in association with Patron, Maggie Scott. The first prize of $10,000 has been generously donated by Maggie Scott. Three additional prizes of $1,000 for ‘Highly Commended’ will also be awarded. Three judges will select the award winners. The aim of the Hawkesbury Art Prize is to promote art in the Hawkesbury region and increase awareness of art and cultural activity, to the mutual benefit of community, artists and students. It is proposed that in future years, the prize will lead to the establishment of a scholarship for talented and deserving young artists in the region.It is envisaged that the Prize will attract a wide audience and high profile participants to the Hawkesbury region, embracing the cultural and economic environment of the region.

The success will be determined by the number of entries and amount of art sales, which will determine the amount of funding available to sponsor a local student or students. Early key performance indicators are the early commitments of artists to enter, and the establishment of first prize money of $10,000.  Around 50 finalists will be invited to exhibit and sell their work at the exhibition which will start on Opening Night with the awarding of prizes, on November 17th 2012.

Historically, the Hawkesbury has a strong association with art and artists, both indigenous and non-indigenous, which dates back to Australia’s earliest European settlement. The art prize is also a commitment to recognise these historical ties, and strengthen the cultural and artistic community ties with contemporary creative ideas.

The goal is to see the Hawkesbury Art Prize set up as an event that occurs each year as a community partnership.

 

Disc entry photograph file size:

Ideally : 1000 x 750 pixels @ 72 dpi.

File size not exceed 1 MB

File format: JPEG

The Purple Noons Transparent Might, Authur Streeton 1896

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2011 Finalists and Awards

2011 HAWKESBURY ART PRIZE AWARDS

WINNER:  $10,000    Naomi Grant (WA)    Beachscape

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  $1,000    Rob Sledge   Landscaping in Aqua Approaches to the New Bridge  over Rickerby’s Creek I and II

HIGHLY COMMENDED:  $1,000    Judy Brownlie   Over the Lowlands

PEOPLES’ CHOICE:  $1,000    Neil Taylor   Before the Garden 

COMMENDED:  Guy Morgan    47 Tucanae

COMMENDED:  Tanya Stubbles    Roadside Love

COMMENDED:   Hadyn Wilson    The way through our town

COMMENDED:  Josephine Blue    Unrelenting

                                                                         

2011 Hawkesbury Art Prize Finalists

Vivienne Balatincz

Lorry Bentham

John Bokor

Judy Brownlie

Josephine Blue

Carolyn Clarke

David Clarke

Jackie Dessaix

Viola Dominello

Kate Dorrough

Janet Duff

Vicki Glasgow

Naomi Grant  WA

Alan Jones

Leanne Jones

Daniel Kyle

Jiahui Lao

Kerrie Lester

Shakira Longmore  QLD

Lynne Mak

Guy Morgan

Ella Mucha

Lyn Naismith

John Neff

Mellissa Read-Devine

Heather Rees

Chloe Roberts

Julie Simmons

Rob Sledge

Russell Smith

Gabe Somers

Carl Stringfellow

Tanya Stubbles

Neil Taylor

Sally West

Hadyn Wilson

Thank you to our three judges:

Paul Delprat, Principal Julian Ashton Art School

Monica McMahon, Art Curator, University Western Sydney

Fabri Blacklock, Artist, PhD/ UWS