In 2017 we are celebrating the 21st anniversary of this esteemed Prize.
28 March – 20 May 2017
Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm
National Art School Gallery, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
From its humble beginnings in Redlands gymnasium in 1996 to the exciting exhibition presented at the National Art School Gallery today, The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize (RKMAP) has grown to be both a nationally and internationally respected prize.
Established 21 years ago, the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize showcases the very best of Australasian contemporary art today. This unique prize supports both established and emerging artists working across a wide range of media, and recognises the importance of mentoring between generations of artists.
In the tradition of this artist driven exhibition, this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has been curated by highly respected Australian artist Callum Morton, who won the Prize in 2013.
Callum has selected 20 of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists, including three artist collectives and one artist duo, for the 2017 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize which will be exhibited at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney from 28 March until 20 May.
The established artists include Daniel von Sturmer, an Australian representative at the Venice Biennale in 2007, acclaimed Aboriginal photomedia artist Christian Thompson, and recipient of the 2016 Biennale of Sydney Legacy Artwork, Agatha Gothe-Snape.
The artist collectives include Barbara Cleveland, DAMP and A Constructed World, along with artist duo David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.
These established artists in turn have each chosen an emerging artist to create a work which will be exhibited as part of the emerging artist category. This unique format encourages mentoring relationships between different generations of artists and a dialogue between their works.
The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize main award for established artists of $25,000 is sponsored by Konica Minolta. The Emerging Artist award of $10,000 is sponsored by the Glenburn Pastoral Company (Brett Whitford).
Both winning works become a part of the Redlands collection and join its now significant and valuable collection of contemporary art. This collection has become a major teaching resource for the Redlands Visual Arts department and is enjoyed by the greater Redlands Community on display in both the Senior and Junior Campuses.
For any enquiries regarding the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, please contact Marley Dobrzanska on 9908 6484 or via email.