In 2017 we are celebrating the 21st anniversary of this esteemed Prize.
28 March – 20 May 2017 – CLOSED
Monday to Saturday 11am-5pm
National Art School Gallery, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst
Renowned Australian artist Diena Georgetti was awarded the 2017 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize for her work The Humanity of Construction Painting (2017) at the official opening of the exhibition on Tuesday 28 March. Kenny Pittock was awarded the Emerging Artist prize for his work Fifty-two found shopping lists written by people who need milk (2016).
Celebrating its 21st year, the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize is among Australia’s best-known art awards, spanning all mediums and offering a total of $36,000 in prize money.
In the tradition of this artist driven exhibition, this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize was curated by highly respected Australian artist Callum Morton, who won the Prize in 2013.
Callum selected 20 of Australia’s most respected contemporary artists, including three artist collectives and one artist duo, for this year’s prize which was exhibited at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney from 28 March until 20 May.
In addition to Diena Georgetti, the established artists included 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 included Barbara Cleveland, DAMP and A Constructed World, along with artist duo David Haines and Joyce Hinterding.
These established artists in turn each chose an emerging artist to create a work which was 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 Dana Casimaty on 9908 6484 or via email.