24 . Oct . 2017
The shortlist has been revealed for the Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery’s inaugural STILL: National Still Life Award and I am delighted to say that my work, “Roadside Memorial #1” has been selected for exhibition. The finalists were selected from over 600 entries – the highest number of entries to the Gallery’s still life award in its ten year history.
“We’ve been bowled over by the number of entries and their variety,” said Gallery Curator Jo Besley. “Changing the Award to welcome entries in all media has opened the doors to a much wider field of artists working in all types of contemporary still life. It’s exciting to see that STILL has – in its very first year – been recognised as an important, nationally significant opportunity for artists.”
The overall winner will receive $20,000 and the winner of the People’s Choice Award will take home $5,000. Local Coffs Harbour sponsors support the award. Mercedes Benz Coffs Coast is the Major Sponsor alongside Supporting Sponsors Slater & Gordon, Saso Creative and Moving Art.
A total of 63 artists have been shortlisted. The selected artworks include painting, drawing, photography, printmaking, ceramics, glass, sculpture, video, printmaking and textiles.
The shortlisting panel comprised Director of Lismore Regional Gallery Brett Adlington, Sydney art collector and former board member of the Museum of Contemporary Art Lisa Paulsen, along with Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery Coordinator Cath Fogarty and Curator Jo Besley.
The award itself will be judged by Lisa Slade, Assistant Director Artistic Programmes, at the Art Gallery of South Australia
The exhibition will be on show from November 24 2017 – January 18 2018. The official opening will be Saturday November 25 2017. People’s Choice voting begins on Thursday November 23 2017.