Exhibition:

Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

Date: 15/Mar/2018 to 12/May/2018
Curated by: Nike Savvas
At: National Art School Gallery, Sydney
Artists:

Connie Anthes, Gemma Avery, Richard Bell, Vivienne Binns OAM, Vincente Butron, Consuelo Cavaniglia, Megan Cope, Renee Cosgrave, Melissa Deerson, Richard Dunn, Hayley Megan French, Kath Fries, Sarah Goffman, Agatha Gothe-Snape, Gail Hastings, Tim Johnson, Mason Kimber, Lucina Lane, Lindy Lee, Stephen Little, Dan McCabe, Adrain McDonald, Aodhan Madden, Hilarie Mais, Jonny Niesche, John Nixon, Rose Nolan, Annie O’Rourke, Conor O’Shea, Kerrie Poliness, Jacob Potter, Elizabeth Pulie, Zoe Marni Robertson, Huseyin Sami, David Serisier, Oliver Wagner, Jenny Watson, Zoe Wilson and Chanelle Collier

List of Works: colour circle: four colour scheme for a room
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The 2018 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize was today awarded to Melbourne-based artist Gail Hastings and Sydney-based emerging artist Adrian McDonald. Celebrating its 22nd year, the Prize is among Australia’s best-known art awards, spanning all mediums and offering a total of $36,000 in prize money. Hastings was awarded the established artist category ($25,000) for colour circle: four colour scheme for a room (2018) and McDonald was awarded the emerging artist category ($10,000) for Approximating a Circle (2018). The Viewer’s Choice Award of $1,000 is to be announced in May at the end of the exhibition. Click here to view the Opening Night video.

The judges for this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize – Natasha Bullock (MCA Senior Curator), Judith Blackall (NAS Gallery Curator), Mark Harpley (Visual Arts Coordinator, Redlands School) and Fabian Byrne (Visual Arts Teacher, Redlands School) – announced the award at the opening of the exhibition of finalist works presented at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney. The judges remarked that this year’s Prize offered a very strong field of artwork in both the established and emerging artist categories, making it particularly difficult to select an outright winner.
Natasha Bullock said: “Gail Hastings’ work is playful and inventive, and distinguished by its aesthetic rigour. It is an exquisitely-made object, which questions the definition of minimalism, and the movement of everyday space.”

Mark Harpley, Head of Visual Arts at Redlands School, added: “Gail Hastings’ colour circle: four colour scheme for a room (2018) will be an important addition to the Redlands Collection. Hasting’s assiduous engagement and comprehensive investigations with art practice are reflected in this five-part work. For teaching and learning, the work has an immediate reference to the colour wheel, a tool used by all art students. It allows them to undertake their own investigations into Hastings’ interpretation of space and the stories in a broader context.” Read more here

Image:

Gail Hastings, colour circle: four colour scheme for a room 2018

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Forbes St & Burton Street
Darlinghurst NSW 2010

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