After receiving a record 710 entries for the 44th Muswellbrook Art Prize, this year’s Finalists were announced to the public this week. The Muswelbrook Art Prize is composed of three sections: 31 Painting section finalists to vie for the acquisitive $50,000 major prize; 23 Works on Paper section finalists for the acquisitive $10,000 prize; and 16 Ceramic section finalists for another acquisitive $10,000 prize.
The adjudicator for 2017 is Professor Ian Howard, an internationally acclaimed arts educator and artist. Professor Howard is the former Dean of UNSW Art & Design and remains a member of teaching staff for undergraduate and postgraduate students there.
Professor Howard will announce the winners for all three prizes at the Muswellbrook Regional Arts Centre on Saturday 11th March 2017. Doors open at 6.00pm.
The finalists for 2017 are:
Lisa Adams, Min-Woo Bang, Anthony Buselli (UNSW Art & Design), Jessica Bush, Andrew Clarke, Travis De Vries, Viola Dominello (UNSW Art & Design), Philip Drummond, David Fairbairn, Rocco Fazzari, Pamela French, Joanna Gambotto, William Nyaparu Gardiner, Peter Gardiner, Guy Gilmour, Andrew Hagar, Geoff Harvey (UNSW Art & Design), Dianne Ingram, Ben Kenning, Kiata Mason, Andrew Merry, Matilda Michell, Amanda Penrose Hart, Ross Pullar, Hugh Ramage, Robert Saxon, Sokquon Tran, Lucy Vader (UNSW), Sally West, Anne-Marie Zanetti, Caroline Zilinsky (UNSW Art & Design)
Works on Paper
Suzanne Archer, Shira Bentley (UNSW Art & Design), Stuart Boggs, Peter Breen, David Bromley, Jane Collins, Terrence Combos (UNSW Art & Design), Stanley Ebaterinja, Rachel Ellis (UNSW Art & Design), David Fairbairn, Peter Griffen, Amber-Rose Hulme, Jess Kellar, Graham Merchant, Kiata Mason, Carolyn Mckenzie-Craig, Sam Paine, Rebecca Rath (UNSW Art & Design), Roderick Sprigg, Mark Thompson, Allie Webb, Paul White, Katy Woodroffe
Avi Amesbury, Roy Chandra, Karen Farrell, Klaus Gutowski, Sally Hook, Rupert Jack, Amy Kennedy, Julie Pennington, Georgina Saunders, Avital Sheffer, Richard Spoehr, Vipoo Srivilasa, Sian Thomas, Mark Thompson, Silvana Wirepa
Previous winners include Suzanne Archer, David Aspden, Sydney Ball, Marion Borgelt, Tony Coleing, Greg Daly, Guy Grey-Smith, Colin Lanceley, Richard Larter, Margo Lewers, Elwyn Lynn, Bea Maddock, Janet Mansfield, Noel McKenna (UNSW Art & Design), Kathrin McMiles (UNSW Art & Design), Angus Nivison, John Ogburn, Mike Parr, David Rankin, Pam Sinnott, David Strachan, Lillian Sutherland and Fred Williams.