*UPDATE* Beard and Tie has been acquired by the Gallery! Thank you Gold Coast City Gallery!
Hello! I’m pleased to have “Beard and Tie” as a finalist in the 30th Gold Coast International Art Award. The exhibition is on from the 27th of August until October 23, 2016 at the Gold Coast City Gallery. https://theartscentregc.com.au/gallery/
Here’s what the gallery has to say:
Finalists Announced for Ceramic Art Award
Fifty-two local and international artists have been recognised for their outstanding artistic talent with the Gold Coast City Gallery announcing the finalists for the 30th Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award.
From United Kingdom and South Korea to Germany and New Zealand, this year’s Ceramic Art Award attracted a diverse range of entries, with the finalists to be exhibited at Gold Coast City Gallery from 27 August – 23 October.
Guest judge Glenn Barkley, artist, and Co-Founder/ Co-Director of The Curators’ Department had the task of short listing artists for this much awaited diverse and dynamic exhibition.
“I am in awe of any artist who has spent a life-time making and refining their work. I have championed artists who for one reason or another have been ignored by the mainstream contemporary art-world and have had an obsessive dedication to their practice. I mention this because, for a long time, ceramics has occupied a bit of a marginal position but this is starting to change,” Mr Barkley said.
Along with a loyal following, this year’s Ceramic Art Award features many new and emerging artists entering the competition, bringing a fresh and dynamic approach to the ceramic medium.
“Ceramics are hot right now! The award continues to attract contemporary artists from around the world and we are also pleased to see many local Gold Coast artists recognised,” said Tracy Cooper-Lavery, Gold Coast City Gallery Director.
“For more than thirty years the Gallery has championed the ceramic medium through the Ceramic Art Award. It has been the driving force behind the development of what is one of regional Australia’s most significant collections of contemporary Ceramic Art,” Ms Cooper-Lavery said.
The Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award is a biennial award that was established in 1982 to encourage the creation and appreciation of art in clay. It became an international exhibition in 1995.
With one major prize of $10,000 for an overall winner and $5,000 for acquisitions, the selected artworks will become an important addition to the Gallery’s collection. The announcement will be unveiled at the exhibition opening on 27 August.
2016 Selected Finalists: KELLY AUSTIN, STEPHEN BIRD, AMANDA BROMFIELD, MADELEINE CHILD, MARIE-JOSÉE COMELLO,
ALAN CONSTABLE, PETER COOLEY, ALICE COUTTOUPES, GREG DALY, JOHANNA DEMAINE, JAN DOWNES, LYNDA DRAPER, PENNY EVANS, NEVILLE FRENCH & BELINDA FOX, TREVOR FRY, RACHEL GRIMSHAW, STEPHANIE HAMMILL, RYAN HANCOCK, MARTIN HARMAN, WEN-HSI HARMAN, PHILIP HART, STEVE HILTON, RUTH HOWARD, YUXUE JIANG, WONJAE JO , KATE JONES, IRIANNA KANELLOPOULOU, MICHAELA KLOECKNER, JACK LADD, AMAYA LANG, MIRANDA LE FLEUR, VANESSA LUCAS, HOLLY MACDONALD, KAYE MCDONALD,MARLOE MORGAN, ANNE MOSSMAN, SHARON MUIR, JEREMY NICHOLS ,KIRSTEN PERRY, MADELEINE PRESTON, MEGAN PULS, GITTA RADTKE, ELOISE RANKINE, SIMON REECE, RACHAEL RIGG, ADRIAN SMITH, MARK SMITH, ALEXANDRA STANDEN, MARK THOMPSON, DAWN VACHON, LARISSA WARREN
30TH Gold Coast International Ceramic Art Award 2016 exhibition is on display at Gold Coast City Gallery from 27 August – 23 October 2016 in Gallery 1. Exhibition entry and associated Public Programs are free. Exhibition catalogue will be available at the Gallery information desk or The Arts Centre Gold Coast website.”