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2019 Banyule Award for Works on Paper - Call for Entries

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Open to all artists in Australia!

The Banyule Award for Works on Paper is awarded biennially to an outstanding contemporary work on paper.  It is an acquisitive prize, with the winning artwork entered into the Banyule Art Collection.

The Banyule Art Collection is a contemporary collection of art works by leading and emerging Australian artists, including the likes of John Wolseley, Pat Brassington, Brook Andrew, Daniel Moynihan, John Nixon, and Peter Booth, just to name a few. While it includes a range of media it is distinguished by its collection of works on paper. The Banyule Award for Works on Paper capitalises upon this strength by developing this aspect of the collection further.

The theme for the 2019 Banyule Award for Works on Paper is 'Threshold'.

The world stands at the threshold of change - for better or worse, it's up to us.
The theme for the award this year calls on artists to submit artworks that express, explore, advocate, or address current social, cultural, political or environmental issues.

Artworks submitted may be in any medium, whereby the final piece entered for the Award is made on, or with paper, including (but not exclusive to): painting, drawing, sculpture, photography, printmaking, jewellery, artists books, etc.

Each artist may submit up to 2 entries each.  Each entry requires its own completed entry form, supporting materials and entry fee.
Please download and read the Terms and Conditions prior to entry. By submitting an entry, the artist agrees to all the Terms and Conditions as set out in this document.

This is a selective process, with the Finalists' Exhibition held at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, Ivanhoe

TOTAL PRIZE POOL:  $13,000

$10,000 - Main Acquisitive Prize
$1,000 - Commendation Prize (non-acquisitive)
$1,000 - People's Choice Award (non-acquisitive)
$1,000 - Youth Prize (for artists aged 16-25)

IMPORTANT DATES:

Entries Open: 1 March - 30 June 2019
Finalists Notified:  22 July 2019
Opening Night and Award Ceremony:  28 August 2019, 6-8pm
Exhibition Dates: 29 August - 19 October 2019

Enquiries: arts@banyule.vic.gov.au

 ENTRIES CLOSE at 11:59pm on Sunday 30th June 2019. **
- No late entries will be accepted. 
- Incomplete entries are ineligible.

** Please note that entries close on a Sunday, therefore there will be no one to receive your enquiries or provide assistance after 5pm on Friday 28th June.  Technical difficulties preventing the completion of an entry will not be accepted as grounds for late entry.  No late entries will be received.  Enter early to avoid problems with server overloading during peak times. 

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Looking back at The 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper

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In 2017, the curatorial theme for Banyule Council's Arts & Culture Program is 'water'. Water has helped shape and define Banyule, with the Yarra River and Darebin Creek bounding Banyule; the Plenty River running through it; and culturally and environmentally significant wetlands found throughout. We chose 'water' as our theme to celebrate our important connection with water, and to provide a metaphorical and literal framework for our programming. 

The 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper called for artists to respond to the curatorial theme, 'ebb and flow'

The WINNER of the 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper ($10,000 Acquisitive Prize):

Dianne Fogwell, for her artwork, 1903 - The Grey Sea (2016).

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Left Pic: Dianne Fogwell (holding flowers), pictured here with (from left) Banyule Mayor Cr. Tom Melican, Cr. Peter Castaldo,
Cr. Alison Champion, Cr. Craig Langdon
Right Pic: The winning artwork - Dianne Fogwell, '1903 - The Grey Sea' (2016)

 

The Winner of the 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper $1000 Commendation Prize is:

Sarah Mufford, for her artwork, Arabesque (2016)

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Photos of Opening Night:

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(from left to right)
Pic 1: Guest Speaker, Guy Abrahams      
Pic 2: Guests enjoying an interactive artwork               
Pic 3: Cr. Alison Champion contemplating artwork by Michael Eather       

2017 Finalists:

Junko AZUKAWA
Ray BESSERDIN
Wendy BLACK
Heather BURNESS
Brian CHEUNG
Jazmina CININAS
Robert CLINCH
Marian CRAWFORD
Mark DOBER
Michael EATHER
Dianne FOGWELL
Christine FONTANA
David FRAZER
Annique GOLDENBERG                   
Felicity GORDON
Connor GROGAN
Siri HAYES
Franky HOWELL
Nicholas JONES  
Linda JUDGE
Paul KALEMBA
John KRZYWOKULSKI
David KURZYDLO
Sorcha MACKENZIE
Anna MADELEINE
Marion MANIFOLD
Clyde MCGILL
Sarah MUFFORD
Phuong NGO
Randal POUND
Louise RIPPERT
Jo SCICLUNA
Senye SHEN
Melissa SMITH
Andrew SOUTHALL
Mat VAUGHAN
Dianna WELLS
Cleo WILKINSON  

Judges:

We are pleased to announce that the following highly-regarded industry professionals judged the prize:

GUY ABRAHAMS - CEO and Co-founder of CLIMARTE,
CHARLOTTE DAY - Director of Monash University Museum of Art
DANNY LACY - Senior Curator of Mornington Peninsula Regional Gallery

    

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Looking back at the 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2015 Banyule Award for Works on Paper: Simon Finn, for his work Steady State Intervention (2015).

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Congratulations to the Winner of the People's Choice Award: Penelope Aitken, for her work All that we are (red box, star dust) (2015).

Penelope receives $500 for winning this award!  Thank you to all the visitors to the exhibition who voted for their favourite artwork to win.

 

 Penelope Aitken

 


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2015 Finalists

  • Samara ADAMSON-PINCZEWSKI
  • Penelope AITKEN
  • Kim ANDERSON
  • Rushdi ANWAR
  • Rosalind ATKINS & Susan PURDY
  • Pamela BAIN
  • John BILLAN
  • Lynne BOYD
  • Aliҫa BRYSON-HAYNES & Lizzy SAMPSON
  • Peta CLANCY
  • Matthew CLARKE
  • Jeff FAULKNER
  • Peter FIFER
  • Simon FINN
  • Betra FRAVAL
  • Connor GROGAN
  • Mandy GUNN
  • Michelle HAMER
  • Bonnie HANLON
  • Susan HASE
  • Shane HULBERT
  • Ralf KEMPKEN
  • Isobel KNOWLES
  • John KRZYWOKULSKI
  • Frances LEE
  • Ellie MALIN
  • Megan McPHERSON
  • Gordon MONRO
  • Celia MORGAN
  • Phuong NGO
  • Jo SCICLUNA
  • Senye SHEN
  • Jessie STANLEY
  • Kat TEEDE
  • Georgia THORPE
  • Anne WARREN
  • Dianna WELLS
  • Jodi WILEY
  • Carole WILSON