Looking back at the 2017 Banyule Award for Works on Paper
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.
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) is:
Dianne Fogwell, for her artwork, 1903 - The Grey Sea (2016).
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)
Photos of Opening Night:
(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
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
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).
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.
- 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