New works by 96 artists in a competition of outstanding art created with, on, or about paper.
The judge, Andrew Frost, art critic, writer and broadcaster, declared Lynne Roberts-Goodwin the winner of the $15,000 award at the opening night of the exhibition. Lynne’s winning entry, titled as the sky falls through five fingers #131, was a digital photograph print from the 2012 SWARM series of photographic/installation works. The project involved imagining the avian flight of back ravens in high altitude habitats of central Iran, Mexico, U.S.A and India. The series of high altitude photographic imagery was completed on the Buffavento (defier of winds) Peak of the ‘Five Fingers’ Mountain Range at 1000 metres, in Northern Cyprus.
The Emerging Artist prize of $5,000, was won by Gregory Hodge with his work titled Magazine Mystics, an acrylic on paper work. The Packers Prize of an artist residency at Hazelhurst was won by Justine Varga with Moving Out, a type C print hand printed from negative.
The Local Artist prize of $5,000 was won by Michelle Cawthorn with her mixed media work titled Bear. The work is part of a larger body that is concerned with the way certain triggers in life provoke memories then couple with our psyche to form new associations.
The winner of the People's Choice Award of $1,000 was Joel Moore aka Mulga with his artwork Raimondo the Rainbow Lion. Runners up included Liz Shreeve, Kasane Low and David Frazer.
Over 750 local, state and national entries were received with 96 artists being selected for the exhibition, including 29 emerging artists and 14 local artists.
The award selection panellists included Jane Cush, Director of Goulburn Regional Gallery, and Liam Benson (winner of the 2011 Hazelhurst Art Award).
A diverse range of paper media was presented in the exhibition including pencil drawings, charcoal, ink, oil, acrylic, gouache, watercolour, three dimensional works, photography, printmaking and paper animation.
Due to the tremendous number of received entries artworks were installed in both the regional and community galleries at Hazelhurst.
The 96 shortlisted finalists for the 2013 Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award were Peter Alwast, Tony Ameneiro, Kim Anderson, Connie Anthes, Tully Arnot, Svetlana Bailey, Kylie Banyard, Lee Bethel, James Birch, Betty Bird, Graham Blondel, Joshua Boerma, Marinka Bozzec, Kurt Brereton, Penelope Cain, Elaine Campaner, David Capra, Laura Carey, Gary Carsley, Michelle Cawthorn, Alison Clouston, Sarah Contos, Justin Cooper, Leo Coyte, Dagmar Cyrulla, ShouFay Derz, Beth Dillon, Helen Eager, Marc Etherington, Cherine Fahd, Dongwang Fan, David Frazer, Todd Fuller, Michaela Gleave, Sarah Goffman, Gibert Grace, Milk Green, Robert Hague, Rochelle Haley, Geoff Harvey, Sarah Hendy, Paul Higgs, Mark Hislop, Gregory Hodge, Michael Huppatz, Leahlani Johnson, Lisa Jones, Alun Rhys Jones, Hanna Kay, Deborah Kelly, Gladdy Kemarre, Josie Kunoth Petyarre, Helena Leslie, Michael Lindeman, Kasane Low, Peter Maloney, Stuart McLachlan, Gemma Messih, Clare Milledge, Neil Moore, Joel Moore, Guy Morgan, Adam Norton, Peter O'Doherty, Catherine O'Donnell, Tom O'Hern, Miguel Olmo, Brendan Penzer, Izabela Pluta, Tom Polo, Emidio Puglielli, Ben Rak, Lynne Roberts-Goodwin, Jacqueline Rose, Camille Serisier, Peter Sharp, Liz Shreeve, Paul Snell, Kurt Sorensen, Christophe Stibio, Kylie Stillman, Neridah Stockley, Sherna Teperson, Jessica Ticchio, Justin Trendall, Jenny Tubby, Emma Van Leest, Justine Varga, Craig Waddell, John R Walker, Oliver Watts, Nicole Welch, Sean Whelan, Paul White, Ken and Julia Yonetani, and Tianli Zu.
Organised by Hazelhurst Regional Gallery & Arts Centre in partnership with Global Specialised Services.
Images, from top: Liz Shreeve Growth Cluster 2012, torn and curled paper on constructed paper form, 24,35,46, 58 cm diameter. Photo of Lynne Roberts-Goodwin infront of her winning entry. Phot by silversalt.