With prize money totalling $26,000, the Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. Artists compete for the $15,000 major award; the Young & Early Career Artist and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Awards ($5,000 each); and the People’s Choice Award ($1,000), plus the Hazelhurst Preparator’s choice Residency Award.
Robert Ewing won the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019 for his work entitled Chaos and Consequence, October 2017. Robert who is from Pinjarra in Western Australia has been awarded $15,000. Judges for the 2019 Art on Paper Award were artists Idris Murphy, Joan Ross and Oliver Watts, artist and Head Curator of Artbank. The judges chose this work from 86 finalists.
The Young & Early Career Artist Award of $5,000 was awarded to Belem Lett for Mountains of Madness, 2019 and the Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Prize of $5,000 was awarded jointly to Kerry Toomey for Mundhuii, 2019 and Paul Williams for Painting ongoing, 2017-2019. The installation crew also chose their favourite work which this year has been awarded to Kate Vassallo for her work Chance Forms, 2018. Kate will receive a 4 week residency at Hazelhurst.
Kerry Toomey won The People’s Choice Award of $1000.
View the Hazelhurst Art On Paper Award 2019 digital catalogue.
This year Hazelhurst received entries from over 800 artists from throughout Australia. The Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award is a significant national exhibition that aims to elevate the status of works on paper while supporting and promoting artists working with this medium. The works in the 2019 Award demonstrated the materiality of paper, its versatility and the possibilities of paper as a medium. Paper can be cut, torn, folded, layered, scratched, scrunched, burned, animated, woven, found and re-purposed.
The following artists were selected for the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2019:
Margaret Ackland | Samara Adamson-Pinczewski | Suzanne Archer | Nicole Barakat | Lee Bethel | Patrizia Biondi | Josh Boerma | Anthea Boesenberg | M Bozzec | Matthew Bromhead | Leah Bullen | Penelope Cain | Elaine Campaner | Joshua Charadia | Louisa Chircop | Tracey Clement | Kathryn Cowen | Tori de Mestre | Matthew de Moiser | Ben Denham | Shoufay Derz | Mark Dober | Adrienne Doig | Lucy Donovan | John A Douglas | Christine Druitt-Preston | Peter Dudding | Tatjana Este | Robert Ewing | Julia Flanagan | Hayley Megan French | Todd Fuller | Yvette Hamilton | Mark Hislop | Anna Hoyle | Amber-rose Hulme | Kirrily Humphries | Amanda Izzard | Lisa Jones | Locust Jones | Roslyn Kean | Deborah Kelly | Nicole Kelly | Simon Kennedy | Martin King | Maria Kontis | Belem Lett | Michael Lindeman | Tania Maria Mastroianni | Kevin McKay | Ceara Metlikovec | Dale Miles | Stephanie Monteith | Louise Morgan | Damian Moss | Sarah Mufford | Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran | Eva Nolan | Natalie O'Connor | Lillian O'Neil | Elena Papanikolakis | Philjames | Izabela Pluta | Emily Portmann | Monica Renaud | Mollie Rice | Sarah Rodigari | Nick Santoro | Douglas Schofield | Peter Sharp | Liz Shreeve | Kim Spooner | Kylie Stillman | Sherna Teperson | Kerry Toomey | Kate Vassallo | Gary Warner | Jodie Whalen | Paul White | Cleo Wilkinson | Amanda Williams | Paul Williams | Jeffrey Wood | Heidi Yardley | Zuza Zochowski | Tianli Zu.
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Image: Top: Hazelhurst. Middle: Chaos and Consequence, Robert Ewing, 2017.