Emerging Artist Award 2017
Presented by fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders
13-24 June 2017
fortyfivedownstairs and Future Leaders are excited to announce the third annual Emerging Artist Award 2017.
Featuring a dynamic and diverse selection of ground-breaking new works, the Emerging Artist Award 2017 brings together the best emerging artists from across Australia for a two-week exhibition in the iconic fortyfivedownstairs gallery.
Special guest judge Kent Wilson will award $3000 of prize money to the two submissions that best align with the award criteria.
Kent Wilson is a contemporary art curator, artist, writer and exhibition-maker working in Melbourne, Kyneton and Bendigo, Australia. He is the Senior Curator at La Trobe Art Institute; is founder and Co-Director of Kyneton Contemporary Inc; and produces freelance arts projects across various venues. Working across a variety of media, Kent has exhibited his own artwork at commercial galleries, artist-run-spaces and public galleries. He is a writer published in The Article, Artist Profile magazine, Das Platforms and artinfo.com.au; he maintains an arts blog with reviews, articles and interviews called the subMachine; and writes exhibition essays for group shows and artists.
With a growing community of fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award alumni experiencing industry success, the EAA17 is a proven catalyst for ongoing recognition and professional development and allows audiences the privilege of accessing early-career works by exciting young artists.
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