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fortyfivedownstairs Emerging Artist Award 2017

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; 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. 

For more information visit

45 Flinders Lane
Melbourne 3000

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Friday 11am-5pm, Saturday 12pn-4pm


Event starts
Tuesday 13 June, 2017
Event Ends
Saturday 24 June, 2017
Venue Address
45 Flinders Lane, Melbourne 3000

Melbourne, Melbourne

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