The 2021 Milburn Art Prize reflects the evolving nature and aims of the Brisbane Institute of Art (BIA) to honour Paul Milburn, a much loved and respected tutor who began teaching in 1989 at BIA until his death in 2011.
Accepted media for 'Landscape as a space of creative discovery' includes painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography.
We hope the Milburn Art Prize 2021 creates an opportunity for both established and emerging artists to bring a sense of surprise and openness to their interpretation of Landscape as a space of creative discovery, while fostering an enriched dialogue between artists, community and arts industry.
Quote from John Peart "I see pictorial space as an inner landscape for the mind's eye to roam; so it is not surprising if my paintings evoke the feeling of landscape. (I) know it is a mental projection but it is inherently delightful.
While painting, I am issuing an open invitation for these illusions - or allusions - to enter. My conscious mind can be occupied with the making, and the unconscious can come up with its own surprises."