Social messaging appears to be skewing art awards

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Gina Fairley

Nine art prizes announced over two weeks reveal much about the psyche of our art scene.

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Jana Vodesil-Baruffi's winning portrait for the 2017 Black Swan Prize for Portraiture; supplied.

About the author

Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years.

She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW, and you can follow her on Twitter @ginafairley and Instagram at fairleygina.