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Mid West Art Prize 2011:

The Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, working in conjunction with the City of Geraldton-Greenough and the Art Gallery of West Australia, has long recognised the need for a major art prize exhibition coordinated and staged here in Geraldton-Greenough.

Careful planning during 2010 now allows the Gallery to announce that the inaugural Mid West Art Prize will be launched on 5 March 2011 with the exhibition continuing through to 29 May. 

With $45,000 worth of awards available, this is the richest non-acquisitive open art prize exhibition in Western Australia.

Award Winners

City of Geraldton-Greenough Overall Award for Excellence:

The Strange Quiet of Things Misplaced #24, Elisa Markes-Young

Youth Award:

All of Which, Lewis Allen
All of Which, Lewis Allen

Humfrey Land Developments Geraldton Greenough Award:

About Love and Nothing Else, Gera Woltjer

About Love and Nothing Else, Gera Woltjer

Yamaji Art & Grant Woodhams People’s Choice:

Alcatraz Abrolhos Island, Paul Lucas

Alcatraz Abrolhos Island, Paul Lucas

Worley Parsons Mid West Aboriginal Award:

Native Title Boundaries, Ruby McIntosh

Native Title Boundaries, Ruby McIntosh

Minerals and Metals Group Highly Commended Award:

Vanishing Points, Tony Windberg

Vanishing Points, Tony Windberg

Eastman Poletti Sherwood Architects Mid West Award:

Wet Salt Stock Pile Lake McLeod, Karl Monaghan

Wet Salt Stock Pile Lake McLeod, Karl Monaghan

Sponsors

Coat of ArmsWorleyParsonsMMGEastman Poletti Sherwood ArchitectsCity of Geraldton-GreenoughHumfrey Land DevelopmentsGeraldton Guardian - Midwest TimesGWN

Grant Woodhams MLA

Youth Award (sponsored by City of Geraldton Greenough Regional Art Gallery)

Judges

Dr Lucy Harper

Kate Parker

Lance Hyde

Dr Lucy Harper

Dr Lucy Harper is currently the Associate Curator of historical works on paper at the Art Gallery of WA. She has worked with the historical collection since 2007.

Past exhibitions in which Lucy has been involved include ‘Frank Hinder – a study in dynamic symmetry’ and ‘David Walker: Anatomy of the Object’, as well as many collection displays including the WA State Art Collection exhibition “Wonderlust” held at the State Gallery in 2009/10.

Current curatorial projects include: a re-hang of the State Art Collection, an international print exhibition drawn from the WA State Collection (opening July 2011) and a WA colonial exhibition scheduled for 2013.

Lucy completed her PhD at the University of Melbourne in 2006, and received a Harold Wright scholarship in 2009 to research the prints and drawings collection of the British Museum, London.

Kate Parker

Kate Parker currently holds the position of Visual Arts Officer at the City of Joondalup where she oversees the City’s Visual Arts program with a focus on Contemporary West Australian art.

Kate completed her BA in Visual Art at Edith Cowan University and worked for a number of years at the Holmes à Court Collection. She then held the position of Manager for four years at Tura New Music, the peak body for the development of new music and sound art in Western Australia

Kate has worked at the 2007 and 2009 Venice Biennale in the Australian Pavilion and is currently the Vice Chairperson on the Mundaring Arts Centre Board of Management.

Lance Hyde

Arts Advisor, Curator and Collection Manager for Royal Perth Hospital (2007 to 2011)

Arts Advisor, Integrated Arts Programs, Royal Perth and Shenton Park Hospitals (2007 to 2011)

Education Officer, Museum of Child Hood, ECU (2004 to 2007)

Education Officer “Animalistic Exhibition”, ECU (2004)

Education Officer Arts and Public Programs at the Art Gallery of WA (1980 to 2000)

Currently a Government Arts Advisor to the Fiona Stanley Hospital’s Percentage for Arts Program (2007 – 2011)