22 June, 2015
Manningham Art Gallery is pleased to announce the finalists for the 2015 Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award.
Alistair Whyte Glenn England Neville French
Amanda Christians Graeme Wilkie Phil Elson
Amy Kennedy Irianna Kanellopoulou Prue Venables
Ashleigh Sims Jane Annois Rahima Jackson
Bridget Foley Janetta Kerr-Grant Robert Barron
Choon Yeok Jia Jia Chen Robyn Phelan
Chris Mason Joanne Linsdell Sanné Mestrom
Christopher Plumridge John Dermer Sonja Plitt
Cyrus Tang Judith Roberts Steven McClure
Daniela Zimmermann Kate Jones Sue Acheson
Darren McGinn Kirsten Perry Susan McFarland
David Ray Leana Kim Susan Robey
Dawn Tang Lee Goller Tatiana Gvozdetskaya
Dawn Vachon Lene Kuhl Jakobsen Ted Secombe
Dawn Whitehand Lesley Walsh Terunobu Hirata
Dean Smith Lilach Mileikowski Tim Clarkson
Diana Williams Magdalena Dmowska Varuni Kanagasundaram
Fiona Murphy Mirta Ouro Wendy Jagger
Garry Bish Motoko Katsuta Yvette DeLacy
Georgia Harvey Naomi Eller
This year’s award offers a major prize of $8,000 and a general acquisitions and Valley of the Arts Award acquisitions pool of $6,000.
The accompanying exhibition of finalists’ work surveys contemporary studio ceramics from across Victoria, whilst also celebrating the important place of ceramics in the Manningham region.
This year's award is being judged by Robert Reason. Robert is the Curator of European and Australian Decorative Arts at the Art Gallery of South Australia, a position he has held since 2002. Amongst the many exhibitions of his that have featured ceramics, the 2006 Gladys Reynell retrospective and accompanying monograph was a highlight. Widely published in craft and design, Robert also lectures in Art History for the University of Adelaide.
Robert’s previous role at the Shepparton Art Museum saw him actively involved with the ceramic community and the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award from 1997 to 2002. He judged the 2012 Vitrify Alcorso Ceramic Award at JamFactory Craft & Design and the 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award at National Gallery of Victoria.
The 2015 Finalists’ work will be on display at Manningham Art Gallery from Wednesday 15 July – Saturday 29 August.
Award winners to be announced at the exhibition opening on Wednesday 15 July, 6.00 pm – 8.00 pm at Manningham Art Gallery.
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