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Wyndham Art Prize 2022 Finalists Announced.


Now in its eighth year, the annual Wyndham Art Prize has built a reputation for being progressive, inclusive and contemporary.

This year’s Wyndham Art Prize attracted more than 560 artworks from more than 360 artists.

A huge variety of mediums were entered including painting, drawing, printing, photography, sculpture and video. Video works continue to grow in popularity.

Wyndham City’s Creative City portfolio holder Cr Marcel Mahfoud, said: “This year’s entries featured many themes, but the stand-outs were responses to the pandemic and the exploration of gender, identity and place.”

Shortlisted entries are selected by the Wyndham Art Gallery curatorial team.

“The exhibition will delight and move viewers,” Cr Mahfoud said. “Many of the art works are expressive and evoke a sense of cultural pride that will resonate with Wyndham residents. Entries from fourteen Wyndham artists will vie for the Local Emerging Art Prize.

 

This year, the exhibition will feature 84 shortlisted artworks, including traditional painting, meticulous print work and expressive gelatin silver prints, alongside futuristic computer-generated photography, evocative video and sculpture made from unconventional mediums.

All shortlisted entries are included in the Wyndham Art Prize exhibition which will be on display from Thursday 2 June to Sunday 7 August at the Wyndham Art Gallery.

Gallery Curator Olivia Poloni said: “The breadth of talent in this year’s prize, as always, is inspiring. You could be forgiven to think that the last two years of a pandemic would see a negative effect on art making but this demonstrates the exact opposite.”

The 2022 prize winners are selected by an external panel including artist & curator Maree Clarke, artist Hayley Millar Baker and artist, writer & artistic director Andy Butler.

The coveted Wyndham Art Prize receives $15,000 (non-acquisitive) and the Local Emerging Art Prize $5,000 (acquisitive) respectively.

Everyone is welcome to attend the 2022 Wyndham Art Prize event on Thursday 2 June from 6.30pm to 8.30pm at Wyndham Cultural Centre.

The evening will include the announcement of the prize winners as well as the launch of Wyndham Art Gallery’s new book, DECADE 2011-2021 published through Black Ink Books.

All entrants, art-lovers and community members are welcome to attend, free of charge and no rsvp is required.

For more information visit:

https://www.wyndham.vic.gov.au/services/arts-culture/art-gallery/whats/wyndham-art-prize-2022

The Wyndham Art Prize finalists for 2022 are:

Aida Azin, Alain Pottier, Amelia Jean O’Leary, Amrita Hepi, Andrew Rovenko, Annette Wagner, Asif Hussein, Bridget Hillebrand, Cally Lotz, Cathy Mackay, Charlie Komsic, Chelle Destefano, Chris Bond, Christine Lining Bulandus, Christophe Stibio, Clarine Wilmar, Clinton Naina, Clive Gono, Connor Ovenden-Shaw, Cybele, Cyrus Tang, Dave Carswell, David Cossini, Donna Marcus, Emily Portmann, Emma Varker, Eva Collins, Fassih Keiso, Femy Francis, Fleur Brett, Franky Howell, Gail Harradine, Henry Lewis, Ioulia Panoutsopoulos, Irihipeti, Ivy Mutuku, Jack Lee, Jarrad Martyn, Jessie Deane, Jude Hotchkiss, Katrina Tyler, Kelly Manning, Kerrin Samuel, Kien Situ, Lauren Joffe, Lea Kannar-Lichtenberger, Lee Harrop, Leilani Bale, Lilah Benetti, Lucy Maddox, Luke Parry, Mark Dustin, Mark Forbes, Matthew Simpson, Melissa Lazaridis, Meredith Marshallsea, Michelle Ripari, N Breedon, Nabilah Nordin, Nikki Lam, Ophelia Bakowski, Penelope Davis, Rachel Honnery, Robina Enders-Smith, Rukz One, Samantha Marié, Sarah Tracton, Sarrita King, Serwah Attafuah, Shamima Islam, Shari Nye, Sherry Paddon, Sid Pattni, Tim Vagg, Trudi Harley, Victoria Pham, Warren O’Brien, Zai Kuang, Zanny Begg, Zoe Jones of Hands Weave Hello