Congratulations to Patricia Wilson-Adams, winner of the Burnie Print Prize 2017.
The NSW-based artist took out the $15,000 acquisitive prize for printmaking with her triptych, Positions 1 to 3, a mixed-media and letterpress work on Chinese paper.
Wilson-Adams was selected from a shortlist of just 10, chosen from artists across the Asia-Pacific region.
The Burnie Print Prize 2017 was judged by: Akky van Ogtrop, art historian, curator and president of the Print Council of Australia; Dr Deborah Malor, honorary associate at the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston; and Dr Jan Hogan, studio coordinator Printmaking, Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania.
“The winning work engages most directly with the viewer, posing questions, setting up moments of involvement. It is a work that promises to maintain its ability to captivate and will be an asset to the collection.” said Ms. Ogtrop in her announcement.
Carolyn McKenzie-Craig and Valerie Sparks were also highly commended by the judges.
Works by all the finalists are on show in the Burnie Print Prize 2017 Exhibition.
Visitors can vote for a people’s choice award which will be announced on 7 May.