Congratulations to Indigenous artist Brian Robinson for winning the annual Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award. Robinson took out the $15,000 prize with his linocut print, Land Sea Sky – Charting our place in the universe, 2016.
The national art prize showcases works created with, on, or about paper. This year a shortlist of 76 artworks was selected from a record 850 entries.
Denise Mimmocchi, judge of the 2017 Art on Paper Award and senior curator of Australian Art at the AGNSW, said of Robinson’s winning work, “Technically this work is incredibly sophisticated, it has a wonderful sense of the movements of the universe where land, sea and stars meet and gods mingle with figures of popular culture.”
Harriet Body won The Young and Early Career Artist’s Award of $5,000 for her work Wet Season, Dry Season, 2017.
The Friends of Hazelhurst Local Artist Prize of $5,000 was awarded to Michelle Cawthorn for Daughter, 2017.
The work of all 76 finalists is on show in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Award 2017 exhibition.