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Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize announced

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Staff Reporters

11 June 2024, 2:36 AM

Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize announcedImage courtesy of Fleurieu Art Foundation.

Potter and sculptor Ashlee Hopkins has won the 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize with her piece Forest Ochre in Open Form.


Tony Busch won the Smallacombe Emerging Artist Award for Lichen II, while Carole Bann received a Judges Commendation for Huge Skies.


The Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize is offered by the Fleurieu Art Foundation and is a non-acquisitive South Australian art prize open to Australian visual artists who create two or three dimensional artworks.


Online entries opened on 15 January 2024 for artworks created after 1 January 2023 on the theme A Sense of Place. Finalists were announced in the first week of May.


The judges were Lisa Slade from Art Gallery of South Australia, Brian Parkes of Jam Factory and Nicholas Folland from Adelaide Central School of Art.


The Fleurieu Art Prize is $20,000 and the Emerging Artists prize is $5,000. 


An exhibition of the works of the 40 finalists can now be seen at the Fleurieu Arthouse in McLaren Vale until 14 July.


A people’s choice award of $2,500 will be awarded at the conclusion of the exhibition to the artwork voted as most popular by exhibition attendees.


The 2024 Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize finalists are:

Mina Afra, Carole Bann, Joe Blundell, Elizabeth Bowen, David Braun, Gemma Rose Brook, David Asher Brook, Thom Buchanan, Tony Busch, Mikaela Castledine, John Foubister, Harriet Geater-Johnson, Holly Grace, Edwina Green, Meegan Gun, Jaquie Hagan, Ashlee Hopkins, Annie Howie, Josh Juett, Suzannah Jones, Mark Kimber, Gemma Lynch-Memory, Amelia Lynch, Naomi McCann, Deb McKay, Deb Michell-Smith, Kent Morris, John Neylon, Maricelle Olivier, Brian O’Malley, Dailan Pugh, Renata Rozenbilds, Agnes Rubuntja, Ellie Sutton, Sarah Tomasetti, Deborah Twining, Alex Wanders, Amy Joy Watson, Laura Wills, Talia Wignal, Bernadette Woodward and Emma Young.


For more information go to the Fleurieu Biennale Art Prize website or Facebook page.

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