John Curtin Gallery Director Chris Malcolm said the John Stringer Prize was a highlight of the JCG calendar.
“The Gallery is delighted to once again partner with The Collectors Club of Western Australia and the Kerry Stokes Collection to celebrate artists who are making a major impact on the Western Australian art scene. This year the prize takes on more significance as it enables us to support the arts community during these unprecedented and uncertain times.” Mr Malcolm said.
Prize Coordinator Anna Louise Richardson said “The finalists selected represent a fascinating diversity of media, themes and cultural backgrounds bringing to the attention of the Collectors Club emerging practice as well as outstanding mid-career artists; a selection very much in the spirit of the Prize to recognise outstanding artistic merit within Western Australia”.
The John Stringer Prize is a non-acquisitive, annual award aimed at recognising and supporting outstanding Western Australian visual art practice and is generously supported by The Collectors Club and The Kerry Stokes Collection.
The Prize was established in memory of John Stringer, renowned Curator of the Kerry Stokes Collection and advisor to The Collectors Club, who passed away in 2007. It honours John’s life and the legacy of his influence on and contribution to local visual arts and culture. In keeping with John’s passionate devotion to the arts, and his wish to see greater patronage of local talent, the Prize is intended to encourage and support Western Australian artists. The Prize, which was conceived and facilitated by The Collectors Club, connects locally based artists with collectors, thus contributing to the vibrancy and economic viability of the Western Australian art scene.
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