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Still: National Still Life Award Reveals Judge

BY Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery | 10-Aug-2017
Fresh from judging Australia’s richest landscape art award, Lisa Slade from the Art Gallery of South Australia will next judge Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery’s very first Still: National Still Life Award.
Fresh from judging Australia’s richest landscape art award, Lisa Slade from the Art Gallery of South Australia will next judge Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery’s very first Still: National Still Life Award.

“We’re delighted that Lisa agreed to judge the inaugural Award. It’s a significant national prize so it’s fitting to have a judge with a national viewpoint. Having someone of Lisa’s experience and renown is a great drawcard for artists,” said Cath Fogarty, Council’s Gallery Services Coordinator.

Lisa Slade is Assistant Director, Artistic Programmes, at the Art Gallery of South Australia in Adelaide. During her time at the Gallery she has curated and co-curated several exhibitions and managed the Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art in both 2012 and 2014, before curating the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art: Magic Object. Lisa is also the Chair of Artlink Australia and a recent appointment to the National Cultural Heritage Committee.

This year, the Art Gallery of South Australia presented its own innovative national award, the first Ramsay Art Prize, a $100,000 acquisitive award for artists under 40. The Ramsay Prize signals that South Australia is a key place to watch for new directions in contemporary art. This year’s finalists included Tony Albert, Julie Frager, Justine Varga and winner Sarah Contos.

Still: National Still Life Award’s call for entries closes on Friday August 18 and is currently attracting entries from all around Australia.

“Because Still: National Still Life Award is open to all mediums, not just painting, we are also attracting a great diversity of entries ,” said Ms Fogarty.

“Following the closing date, a shortlist of finalists will be selected by a panel of Gallery staff and independent art collectors.”

For further information on how to enter, go to http://www.coffsharbour.nsw.gov.au/still

The Still: National Still Life Award exhibition will be on show at Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery from November 25, 2017.