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2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award

BY Shepparton Arts Museum | 31-May-2017
2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA) celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award.
The five shortlisted artists will present their new bodies of work at SAM from 17 June to 13 August 2017. The winner for this acquisitive prize will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening event on Saturday 17 June 2017. Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of public programs and floor talks.

ABOUT THE AWARD

With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award. Following on from the 2015 the Award which featured outstanding new works by Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran, Penny Byrne, Adam John Cullen, Sanné Mestrom and Ruth Hutchinson, the SMFACA continues to be at the leading edge of presenting contemporary ceramic practice.

The SMFACA has offered Australian audiences the opportunity to view the best contemporary ceramic art for over 12 years. With ceramics increasingly utilised by a number of emerging and established contemporary artists, as recent exhibitions such as the 2016 Adelaide Biennial reflected, the possibilities for the medium has significantly expanded. So too have the ideas and themes examined by the artists through this medium.

The five short listed contemporary artists are Glenn Barkley, Karen Black, Laith McGregor, Jenny Orchard and Yasmin Smith.