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Albany Art Prize 2018
BY City of Albany | 06-Nov-2017
Entering its 10th year in 2018, The City of Albany Art Prize is a national art prize bringing the best of Australia’s contemporary painting practice to Albany. With support from the Jack Family Charitable Trust, the winning prize of $25,000 and a residency at the Vancouver Arts Centre is awarded to one artist. This artwork is acquired and becomes part of the City of Albany art collection. There is also a Highly Commended Prize of $2,500 and a People’s Choice Prize of $2,500. Entries close: January 8th, 2018
Jack Family Charitable Trust
The Jack Family Charitable Trust was established by the late Muriel Isabel Freeman. The inaugural City of Albany Art Prize in 2008 was the first arts event to be supported by the Jack Family Charitable Trust and the Trustees, alongside the City of Albany, continue to recognise the important role that arts play in the broader community and within the City of Albany.
Located 409 km south of Perth, Albany is WA’s premier regional City and the hub of a 40,000 square kilometre region known as the Great Southern.
For thousands of years, Noongar Aboriginal people of the Minang group lived by Albany's sheltered waters. Much of their story is lost in time but Noongar people play an increasingly prominent role in Albany today. In 1826 Albany became the first European settlement in Western Australia and until the early 1900s was the state’s major international port.
Bounded by the Southern Ocean, the picturesque Stirling Range and the Great Southern hinterland, today Albany is one of WA’s most popular holiday destinations and a thriving cultural centre.
Selection and Judges for the 2018 Albany Art Prize
Mollie Hewitt - Curator, FORM. WA
Chris Malcolm - Associate Director, John Curtin Gallery. WA
Damian Smith - Independent Curator. VIC