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Winner of the 2012 Gold Coast Art Prize: Chris Bennie, The Western Fields 2012, single channel Quicktime file.

BY ART NEWS PORTAL | 12-Dec-2012
2012 Judge Dr Campbell Gray, Director of the University of Queensland Art Museum, has selected 60 contemporary Australian artists as finalists in the Gold Coast Art Prize 2012.

Acquisitions

Chris Bennie, The Western Fields 2012, single channel Quicktime file. Courtesy of the artist

Eugene Carchesio, White cones 2012, manuscript paper. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery, Brisbane

Tannya Harricks, St Germain 2012, oil on board. Courtesy of the artist

Roy McIvor, Dynamic order #9 2012, synthetic polymer paint on canvas. Courtesy of the artist and Vivien Anderson Gallery, Melbourne

Victoria Reichelt, Colour Field 2012, oil on linen. Courtesy of the artist and Jan Murphy Gallery, Brisbane and Dianne Tanzer Gallery, Melbourne

2012 marks the 44th year of the Gold Coast Art Prize, which is open to all Australian artists working in any art media except photography. Popular with local and nationally recognised artists, there is a total of $30,000 for acquisitions and a $5,000 People’s Choice Award.

This annual exhibition is a chance for local audiences and visitors to view a selection of works that document excellent contemporary art practice in Australia.

Vote for the 19 Karen People’s Choice Award by Wednesday 16 January and go into the draw to win an annual cinema pass to The Arts Centre, worth $500