Gosford Regional Gallery would like to congratulate the artists who have been chosen as finalists in the 2016 Gosford Art Prize and Gosford Ceramic Prize. This year there were 566 entries and 141 artworks chosen for exhibition.
Approximately 56% of finalists come from the Central Coast, which shows the depth of local talent.
The 2016 winners were:
Winner 2016 Gosford Art Prize, $15,000: Bronwyn Van De Graaff, Cactus
Second Prize, $5,000: Geoff Harvey, North Lismore View from my House
Highly Commended, $1,000: Rew Hanks, The Captain and his Bunnies
Highly Commended, $1,000: Mark Middleton, Manganvi Trail
Winner 2016 Gosford Ceramic Prize, $2,000: Clodagh Blackburn, Space Rocks
Gosford Art Prize is a hotly contested event with local and national artists engaged in friendly competition for over $24,000 in total prizes. The exhibition offers the artist an opportunity to let their work stand on its own, to be judged and appreciated on a level playing field, with each work vying for the viewer’s attention. The recent addition of the Gosford Ceramics Prize supports and recognises the growing resurgence in contemporary ceramics throughout Australia.
A series of weekly artist’s talks will be held at 2pm each Saturday during the exhibition period 24 September to 4 December 2016. More details are available on our What's On page.