2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize shortlist announced

Twenty-eight works by leading and emerging Australian artists have been shortlisted for the 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize.

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition will feature works by Clara Adolphs, Benjamin Armstrong, Darcey Bella Arnold, Chris Bond, Stephen Bram, Renee Cosgrave, Greg Creek, Sarah crowEST, Ann Debono, Lucy Fahey, Janet Forbes, Katherine Hattam, Naomi Hobson, Anna Hoyle, Dane Lovett, Fiona McMonagle, Jordan Marani, Sam Martin, Jennifer Mills, Tully Moore, Tom Polo, Victoria Reichelt, Steven Rendall, Brian Robinson, Huseyin Sami, Georgia Spain, Judith Van Heeren and Alice Wormald; reflecting the sophistication and rich diversity of contemporary Australian painting.

Chris Bond, Rote Kins 2020, oil on linen. Courtesy the artist and THIS IS NO FANTASY, Melbourne

Collectively, the stylistic approaches and thematic range of these works reflect the currency and relevance of painting today.

The selection panel for the 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize includes University of Melbourne Senior Academic Programs Curator, Museums & Collections, Kyla McFarlane, McClelland Sculpture Park+Gallery Director, Lisa Byrne, and Geelong Gallery Senior Curator, Lisa Sullivan.

Fiona McMonagle, For most of history Anonymous was a woman, 2021, watercolour, ink and gouache on paper. Courtesy the artist and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne

The 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize finalist exhibition will be on show at Geelong Gallery in Victoria from 25 June to 11 September 2022, with the recipient of the $30,000 acquisitive 2022 Geelong Contemporary Art Prize to be announced on Friday 15 July at 6pm.


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