Twenty-three finalists have been selected for the second iteration of the Ramsay Art Prize, a $100,000 acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian artists under the age of forty working in any medium. The finalists are:
Liam Benson (NSW), Jessica Bradford (NSW), Ry David Bradley (VIC), Eric Bridgeman (QLD), Lina Buck (VIC), Dale Collier (NSW), Julia deVille (VIC), Kuba Dorabialski (NSW), Emily Ferretti (VIC), Tom Freeman (WA), Tarryn Gill (WA), Nathan Hawkes (NSW), Sophia Hewson (VIC), Hayley Millar-Baker (VIC), Viv Miller (VIC), Pierre Mukeba (SA), Vincent Namatjira (SA), Phuong Ngo (VIC), Ramesh Mario Nithiyendran (NSW), Jahnne Pasco-White (VIC), Huseyin Sami (NSW), Isadora Vaughan (VIC) and Sera Waters (SA).
Finalists were selected by a judging panel of contemporary art specialists including Russell Storer, Deputy Director (Curatorial and Research), National Gallery of Singapore, Richard Lewer, contemporary artist, and Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs, Art Gallery of South Australia. They will be further tasked with selecting the winning work to be announced on Friday 24 May at the official opening of the exhibition held at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 25 May to 25 August 2019.
The exhibition also includes a People’s Choice Prize, a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 chosen by a public vote.