Since 2009, the Institute of Modern Art (IMA) has presented the $10,000 Jeremy Hynes Award to a risk-taking Queensland artist in the early stages of their career, made possible through a bequest made by the family of Jeremy Hynes in his name.
At the IMA Annual Party on Saturday 23 November, the recipient of the sixth biennial Jeremy Hynes Award was announced – congratulations to Brisbane-based artist, Tay Haggarty.
Haggarty was selected by judges Justene Williams, Tony Albert, and IMA Director Liz Nowell from a pool of strong submissions. Nowell says ‘After a highly competitive application process, my fellow judges and I are thrilled to award this year’s Jeremy Hynes Award to Tay Haggarty. Tay’s bold sculptural installation and performances not only capture the spirit of Jeremy’s artistic practice but also demonstrate a commitment to risk-taking and ambition in scale and vision.’
Haggarty joins an alumni of outstanding Jeremy Hynes Award recipients including Lu Forsberg, Liam O’Brien, and Chris Howlett. They will be awarded $10,000 and will receive mentorship to produce a solo exhibition at the IMA for mid-2020.