Now in its 7th instalment, the tidal.18: City of Devonport National Art Award receives 153 submissions from all states and territories, except South Australia – a welcoming amount as this year’s exhibition will occupy two of the three gallery spaces at the paranaple arts centre at Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania.
Of these entries, 46 works were preselected to be included in the Finalists’ Exhibition by a judging panel consisting of Adam Harding, Director, Centre for Contemporary Photography, Ashleigh Whatling, Curator Visual Art and Design, Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery and Dr Jan Hogan, Coordinator of Printmaking and Drawing Studios, School of Creative Arts, Hobart, UTAS.
Tidal aims to encourage contemporary practice with strength of concept, innovation and execution of two-dimensional artwork. The theme was open to a range of interpretation be it personal, environmental, political or of cultural nature.
The 2018 finalists include (by region);
Tasmania: Diane Allison, Priscilla Beck, Nikala Bourke, Sean Coyle, Alex Davern, Selena de Carvalho, Keith Deverell (2 works), Lisa Garland, Neil Haddon, Leigh Hobba, Mandy Hunniford, Liam James, Kim Lehman, Sue Lovegrove, Marion Marrison, Jennifer Marshall, Penny Mason, Janelle Mendham, Anne Morrison, James Newitt, Robert O’Connor, Tom O’Hern, David Stephenson, Martin Walch, Megan Walch, Matt Warren, Emily-Rose Wills, Stephen Woodbury and Chee Yong.
New South Wales: Heather Burness, Julia Davis, Tina Havelock Stevens, Rodney Pople and Peter Stevens
Queensland: Kathrin Dierich & Trevor David O’Dwyer (joint work), Amanda Jane Gabori and Shannon Toth
Victoria: Mark Dober, Fiona Halse, Bridget Hillebrand, Martin King, Megan McPherson, Valerie Sparks,
Northern Territory: Sarah Genevieve Pirrie
Western Australia: Brian Robinson
The tidal.18: City of Devonport National Art Award Finalists’ Exhibition will be held at the Devonport Regional Gallery from 2 November to 27 January 2019. The winner of the $15,000 acquisitive award will be made at the opening on Friday 2 November 2018. The Devonport Regional Gallery Friends Committee’s Peoples’ Choice Award will be announced at the close of the exhibition and the artist will receive $1000, courtesy of One Agency Collins Real Estate.