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HUNTER EMERGING ART PRIZE

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR WINNERS AND FINALISTS


With 194 entries received and 48 finalists selected, we are delighted to announce the over all winner Aidan Gageler, for his work 'Dusk till Dawn'.

SECTION WINNERS

Painting - Constance McInerny 'Fatigued (Hunter St Post Office)
Photomedia - Haylee Renee Knight ' Wile'
Sculpture - Indea Rose Clark 'Prettier if you Smiled'
Experimental - Kathryn Lean 'Fragile Systems'
Youth - Lexie Worboys 'Nan's House'
Works On Paper - Eddy Lou 'Elixir of Life'
 

FINALISTS

Aidan Gageler  -  Ocean View
Kieran Shaw  -  Finding your wavelength
Constance Mcinerney - The Modular (Self-Portrait)
Joel Latta  -  Its true, the cardboard shark was hanging low, and to be honest the jacket wasn’t quite what he had hoped for but these shoes were pretty comfy.
Margot Broug  -  The Untitled and Eagerly Defining Lines of Materiality
Henry Knights  -  Garden Owl
Christiana Monored  -  Yoni No.I
Liana Goninon  -  The Place In-Between
Kay Armstrong  -  As above so below
Stephen Hobbs  -  Baroque - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Aidan Gageler  -  Dusk til Dawn
Jessica Gilbert   - True love
Anna Eggenhuizen  -  In the past is my future
Mardi Ryan  -  Headland (7/8) - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Liam Norman  -  Serpentine
Liana Goninon  -  Leave it alone
Rebecca Antel (Brissenden)    Rockpool
Constance Mcinerney  -  Fatigued (Hunter St Post Office)
Jaymie Maley  -  Angophora Heart
Lynette Passeri  -  Creature of Beauty
Liam Beletich  -  Absolute Water Front - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Indiana Marsden  -  Flow State
Fiona Clark   - ‘Ocean Girl’ Inspired by the Bogey Hole, Newcastle
Indeah Rose Clark  -  Prettier if you smiled
Penelope Morgan  -  Mother Earth
Haylee Renee Knight  -  Wile
Dominic Warland  -  Colca Canyon, Peru
Chris Byrnes  -  Lumen Painting Covid Light Series I No. XI
Joerg Lehmann  -  Les Darcy 2022
Lexi Worboys  -  Nan’s House 
Chloe Hooper  -  ‘The Crossover’  - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Louise Faulkner  -  Elizabeth
Eddy Lou  -  Elixir of Life
Donna Jorna  -  Plunge Pool
Ash McIntyre  -  ‘Waratah Woods’
Kathryn Lean  -  Fragile Systems
Svetlana Katelas  -  Complicated Simplicity - HIGHLY COMMENDED
Syann Sue Williams  -  Below, Unseen
Aksara Harriram  -  Floating Suburb
Janice Hanicar  -  Anemone
Alanya van de Wiel  -  Spirit House I
Megan McGee  -  The Gathering
Yi Jen Chu  -  Sunset ocean
Leanne Swainson  -  Threads of Time
Kylie Moore  -  Here to Stay
Fiona Johnson  -  Open For Inspection
Lynda Herbert  -  Points of Connection & Points of Intersection

Sandy Sanderson  -  Artificial Resonance: - HIGHLY COMMENDED

ABOUT

Previously known as the Newcastle Emerging Art Prize, the Hunter Emerging Art Prize has a proud 20-year history. We changed the name in 2021 to reflect a broadened scope. The prize now clearly encourages entries from the whole Hunter Region, and with support from new sponsors now includes an Experimental section and a Youth Prize.

Emerging artists living in the local government areas of Cessnock, Dungog, Lake Macquarie, Mid Coast, Maitland, Muswellbrook, Newcastle, Port Stephens, Singleton, Upper Hunter are welcome to enter. Entries can be made online by submitting images and a statement about your work. Only finalists will be required to deliver their actual works to Newcastle Art Space for judging and exhibition.

Timeline

Entries open: 10 January 2023

Entries close: 28 February 2023

Finalist announcement: 10 March 2023
Delivery of finalists’ works: 14-18 March 2023
Winners announcement at the exhibition opening: 6-8pm Friday 31 March 2023
Prize exhibition: from 6pm 31 March-16 April 2023
Collection of unsold works:  17-21 April 2023

PRIZE MONEY

The total prize pool is more than $11,000 with prizes offered across diverse artforms.
Overall Prize: $5000   Sponsored by the Newcastle Club Foundation

The Overall Prize will be awarded to the best work across all Sections.

Youth Prize: $1000   Sponsored by the Squires Family in memory of Jody Robinson

The Youth Prize will be awards to the best work across all sections by an artist aged under 25.

People's Choice Award: $250 gift voucher   Sponsored by Eckersleys

The People’s Choice Award will be based on votes received throughout exhibition from gallery visitors and online, and will be announced at the end of the exhibition

SECTIONS

EXPERIMENTAL: $1000  Sponsored by Octapod
PAINTING: $1000  Sponsored by Stevens Conveyancing
PHOTOMEDIA: $1000   Sponsored by Frame Today
SCULPTURE / 3D: $1000  Sponsored by Moir Landscape Architecture
WORKS ON PAPER: $1000. Sponsored by Frame Today

HOW TO ENTER

STEP 1: DOWNLOAD, READ AND FOLLOW THE ENTRY GUIDE

STEP 2: COMPLETE THE ENTRY FORM AND PAY YOUR $40 ENTRY FEE
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Hunter Emerging Art Prize 2020-2023
Entry Form

All entries must be submitted online by 28 February 2023

Eligibility

I am an emerging artist as defined for the purposes of this prize:

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Entrant details

(for ID purposes only, only shared with our judges for the Youth Prize, where relevant)

Artwork Information
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Your approximately 150-word artist's statement should be about the work: the messages and themes conveyed.

If you are entering a digital artwork, please provide the URL for download or streaming.

Images and CV upload

Upload 2 images of the work:
One overall image and one detail image (add photo credit if required). 
The file name of each image MUST follow this format:
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lastname_firstname_titleofwork_detail.jpeg

 

Upload your one-page art CV as a PDF:
File name MUST be in the format lastname_firstname_CV

Overall Image Upload
Detail Image Upload
Artist CV Upload
Payment & Entry Finalisation
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THANKS TO OUR SPONSORS

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THE SQUIRES FAMILY IN MEMORY OF JODY ROBINSON

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