Art Awards 2016 Art Awards 2016

Noosa Art Award - 2016 Finalist Exhibition
Friday 6 May - Sunday 26 June

Selected from entries across the nation and the Sunshine Coast region,
addressing the theme: reflecting the unique character of modern Australia’s coastal
and hinterland environments, both urban and natural;
all entries endured the rigours of pre-selection, with a shortlist of 64 artists to contend for the $10,000 prize. 

The Noosa Art Award finalists for 2016 are:

Michael  Augustine, Carolyn Barker, Stephen Batt, Chris Bennie,
Kurt Black, Sophy Blake, Claire Bridge, Aaron Butt, Aleisa Byfield,
Amber Boardman, Jim Cox, Farley Cameron, Dian Darmansjah,
Donna Davis,Helen Earl, Andre Eberle, Michelle Eskola ,
John Gerritsen, Anna Glynn, Kailum Graves, Glenis Gray, Nicole Grimm-Hewitt, 
Yeats Gruin, Ian Gunn, Raelean Hall, Keith Hamlyn,Craig Handley,Lee Harrison,
Lee Harrop,Jane Ianniello,Troy Innocent,Cheryl Kensett, Amanda Krantz,
Sally Luchich, Katherine Marmaras, Wendy McGrath, Penny Mcintyre, Miles Allen
Ida Montague, Philip Morgan, Nicola Moss, David Moyes, Kym Angelique Nelson,
Jane Nicol, Ann O'Connor, Rhonda Rettke, Paul Reynolds, Dasha Riley, Phil Rolton,
Rob Roy, Catherine Schoch, Otto Schmidinger, Salli Sixpence, Paul Snell, Thom Stuart,
Go Suga, Wade Taylor, Charlotte Tegan, Gabi Timm, Margaret Ellen Turner,
Nicole Voevodin-Cash, Jan Ward, Bethany Wheeler and Kerry Wilson.


The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize - 
2016 Finalist Exhibition
Friday 6 May - Sunday 26 June

Dedicated to the memory of contemporary visual artist, art educator and collector, Lyn McCrea;
the prize is a national acquisitive award, aimed to promote excellence in contemporary Australian drawing.
25 Finalists have been selectecet for the Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize. 
The 2016 Finalists are:
Ben Austen, Sara Bell, Jacqueline Calvert-Lane, Jim Cox, 
David Dodd, Wendy Epp, Blair Ferguson, Joolie Gibbs,
Cheryl Kensett, Robyn Kinsela, Christine Kirkegard, Rosie Lloyd-Giblett,
Silva Maki-Neste, Ian Millar, Noela Mills, Katherine Nix, Colleen Palmer,
David Parker, Jan Rae, Lizzie Reik, Paul Reynolds, Judith Rosenberg,
Greer Townshend, Sam Vatovey and Jane Woodruff.


Noosa Art Award - 2016 Winner announced

Anna Glynn has won Noosa Regional Gallery’s 2016 Noosa Art Award for her video work ‘Cane’. The Jaspers Brush (NSW) artist will take home $10,000 in prize money for her piece, which is on display at Noosa Regional Gallery until 26 June.

Judge’s Comment:
“I like the ambition of this work, the way in which it speaks to the theme of modern Australian landscape and an environmental Armageddon, that journeys from the microcosm of a single fire to a potential cataclysmic event. The transformation inherent in fire is captured as the moving image work develops, and notes early the dwarfing of humanity at the hands of a natural force. The trajectory of the fire is evocatively captured, the cataclysmic fireworks, the accompanying soundscape, and then the denouement, bringing to mind the cycle of day and night, the trajectory of other natural weather events, the human journey itself.”

Louise Martin-Chew, 2016 Judge Noosa Art Award

2016 Noosa Art Award Judge’s Commendation:
Chris Bennie, ‘The Waves’
Charlotte Tegan, ‘Lap Pool of the Gods’


The Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize - 2016 Winner announced

Rosie Lloyd-Giblett has won the inaugural Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize for her work 'Sweet Sediment'. The Cooroy artist will take home $1000 in prize money for her piece, which is on display at Noosa Regional Gallery until 26 June.

Judge’s Comment:

“Since this is a drawing prize, I felt I needed to distinguish drawing from other art forms and judge in those terms – not just on taste or aesthetics, whatever the subject matter. The distinction I make is not only in the materials used (like pencil, brush or crayon on paper), the word ‘drawing’ itself broadly means to ‘draw or work something out; to delve into the unknown’ – not merely present or illustrate what’s already known.

Artists experiment in all media but the ‘easy-to-hand’ nature of drawing gives freedom to expand an idea, try it multiple ways and take ‘risks’ more than one might in the ‘hard copy’ art forms; which tend to bring preconceived ideas to a higher quality finish. On this basis, I came around to my choice of the winning work and four High Commendations.”

Ian Smith, 2016 Judge Lyn McCrea Memorial Drawing Prize

2016 Lyn McCrea memorial Drawing Prize Judge’s Commendation:
Joolie Gibbs
Greer Townshend
Robyn Kinsella
Cheryl Kensett