MAJOR PRIZE: $15,000 (acquisitive)
LOCAL ART PRIZE: $3,000
PEOPLE’S CHOICE AWARD: $1,000
The winner of 2019 Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize was awarded to Dani McKenzie for her work Camp 2019 and the Local Art Prize was awarded to Fiona McMonagle for her work Toast with jam 2018.
The 2019 finalist artists are:
Penelope Aitken, Matt Arbuckle, Darcey Bella Arnold, Martin Bell, Kate Beynon, Natasha Bieniek, Seth Birchall, Amber Boardman, Dord Burrough, Doris Bush Nungarrayi, Samuel Condon, Jarryd Cooper, Yvette Coppersmith, Renee Cosgrave, Marcel Cousins, Pilar de la Torre, Nicola Dickson, Laurel Foenander, Martin George, Helga Groves, Imelda (Yukenbarri) Gugaman, Marion Harper, Christine Healy, Euan Heng, Kez Hughes, Linda Judge, Tony Lloyd, Lindsay Malay, Jordan Marani, Aaron Martin, Judy Martin, Kiata Mason, Elyss McCleary, Dani McKenzie, Fiona McMonagle, Lilly Kemarre Morton and Julieanne Ngwarraye Morton, David Neale, Rose Nolan, David Palliser, Steven Rendall, Brad Rusbridge, Adriane Strampp, Ebony Truscott, Judith Van Heeren, Bradd Westmoreland, Greg Wood.
2019 BAAP judging panel is Jane Devery, Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria, Anthony Fitzpatrick Curator, TarraWarra Museum of Art, and Joanna Bosse Curator, Bayside Gallery
The finalist exhibition is on display at Bayside Gallery 24 May–21 July 2019
Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today.
The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community. The three categories of the prize are judged by a panel of industry experts.