2015 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize announces artist pairings - Art Collector

Arie Hellendorn, Verge, 2015. Acrylic paint on linen, 12 x 160 x 3cm. Courtesy: the artist and Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has announced the Australian artists selected to create new work for the 2015 art prize.

21 established and 21 emerging artists will present their works at the National Art School Gallery from 26 March until 23 May 2015 for the award, established in 1996.

Curated by Tim Johnson, established and emerging artist pairings for 2015 include Hiromi Tango and Arie Hellendoorn, Jenny Watson and Matthew Sneesby, Marion Borgelt and Jessica Mais Wright, Claire Healy + Sean Cordeiro and James Ngugen, Fiona Lowry and Timothy Moore, Sophie Cape and Juz Kitson, plus more.

The award, allows all participating artists to submit a recent work for the running of two prizes: the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, valued at $25,000, and The Emerging Artist Prize, valued at $10,000.

Announced on 25 March 2015, the two winning artworks will become part of the Redlands School’s permanent art collection. Previous winners of the award include Ben Quilty (2012), Lindy Lee (2008), Gordon Bennet (1997) and Imants Tillers (1996).

Emily Cones-Browne

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