Angela Valamanesh wins Vitrify Ceramics Award - Art Collector

Angela Valamanesh, Various Friends and Enemies No.3, 2013. Unglazed ceramics, 105.5 x 88 x 8cm (installation size). Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart

4 September 2013 | Adelaide-based ceramicist Angela Valamanesh has won the Vitrify Alcorso Ceramics Award for 2013.

The award is an annual non-acquisitive prize worth $10,000. Four finalists are chosen from the entries to develop a new body of work for a group exhibition at a commercial gallery. From this exhibition, one artist is awarded the prize - examples from Valamanesh's winning body of work are pictured above and below.


Angela Valamanesh, Vent 1, 2 & 3, 2013. Unglazed ceramic, 16 x 46 x 4cm. Courtesy: the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart

The judges for this year's award were David Handley, founding director of Sculpture by the Sea; Peter Timms, arts editor and curator and Neville French, who won last year's award.

The 2013 Vitrify Ceramics exhibition also showcases bodies of work by other finalists Janetta Kerr-Grant, Keiko Matusi and Jane Sawyer. It is on display at Bett Gallery in Hobart until 10 September.



Alexandra Djurichkovic



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