Artist's grief moves judges in 2012 Substation Prize - Art Collector

Ash Keating, A New Lifelong Landscape, 2011. HD video, edition of 3, 8 min 38 sec, in collaboration with Jonnie Leahy. Courtesy of the artist and Fehily Contemporary, Melbourne

2 October 2012 | Ash Keating is the winner of the 2012 Substation Contemporary Art Prize. He was selected for a moving video work called A new Lifelong Landscape by judges Nicole Durling from the Museum of Old and New Art and Jason Smith from the Heide Museum of Modern Art.

The artist describes the work as “a painterly study through video, exploring and coming to terms with the landscape surrounding the edge of the road in Thorpdale South where my mother lost her life”.

"Making sense and peace with this place through my art is part of the grieving process and a signifier of the beginning of a lifelong relationship with this place within the Gippsland landscape."

The award exhibition, which includes the work of the 50 contemporary artists shortlisted for the prize, continues until 21 October 2012 at the Substation in Melbourne.

Jane O'Sullivan

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