Blake Prize announces 2012 finalists - Art Collector

25 September 2012 | Janet Laurence, Tim Johnson, Margaret Ackland and Justine Varga are among the 53 artists shortlisted for the 2012 Blake Prize.

The annual prize is worth $20,000 and is open to works dealing with art, religion and spirituality.

The 53 finalists are:
  • Margaret Ackland
  • Saif Almurayati
  • Aaron Anderson
  • Fabian Astore
  • Vanessa Barbay
  • Cath Barcan
  • Max Berry
  • Sally Blake
  • Peter Butterworth
  • Faridah Cameron
  • Cindy Yuen-Zhe Chen
  • Gabrielle Courtenay
  • Sarah Cunningham
  • Vivienne Dadour
  • Darron Davies
  • Shoufay Derz
  • Stephen Frost
  • Peter Fyfe
  • Sylvia Griffin
  • David Hayes
  • Tim Johnson
  • David-Ashley Kerr
  • Grace Kingston
  • Eveline Kotai
  • Nadege Lamy
  • Janet Lister Laurence
  • Hyun-Hee Lee
  • Anna Lochtenberg Williams
  • Nerine Martini
  • John McRae
  • Danie Mellor
  • Natasha Murray
  • Anthony Pelchen
  • Aseem Pereira
  • Debra Phillips
  • Cowboy Loy Pwerl
  • Louise Rippert
  • Catherine Rogers
  • Cath Braid and Rolla Khadduri and Women of Chitral, N.W.F.P, Pakistan
  • Caroline Rothwell
  • Julie Rrap
  • Troy Ruffels
  • Enzo Santoro
  • Senye Shen
  • Jane Becker Sue Saxon
  • Heather .B. Swann
  • Sherna Teperson
  • Paul Toms
  • Justine Varga
  • Greg Weight
  • Peter West
  • Mark Wingrave
  • Freya Zinovieff

The winner, who will be selected by a judging panel including artist Hossein Valamanesh and academics Felicity Fenner and Roland Boer, will be announced on 8 November 2012.

Jane O'Sullivan

Above: David Hayes: Wingman. Courtesy: the artist


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