Callum Morton and Bombshell video win 2013 Redlands Art Prize - Art Collector

Cigdem Aydemir, Bombshell, single channel HD video, 10 min 42 sec. Courtesy: the artist and Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, Sydney

8 May 2013 | The main award at the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize for 2013 has been won by Callum Morton for his work Cover Up #1, pictured below, and the emerging artist award has been won by Cigdem Aydemir for her video piece Bombshell, shown above.

Callum Morton's work is part of his Cover Up series, where he shrouds a particular object in a light fabric, scans it, and remakes it as a hard resin sculpture. The concealed object for his winning work was a Willem de Kooning painting from the Woman series. Cigdem Aydemir's video work Bombshell explores the notion of the burqa being a possible terrorist threat whilst referencing Marylin Monroe's iconic dress scene in the Seven Year Itch.

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has an innovative model where established artists, invited by a guest curator, choose an emerging artist to exhibit alongside with. This year's winning individual artists were selected from 21 artist pairings by judges Edmund Capon, former director of the Art Gallery of New South Wales and Katie Dyer, curator at the National Art School gallery. The guest curator for this year was Julia Rrap, who won the main Redlands prize in 2008.

All of the finalists will be on display at the National Art School gallery in Darlinghurst, Sydney until 1 June 2013.

Above: Callum Morton, Cover Up #1, polyurethane resin, wood and synthetic polymer paint, 115 x 195cm. Courtesy: the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize, Sydney

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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