Carla Hananiah wins John Coburn Emerging Artist prize - Art Collector

Carla Hananiah, Refuge, 2009. Oil on board, 91.5 x 122cm. Courtesy: the artist

21 September 2011 | Sydney-based painter Carla Hananiah has won the $5,000 John Coburn Emerging Artist Award, a secondary prize awarded under the umbrella of the Blake Prize.

Her painting Refuge was selected by a judging panel that included Tasmanian artist Pat Brassington and Blair French from Artspace.

A statement from the judging panel spoke of how the work layered “mystery and illumination over an Australian landscape, asking viewers to consider themes of religious refuge, homeland and becoming”.

The award exhibition is on view at the National Art School Gallery in Sydney until 15 October 2011.


Jane O'Sullivan


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