Chris Bennie wins Gold Coast Art Prize - Art Collector

Chris Bennie, The Western Fields. Courtesy: the artist

11 December 2012 | Chris Bennie has won the Gold Coast Art Prize with his video The Western Fields.

Campbell Gray, who judged the prize, says Bennie’s video “is a work that causes us to look, think, remember and find meaning”.

The work has now been acquired for the Gold Coast City collection, along with pieces by finalists Eugene Carchesio, Roy McIver, Victoria Reichelt and Tanya Harricks. Over the past 44 years almost 350 works have been acquired through the prize.

The finalists exhibition, which also features Michael Lindemann, Mostyn Bramley Moore, Lincoln Austin and James & Eleanor Avery, continues at the Gold Coast City Art Gallery until 3 February 2013.

Jane O'Sullivan

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