Chris Bond wins Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize - Art Collector

Chris Bond, Viridian, 2012, oil, canvas, card and MDF on linen. Courtesy: the artist and Nellie Castan Gallery, Melbourne

8 August 2013 | Melbourne artist Chris Bond has won the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize 2013 for his finely crafted canvas work Viridian. Constructed from linen, canvas and cardboard, his painting expands upon the tradition of realist painting by creating the illusion of a three dimensional object.

The Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize is held biannually at the Bendigo Art Gallery in Victoria and has been running since 2003. The judging panel for this year’s award comprised Natasha Bullock, curator of contemporary art at the Art Gallery of NSW; Michael Buxton, owner of the Michael Buxton Contemporary Australian Art Collection; Alexie Glass-Kantor, director of Gertrude Contemporary in Melbourne and Karen Quinlan, director of the Bendigo Art Gallery.

Bond’s winning work will join the Bendigo Art Gallery’s collection of contemporary art and he receives a $50,000 cash prize. There were 32 shortlisted finalists in this year’s award, including Michael Lindeman, Nonggirrnga Marawili, Jon Cattapan, Annette Bezor, Tony Lloyd and Gladdy Kemarre.
Viridian and the shortlisted submissions will be on display at the Bendigo Art Gallery until 6 October 2013.

Alexandra Djurichkovic

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