Jake Blaschka wins Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Art Award - Art Collector

Jake Blaschka, Obelus 3 and rebaja, 2015. Photograph: © Richard Glover 2015. Courtesy: the artist and Grace Cossington Smith Gallery

This year’s Grace Cossington Smith Gallery Art Award is awarded to Jake Blaschka for his artwork Obelus 3 and rebaja. Blaschka receives the prestigious $15,000 art prize.

300 applicants were received from artists across Australia who’s work reflect the themes of Making Connections. Anneke Jaspers, Assistant Curator Contemporary Art, Art Gallery NSW and Dr Stephen Little, Head of Painting, National Art School, selected the works.

This year's 15 artists awarded a $1,000 prize each and participate in the finalist exhibition include: Marinka Bozzec, Penelope Cain, Tamara Dean, Chris Dolman, Sara Freeman, Adrienne Gaha, Erika Gofton, Ryan Hoffmann, Pollyxenia Joannou, Tom Loveday, Janet Parker-Smith, Senye Shen, Mark Titmarsh and Sean Wadey.

The finalist exhibition at Grace Cossington Smith art gallery runs until 5 December 2015.

Jessa Melicor

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