Shortlist for R&M McGivern Art Prize announced - Art Collector

Maroondah Art Gallery

7 May 2012 | The shortlist for the $25,000 R&M McGivern Art Prize was announced by Maroondah City Council last week. This year’s prize attracted more than 398 submissions with artists Claire Bridge, Peter Atkins and Fiona McMonagle among the finalists.

This year’s theme was uncertainty and attracted portraits and landscapes representing despair and neurosis. The finalists exhibition is open for viewing at Maroondah Art Gallery until 23 June and the winner will be announced this Thursday 10 May 2012.

The R&M McGivern prize is held once every three years and the winner is selected by the gallery and trustee. The CEO of Heide Museum of Modern Art, Jason Smith, said on behalf of the judging panel; “The calibre of the 30 finalists is extremely high and they were selected from the wider field because of the convincing, imaginative ways in which their works embody the ideas and conditions of uncertainty.”

Amy Yang

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