I have just been selected as a finalist for this award which will be a solo or joint exhibition in 2011 at one of the partner galleries – Deakin University Art Gallery and Burrinjja Community Cultural centre.
The awards will be announced on the opening night Thursday 2nd September at 6.30pm. The Exhibition of finalists and award winners works will run 1 – 27th September at the Walker Street Gallery, www.walkerstgallery.com
The competition guidelines quote from the Australia council’s guidance regarding serious practicing professional artists-
“Seriousness is judged in terms of a self-assessed commitment to artistic work as a major aspect of the artist’s working life, even if arts-related work is not the main source of income. The practicing aspect means that we confine our attention to artist currently working or seeking to work in their chosen occupation. The term professional is intended to indicate a degree of training, experience or talent and a manner of working that qualifies artists to have their work judged against the highest professional standards of the relevant occupation”.