2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award Shortlisted Artists

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Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) is delighted to announce the five shortlisted artists who will present new artworks in the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award (SMFACA). The Award celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award.

The 2017 shortlisted artists are:

  • Glenn Barkley
  • Karen Black
  • Laith McGregor
  • Jenny Orchard
  • Yasmin Smith

The shortlisted artists will present their new bodies of work at SAM from 17 June to 13 August 2017. The winner for this acquisitive prize will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening event on Saturday 17 June 2017. Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of public programs and floor talks.

The 2017 Award will be judged by Jacqueline Doughty, Curatorial Manager, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne; Jason Smith, Director, Geelong Art Gallery; and Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum.

SAM Director, Dr Rebecca Coates commented on behalf of the judges:

“We wish to commend and thank all of the artists who submitted proposals for the 2017 Sidney Myer Fund Australia Ceramic Award The five shortlisted artists selected by the judges reflect the exciting and innovative ways that artists are working with ceramics as a contemporary medium. We look forward to seeing how their projects develop and evolve with much anticipation.”

The 2017 SMFACA attracted competitive applications from around the country and 2017 saw an increase in application numbers with a further 25% of applications being received from around Australia as compared to 2015.

For further information, print quality images of past Award winners, or to arrange interviews with SAM staff, please contact SAM Marketing Co-ordinator Amina Barolli on phone (03) 5832 9494 or email amina.barolli@shepparton.vic.gov.au. A Media Kit is available by request.