11 March 2008
The winners of the 2008 Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramic Award were announced on Friday 7 March.
Belgian ceramicist Annette DeFoort was the overall winner of the Sidney Myer Fund Premier Award with the work Dakis and received a prize of $15,000.
Winners of the other prizes were:
LA TROBE UNIVERSITY AWARD OF MERIT: $3,000
Angela Valamanesh, Animal, vegetable, mineral (Australia)
FRIENDS OF THE SHEPPARTON ART GALLERY SOCIETY AWARD OF MERIT: $3,500
Ian Paul Rylatt, Concerto for Clayrinet (United Kingdom)
POYNTZPASS PIONEERS AWARD OF MERIT: $2,500
Merran Esson, Towong Tank (Australia)
Fifty two ceramic pieces from 20 different countries are on display at the Shepparton Art Gallery as part of the Sidney Myer Fund International Ceramics Award in association with La Trobe University.
The 2008 award received 186 entries and features a wide selection of contemporary international ceramics from countries including Japan, Germany, Canada, United States of America, United Kingdom, New Zealand, Switzerland, Turkey, France, Sweden and Singapore.
The exhibition will be on display at the Shepparton Art Gallery until Sunday 27 April 2008.
Images of works are available on request.
– Released 12 March