City of Melville announces Melville Contemporary finalists

21 June 2021

The City of Melville and Goolugatup Heathcote are pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Melville Contemporary art prize.

The City of Melville and Goolugatup Heathcote are pleased to announce the finalists for the inaugural Melville Contemporary art prize, which celebrates the best work from Western Australian visual artists.

The 13 finalists will have their artwork exhibited at Goolgatup Heathcote’s Collections Gallery, with the winner taking away $15,000 and the runner-up being given $2,000 when the main prizes are awarded on Friday, 2 July.

City of Melville Mayor the Hon. George Gear JP said the quality of nearly 200 entries had showcased the excellent work being completed by professional WA artists.

“The entries covered a diverse range of mediums and curators Carly Lane, Jana Braddock and Yvonne Doherty had a difficult time choosing the finalists given the excellent submissions,” said Mayor Gear.

“I encourage the community to attend the opening night from 6.00pm Friday, 2 July  to support the great contemporary work being completed by professional artists in WA.

“If you’re unable to make it on the opening night, the exhibition will continue from Saturday, 3 July to Sunday, 5 September.

“Art plays an important role in bringing vibrancy and happiness to the community and Melville Contemporary is an opportunity to celebrate local creativity.

“Goolugatup Heathcote is a stunning location and an important creative hub in WA so I’m excited to see the artwork on display in the upcoming exhibition.”

Melville Contemporary finalists:

  • Dun Chuan Wen
  • Erin Coates
  • Jennifer Cochrane
  • Lia McKnight
  • Mathew Clark
  • Pascale Giorgi
  • Rebecca Dagnall
  • Ross Potter
  • Rusty Maeve
  • Sally Stoneman
  • Sam Bloor
  • Sohan Ariel Hayes
  • Tarryn Gill

For more information, visit www.melvillecontemporary.com

Image: Sam Bloor, Echo #6, 2020, Brick from Cragie walls 1994 – 2009, powder coated steel, concrete. Photo Tim Palman.

Image: Goolugatup Heathcote will host the Melville Contemporary exhibition. Picture Miles Noel Photography

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