Countdown to the Ramsay Art Prize Announcement

The winner of the $100,000 prize will be revealed this Friday.

Words: Erin Irwin

Friday 26 May will see the 2023 winner of the Ramsay Art Prize awarded a whopping $100,000. The acquisitive prize is hosted by the Art Gallery of South Australia, and is open to contemporary Australian artists under 40 years old. Of 300 hopefuls, 23 artists have been selected as finalists to vie for the prize.

The finalists for the prize are Abdul Abdullah, Carla Adams, Badra Aji, Tom Blake, Yuriyal Eric Bridgeman, Emma Buswell, Jacobus Capone, Sundari Carmody, Ida Sophia, Corban Clause Williams, Henry Curchod, Sarah Drinan, Zaachariaha Fielding, Aidan Gageler, Olive Gill-Hille, Pascale Giorgi, Nadia Hernández, Alana Hunt, Alfred Lowe, Gian Manik, Daniel McKewen, Amy Perejuan-Capone, Alison Puruntatameri, JD Reforma, Teho Ropeyarn, Yasmin Smith and Katie West.

The finalists were selected by Aaron Seeto, Director of the Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art Nusantara, Jakarta, Perth-based visual artist and creative producer Erin Coates, and Nici Cumpston OAM, AGSA’s Artistic Director of Tarnanthi: Festival of Contemporary Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Curator of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art.

“The Ramsay Art Prize offers a career-defining moment for artists under forty and has become an important platform within the visual art landscape in Australia”, says AGSA Director Rhana Devenport ONZM, “we are thrilled to offer one of the nation’s most generous art prizes to celebrate the energy and dynamism of artistic practice in Australia right now”.

Keep your eyes peeled for the announcement this Friday, and head to AGSA to check out the exhibition of the finalists’ work from 27 May until 27 August.

This article was posted 25 May 2023.

Image: Alfred Lowe, Crossing The Lines, 2022. Underglaze on buff raku trackyte clay. Courtesy: the artist, APY Art Centre Collective, Adelaide, and the Ramsay Art Prize.

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