Olive Cotton Award 2019 Finalist. Jane Long, Time Immersion, 2019. Archival inkjet print on photo rag. Courtesy: the artist and Tweed Regional Gallery, South Murwillumbah.
The Olive Cotton Award is generously funded by the family of Olive Cotton, one of Australia’s leading twentieth century photographers, and aims to show new portraits by professional and emerging artists.
The Award, recognising excellence in photographic portraiture, is held biennially, with a major prize of $20,000. The 2019 Award will be the eleventh Award since the prize inception in 2005.
The 2019 Award judge is Marian Drew, Adjunct Associate Professor, Queensland College of Art. Marian is one of Australia’s most influential and significant photo-media artists with a practice spanning more than twenty years.
Exhibition opens: Friday 12 July (Award announcements held on Saturday 13 July at 5.00pm)