Lynda Draper, Spring, 2018. Glazed ceramic, 70 x 40 x 40cm.Courtesy: the artist and Shepparton Art Museum, Victoria.
Shepparton Art Museum (SAM) will enhance its reputation as the leading collection of ceramics in Regional Australia with the fifth biennial $50,000 Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award exhibition.
Australia’s richest and most prestigious ceramic Award, is the culmination of a strong relationship between the Sidney Myer Fund and SAM forged over 26 years enabling the acquisition of over 175 works.
2019 finalists are: Julie Bartholomew, Stephen Bird, Greg Daly, Lynda Draper, Juz Kitson and Isadora Vaughan.
The Award celebrates contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium encouraging experimentation to express conceptual issues which are important to their practice.
Exhibition opens: 22 June 2019