Established in 2015, the Bayside Acquisitive Art Prize is a celebration of contemporary Australian painting. The finalist exhibition brings together a broad range of artists, both established and lesser known, whose varied approaches to the painted medium conveys the breadth and diversity of painting in Australia today. The annual prize is an important opportunity for Bayside City Council to add exceptional works of art to its collection and to promote art and artists as a valuable part of the Bayside community.
This year’s judging panel is Dr David Sequeira, Director, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne; Bala Starr, Director, La Trobe Art Institute; Joanna Bosse, Curator, Bayside Gallery.
Finalists: Tia Ansell, Joel Arthur, Nick Ashby, Emma Beer, Asher Bilu, Elisabeth Bodey, Peter Burke, Echo Cai, Martin Claydon, Geoff Coleman, Brett Colquhoun, Greg Creek, Sarah crowEST, Jonathan Crowther, Claudia Damichi, Ann Debono, Katrina Dobbs, Nikolaus Dolman, Craig Easton, Betra Fraval, Helga Groves, Euan Heng, Franky Howell, Dena Kahan, Sam Martin, Natalie Mather, Ian McCallum, Elyss McCleary, Angilyiya Mitchell, Philip James Mylecharane, Tinieka Page, David Palliser, Steven Rendall, Lucy Roleff, Lisa Sewards, Robin Stewart, Georgia Szmerling, Kate Vassallo, Jake Walker, Darren Wardle, Alice Wormald.
Opening night Thursday 5th May, 6pm – 8pm