Sidney Myer Fund Australian Ceramic Award
The Award celebrates and promotes contemporary Australian artists working in the ceramic medium. With $50,000 in prize money, the SMFACA cements its place as the premier Australian acquisitive ceramic art award.
The 2017 shortlisted artists are:
• Glenn Barkley
• Karen Black
• Laith McGregor
• Jenny Orchard
• Yasmin Smith
The shortlisted artists will present their new bodies of work at SAM from 17 June to 13 August 2017. The winner for this acquisitive prize will be announced during the exhibition’s official opening on Saturday 17 June 2017. Accompanying the exhibition will be a series of public programs and floor talks.
The 2017 Award will be judged by Jacqueline Doughty, Curatorial Manager, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, The University of Melbourne; Jason Smith, Director, Geelong Art Gallery; and Dr Rebecca Coates, Director, Shepparton Art Museum.
Images courtesy the artists (clockwise from left): Glenn Barkley, Jenny Orchard (photo: Greg Pier), Karen Black (photo: Aaron Tait), Yasmin Smith (photo: Elle Fredericksen) and Laith McGregor (photo: Amanda Austin).