Monday, November 12, 2012


Liam Benson_The Stable Boy_2012

Congratulations to Liam Benson who is a finalist in the 2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize with two of his photographic works, Mrs Boss slays the malevolent scoundrel and The Stable Boy.

The Hawkesbury Art Prize is a non-acquisitive award of $10,000. The art prize is for a painting, photograph or collage that is inspired by contemporary Australian identity. It has been set up as a not for profit project run by Purple Noon Gallery, in association with Patron, Maggie Scott. The judges of the 2012 Prize include; Max Miller, artist; Emeritus Prof. Peter Pinson and artist, curator, activist, academic and cultural educator r e a.

Historically, the Hawkesbury has a strong association with art and artists, both indigenous and non-indigenous, which dates back to Australia’s earliest European settlement. The Hawkesbury River Art Prize is a commitment to recognise these historical ties, and strengthen the cultural and artistic community ties with contemporary creative ideas.

The winner of the 2012 Hawkesbury Art Prize will be announced on Saturday 17th November 2012, 6.00pm. 

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