call for entry: Manninggham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017

The
Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award was established by Manningham
Council in 2009 to support Victorian studio ceramics and acknowledge the
special place that ceramics has in the Manningham region.
The
biennial acquisitive award and accompanying exhibition celebrates the
best in contemporary Victorian ceramic art practice from across the
state. Works acquired through the award form part of the Manningham Art
Collection and are subsequently displayed in public buildings throughout
the municipality, as well as regularly featuring in Manningham Art
Gallery exhibitions.

Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2017

Major Award $10,000
Merit Award Acquisitions up to $4,000
Entries for the 2017 award will open soon.
The 2017 award will be judged by Janet DeBoos.
You may enter up to three individual artworks. Each artwork entry costs $30.
Entrants
are required to submit up to three high resolution images per artwork
entry (min. recommended – jpg or tiff; 300dpi; 1920 x 1080pixels).

Key Dates:

Entries Open: Soon
Entries Close: Monday 26 June
Finalists Notified and Announced: Friday 14 July
Finalists Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 16 August
Finalists Exhibition Closes: Saturday 23 September

Past Winners and Acquisitions

The
Manningham Art Collection includes almost thirty ceramic artworks
acquired through the Award since 2009, representing some of the best
contemporary ceramic work in Victoria. View a full list of past winners and acquisitions.

www.manningham.vic.gov.au/manningham-victorian-ceramic-art-awards

emerging artist: Minna Graham

“I create in order to express my emotional relationship to my
surroundings. I have lived in many harsh environments, deserts and salt
lakes, mining areas, snow country and dense forests. These environments
are defined by extreme cold and heat, floods and bushfires, strong
storms and high winds. I make what I see around me- charred blackened
wood and earth, mud and teeming water, moss, leaves and bark. This is
reflected in the tactile nature of my work. I enjoy the simple beauty
found in nature and embody this in my work.”

www.minnagrahamceramics.com