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Speaker announces Assembly award for emerging artists

Joy Burch MLA

Speaker of the ACT Legislative Assembly

Media Release

26 November 2018

Joy Burch, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, congratulates the winners of the annual Legislative Assembly award for emerging artists.

The prize, awarded to two final year students from the ANU School of Art and Design, was presented to this year’s winners at a ceremony as part of the school’s graduating exhibition 2018 on Friday night. This year’s winners are:

  • Toni Hassan for Shifting ground and King Billy 2018, acrylic on canvas, and
  • Kerry Martin for the series Guilt (367 hours and 2 minutes) 2018, embroidery on velvet

The prize, a $500 grant to each of the winning students, is to help with the cost of materials associated with artistic practice.

The winners are also invited to have their works exhibited in the London Circuit corridor of the Assembly building throughout 2019, where they can be viewed from the street.

‘I’d like to thank all of the artists for the significant contribution they make to visual arts, and I wish them all every success in their future careers’, Speaker Burch said. ‘The Legislative Assembly’s Art Advisory Committee has developed a strong relationship with the ANU School of Art and Design over many years now, and it is a privilege to have this opportunity to foster visual arts in the ACT.’

Above: Toni Hassan’s work, Shifting ground and King Billy 2018, acrylic on canvas 85 x 85 cm

Below: works from the series Guilt (367 hours and 2 minutes) 2018, by Kerry Martin, embroidery on velvet 31 x 31 cm

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