Assembly awards for emerging artists announced
Congratulations to this year’s winners of the Legislative Assembly’s annual award for emerging artists—two final year students from the ANU School of Art and Design’s graduating exhibition of 2019.
Vicki Dunne MLA, Acting-Speaker of the Assembly, selected the recipients of this years’ prizes:
- Kate Matthews for 2019, photomontage paste-up, augmented reality, and
- Joseph Nuttall for Comprehension Orange, Cream, Blue 2019, oil on canvas
Each student is awarded a $500 grant to help with the cost of materials associated with their artistic practice. They are also invited to have their works exhibited in the London Circuit corridor of the Assembly building, where they can be viewed from the street throughout 2020.
Speaker of the Assembly, Joy Burch MLA, thanked Mrs Dunne and acknowledged the high standard of work done by the school’s graduating students.
“All of the artists make such a significant contribution to the visual arts. I commend their efforts and wish them all every success in their future careers. 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”.
More of Kate Matthews and Joseph Nuttall’s works can be seen here:
Above: a segment of Kate Matthews’ work,2019, photomontage paste-up, augmented reality, dimensions variable. Image: ACT Legislative Assembly
Below: Brenton McGeachie2019, by Joseph Nuttall, oil on canvas 90 x 120cm. Image:
Bottom: Award ceremony for the ANU School of Art and Design’s graduating exhibition of 2019, from left to right: Prof Denise Ferris, Speaker Joy Burch, Kate Matthews, Joseph Nuttall. Image: Prue Hazelgrove Photography