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Assembly awards for emerging artists announced

Joy Burch MLA, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly

Media Release

26 November 2019

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 The Public Machine 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:

https://www.gradshow.com.au/visual-arts#/kate-matthews/

https://www.gradshow.com.au/visual-arts#/joseph-nuttall/

Image of Kate Matthews work, The Public Machine 2019

Above: a segment of Kate Matthews’ work, The Public Machine 2019, photomontage paste-up, augmented reality, dimensions variable. Image: ACT Legislative Assembly

Below: Comprehension Orange, Cream, Blue 2019, by Joseph Nuttall, oil on canvas 90 x 120cm. Image: Brenton McGeachie

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

Joseph Nuttalls work, Comprehension Orange, Cream, Blue 2019

Artists receiving their awards

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