Paul Milburn Art Prize 2019 ‘Landscape as a space of creative discovery’
I see pictorial space as an inner landscape for the mind’s eye to roam; so it is not surprising if my paintings evoke the feeling of landscape. (I) know it is a mental projection but it is inherently delightful. While painting, I am issuing an open invitation for these illusions - or allusions – to enter. My conscious mind can be occupied with the making, and the unconscious can come up with its own surprises. John Peart
The 2019 Paul Milburn Art Prize reflects the evolving nature and aims of BIA to honour Paul Milburn, a much loved and respected tutor who began teaching in 1989 at BIA until his death in 2011. With this in mind we have made some significant changes to the annual exhibition by opening it to all artists residing in Australia, and increasing the prize to $10,000 awarded for a 2d artwork addressing the spirit of Paul Milburn’s legacy and John Peart’s musings on landscape as quoted above. Accepted media for Landscape as a ‘space of creative discovery’ includes painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography.
We hope the Milburn Art Prize creates an opportunity for both established and emerging artists to bring a sense of surprise and openness to their interpretation of Landscape as a space for creative discovery, while fostering an enriched dialogue between artists, community and arts industry.
Milburn Art Prize 2018
Renai Grace, Director of the Museum of Brisbane selected two joint winners for the 2018 Milburn Art Prize, Annie O'Rourke for her painting, We live in a beautiful country and Emma Wright for her photographic work, Tether. Tunnel II by Samir Hamaiel was also highly commended.
|Entries Open||Milburn Art Prize 2019|
|Closing date||Friday 29th March 2019
|Entry Fee||AUD 38.50 for each work submitted. The submission of a maximum of 2 works per artist is allowed.|
|Eligibility||The prize for a Landscape as a ‘space of creative discovery’ includes painting, drawing, printmaking, mixed media and photography. All artwork must have been produced within the last 24 months.|
|Size of work||Work must not exceed 150 cm (60") in height or width, with a depth of no more than 10cm and should be easily lifted by two people.|
|Delivery days||If selected for hanging, work must be delivered to the Gallery (41 Grafton St., WINDSOR) between Monday 15 April and Tuesday 23 April 2019 between the hours of 9.00am and 3.30pm. Works will not be accepted outside these times.|