Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize: opening [Melbourne]
Wednesday January 24, 2018 - 6:00 PM
No Vacancy, QV Gallery
34-40 Jane Bell Lane
Melbourne, VIC 3000
Teale Nicholls & Jodee Mundy
Language/ Cultural Consultant:
About the Show
Finalists from across the country now announced
Presented by Midsumma Festival and Australia Post
Since its inauguration in 2016 the Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize has quickly established itself as the nation’s leading queer art award and exhibition.
With finalists selected from across the country, the Midsumma Australia Post Art Prize is a survey of outstanding queer artists reflecting their potent personal and political perspectives on the world.
With a prize pool of $7000, this is a nation-wide non-acquisitive annual award featuring early-career and established artists working in any medium. Judges of the major art prize of $5000 include curator Kelly Gellatly (Director, The Ian Potter Museum of Art) and independent artist and writer Abbra Kotlarczyk (Art+Australia, un magazine, Das Platforms). Finalists also compete for the the People’s Choice Prize of $1000 and the Star Observer Prize of $1000.
Have your say – vote for the People’s Choice Award when visiting the exhibition.
Meet the artists at an intimate floor talk, and gain insights into the motivations and inspirations behind the works on Thursday 1 February.
2018 Finalists have now been announced – see below for details.
Midsumma Festival is delighted to present this event as part of our ongoing partnership with Australia Post. Celebrating diversity and inclusion is important to Australia Post. They are committed to supporting their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer employees and driving positive change to create more inclusiveness not just throughout their workforce but throughout the wider community.