Congratulations to Rebecca Beardmore who has been announced as one of the finalists in the 2016 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award for her recent work Left to Right Face.
The Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award is Australia’s premier showcase of prints and artists’ books. With a national judging panel and $22,000 in prize money, the Award and exhibition presents the best works from established, emerging and cross-disciplinary artists.
Rebecca Beardmore is a previous winner of the prize, which she won in 2010 for her work Seeing Between II.
With her recent work Left to Right Face Rebecca Beardmore returns to the reflective and reflected face photographed through the polished and scarred surface of sheet steel to blur the distinguishing features of the subject, and to engage the viewer in the self-conscious act of seeing. The action of ‘reading’ the image (left to right) is extended in the panel of printed bands of tonal flat colour, sampled from the photographic picture plane and arranged to loosely appropriate Max Meldrum’s analytical approach to a scientific order of ocular impressions.
The winner of the prize will be announced on 22 September at the Fremantle Arts Centre.