Congratulations to Owen Leong who has just been announced as a finalist in the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize.
Owen is one of 21 finalists and has been selected for his photographic work ‘Sankalpa’. The Ramsay Art Prize is Australia’s richest prize for young contemporary artists and is presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and supported by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation. The Ramsay Art Prize aims to support and encourage contemporary Australian artists to make their best work at a pivotal moment in their career.
The twenty-one finalists were selected by a judging panel of contemporary art specialists including Director of the Auckland Art Gallery, Rhana Devenport, Australian artist, Nell and the Art Gallery of South Australia’s Curator of Contemporary Art, Leigh Robb.
All selected works will be exhibited in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 27 May to 27 August 2017. The winner will be judged from the exhibition and announced on Friday 26 May 2017.
The twenty-one finalists selected for the inaugural Ramsay Art Prize are:
Tony Albert (NSW), Khadim Ali (NSW), Jacobus Capone (WA), Celeste Chandler (VIC), Sarah Contos (NSW), Georgina Cue (VIC), Keg de Souza (NSW), Julie Fragar (QLD), Teelah George (WA), Natalya Hughes (NSW), Trent Jansen (NSW), Ash Keating (VIC), Owen Leong (NSW), Vincent Namatjira (SA), Joey Nganjmirra (NT), Baden Pailthorpe (NSW), Clare Peake (WA), Jason Phu (NSW), Rebecca Selleck (ACT), James Tylor (SA) and Justine Varga (NSW).
Image credit (above): Photo by Saul Steed for the Art Gallery of South Australia.