The City of Hobart Art Prize 2006 Exhibition
Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Macquarie Street Hobart
Saturday 19 August - Sunday 1 October 2006
The City of Hobart Art Prize 2006 exhibition was opened by the Lord Mayor of Hobart, Alderman Rob Valentine at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery on the evening of Friday 18 August 2006.
At the official opening the winners of the two $7,500 acquisitive prizes and the $5,000 acquisitive Moorilla Winter Collection - Tasmania Prize were announced.
The City of Hobart Art Prize: Jewellery
'from a distance looks like flies' 2006
"The ' Specimens ' series uses the cameo as a frame to beautify and feminise an unlikely subject. Inspired by collection boxes and 'The Collector' (John Fowles, 1963), this series parallels the intricacy of the selected insects' silhouettes with the baroque lines of the cameo."
The City of Hobart Art Prize: Printmaking
Unreliable Evidence 2006
"In these works it is the idea of the fragment that is paramount - the fragment as representative of a lost and, through a process of representation, a possible recoverable past. The fragment evokes all that could have gone on in a particular site and is, for me, representative of lives lived and the daily existence of those who might have resided there."
Moorilla Winter Collection - Tasmania Prize
Remnant Series 2006
"My work explores the dynamics of relationships through visually mapping physical interactions. I seek to define the ambiguous space that exists between object and subject by using the format of brooches and installation. Creating decorative filters that draw our attention to the interaction between the body of the wearer and the outside world."
Judges Commendation: Jewellery
Margaret's Pressings (brooch series)2006
"The 'pressed desert plants' series of brooches evolved from looking at a wonderful collection of 100 year old pressed plant specimens collected by the Lutheran missionary Pastor Johann Reuther from the remote desert in the east of South Australia around 1900."
Judges Commendation: Printmaking
Nature Reserve Study 2006
"My practice involves drawn recordings and studies of particular locations and their associated built structures. There is a focus on particular functions of structures that relate to the general usage of the constructed spaces. For example I have complete bodies of work focusing on the staircases and walkways and means of movement of some of the industrial icons of Tasmania and also the fences and gates around natural phenomena in nature reserves."
View the 2006 City of Hobart Art Prize catalogue.
The members of the Judging Panel for the 2006 City of Hobart Art Prize were:
- Roger Butler, Senior Curator, Prints and Drawings, National Gallery of Australia.
- Patricia Anderson, art critic and writer for The Australian newspaper.
- Craig Judd, Senior Curator of Art, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery.