The 2018 City of Kalgoorlie-Boulder Art Prize judges are confirmed. The three judges are established artists and all encompass an in-depth knowledge of the Western Australian arts and culture industry and were selected for their ability to critically judge the submitted artworks.
Andrew Frazer is a multidisciplinary artist from Bunbury, Western Australia and known for work that inspires stories of hope, despair, redemption, pain & forgiveness. With a fresh insight to modern and emerging contemporary styles Frazer will be looking out for new approaches and technique.
Goldfields based Aboriginal artist Kado Muir is known for working in a variety of mediums, including ceramics, printmaking, painting and writing. Kado said “I appreciate how anyone creating art are giving that little bit of themselves to share. I look for how an artwork talks to you.” When asked what he looks for when judging art works, he responded “Something that will make you stop and draw a breath.”
Visual arts writer, curator, filmmaker and publisher of the Artist’s Chronicle, Lyn Di Ciero has a wealth of experience in theoretical and critical thinking. An experienced curator, Lyn has judged and curated many awards and exhibitions. Lyn said she “looks for technical excellence and if the work speaks beyond its medium, telling a story through the medium of choice. I look for that story.”
CEO John Walker said, “We look forward to welcoming the experienced Judges. Over 250 artists have submitted their work to this year’s Art Prize and are in the process of being collected at drop off points across Western Australia”
The last dates to drop off artwork is this Friday 24 August 2pm to 5.30pm, and Saturday 25 August between 8am and 10am. With a major acquisition prize of $20,000, the judged exhibition will be open to public on 22 September until 8 October at the Goldfields Arts Centre.