New Heartlands 2010

Refugee Fine Art Prize Exhibition

Responding to the eponymous theme New Heartlands, recipient and shortlisted visual artists from refugee backgrounds take centre stage in this exciting landmark exhibition as their broad human experience, creative expression and positive, ongoing social contribution are recognised and celebrated.

Art Exhibition previously on at Alliance Francaise Gallery in St Kilda precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Tuesday 16 November 2010 to Thursday 09 December 2010

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New Heartlands 2010 Exhibition, featuring works by refugee artists entered in the inaugural New Heartlands Refugee Fine Art Prize, was launched last night, with a certain pizzazz. Responding to the eponymous theme New Heartlands, visual artists from refugee backgrounds took centre stage in this exciting landmark exhibition as their broad human experience, creative expression and positive, ongoing social contributions are recognised, valued and celebrated. New paintings, drawings, mixed media and photographic works are on display.

Opening night saw Professor Andrea Hull AO, who officially opened the shortlist art exhibition, announced and awarded the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th Prizewinners and eight Honourable Mentions. With a well-deserved share in the record $10,000.00 prize pool, winning artists have had unique opportunity to further their artistic output and career aspirations.

The inaugural judging panel featured Merrin Eirth (Drawing Coordinator & Senior Lecturer, Victorian College of the Arts, University of Melbourne), Gina Panebianco (Head of Education & Public Programs, National Gallery of Victoria), Patrice Pauc (Director, Alliance Française de Melbourne), Jill Morgan (Executive Officer, Multicultural Arts Victoria), and Adam Baxter (Communications Manager, AMES).

AMES and Multicultural Arts Victoria collaborated closely with artists and communities during this first edition of the prize, and were delighted to present New Heartlands 2010 Exhibition with the support of the Alliance Française de Melbourne.

Location

Alliance Française Eildon Gallery
51 Grey St, St Kilda
Ph. 03 9525 3463
www.afmelbourne.com.au