2012 Geelong contemporary art prize

Showcasing the best of contemporary Australian painting practice, this $30,000 acquisitive award and biennial exhibition features 45 works by leading and emerging artists.

Art Exhibition previously on at Geelong Gallery in Geelong precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 15 September 2012 to Sunday 18 November 2012

Winner — 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize
Paul Ryan
Wild colonial boys (detail) 2012
Oil on canvas
Courtesy of the artist
 image Winner – 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize image

Published by Geelong Gallery on Wednesday 12 September 2012.
Contact the publisher.

The Dimmick Charitable Trust generously sponsors this signature event, which assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.

Recipient of the 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize
Paul Ryan has been awarded the 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize for his painting, Wild colonial boys, a witty and provocative work that addresses aspects of Australia’s colonial history, in particular, the impact of European settlement on Indigenous lands and people.

Selection panel
Susan McCulloch OAM (Art writer, publisher and curator)
Geoffrey Edwards (Director, Geelong Gallery)
Lisa Sullivan (Curator, Geelong Gallery)