$36,000 Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

The pairings of established and emerging artists who will present work in one of Australia’s foremost contemporary art prizes the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize 2013 have been announced. A total of 21 artist pairings including two artist collectives will present new or recent work in a free exhibition to be presented at the National Art School Gallery from 3rd May until 1st June 2013.

Art Exhibition previously on at National Art School Gallery in Australia.
From Friday 03 May 2013 to Saturday 01 June 2013
Launch Thursday 02 May 2013, 10:30am Prize Announcement

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Guest curator Julie Rrap – herself a respected contemporary artist and former recipient of the Prize – selected the list of established artists from across Australia and New Zealand. Each of those established artists in turn selected one emerging artist to show alongside in the Prize.

The Prize has a unique model that seeks to foster mentoring relationships between established and emerging contemporary artists. The artist pairings for 2013 are:

Cate Consandine and Bridie Lunney;
Nadine Christensen and Karri Cameron;
Tony Clark and Emma Borland;
Liz Day and Laura Hindmarsh;
Cherine Fahd and Todd Robinson;
Emily Floyd and Adri Valery Wens;
David Haines and Michaela Gleave;
Joyce Hinterding and Vicki Browne;
Bronia Iwanczak and Andrew Liversidge;
Deborah Kelly and Cigdem Aydemir;
T.V. Moore and James Kerr;
Callum Morton and Andrew Verano;
Tom Nicholson and Saskia Doherty;
Raquel Ormella and Leah Bullen;
Michael Parekowhai and Eleanor Cooper;
Robert Pulie and Ryan Hoffman;
Debra Phillips and artist collective Bababa International;
Kathy Temin and Jen Broadhurst;
John Tonkin and Diego Ramirez;
Ronnie Van Hout and both Shae Rooke and Lizzy Sampson; and
Judith Wright and Michael Riddle.

This year the Prize has increased the total prize pool to $36,000. The winning artists in both established and emerging prize categories will have their works automatically acquired into the permanent collection of Redlands. With the exception of those works acquired by Redlands, all works exhibited in the Prize will be available for purchase.

The Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has a rich history of working with some of Australia and New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists including Ben Quilty, Imants Tillers, Arthur Boyd, Tim Maguire, Tim Storrier, Garry Shead, Guan Wei, Dorothy Napangardi, Gloria Petyarri, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Del Kathryn Barton and Ray Crooke.

The new guest curator for 2013 is respected Australian artist Julie Rrap, who alongside past curators Imants Tillers and Lindy Lee, is a previous winner of this Prize. Edmund Capon, respected curator and former Director of the Art Gallery of NSW is guest judge, joined on the judging panel by National Art School Curator Katie Dyer and Redlands Visual Arts teachers Mark Harpley and Fabian Byrne.

“From humble beginnings in 1996, the Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize now attracts national and international interest. This year the work of the participating artists will be admired by more than 2000 visitors, including many students,” said Redlands Principal, Dr Peter Lennox.

The Prize places no limitations on artistic mediums and attracts a diverse range of painting, photography, installation, sculpture and new media works.


The exhibition is free entry and is open to the public from Friday 3rd May until Saturday 1st June 2013. The venue is NAS Gallery, National Art School, Forbes Street, Darlinghurst. The NAS Gallery is open from 10am – 4pm, Monday – Saturday.


The winning artists in both the main prize and emerging prize will be announced at an open media call at 10:30am on Thursday 2nd May at the NAS Gallery.


Established in 1884, Redlands is a leading Sydney independent school with a reputation for innovation in education. Over the past 126 years, Redlands has expanded significantly from its beginnings as a small school of five students to the vibrant, co-educational, international environment of today and during that time has led much innovation in education. An extensive range of programs – academic, sports, creative and performing arts, outdoor education and service – gives students the opportunity to learn, to achieve and to develop their unique skills and talents. www.redlands.nsw.edu.au


The National Art School is the longest continuing art school in Australia and has an impressive alumni of acclaimed Australian artists many of whom are key figures in the history of Australian art and contemporary art practice. Located in the historic sandstone surrounds of the old Darlinghurst Gaol, the School offers Bachelor of Fine Art, Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours), Master of Fine Art (Research) and short courses in visual art. Students undertake intensive tuition in the specialist disciplines of ceramics, drawing, painting, photography, printmaking and sculpture, supported by the study of art history and theory. The National Art School Gallery’s program reflects the vitality of the visual arts. In connection with the exhibitions NAS Gallery offers a lively program of events including talks, seminars and workshops. www.nas.edu.au.