The 2014 Substation Art Prize Exhibition

The Substation Art Prize is a National $10,000 non-acquisitive award for contemporary visual art presented in Melbourne’s inner west.

Art Exhibition previously on at The Substation Centre for Art and Culture in Victoria, Australia.
From Saturday 16 August 2014 to Sunday 12 October 2014
Launch Friday 15 August 2014, 6.00pm until late

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Formerly known as the Williamstown Festival Art Prize, The Substation Contemporary Art Prize is open to all mediums across the visual arts including, painting, drawing, photography, print, sculpture, installation and video.

The 2014 Substation Contemporary Art Prize (SCAP) opens Friday 15 August featuring 40 of the most exciting artists from around Australia.

Established in 2011 to encourage and recognise innovation in contemporary art practice, the major prize is a non–acquisitive $10,000 cash award (sponsored by Metro for the third year). Previous recipients include Eric Bridgeman (NSW, 2014), Ash Keating (VIC, 2012) and Jeremy Kibel (VIC, 2011).

To reflect the current spectrum of contemporary art practice, the exhibition includes artists across multiple disciplines and work that engages with current art practice and social, political and environmental themes.

This year, SCAP features its first live performance work by Melbourne based artist Bridie Lunney. With a team of four performers, Lunney’s work ‘Any Second Now’ willbe performed for the judges and during opening night. Artist and activist Bindi Colehas entered an interactive installation work titled ‘#18C’ (pictured) in which Cole calls on audience members to “…exercise their right to be a bigot” in response to the actions of Andrew Bolt and the proposed changes to the Racial Discrimination Act. Queensland based artist Daniel McKewan will exhibit his work ‘Running Man’ – a major five screen video installation recently staged at the 2014 Sydney Biennale.

West Australian artist Pilar Mata Dupont will show her powerful video work ‘TheEmbrace’ (pictured) created during an Asialink residency in South Korea. MataDupont’s poignant film imagines the two figures from the ‘Three Charters for National Reunification’ monument near Pyongyang embrace in joy, only to have their blissdissipate and a new, and unexpectedly uncomfortable, era to emerge.

Major Prize $10,000
People’s Choice $1,000
The Westie $1,000
The Substation Exhibition Award

Max Delany, Senior Curator, Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria (NGV)
Mark Feary, Curator, ARTSPACE, Sydney.

Finalist artists listed below.