Marian Hosking announced as recipient of 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by National Gallery of Victoria - International on Thursday 03 January 2013.

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The National Gallery of Victoria announced that the recipient of the 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award is Marian Hosking. The prize of $30,000 was awarded to Ms Hosking for her work Clearing.

Ms Hosking said, “It’s an honour to be chosen for an award that celebrates the diversity and vibrancy of contemporary Victorian craft and design. I’m overwhelmed to be selected from such a stellar group and appreciate that craft is visible within the National Gallery of Victoria.”

A generous legacy of the late Colin Rigg (1895–1982), the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award is arguably the most prestigious award offered to a contemporary practitioner in Australia with a prize of $30,000 provided through the Cicely & Colin Rigg Bequest, managed by ANZ Trustees.

For this year’s Award, fourteen Victorian artists were asked to develop works that explored the theme of ‘containment’.

Tony Ellwood, NGV Director, said, “The Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award reflects the NGV’s continuing support for, and commitment to, contemporary design. We warmly congratulate Marian on her outstanding achievement.”

The works of all participating artists will go on display from Friday 23 November, at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia for the exhibition Containment: 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award.