Fiona Foley & Eric Bridgeman win 30k Redlands Westpac Art Prizes

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 23 November 2010.

Bearing Witness #1 image Black Beauty image

Fiona Foley and Eric Bridgeman have been announced as the winners of the 15th annual Redlands Westpac Art Prize.

Fiona Foley was awarded the $20,000 prize for the main artist category for a large-scale inkjet print on Hahnemuhle paper titled Bearing Witness #1 2009 whilst Eric Bridgeman was awarded the $10,000 emerging artist prize for Black Beauty 2010, also a photographic print work.

The two winning art works will be acquired into the Redlands permanent art collection at the conclusion of the free public exhibition at Sydnney’s Mosman Art Gallery of the Prize on Sunday 5th December 2010. A viewer’s choice award of $1,000 will be announced on 6 December based on a public vote of visitors to the exhibition.