Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Thursday 04 November 2010.

Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards image Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards image Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards image Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards image Juan Ford and Ponch Hawkes receive Basil Sellers Fellowship & People's Choice awards image

The winners of the Basil Sellers National Sports Museum Creative Arts Fellowship, and the 2010 Yarra Trams People’s Choice Award, were announced last night at the Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne.

Juan Ford won The Yarra Trams People’s Choice award, valued at $5,000, voted on most popular appeal by visitors to the Exhibition. Ford’s work seeks to create new possibilities for realism in painting. His work in this exhibition focuses upon anamorphic projection, a distortion of perspective employed by advertisers in major sporting events.

The 2010 Basil Sellers National Sports Museum Creative Arts Fellowship has been awarded to Ponch Hawkes, one of the 14 Basil Sellers Art Prize finalists for a prize valued at $50,000. The Creative Arts Fellowship, an artist-in-residency program at the National Sports Museum, is designed to further stimulate an artists’ career and extend their association with sport.

The prestigious $100,000 Basil Sellers Art Prize was awarded to Perth-based artists Tarryn Gill and Pilar Mata Dupont for their video artwork, “Gymnasium, 2010” in August this year.

Basil Sellers Art Prize on Artabase