Chris Langlois wins $10,000 Gold Coast Art Prize 2011

Art Press Release from Australia. Published by Rebecca Gabrielle Cannon on Tuesday 10 January 2012.

Darkwood image

Judge of the 2011 Prize Davida Allen has announced Sydney artist Chris Langlois as the winner of the $10,000 first prize, with his work Darkwood no. 19 2011, which has been acquired for the Gold Coast City Gallery collection.

Chris Langlois is represented by Gould Galleries.

In addition, Blue faced honey eater – Peek 2011 by Jodie Wells and The Hunter and Collector 2010 by Rew Hanks have also been acquired. Congratulations to the winner and all of the finalists.

This acquisitive Art Prize is open to all art media except Photography. Popular with local and nationally recognised artists, there is a total of $30,000 prize money to go to the winner and selected acquisitions. The judge for the 2011 Stan and Maureen Duke Art Prize is Davida Allen. Bringing a wealth of experience gained from a career in visual art and film-making spanning 30 years, Davida selected the 69 finalists and winner.

$5,000 Peoples Choice Award sponsored by

About the prize
The Stan and Maureen Duke Gold Coast Art Prize is an acquisitive art award and exhibition, open to all forms of art media except photography. Photographic based artists are encouraged to enter our annual Josephine Ulrick and Win Schubert Photography Award. This Prize is managed by Gold Coast City Gallery and began its life in 1968 with the inaugural Gold Coast Art Prize. The prize entered a new era in 2007 with the support of the Stan and Maureen Duke Foundation.

Stan and Maureen Duke moved to Mackay in 1964 where Stan set up a practice as a General Surgeon and Urologist and Maureen as a General Physician with a special interest in Pediatrics. They were the first specialists in their fields to practice full time in Mackay and made a great contribution to the community there, both in their professional capacities as well in their support of community life. Maureen died of breast cancer in 1986, aged 51.
Stan Duke retired on the Gold Coast and established the Foundation to provide ongoing support to a variety of medical and cultural needs. Sadly, he passed away on 1 Nov 2008 and Gold Coast City Gallery is deeply committed to continuing his vision and legacy.

The Finalists
Vote for your favourite artwork in the $5,000 People’s Choice Award sponsored by 19 Karen Contemporary Artspace, Gold Coast