Bendigo Art Gallery
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|17 Oct 20 - 07 Feb 21|
The Paul Guest Prize is a biennial award and exhibition highlighting contemporary drawing practice in Australia. The Prize was initiated by former Family Court Judge and Olympic rower, The Honourable Paul Guest OAM QC and encourages artists from across Australia to engage with the important medium of drawing in contemporary art practice. The non-acquisitive Prize with a cash award of $15,000 is this year judged by Lesley Harding, Artistic Director, Heide Museum of Modern Art.
2020 winner: Richard Lewer for his artwork 2020 2020.
Richard Lewer 2020 2020, charcoal on museum rag board. 100 x 150cm. Courtesy of the artist and sullivan+strumpf, Sydney
This exhibition showcases the 42 finalists:
The official opening of the Paul Guest Prize:
Previous winners include Laith McGregor; Peter Grziwotz; Heather B Swann; Tom Nicholson and Belinda Fox.
The inaugural Paul Guest Prize People's Choice Award
This year we launched a People’s Choice Award for the public’s favourite work from the 42 artworks shortlisted for the Paul Guest Prize.
The 2020 winner of the Paul Guest Prize People's Choice Award is
COVID Dis-Comforter 2020,
hand embroidery and applique, linen and cotton.
mage courtesy of the artist.