|Bendigo Art Gallery |
42 View Street, Bendigo VIC 3550
|06 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22|
The Paul Guest Prize is a biennial $15,000 non-acquisitive prize 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.
‘My abiding and passionate interest in art commenced several decades ago and from those early beginnings I was introduced to contemporary art in a holistic way which ran parallel to my professional career. I appreciate that the journey for artists is, at times, a demanding and tortuous one and I trust that in some small way I have and will continue to assist them to achieve their full potential,’ said the Honourable Paul M Guest, OAM QC.
In 2022 we are pleased to announce leading Australian artist Gareth Sansom as the judge.
Previous winners include Richard Lewer, Laith McGregor; Peter Grziwotz; Heather B Swann; Tom Nicholson and Belinda Fox.
Exhibition sensory map
Bendigo Art Gallery is committed to providing access to our collections and exhibitions for all audiences by creating opportunities for focused encounters with art through visual, auditory and tactile or sensory experiences.
Man in Hat with Woman flying past below, 2022
pastel, charcoal and ink on paper
People’s Choice Award
Which of the 41 artworks shortlisted for the 2022 Paul Guest Prize is your favourite?
Voting has closed. The '2022 Paul Guest Prize' People's Choice winner is Anastasia Parmson. Congratulations!
Explore the finalists' works
Rehgan De Mather
What is contemporary drawing?
As administrators of the Prize, Paul Guest and Bendigo Art Gallery have not stipulated what constitutes a drawing in the terms and conditions and hope to see a range of approaches and interpretations of this medium in the prize. So what is contemporary drawing? BAG Curator Emma Busowsky explains below.