January 10, 2010

Redlands Westpac Art Prize appoints Lindy Lee as curator & celebrates 15th anniversary

The Redlands Westpac Art Prize 2010 has announced the appointment of respected Australian contemporary artist Lindy Lee as the curator for its 2010 and 2011 exhibitions.

Lee takes over curatorship duties from renowned artist Imants Tillers, who oversaw the Prize from 2007 until 2009. Both Lee and Tillers are former winners of the Prize, with Tillers having won the inaugural Prize in 1996 and Lee being awarded the Prize in 1998.

As curator of the 2010 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, Lee is responsible for selecting 18 established contemporary Australian or New Zealand artists to participate in the exhibition by presenting new or recent work. Each of the established artists in turn invites an emerging Australian artist to also present new work for the exhibition. 

A total cash prize purse of $31,000 is available to the exhibiting artists, with $20,000 being awarded for the main prize, $10,000 to the emerging artist winner and $1,000 for the viewer’s choice award.  The winning artworks in the main and emerging artist prize categories will be acquired into the permanent collection of Redlands.

The winners will be announced on Friday 19 November and the exhibition will be open to the public from 20 November until 5 December 2010 at the Mosman Art Gallery.

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