May 6, 2012

Brown Council's Kelly Doley wins emerging artist award

Kelly Doley, winner of the emerging artist category of the 2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize
Sydney-based artist Kelly Doley has been named winner of the coveted ‘emerging artist’ category of the 2012 Redlands Westpac Art Prize, with Ben Quilty named winner of the ‘established artist’ category.  An exhibition of all 47 contemporary artists who were shortlisted for the Prize is on show at the National Art School in Sydney's Darlinghurst until 2 August 2012.

Kelly Doley is a founding member of Sydney performance/video collaboration Brown Council. Doley’s solo practice preferences collaboration and exchange with people and imagines possible futures and ways of life. The winning work by Doley, The Learning Centre: 49 Things Learnt About Humans, traverses painting, performance and installation. Since 2010, the young artist has received over 27 lessons from members of the public in exchange for a painting of their choice.

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