Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize

I entered two works recently into the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize. One in the photomedia section and the other in the Works on Paper section. I had serious doubts anything would come of it especially since last year I was rejected (despite the work being the most popular work I had ever made and I had tons of people wanting to buy it despite it already being sold). So I figured these two lesser works didn’t stand much of a chance but I have to be in it to win it. So I entered them anyway.

Well today, while I was constructing a piece out of wood for an exhibit later in the year/early next year my phone went off. I checked it and got a message from the competition organisers letting me know that I was one of the photomedia finalists which meant my work will be exhibited for 3 weeks in a gallery. I was ecstatic lol. Then while I was bouncing off the walls my phone beeped away again. Checked. My works on paper also made me a finalist. At which point it felt like my head exploded hahaha.

I doubt I’ll win any prizes but it would be nice, and I’m already so very happy that I made it to the finalists. For the photomedia winner it’s $800, works on paper winner gets a $3000 voucher for framing (which will be really handy for future exhibits), a people’s choice award which is an $800 framing voucher. And finally the droolfest overall prize which is $5000 to do what ever you want with (there’s also a sculpture and painter award, $800 each, but i didn’t enter them)

So yeah My works will be on exhibit at the Newcastle Art Space for three weeks from this Saturday for those that are nearby and are interested in art. Unless I get told it was all a cruel joke/mistake, then I want you all to shun the NAS

Info:
NEWCASTLE EMERGING ARTIST PRIZE

MAY 10TH – JUNE 1ST

THURSDAY – SUNDAY, 12NOON – 5PM

OFFICIAL OPENING – AWARDS PRESENTATION 6PM SATURDAY 10TH MAY

Newcastle Art Space
246 Parry St, Newcastle West.

Works I entered (click the images to go to their redbubble page):

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