Connie Anthes, Rushdi Anwar, Belle Bassin, Zanny Begg, Jessie Bullivant, Jon Butt, Sheena Colquhoun, Georgina Cue, Jaye Early, Leslie Eastman, Anna Finlayson, Matthew Greaves, Bronwyn Hack, Will Heathcote, PJ Hickman, Timothy Hillier, Kez Hughes, Eliza Hutchison, Linda Judge, Ash Keating, Annika Koops, Claire Lambe, Bridie Lunney, Sam Martin, Hayley Millar-Baker, Adelle Mills, Archie Moore, Kent Morris, Sophie Neate, Joshua Petherick, Steven Rendall, Nicholas Selenitsch, Vivian Cooper Smith, Nicholas Smith, The Ryan Sisters, Ebony Truscott, David Wadelton, Kellie Wells, Deborah White, and Alice Wormald.

Public Launch Friday 27 October from 6 – 8 pm

From Bundoora Homestead:

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre is proud to announce the finalists in its $10k acquisitive prize open to visual artists across Australia working in any medium.

The Gallery Manager of Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Ella Hughes is thrilled with the results from the call-out process which involved over 760 entries. ‘The entries reflect the amazing diversity underscoring contemporary art practice within Australia. We are thrilled with the calibre of entries this year, the process was competitive and it is a fantastic achievement to have made it as a finalist.’

The exhibiting artists have all created remarkable works that are individually exciting and varied. Ella said ‘our visitors and community are already looking forward to the exhibition opening – and finding out who will be the winning artist for 2017 and which artist will take away the People’s Choice Award’.

The judges for the 2017 Prize are David Cross, Professor of Art and Performance, Deakin University; Lou Hubbard, Artist; and Claire Watson, Curator, Bundoora Homestead Art Centre.

Claire Watson who was also on the pre-selection committee congratulated the finalists:

‘The finalists have created works representing unique interpretations of contemporary life. The resulting exhibition will undoubtedly inspire audiences. Judging the prize will be no easy task with such exceptional works involved.’

The Darebin Art Prize will take place at Bundoora Homestead Art Centre 28 October 2017 to 4 March 2018. The prize pool includes not only $10,000 to the winning work but also a $1,000 People’s Choice Award. The winner of the Prize will be announced at the exhibition opening launch on Friday 27 October from 6 – 8 pm.

Bundoora Homestead Art Centre

7 Prospect Hill Drive | Bundoora VIC 3083 | T: 03 9496 1060

Opening hours: Wed-Fri 11am-4pm, Sat-Sun 12-5pm | Free admission