Arts / Two artists share in $4500 M16 Drawing prize

TWO winner’s artworks in this year’s M16 Drawing prize is now on show following the announcement by judges Susan Best and eX de Medici.

Artist Jay Kochel (right) with judge Professor Susan Best in front of his drawing Karesansui 1 machine drawing in pen on chalkboard paint on paper

Artist Jay Kochel (right) with judge Professor Susan Best in front of his drawing Karesansui 1 machine drawing in pen on chalkboard paint on paper

The joint winners of the $2500 Beyond Bank prize, this year combined with $2000 from M16’s anonymous donor, were Jay Kochel for his machine drawing “Karesansui 1” and former Canberran, Berenice Carrington, now living in in the Shetland Islands, for “Hair Watch Chain” and “Myosotis”.

The M16 Drawing Prize, for which entries are sought from all over the world, covers drawing in either traditional drawing media or techniques, or non-traditional works that extend understanding of what drawing can be.

M16 staff commented that while Carrington’s work represents an ultra-realistic approach to drawing, Kochel, also known for his gold inflating/deflating installation “AVARICE: auspice” at CMAG this year, had taken a non-traditional path with a detailed machine drawing.

Berenice Carrington, Hair "Watch Chain and Myosotis," watercolour on paper

Berenice Carrington, Hair “Watch Chain and Myosotis,” watercolour on paper

Kellie O’Dempsey from Brisbane won the $1000 CAPO prize for “Retrieving Mickey” while “Shags” (Sharon Gallagher) won the Eckersleys Materials Prize of $500 in materials for “Hurts my teeth” and Dean Cross won the Framing Store prize of $500 Framing for “Full Moon Dreaming” (moonrise over North Arm Cove and Lake Burley Griffin).

The full list of  finalists is as follows: Amanda Stuart; Amber Hammad; Angela Parragi; Annie Burns; Annika Romeyn; Barbara Hodgson; Berenice Carrington; Bernie Slater; Brian Smith; Byrd; Cat Mueller; Catherine Tait; Claire Primrose; Damien Veal; Dan Power; Dean Cross; Emma Beer; Hannah Quinlivan; Jane Gerrish; Jay Kochel; John Clack; Julia Newson; Kellie O’Dempsey; Kim Gan Woo; Kirsten Hocking; Lizzie Hall; Louisa Giffard; Luke Hadland; Madisyn Zabel; Maria Petrova; Mariana Del Castillo; Marie Larraine Weir; Michelle Hallinan; Cedric Mims; Naomi Zouwer; Nicci Haynes; Penelope Boyd; Robyn Shaw; Sadat Laope; Shags; Stephanie Haygarth; Suzanne Knight; Tahleasin Parker; Tobias Clack; Trevor Dunbar; Todo Kensuke; and Victoria Cotton.

M16 Drawing Prize exhibition, at M16 Artspace, Blaxland Cresc. Griffith, noon-5pm Wednesday to Sunday, until December 18.

 

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