10  August - 2 September

 WHOLE GALLERY EXHIBITION

Gallery M Open
Contemporary Art Prize 2018

30 selected finalists' artworks in various media, with over $5,000 in prizes

This is the third year of the Gallery M Open Contemporary Art Prize, providing an exciting opportunity for South Australian artists to exhibit their work. The art prize exhibition is an initiative of Gallery M and Jarrah J. Holmes of Century 21 Bayside Brighton, and is open to all artists aged over 18 years living and working in South Australia. The exhibition is a SALA Festival event.

This year’s exhibition was collaboratively judged by three independent arts professionals, who had the difficult task of choosing the finalists from almost 150 entries. The thirty two selected artworks are innovative works in a range of media.

This year’s exhibition was collaboratively judged by three independent arts professionals, who had the difficult task of choosing the finalists from almost 150 entries. The thirty two selected artworks are innovative works in a range of media.

Entry to the exhibition was via a pre-selection process, with the judging panel selecting artworks from digital images submitted.Final judging is in Gallery M prior to the exhibition launch, and the prizes will be presented to the winning artists on the opening night Friday 10 August.

Through generous donations the Gallery M Open Contemporary Prize is offering non-acquisitive prizes to the value of over $5,000.

Gallery M thanks our sponsors for providing prize money and additional funds for administration costs, and acknowledge the valuable in kind support given by Centreprint, Patritti Wines & the Marion Cultural Centre.

Major Prize: $3,000
donated by Jarrah J. Holmes, Century 21 Bayside Brighton

$1,000* Ian Willding Emerging Artist Prize

$500 Warradale Hotel Prize

$500 (voucher)
Splashout Art Studios Award

$200 (voucher)
Premier Art Supplies Award

*This prize is in the memory of Ian Willding, (1954-2016), funded by donations from his many friends and colleagues.

As well as paintings and drawings, there is photography, textiles, sculpture, mixed media, woven tapestry and digital artwork. A glossy professionally printed booklet, featuring all the finalists’ artwork will be available to purchase.

To view the prize winners, click here

 

Special Evening Viewing
5 - 8pm Friday 17 August

Can’t get to Gallery M  weekdays? Take this opportunity to view the exhibition in a relaxed and informal social atmosphere.
Live music in the Next Chapter Gourmet Caféfrom 5.30pm.
Free entry, all welcome