Established in 2011 to encourage and recognise innovation in contemporary art practice, The SUBSTATION Contemporary Art Prize is a non–acquisitive $10,000 cash award for Australian resident artists. The show represents a major survey of the current spectrum of contemporary art practice.
Previous recipients include NATHAN GRAY (VIC, 2014); ERIC BRIDGEMAN (NSW, 2013); ASH KEATING (VIC, 2012) and JEREMY KIBEL (VIC, 2011).
LAUREN BRINCAT/ LAURA CARTHEW / DANICA CHAPPELL / SOPHIE CLAGUE / ZOE CROGGON / RACHEL FEERY / TAMSIN GREEN / ROBERT HAGUE / PAUL HANDLEY / JOY IVILL / DEBORAH KELLY / LARESA KOSLOFF / SONIA LEBER & DAVID CHESWORTH / SIMON MACEWAN / HERMIONE MERRY & HENRIETTE KASSAY-SCHUSTER / PHUONG NGO / NAOMI NICHOLLS / MIRA OOSTERWEGHEL / CLAUDIA PHARES / MICHAEL PRIOR / JACK ROWLAND / PAUL SLOAN / NICHOLAS SMITH / KATE TUCKER / YANDELL WALTON / LISA WAUP / PAUL WHITE
The winners of the $10,000 award supported by METRO and the $2,000 Westie Award supported by Hobsons Bay City Council will be announced on opening night.
The CURATORIAL SELECTION PANEL
BRAD SPOLDING, Director, The SUBSTATION
KALI MICHAILIDIS, General Manager, The SUBSTATION
TANIA BLACKWELL, Coordinator Arts and Culture, Hobsons Bay City Council
2016 judges are SIMON MAIDMENT, Senior Curator of Contemporary Art, National Gallery of Victoria and KELLY GELLATLY, Director, The Ian Potter Museum of Art.
SIMON MAIDMENT is also a media-based artist with a practice that often involves collaboration, curation, and writing. He is Founding Director of Satellite, a non-profit arts organisation developing off-site, public and satellite programs. He has unique experience in developing and managing large contemporary arts events across multiple venues and public spaces, recently as Visual Arts Coordinator of Melbourne International Arts Festival(2008, 2009, 2010 & 2011), and Project Manager of Rapt! 20 Contemporary Artists from Japan, and Making Space: artist run initiatives in Victoria. He is currently a serving as a member of the Victorian Public Sculpture panel for Arts Victoria.
KELLY GELLATLY. Prior to taking up the role in April 2013 of Director, The Ian Potter Museum of Art, KELLY GELLATLY was Curator of Contemporary Art (Australian and International) at the National Gallery of Victoria, where she was responsible for building the Gallery’s collection of contemporary painting, sculpture, installation, video and (Australian) decorative arts. She also curated numerous exhibitions, including the NGV’s major surveys of the work of Rosalie Gascoigne (2008) and Gordon Bennett (2007). Her last exhibition at the NGV was RALLY: Contemporary Indonesian Art. GELLATLY has held previously held curatorial positions at Heide Museum of Modern Art, Melbourne and the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra. She also publishes widely on Australian and international art.