Entries open in June: The 15th Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize 2015
ENTRY FORMS AVAILABLE FROM THE NEWCASTLE ART SPACE GALLERY AND ONLINE (newcastleartspace.blogspot.
NEW EXHIBITION DATES: 12 Sept – 27 Sept 2015
Opening and announcement of prizes: Saturday 12 Sept from 6pm
The Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize (NEAP) was established by the foundation committee members of Newcastle Art Space in 2001. Kerrie Coles was the Director at the time and the committee members were Braddon and Shellie Snape, Lilli-Ann Berg, Trish King, Helen and Steven Thomas, Fiona Dewis, Danielle Palmer, and Judith Butler.
The Annual prize was established to encourage and support emerging artists in the region. Newcastle City Council supported this prize with their contribution of the major cash prize until 2012. It was due to the Director, Ann Sutherland, the NAS committee and Newcastle Community Arts Centre Board at the time that NEAP continued. NEAP is now fully funded by fundraising and private sponsors.
Newcastle Art Space is very grateful for continued support from local businesses who sponsor this important emerging artist prize for the local artist community and we welcome any new sponsors for this event.
This year, 2015, we are celebrating 15 years of the Newcastle Emerging Artist Prize. We are currently fundraising for this prize.
Confirmed 2015 Judges Braddon Snape, Artist and inaugural Newcastle Art Space committee Anne McLaughlin, Curator Education Maitland Regional Art Gallery and NCAC Studio Artist Sarah Johnson, Curator, Newcastle Art Gallery 2015 Sections and Prizes
WORKS ON PAPER $1000
PHOTO-MEDIA (Paul Beath) $1000
TEXTILE (Timeless Textiles, Gallery 139, Ann Sutherland) $1000
PEOPLE’S CHOICE $200 Eckersley’s gift voucher
NEWCASTLE EMERGING ARTIST 2015 SPONSORS (so far)
Newcastle Community Arts Centre
Timeless Textiles Gallery
Port Waratah Coal Services
Lass O’ Gowrie Paul Beath
Aaron Framed It
Nanshe studio gallery
Co-op Bookshop University of Newcastle
Advertising 2015 Sponsors (so far)