The Art Gallery of South Australia has announced the twenty-four finalists who have been selected for the Ramsay Art Prize 2021, a $100,000 acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian artists under the age of forty.
The Ramsay Art Prize 2021 finalists are: Hoda Afshar (VIC), Cigdem Aydemir (NSW), Ella Barclay (ACT), Nathan Beard (WA), Kate Bohunnis (SA), Sam Cranstoun (QLD), Dean Cross (NSW), Zaachariaha Fielding (SA), Liam Fleming (SA), Julia Gutman (NSW), Solomon Kammer (SA), Kieren Karritpul (NT), Juanella McKenzie (SA), Daniel McKewen (QLD), Alasdair McLuckie (VIC), Hayley Millar Baker (VIC), Nabilah Nordin (VIC), Tom O’Hern (TAS), Tom Polo (NSW), Anna Madeleine Raupach (ACT), Anna Louise Richardson (WA), Lisa Sammut (ACT), Nicola Smith (NSW) and Kasia Tons (SA).
Finalists were selected by a judging panel of contemporary art specialists comprised of Wiradjuri artist Karla Dickens, Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham, Director of Programs at Carriageworks and Rebecca Evans, Curator of Decorative Arts & Design at AGSA.
All works selected as finalists will be exhibited in a major exhibition at the Art Gallery of South Australia from 22 May to 22 August 2021. The winner will be judged from the exhibition and announced on Friday 21 May 2021. The winning work will be acquired into AGSA’s collection.
The Ramsay Art Prize 2021 finalist exhibition will include a People’s Choice Prize supported by sponsor Lipman Karas. The People’s Choice Prize is a non-acquisitive cash prize of $15,000 chosen by a public vote and announced on Friday 13 August 2021. Vote for your favourite work as part of your exhibition visit.
Presented by the Art Gallery of South Australia and supported in perpetuity by the James & Diana Ramsay Foundation, the Ramsay Art Prize aims to support and encourage contemporary Australian artists to make their best work at a pivotal moment in their career.
For more information about the Ramsay Art Prize 2021, visit: www.agsa.sa.gov.au for details.
Image: 2021 Ramsay Art Prize judges – Rebecca Evans, Dr Daniel Mudie Cunningham and Karla Dickens (supplied)