Friday, November 27, 2009

Paul Knight wins Bowness Photography Prize 2009

The artist Paul Knight has won Australia's most prestigious photographic award, the $20 000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for 2009.

Knight's photograph 14 months # 01 was selected by the eminent judging panel as the standout work among the more than 2 000 photographs submitted for this year's prize.

After a rigorous selection process, judges Anne Ferran, Helen Ennis and MGA Director Shaune Lakin chose Knight's intimate portrayal of a man and woman because of its visual purity and tremendous empathy for its subject .

Knight is one of Australia's most significant young photographers. His work is represented in many public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, and Monash Gallery of Art. He is represented by Neon Parc.

The prize, presented at the MGA on Thursday 26 November at 7:00pm, is a wonderful opportunity to view some of the most important Australian photography produced over the past year.

Melbourne artist Owen Leong was the winner of the $1 000 People's Choice Award 2009

Thursday, November 26, 2009

Bowness Photography Prize has been judged!

Join us for the announcement of the $20,000 winner tonight (Thursday 26 Nov) at 6.30pm.

People's choice voting will close at 7pm and $1,000 winner announced also.

Photographs: Shaune Lakin, Helen Ennis & Anne Ferran

Sunday, November 22, 2009

2009 William & Winifred Bowness Photography Prize

Some of Australia’s most important photographers have been selected as finalists for MGA’s 2009 $20,000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.

From 2,000 photographs submitted by 450 entrants, the judging panel has short listed 50 photographs for this year’s prize. In contention are photographs by many of the country’s best-known photographers as well as emerging artists. One of these finalists will win the $20,000 prize and $1,000 People's Choice Award.

Announcement from 6.30Pm Thursday 26th November 2009

Photograph: Bronek KOZKA
EH Holden1964, 2008
ink-jet print
86 x 131 cm
courtesy of the artist and Bett Gallery, Hobart