Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize
Australia's leading queer art awardPresented by: Midsumma Festival and Australia Post
Tue 22 Jan 6pm
Tue - Fri midday - 6pm
Sat - Sun midday - 5pm
Tue 29 Jan 6pm
includes Tactile Tour
In its fourth year, the Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize is a reputable annual and widely recognised award for the arts. The selection of queer artists from across the country showcase their potent personal and political perspectives of the world.
With a prize pool valued over $10,000, the art prize is open to early-career and established artists working in any medium from across the country. The Finalists' artworks will be made available to the public for viewing and voting during Midsumma Festival for The People's Choice award.
Winners of the 2019 Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize
★ Major Award Winner ($5000): Dexter Rosengrave
★ Star Observer Award ($1000): Kate Just
★ Bundoora Homestead Art Award (includes an artist fee, residency opportunity and public outcome): Sean Miles (Ngati Raukawa)
★ People's Choice Award ($1000): Paul Yore
Finalists of the 2019 Midsumma and Australia Post Art Prize
Alisha Abate | Alun Rhys Jones | Danielle Reynolds | Dexter Rosengrave | Ella Sowinska | Georgia Robenstone | Kate Just | Kate Power | Nicholas Smith | Olivia Koh | Paul Yore | Rosie Isaac | Sean Miles
View 2019 winners' and finalists' bio's
Judges of the Major Award of $5000 include Francis Parker (MUMA), Madé Spencer-Castle (Centre for Contemporary Photography) and Gary Starr (Australia Post's Executive General Manager, Business and Government; and PostPride Executive Sponsor). The Star Observer Award of $1000 returns in 2019; and Midsumma is excited to introduce the Bundoora Homestead Art Centre Residency Award (which includes an artist fee, residency opportunity and public outcome).
Artist Talk: Tuesday 29 January 6pm:
Hear from some of the artists in a tactile artist talk - get the chance to touch the work while listening to insights from the artists. Hear from Kate Just, Paul Yore and Rosie Isaac.
Submissions for the Art Prize closed on Friday 23 November.
Midsumma Festival is delighted to present this event as part of our ongoing partnership with Australia Post. Celebrating diversity and inclusion is important to Australia Post. They are committed to supporting their Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex and Queer employees and driving positive change to create more inclusiveness not just throughout their workforce but throughout the wider community.