Exhibiton dates 29 June – 28 July 2013
Bendigo Art Gallery is pleased to host the 12th Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award in partnership with BUDA Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine.
The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award is a unique national biennial exhibition with acquisitive and non-acquisitive prizes, showcasing contemporary silver and metalwork practice in Australia. The award exhibition was established in 1988 by Buda Historic Home and Garden, to commemorate the significant contribution to Australian silversmithing by the noted colonial silversmith, Ernest Leviny. The Leviny family lived at BUDA for more than 118 years. The Award exhibition will be held at Post Office Gallery, a satelite space of Bendigo Art Gallery, at 51 – 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo.
|Joung Mee Do
||Soo Been Kim
Applications to be received at Bendigo Art Gallery by 4pm Friday 1 February 2013
Artists advised of selection by Friday 1 March 2013
Final delivery of artworks Thursday 28 March 2013
Announcement and opening Saturday 29 June 2013
Exhibition dates 29 June – 28 July 2013
Tim Fisher, Senior Curator Arts Centre Melbourne
Emma Goodsir, Director, e.g.etal, Melbourne
Daniel McOwan, Director, Hamilton Art Gallery
Clare Needham, Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery
Professor Ray Stebbins, Former Head of Gold & Silversmithing RMIT University
The Leviny Commemorative Award
Sponsored by A&E Metal Merchants and BUDA Historic Home and Garden
A recognition of excellence in design, craftsmanship and originality in silversmithing and metalsmithing of a functional/non-functional nature.
$1000 cash and materials to the value of $1000*
Arts Centre Melbourne Silver Award (Acquisitive)
Sponsored by the Maxwell and Merle Carroll Fund and the Victorian Arts Centre Trust
A recognition of excellence in silver design, craftsmanship and originality. As one of the most significant public collections in Victoria, Arts Centre Melbourne is committed to acquiring works by Australia's best contemporary artists. The artwork chosen for this award will become part of Arts Centre Melbourne's impressive permanent collection.
The Australian Decorative & Fine Arts Societies of Melbourne, Yarra & Central Victoria Emerging Artist Award^
A recognition of excellence in design, craftsmanship and originality in silversmithing and metalsmithing of a functional/non-functional nature by an emerging artist.
Student and Recent graduates
Gold & Silversmiths’ Guild of Australia Award
For excellence in jewellery design and craftsmanship
e.g.etal Design and Development Award
for work that could be developed for sale for the e.g.etal Gallery Melbourne
$650 cash and mentoring and display in e.g.etal
P.J Williams & Associates Award
For innovative design and craftsmanship in gold and silversmithing; holloware, flatware or sculpture
* Entries to be in silver, gold or non precious metal. Some subordinate use of complementary materials can be used
**Entries to be predominantly silver. Some subordinate use of complementary materials can be used
*** Entries to be predominantly precious metal. Some subordinate materials can be used
^ Artists with up to five years experience in the profession (post training)
The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013 is proudly supported by
Image: Meghan O’Rourke, Peacock Series, 2011, silver, titanium and niobium. Image courtesy of the artist.
2011 Winner of the Leviny Commemorative Award