August 21, 2020
Congratulations Anne Zahalka and Peta Clancy for being selected as finalists in the William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize. Over the last 15 years, as an important annual survey of contemporary photographic practice in Australia and one of the most prestigious prizes in the country. Both Zahalka and Clancy reflect on colonisation through manipulated photography, speaking to denied care and history.
Judges Fiona Hall, Anouska Phizacklea and Shaune Lakin selected the shortlist from over 1,000 entries, the most that has been received in the prize’s history. “The amount and calibre of the entries necessarily sparked a robust debate around narrowing down the field and landing on works that speak to such a challenging and pivotal moment in history.”
Pictured below are Peta Clancy’s ‘Undercurrent 4’ and the headlining image for the Prize, Anne Zahalka’s ‘You Are On Bondi Biddigal Land!’. You can find out more by visiting the Monash Gallery of Art website.
Above: Peta Clancy ‘Undercurrent 4’, 2020, pigment inkjet print, 100 x 150 cm, edition of 5 + 1AP
Below: Anne Zahalka, ‘You Are On Bondi Biddigal Land!’, 2020, archival pigment ink print on rag paper, 115 x 190cm, edition of 3 + 1 AP. ⠀
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