July 19, 2023
Armando Chant has been announced as a finalist in the Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize! Drawing its name from the Butchulla word for sand, Girra, the Fraser Coast National Art Prize is a new initiative of Hervey Bay Regional Gallery that brings cutting-edge artworks from across Australia to the Fraser Coast. Boasting a $25,000 first prize, Girra will feature artworks that demonstrate a conceptual engagement with the intersection of people, place and the environment, offering insight into our reciprocal and inextricable relationship with the environment.
The inaugural Girra: Fraser Coast National Art Prize will be judged by renowned Badtjala artist Dr. Fiona Foley and Senior Curator of UQ Art Museum Peta Rake. The opening and prize announcement will be held on Friday 22nd September 2023, and the finalist works will be exhibited at the gallery from 23.09. – 12.11.23.
Image caption: Armando Chant, ‘Mountainside Dyptych’, 2023, hand embroidered linen, graphite wash, digital photographic print, wax, varnish, and graphite, 120 x 160cm
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