Sydney photographer, Jacky Redgate, has won one of Australia’s most prestigious photography prizes, the $25,000 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize.
Julian Burnside AO QC, a prominent supporter of artists’ rights and a patron of several arts organisations, made the announcement at the Monash Gallery of Art.
Redgate described her winning photograph, “Light throw (mirrors) #4 2011”, a large still life arrangement created by throwing silver, bronze and grey mirrors onto brightly coloured modular plastic food containers, as “a cosmos or cosmology of objects”.
This year, 37 works were selected for the exhibition from an estimated 2,000 photographs submitted by 432 entrants. Shortlisted entries are part of the Bowness Photography Prize exhibition which will be on display at the Monash Gallery of Art (860 Ferntree Gully, Wheelers Hill, Vic) until October 15, 2011.
Visitors to the exhibition will have the opportunity to vote for their favourite photograph in the Crumpler People’s Choice Award. The photographer receiving the most votes will receive $1,000. Voters go into the draw to win one of four “5 million dollar home camera bags” and four “Industry Disgrace Photo Straps”. The Crumper People’s Choice Award will be announced at 2pm on October 15.
For more information visit www.mga.org.au.