The Art Gallery of WA is pleased to announce the twelve shortlisted artists for the 2019 Tom Malone Prize for Australian glass artists.
Next year's prize will bring together many of Australia's best glass artists. The exhibition will feature the work of: Clare Belfrage (SA), Jeremy Lepisto (NSW), Marc Leib (WA), Jenni Kemarre Martiniello (ACT), Mark Eliott (NSW), Nick Mount (SA), Matthew Curtis (NSW), Liam Fleming (SA), Kayo Yokoyama (NSW), Anne Sorensen (WA), Stephen Skillitzki (SA) and Lewis Batchelar (SA).
As an acquisitive prize, the winning work becomes part of the State Art Collection where it will join works by previous winners: Clare Belfrage, Gabriella Bisetto, Charles Butcher, Cobi Cockburn, Brian Corr, Mel Douglas, Deirdre Feeney, Kevin Gordon, Marc Leib, Jessica Loughlin, Tom Moore, Nick Mount and Benjamin Sewell.
The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community and it has played an integral role in the Gallery's acquisition of works by Australia's most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists in this medium.
The Prize continues in 2019 with the support of Ms Sheryl Grimwood, AGWA Foundation Benefactor. Sheryl said there were many reasons she had fallen in love with glass as an art form, with one of them being the opportunity the viewer has to examine the artwork from many different angles.
Tom Malone Prize 2019 will be on display at AGWA 9 March - 13 May 2019. The winner of the $15,000 acquisitive prize will be announced on 12 March 2019.