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About the New Media Art Award

Peter Alwast, Everything 2008 (3)Peter Alwast, Everything 2008 (3)

Peter Alwast
Everything (video still) 2008
Image courtesy: The artist and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney
Peter Alwast, Everything 2008 (4)
Peter Alwast
Everything (video still) 2008
Image courtesy: The artist and Gallery Barry Keldoulis, Sydney

Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award

This exhibition will feature the work of leading new media artists invited to participate in the inaugural Premier of Queensland’s National New Media Art Award. An Award of $75 000 will be presented to one of the exhibiting artists.

The exhibition and Award will be presented every two years and winning works will become part of the Queensland Art Gallery’s permanent collection.

Accompanying the Award and exhibition is the Premier of Queensland’s New Media Scholarship which will be presented to an emerging Queensland-based new media artist.

The 2008 selection committee comprises Tony Ellwood, Director, Queensland Art Gallery; Melinda Rackham, Director, Australian Network for Art and Technology; and Liz Hughes, Executive Director, Experimenta Media Arts. The Hon. Anna Bligh, Premier of Queensland, will announce the award and scholarship recipient on 31 October 2008.

2008 shortlisted artists

Peter Alwast (QLD), Julie Dowling (WA), Anita Fontaine (QLD/The Netherlands), David Haines and Joyce HinterdingNatalie Jeremijenko (QLD/United States), Adam Nash (VIC), Sam Smith (NSW), John Tonkin (NSW) and Mari Velonaki (NSW).