Kate Beynon
Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones  2014–15
synthetic polymer paint on linen
Collection: Geelong Gallery
Geelong contemporary art prize, 2016
Courtesy of the artist and Sutton Gallery, Melbourne

Rob McHaffie Preserve this fruit  2014, Winner of 2014 Geelong contemporary art prize

Paul Ryan, Wild Colonial boys  (detail) 2012, Winner of 2012 Geelong contemporary art prize

2016 Geelong contemporary art prize

The 2016 Geelong contemporary art prize is a signature event that assists with the development of the Gallery’s collection while fostering Australian artists and contemporary painting practice in general.

Important Dates

Entries closed

Shortlisting completed

Notification of selection
From Monday 18 July

Selected entries to be delivered to the Gallery
From Monday 8 to Friday 12 August
(between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm)

Official opening
Friday 9 September

Exhibition dates
10 September to 13 November 

Collection of non-acquired works
From Tuesday 15 to Thursday 17 November
(between 10.00 am and 4.00 pm)

Uncollected works returned
From Friday 18 November

2016 Judges

Jason Smith

Geelong Gallery

Lisa Sullivan

Curator
Geelong Gallery

Victoria Lynn

Director
Tarrawarra Museum of Art

Previous winners

2016
Geelong contemporary art prize
Kate Beynon
Graveyard scene/the beauty and sadness of bones 2014–15

2004
Fletcher Jones art prize
Juan Ford
Phrenology (Abstraction)

2006
Fletcher Jones art prize
Samuel Leach
Peacock going up

2012
Geelong contemporary art prize
Paul Ryan
Wild Colonial boys

2014
Geelong contemporary art prize
Rob McHaffie
Preserve this fruit

2010
Fletcher Jones art prize
Tim McMonagle
The happy song

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