Artwork of the Year Winner
$10,000 Acquisitive Prize
Artist: Tom Butler-Lowe
Platform 6, Half-Past 9 Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
It depicts the older Burwood institutions of the Railway and the Post Office (Clock Tower) witnessing the everchanging Burwood skyline of residential and commercial development.
New and Emerging Artist Winner
$2,500 Acquisitive Prize
Artist: Stacey Fredericks
Woodside Avenue Painting
Acrylic on Canvas
I painted this work during COVID lockdown in 2021. Confined to the streets around me, I found solace in the familiarity of Burwood, of home. Walking along Woodside Avenue one morning I noticed the trees wave in the wind.
People’s Choice Award Winner
$1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize
Artist: Kathe Phang
Golden Hour Painting
Acrylic on canvas
This painting depicts the view from my apartment at lunchtime. While the lockdown is now over, I wanted to depict the habitual experience of the time and elements unique to Burwood that made life bearable. This view to the old terracotta rooftops, part of the historic beginnings of Burwood, is contrast against the spread of food on the table, representing the growing diverse culture that has established itself and enriched Burwood. While the setting is meant to evoke a comforting domestic atmosphere, I hope people will look outside, and ponder the future, as I did in this moment.
Manager Strategic Projects, Public Art
Create NSW, Department of Premier and Cabinet
Create NSW’s Manager Strategic Projects, Public Art, Danella Bennett, works with local councils and across government to activate and enliven public spaces with challenging works that tap into local culture and history, relate to site and reflect local community. Previously Bennett has worked as a freelance producer and in local government supporting contemporary artists and local community to develop public and participatory art.
4A Centre for Contemporary Asian Art
Amrit is an arts and cultural worker with experience in producing, programming, strategy, international relations, community development and social enterprise. From 2013 to early 2021 Amrit worked for the Australia Council for the Arts in various roles. As the Council’s Director of International Development, she led on international strategic investment across artforms, overseeing the Venice Biennale project and implementation of the agency's first international arts strategy, expanding engagement and investment in Asia and global First Nations exchange. Earlier in her career, Amrit held roles at Milk Crate Theatre, the British Council Australia, and Information and Cultural Exchange (ICE). She holds a Bachelor of Art Theory and a Bachelor of Arts (History) from the University of New South Wales.
Louise Zhang (b.1991) is a Chinese-Australian multidisciplinary artist whose practice spans painting, sculpture and installation. Zhang explores the dynamics of aesthetics, contrasting the attractive and repulsive in order to navigate the senses of fear, anxiety and a sense of otherness reflecting her identity. Her work is inspired by horror cinema, Chinese mythology and botany, adopting and placing symbols and motifs in compositions of harmonic dissonance.
2022 Burwood Art Prize Catalogue(PDF, 4MB)