Burwood Art Prize

The physical 2020 Burwood Art Prize exhibition is now closed. You can view Information about the prizes, judging panel as well as all of the artworks entered in the 2020 Burwood Art Prize online Catalogue

2020 Burwood Art Prize Catalogue(PDF, 18MB)

2020 Burwood Art Prize Live Stream 

2020 Burwood Art Prize Winners 

Art prize opening night

Art prize opening night 2

 



 

 

 

  • $5,000 for Artwork of the Year (Acquisitive Prize)
  • $2,500 for New and Emerging Artist (Acquisitive Prize)
  • $1,000 for People’s Choice Award (Non-acquisitive Prize)

Artwork of the Year and New and Emerging Artist award’s will be selected by the 2020 Burwood Art Prize judging panel. The artwork with the highest number votes at the end of the exhibition will win the People’s Choice Award. Visitors and entrants will be able to vote in person when viewing the 2020 Burwood Art Prize Exhibition, with one vote per person.  

 

Artwork of the Year Winner  
$5,000 Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Fan  Dongwang
Pandemic Body
Acrylic on canvas board

Artist Statement:  
Overwhelmed by hostile environment, the aching, longing and multicolored Pandemic BODY is suspended, floating, fragmented, perplexed, isolated, emerging and submerging, shrinking and extending, and struggling to regain control and survive.

Pandemic Body

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New and Emerging Artist Winner
$2,500 Acquisitive Prize

Eleanor Dillon
Bush Reverie
Acrylic paint on canvas

Artist Statement: 
My painting, ‘Bush Reverie’, captures the uncontainable, disorderly nature of the bush, with it’s sprawling foliage and scattered twigs, whilst also conveying it’s beauty through a vibrant and harmonious colour scheme, with the hazy purple of the background providing a dream-like quality. This use of an unrealistic colour scheme provides a sense of tranquility and calm to represent the beauty of the bush.

Eleanor Dillon

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People’s Choice Award Winner
$1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Shirley Yin
Sands of Time
Acrylic on canvas 

Artist Statement: 
While we are in a period of chaos and uncertainty, this piece serves as a reminder that we are only in a temporary moment. Wherever you are in the world, the sky and the sea unites us all and brings a sense of consistency. But amongst this sense of consistency, there is constant change happening through time. This landscape is a juxtaposition, it may be gloomy at one point, but without the ebb and flow of life, it is easy to forget that sunnier and more serene days lie ahead.

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Artwork of the Year Winner 
$5,000 Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Lachlan Warner
Portrait of a Meditator (Self)
Mixed media: shellac, gold leaf on cardboard

Artist Statement:
The image is a response to the Buddhist conception of both suffering, and the investigation of suffering through meditation. The primary Buddhist image of suffering is that of fire so I paint with fire, played over shellacked gold.

Portrait of a Meditator (Self)

 

New and Emerging Artist Winner  
$2,500 Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Gabrielle Hawkey
Home
Acrylic On Canvas

Artist Statement:
This work was produced in response to the year 11 Art Camp where I was inspired to capture Glenn Murcutt's interior accommodation at the education centre at Riversdale.

Home Gabrielle Hawkey

 

People’s Choice Award Winner
$1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Anna-Mei Tapia
Seashore
Acrylic, spray paint, gold leaf

Artist Statement:
Textures and layers upon layers of many mediums create a vibrant piece. I hope one viewer is stirred with emotions and feels the connection with the movement and light portrayed in my painting of several elements, water, rocks, clouds, sand and precious gold.  

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Artwork of the Year Winner  
$5,000 Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Andrew Tomkins
Slowly Goes the Night, Werri Lagoon
Enamel and ink on polyester

Artist Statement:
Slowly goes the Night aims to capture the period just after sunset on the lagoon, after which the seemingly never ending darkness takes over. 

Slowly Goes the Night, Werri Lagoon


Art Sustainability Award Winner
$2,500 Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Ronna Zou
A Beautiful Day

Artist Statement: 
I have lovingly worked into this piece, combining attractive street landscape and a sustainable lifestyle. This artwork is not just a watercolour piece, some food colours have been used. I wanted to create "a beautiful day" full of happiness. 

A beautiful Day


People’s Choice Award Winner
$1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize

Artist: Penelope Bobbin
Tub Nixawg (Youngest Son) 
Watercolour on paper

Artist Statement: 
This work was inspired by a visit to Vietnam. I enjoy the challenge of painting figurative work and hope to evoke a mood or moment in time, like a small snap shot of someone's life. Whilst trekking in a mountainous region near Sapa we came across a group of small Hmona children looking after each other whilst their parents worked

Tub Nixawg (Youngest Son)