Artwork of the Year Winner
$5,000 Acquisitive Prize
Artist: Fan Dongwang
Acrylic on canvas board
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.
New and Emerging Artist Winner
$2,500 Acquisitive Prize
Acrylic paint on canvas
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.
People’s Choice Award Winner
$1,000 Non-Acquisitive Prize
Artist: Shirley Yin
Sands of Time
Acrylic on canvas
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.
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
2019 Burwood Art Prize Artwork of the Year Winner and Visual Arts Teacher, ACU
Curator, Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre
Associate Director of Artereal Gallery in Rozelle, Sydney