The Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize supports and recognises a new generation of Australian visual artists. For the seventh year, artists in the early stage of their careers were invited to enter an original work – or works – that reflect the theme The Land and its Psyche.
Melbourne-based visual artist Liss Fenwick has been awarded the 2018 Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize for her work ‘Giraween, Northern Territory’. Liss will receive $A15,000 and her work, acquired by the Macquarie Group Collection, will be displayed in one of our offices worldwide.
The Nick Waterlow OAM Highly Commended Award was given to Eunjoo Jang for her work ‘Finding myself in the beyond’. Grace Kemarre Robinya was awarded the Highly Commended Award by guest judge Euan Macleod for her work ‘Lost Cattle at Coniston’.
Euan Macleod said: “The exceptional quality of the finalists’ works reflects the significant depth of talent to be found among Australia’s next generation of promising visual artists.”
“From an outstanding field of nominees, Liss’s work was selected as the recipient of the Macquarie Group Emerging Artist Prize as it skilfully encapsulated the theme of the Macquarie Group Collection, The Land and its Psyche.”