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Artz Blitz 2021 Prizes

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visual arts

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Luciano is a Melbourne based arts educator and multidisciplinary artist. He lives and works on the lands of the Boonwurrung people of the Kulin nation and acknowledges them as the Traditional Owners of the land, paying respects to their Elders, past and present. Inspired by domesticity, traditions of storytelling and the interwoven relationship between society and fibre, his artistic practice explores aspects of human nature, the shared and differing experience of communities and the relationship between people and textile crafts. Luciano has a deep interest in the embedded history of found, recycled and passed down materials. He seeks to intertwine the stories, symbolism, and memories of these items into new forms, building on the layers of existing materiality. Exploring various handcraft techniques, Luciano endeavours to link contemporary society with craft traditions through interactive experiences brought about through the integration of new media and video.

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Rebecca Marshall is a Naarm/Melbourne based artist whose practice spans painting and installation. The principle of colour, form, surface, and composition are at the core of Rebecca’s work. Her practice can be described as a sickly-sweet candy land that engages with decoration, mythology, craft, abstraction, creative process and the digital cultural experience. Rebecca holds a Master of Contemporary Art, Faculty of the Victorian College of the Arts, The University of Melbourne, 2015

 

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Kate Stodart is a curator and artist, living on and working from Wurundjeri land (known as Melbourne). Her curatorial research centres performance-based outcomes and celebrates the knowledge born of lived experience. As an artist, she works between installation, performance and sculpture, exploring relationships between art making, mental health and psychological experience. Kate has a Bachelor of Fine Arts (Hons) (Social Practice & Community Engagement) from the Victorian College of Arts, and a BFA (with distinction) from UNSW Art & Design. She currently works for Arts Access.

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Maya Pilbrow is a multi-hyphenate living and working on Wurundjeri land. She is an Associate Editor and the Media Manager for the quarterly literary journal The Suburban Review, a publication based in Narrm/Melbourne and Eora/Sydney with a strong focus on diversity, inclusivity, and equality. She studies journalism at The University of Melbourne and has an academic background in languages, linguistics, and history with a focus on Latin America and the Jewish diaspora. She has been involved as a subeditor and contributor for The University of Melbourne-based history journal Chariot. Maya is particularly fascinated by the role language plays in decolonising the arts and social sciences. She approaches language from a descriptivist, inclusive, holistic standpoint that prioritises amplifying the voices of the marginalised over maintaining the status quo, something which she brings to bear in her music, paying tribute to the folkloric traditions and working class, socially oriented protest songs of Appalachia and Latin America with her bilingual Spanish/English acoustic duo Patterson Banjo.

visual arts

Adult (18+)

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Winner

2D 1st Prize

$1,000 voucher

Melbourne Artists’ Supplies

Adelle Teagle

2D Highly Commended

$250

City of Kingston

Joshua Lee Modina

2D Highly Commended

$250

City of Kingston

Nathaniel Jeffrey

 

Adult (18+)

Sponsored by

Winner

3D 1st Prize

$1,000

City of Kingston

Sharleen Cu

3D Highly Commended

$250

City of Kingston

Kirrah Thompson

3D Highly Commended

$250

City of Kingston

Andrea Kaltwasser

 

Youth (13-17)

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Winner

1st Prize

$200

City of Kingston

Sienna Bosanic

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Xuxu Quinton

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Tom Williams

 

 

Junior (12 and under)

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Winner

1st Prize

$100

City of Kingston

Justin Charlestio

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Vanessa Comarmond

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Quinn Kuys

 

 

Viewer’s Choice Award

$200 voucher & Art Guide subscription

Melbourne Artists’ Supplies & Art Guide 

 

 

Creative Writing

Adult 18 +

 

Sponsored by

Winner

1st Prize

$1,000 + annual TSR subscription + rare legacy print issue + a publication opportunity in forthcoming issue #23 of The Suburban Review.

 

City of Kingston & The Suburban Review

Susannah Bowen

Highly Commended

$250 + annual TSR subscription + rare legacy print issue + a publication opportunity in forthcoming issue #23 of The Suburban Review.

 

 

City of Kingston & The Suburban Review

Em Readman

Highly Commended

$250 + annual TSR subscription + rare legacy print issue + a publication opportunity in forthcoming issue #23 of The Suburban Review.

 

 

City of Kingston & The Suburban Review

Erica Louise

 

Youth (13-17)

Sponsored by Winner

1stPrize

$200

City of Kingston

Eva de Boer

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Grace van Haaster

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Ruby Hartley

 

 

 

 

Junior (12 and under)


Sponsored by

Winner

1stPrize

$100

City of Kingston

Jayan Atukorala

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Lily-Rose Jackson

Highly Commended

$50

City of Kingston

Rosa Mowszowski

 

Reader's Choice Award

$200 

City of Kingston