Posted by Jacqui Bonner | April 7, 2020
Media Release 7 April, 2020. For immediate release.
Finalists Announced for the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize.
Winner to be announced Thursday 16 April 2020.
Soldiers bathing in Anzac Cove, a powerful portrait of 14-year-old Private James Martin in his ill-fitting Anzac uniform and a woman receiving devastating news via telegram – these are just some of the images depicted in artworks by the thirty-five finalists selected for the 2020 Gallipoli Art Prize. The winner of the $20 000 art prize will be announced on Thursday 16 April, in the lead up to Anzac Day.
Due to Covid19 restrictions the Gallipoli Art Prize will not be hung in a public exhibition as has been done for the last fifteen years of Prize, rather people are invited to experience the works online via www.gallipoli.com.au after 16 April. It is hoped that a physical exhibition can be held later in the year.
“At a time when we are suffering great fear and loss worldwide, The Gallipoli Art Prize provides an important opportunity to reflect on periods of hardship in our collective history, including the 1919 influenza pandemic, and to commemorate those qualities that helped us through adversity.” said John Robertson, President of the Club and one of the judges of the prize.
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Image credit: Jessica Guthrie Arlo’s Bugle