Becc Ország was awarded The Young and Emerging Artist Award of $5000 in the Hazelhurst Art on Paper Prize. Her winning entry ‘Rehearsal for all are equal and all may be crowned emperor’ plays with the phenomenon of non-existence, distraction and escapism. She looks at our inherent need to be lead and belong, and brings attention to our tendency to deflect responsibility and blur lines between reality and fantasy in an effort to bring meaning into life.
Over 1500 entries by 760 artists were received with 93 artists selected for the exhibition and judging. With prizes totalling $26 000 the biennial Hazelhurst Art Award showcases outstanding art created with, on or about paper. The $15 000 major award went to Glen Clarke, the $5000 Friend's of Hazelhurst Local Artist Award to Loiusa Chircop, and the Packers Prize and residency to Teo Treloar. The exhibition of finalists work presents a diverse range of paper media and industry techniques, including drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, paper cuts and video. Exhibition of finalists work runs from 30 May - 26 July 2015 at Hazelhurst Regional Gallery.
Hazelhurst Regional Gallery
30 May- 26 July
782 Kingsway, Gymea, NSW