Detail from Untitled, collage & mixed media by Robyn Pridham VAS, Winner 2023
The VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition features prizes for both painting and sculpture:
The opening and awards presentation event for the VAS George Hicks Foundation Contemporary Exhibition is on Sunday 10 March from 4pm.
What is contemporary art? This can be a contentious topic, not just for us but for major galleries around the world. Currently my thinking is that on one level a contemporary painting could have a contemporary theme or message. Covid, bitcoin, social media and global warming are all contemporary issues. Another area that a work of art could be considered contemporary is that in its construction, it uses new materials or new ways of using traditional media. Spray paints, digital art and digital 3D printing are easy to recognise as contemporary mediums. Put your thinking caps on and I’m open to suggestions from you on what signifies contemporary art. Please note that there are currently no restrictions on the type of artwork that you submit to this exhibition. You will find all of the entry information below.
You can bring your artwork into the building for the VAS Contemporary Exhibition on:
Wednesday 6 March between 11am and 4pm.
Members may submit up to 1 artwork and 3 sculptures.
The entry fee is $10 per artwork and can be paid at reception or by using the online entry form here.
Click on the link to view the instructional video below showing you how to enter your art work online. Online entries must be uploaded to the online gallery by Tuesday 5 March for processing.
Please note that this is a two step process. You must first upload your artwork to your profile, and then enter it into the exhibition. Simply uploading the work does not automatically enter it into the exhibition.
Remember to bring your artwork into the galleries if you enter the work online.
We would like to pay our respects to the traditional owners of the land on which our building stands, their leaders, past, present and emerging.