Jahnne Pasco-White wins the $50,000 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize


Jahnne Pasco-White wins the $50,000 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize

Friday September 20th, 2019

Melbourne artist Jahnne Pasco-White wins the $50,000 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize.

Jahnne Pasco-White’s messmates1 has won the Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize, Bendigo Art Gallery’s biennial $50,000 acquisitive award for Australian artists.

messmates 1 is part of a body of work comprising 11 overlapping panels, presented for exhibition in Melbourne earlier this year. The artist explores notions of waste, renewal and regeneration as she incorporates old clothes and other collected detritus into the work and overpaints i in bright and earthy tones.  

Judges included Tansy Curtin, (Curatorial Manager, Bendigo Art Gallery), Tracy Cooper-Lavery (Director of HOTA, Queensland) and Roslyn Feeney (representing the Guy family).

The 2019 Arthur Guy Memorial Painting Prize finalists:
Kylie Banyard, Natasha Bieniek, Marion Borgelt, Angela Brennan, Kirsty Budge, Daniel Butterworth, Zhong Chen, Nadine Christensen, Leo Coyte, Greg Creek, Fernando do Campo, Mark Dober, Juan  Ford, Helga Groves, Stephen Haley, Gregory Hodge, Kez Hughes, Jennifer Joseph, Dena Kahan, Adam Lee, Belem Lett, Richard Lewer, Dane Lovett, Jordan Marani, Karla Marchesi, Rob McHaffie, Moya Mckenna, Jahnne Pasco-White, Victoria Reichelt, Noël Skrzypczak, Michael Vale, Judith Van Heeren, Craig Waddell, Megan Walch, Amber Wallis and Darren Wardle.

Image: Jahnne Pasco-White (Australia 1987), messmates 1 2019, synthetic polymer paint, fabric dye, oil stick, crayon, pencil, paper, canvas, cotton, linen, pva, masking tape and bamboo on canvas. Courtesy the artist and Daine Singer, Melbourne.

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