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  • Julie Rapp curates Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize

    Prominent Aussie artist, Julie Rapp, will curate this year’s Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize and exhibition, to be presented at the National Art School in Sydney from 3rd May until 1st June 2013.

    “We are delighted to welcome Julie Rrap to the role of curator of the 2013 Prize. Julie follows in the footsteps of an impressive alumni of previous curators including Imants Tillers and most recently Lindy Lee,” said Dr Peter Lennox, Principal of Redlands School.

    In 2013, the Prize also welcomes new sponsors for each category, increasing the total prize pool to $35,000. Longstanding supporter Konica Minolta, previously sponsor of the emerging award, will sponsor the main artist award whilst increasing prize money to $25,000.

    Konica Minolta’s executive general manager and incoming managing director, David Cooke (pictured) said: “We are delighted to grow our support to become the principal sponsor in 2013 and to increase the prize money for the main award to $25,000.  We have a long relationship with the Prize, having sponsored the Emerging Artist Prize since 2008 and look forward to another dynamic exhibition this year.”

    The Prize has a unique model requiring the curator to select a group of established contemporary artists from Australia or New Zealand. Each of the selected established artists are then required to invite one emerging artist to participate alongside them in the Prize and exhibition. The Prize seeks to foster mentoring relationships between older and younger generations of visual artists.

    Edmund Capon, respected curator and former Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, has been announced as the guest judge for the 2013 Prize. Mr Capon will be joined on the judging panel by National Art School Curator Katie Dyer and Redlands Visual Arts teachers Mark Harpley and Fabian Byrne.

    Redlands Konica Minolta Art Prize has a rich history of working with some of Australia and New Zealand’s most acclaimed artists including Arthur Boyd, Tim Maguire, Tim Storrier, Garry Shead, Guan Wei, Dorothy Napangardi, Gloria Petyarri, Emily Kame Kngwarreye, Imants Tillers and Ray Crooke.

    The 2013 winning artists in both established and emerging prize categories will have their works automatically acquired into the permanent collection of Redlands. With the exception of those works acquired by Redlands School, all works exhibited in the Prize will be available for purchase.

    The Prize places no limitations on artistic mediums and attracts a diverse range of painting, photography, installation, sculpture and new media works.