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Image above: Sarah Edmondson, B7/2, wool and canvas needlepoint tapestry, 30 x 30cm.


Small Works Art Prize 2018: Prize Announcements.


$2000 First Prize – Sarah Edmondson.


Currently completing her Masters of Fine Art at the National Arts School, Sydney, Sarah Edmondson’s practice encompasses various printmaking techniques and needlepoint tapestry. The principle guiding her work is the belief that chance events open up opportunities of discovery. The chance event of a glitch has been rendered in needlepoint tapestry with wool on canvas in an attempt to stabilise its ‘intrusion’ through aesthetic re-interpretation.  A screen print that was cut into squares provides the templates for her tapestry work. Compositionally, chance changes the relationship of various components on an unconscious level, the aesthetic outcomes of this method seem to evoke a sense of balance and harmony with elements of shape, space, line, and colour relationships. The process of needlepoint is labour intensive and contradicts the essence of chance and the glitch. Each individual stitch represents a pixel from digital imagery, bringing the digital and analogue together.


Runner Up Award #1 (Judge Léuli Eshraghi) (Solo exhibition in 2019) – Yeonjoo Park.

Runner Up Award #2 (Judge Dr Martine Corompt) (Solo exhibition in 2019) – Stu Brown.

Judges Honourable Mention (Léuli Eshraghi): Eleanor James, Anna Klaasen.

Judges Honourable Mention (Dr Martine Corompt): Natasha Merrick and Kate Ford.

Works on Paper Award and $100 MES Voucher – Kerrie Oliver.

Director's Honourable Mention – Thomas Hancock, Alison Smiles.



A note from the gallery.


Brunswick Street Gallery congratulates all of our Small Works Art Prize 2018 winners and would like to thank our esteemed judges, Dr Martine Corompt and Léuli Eshraghi for their time. We would also like to acknowledge the support of the Clifton Hill/North Fitzroy Community Bank Branch.


About the Judges.


Dr Martine Corompt is an RMIT University lecturer of Drawing, Painting and Media Arts with a specific focus on moving image, animation and mixed media installation.

Léuli Eshrāghi is an artist, curator and Monash University PhD Candidate, grateful to live on Kulin Nation territory. Leuli's work centres on ceremonial-political practices, language renewal, and Indigenous futures throughout the Great Ocean. Léuli exhibits and publishes regularly, and serves on the Aboriginal Curatorial Collective (Canada) and un Magazine editorial committee. 




Image below: Thomas Hancock, Give Me Shelter', oil on board, 20 x 20cm.