Sixteen finalists for prize
SIXTEEN finalists have been announced for this year’s Bankwest Art Prize, showcasing the talents of WA sculptors.
Curator Sandra Murray said nearly 60 applicants had submitted works, which were shortlisted to the 16 finalists: Abdul-Rahman Abdullah, Claire Bailey, Paul Caporn, Mikaela Castledine, Peter Dailey, Kevin Draper, Susan Flavell, Tarryn Gill, Paul Kaptein, Theo Koning, Lou Lambert, Angela McHarrie, Geoff Overheu, Mark Parfitt, Alistair Rowe and Andrew Sunley Smith.
Murray said the high standard was testament to the remarkable prowess of sculpture in WA.
“I am thrilled with the selection of finalists for this year, ranging from wellestablished artists to mid-career and emerging sculptors,” she said.
The Bankwest Art Gallery at 300 Murray Street, Perth will host an exhibition of all finalist artworks from November 22.