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Flanagan Art Exhibition

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More than 70 artworks from around Australia were on show as finalists in the 2016 NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition which was hosted by St Patrick's College.

Now in its ninth year the NAB Flanagan Art Prize has continued to grow into one of the region's most sought after and respected awards.

This year's exhibition was opened in the St Patrick's College Old Collegians Association Pavilion in front of 200 guests on Friday August 19 and remained in place until Sunday August 28.

Internationally renowned glass artist Dr Tony Hanning  judged of this year's event. Dr Hanning is based in Morwell and is a lecturer at the Federation University's Gippsland Campus. He has exhibited his work across the globe including in Taiwan and the USA. He was the first Australian glass artist to be exhibited at London's Victoria and Albert Museum.

Dr Hanning said he was delighted with the quality of artworks on display but declared there was one outstanding entrant which deserved to be honoured as the overall winner.

Congratulations to Tasmanian artist Chee Yong for winning the 2016 NAB Flanagan Art Prize with his stunning work entitled Arduous Road (Art, Life and Other Things).

Congratulations also to Colac-based artist Jan Stickland who was named the winner of the Federation University Emerging Artist Award for her work entitled Empty Nest Times Three while Napoleons artist Rosalid Lawson won the Lifestyle Travel Ballarat Affordable Art Prize for her painting entitled Skipton Street Frogmouth which depicts a dead bird she found in Ballarat.

The overall winner of the NAB Flanagan Art Prize will receive a $5000 cheque. The winner of the Federation University Emerging Artist Award will earn $1500 while the artist deemed to have produced the Most Affordable Artwork (valued at $500 or under) will receive a cheque for $500 courtesy of Lifestyle Travel Ballarat.

All winning artworks are acquired by the College and are displayed in a student access area in Kennedy House, ensuring current students have access to quality work from some of the nation’s most talented and emerging artists.

The College is looking forward to hosting the tenth NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition in 2017. The gala opening night will be held in the OCA Pavilion on Friday, August 25, 2017.

Entries will be opened early in 2017.

Please click on the flipbook below to view all 2016 finalists.


To view photos from the 2015 NAB Flanagan Art Exhibition opening night please click here .