Award Winner & Finalist!

Congratulations to Alan Constable on his Valley of the Arts Acquisitive Awards category win at the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2013. We are thrilled with his achievement and that his artwork has been acquired for the Manningham Council art collection. Alan’s cameras are in high demand, having also recently been exhibited in two shows in the USA; ‘Alan Constable Ten Cameras’ curated by Ricky Swallow at South Willard, Los Angeles, and alongside Chris Mason (finalist in the Manningham Ceramics Art Award 2013), Julian Martin and Lisa Reid in ‘Outsiderism’ curated by Alex Baker, Director at Fleisher Ollman Gallery, Philadelphia.

Alan Constable’s winning ceramic camera.

Congratulations also go to finalist Chris Mason whose ceramic entry that featured two voluptuous, naked seated women, was a stand-out artwork in the prize. What an amazing award result for both artists and well deserved!

The Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award is a biennial acquisitve award and exhibition established by the Manningham City Council in 2009, which supports Victorian ceramic artists.

Chris Mason’s finalist ceramic women.
The Award offers a First Prize Acquisitive Award of $5000, with a secondary Valley of the Arts Acquisitive Awards category open to artists living or working in Manningham, Banyule, Maroondah or Nillumbik.
This year’s Award attracted over 140 submissions by artists from across the state, and the exhibition of finalists is showcased at Manningham Art Gallery from 10 July – 17 August 2013.
For more information on the Award, exhibition and finalists, visit the Manningham Art Gallery website.
Alan Constable (pictured right) with Arts Project Australia Executive Director Sue Roff and award judge David Hurlston Curator, Australian Art at the National Gallery of Victoria at the Manningham Victorian Ceramic Art Award 2013.