The Incinerator Art Award is Incinerator Gallery’s annual contemporary art award, open to all visual art forms, with a total non-acquisitive prize pool of $14,000. It pays homage to the legacy of Walter Burley Griffin and Marion Mahony who believed that art and architectural practices are ethical enterprises that should aim to bring about positive social change. The theme of the award is art for social change and is a showcase for artists who interrogate contemporary culture with practices that either overtly engage with activism or even operate in more subtle ways.
Finalists include: Duha Ali and Justine Youssef, Helen Amanatiadis, Hayley Arjona, Rob Bartolo, Alison Bennett, Izzy Brown, Jazmina Cininas, Shan Crosbie, Adam Douglass, Megan Evans, Sarah Firth, Joseph Griffiths, Amala Groom, Nigel Hewitt, Paul Hodges, Kathy Holowko, Sonia Leber and David Chesworth, Sally Mannall, Jordan Marani, Margaret McIntosh, Asher Milgate, Hayley Millar-Baker, Ilona Nelson, Shane Nicholas, Claudia Phares, Texta Queen, Robbie Rowlands, Mia Salsjö, Nina Sanadze, Tama Sharman-La hole, Amy Spiers, Bethany Wheeler and Paul White.
Opening night: Friday, 12 October, 6pm – 8pm
Exhibition dates: 13 October – 25 November
Image | Paul Hodges, The Wave, 2017, acrylic on canvas, 168 x 153 cm.