Bowness Prize

William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize 2011

15 September 2011 to 16 October 2011

Sydney photographer Jacky Redgate has won the 2011 William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize for her work "Light throw (mirrors) #4" (2011).

Julian Burnside AO QC announced the prize at Monash Gallery of Art. A prominent supporter of artists' rights and a patron of numerous arts organizations Mr Burnside has a passionate interest in photography and is custodian of the Wolfgang Sievers estate.

Mr Burnside presented Adobe Honourable Mentions to Elaine Campaner, Sean Fennessy and Alex Wisser. These photographers received software packages from Adobe.

The 37 finalist's works were selected from approximately 2 000 photographs submitted by 432 entrants.

The short-listed artists are:
Warwick Baker, Kate Bernauer, Magdalena Bors, Chris Budgeon, Elaine Campaner, Michael Corridore, Jagath Dheerasekara, Jackson Eaton, Cherine Fahd, Sean Fennessy, Anne Ferran, Phillip George, Dean Golja, Natalie Grono, David Manley, Olivia Martin-McGuire, Prudence Murphy, Harry Nankin, Catherine Nelson, Matthew Newton, Selina Ou, Max Pam, Polixeni Papapetrou, Geoff Parr, Sonia Payes, Drew Pettifer, Helen Pynor, Jacky Redgate, Simone Rosenbauer, Julie Rrap, Martin Smith, Simon Terrill, Claudia Terstappen, Glenn Walls, Rudi Williams, Alex Wisser and Yiwen Yao.

Established in 2006 to promote excellence in photography, the annual non-acquisitive William and Winifred Bowness Photography Prize is an initiative of the MGA Foundation. Among Australia's most important art prizes, the Bowness Photography Prize is the country's most coveted photography prize.

The 2011 Bowness Photography Prize judging panel:
ROBYN STACEY, photographer,
GEOFFREY SMITH, Chairman of Sotheby's Australia and Trustee of the MGA Foundation and SHAUNE LAKIN, MGA Director.

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