Clunes Ceramic Award
Entries have now closed for the
2017 Clunes Ceramic Award
First Prize $10,000
Guest Judge: Amanda Dunsmore
International Decorative Arts & Antiquities
National Gallery of Victoria
Castlemaine Historical Museum and Art Gallery UPDATE:
Very disappointing to receive news that the Gallery will close on 11th August 2017. The Gallery have been wonderful supporters and sponsors of the Clunes Ceramic Award since its inception.
As a consequence of this decision, the winning work of the 2017 Clunes Ceramic Award will be acquired by Art Gallery Ballarat. We thank them for their co-operation at this late notice.
Should the Castlemaine Gallery re-open as hoped prior to the 2019 Clunes Ceramic Award, the winning entry from that Award will be acquired by Castlemaine.
2015 Clunes ceramic award –prize winners.
Winner $10,000 - Prue Venables - Black Oval Vessel & Spoon
Recognition awards for high quality work
Full Parallel Productions Award - Belinda Winkler - Darkening #6
Walkers Ceramics Award - Maree Santilla - The Velveteen Rabbit
Potters Equipment Award - Kirk Winter - Thinking of Echizen and Onggi at the Bombala Monastry
And The People's Choice Award announced 11th October 2015
Belinda Winkler, Darkening #6
43 works will be exhibited for the award by 41 individual artists
Saturday 19 September to Sunday 11 October 2015
Open: Thursday to Sunday 11am - 4pm
Venue: Union Bank Arts Centre 22 Fraser St Clunes, VIC 3370
Enquiries: 03 5345 3267
As an addition to the main exhibition this year, businesses in the main street of Clunes will host individual pieces from local ceramicists.
The Clunes Ceramic Award is an initiative of Creative Clunes Inc. and is in partnership with the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum.
The winning artist's work will attract the total prize money of $10,000
This is an acquisitive prize. In 2015, the work will be acquired by the Art Gallery of Ballarat.
The winning work of art will be acquired in alternate years, by the Art Gallery of Ballarat and the Castlemaine Art Gallery and Historical Museum for their Permanent Collections.
A People's Choice Award to the value of $2,000 will be awarded and announced close to the conclusion of the exhibition.
Recognition Awards will be presented at the discretion of the judging panel and announced at the exhibition opening.
The Clunes Ceramic Award is a biennial event and was first held in 2009. The success of the first, and following, Award has ensured that The Clunes Ceramic Award will continue to develop as a respected and highly prized Regional Arts Event in the Australian state of Victoria.
This project is part of the State Government's Advancing Country Towns program to develop Clunes as a cultural and tourism destination.