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Emerging Artist Award 2019

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fortyfivedownstairs is excited to present the fifth annual Emerging Artist Award in 2019.

Twenty-nine emerging Australian artists have been selected for a two-week exhibition from 18 – 29 June 2019.  A $3000 pool of prize money will be awarded by special guest judge Annika Kristensen, Senior Curator at ACCA, to the two submissions that best align with the award criteria.

The Award is a proven catalyst for ongoing recognition and professional development and allows audiences the privilege of accessing early-career works by exciting emerging artists.

At fortyfivedownstairs we showcase independent, experimental and thought-provoking visual art. The Emerging Artist Award 2019 is an opportunity to examine developing trends in the contemporary art scene while allowing emerging artists to gain exposure in a professional setting and kick-start their careers.

Opening Night:
Tuesday 18 June
5pm – 7pm

Exhibition Dates: 
Tuesday 18 June – Saturday 29 June 2019
Tuesday – Friday: 11am to 5pm,
Saturday: 11am to 3pm

The Emerging Artist Award 2019 is supported by the Terry Swann Peter Griffin Foundation, Future Leaders and the Hart Line Fund.