Matthew Harding, Phyllotaxis 2002-2003, spun mirror-polished stainless steel (Detail)
Introduction | Exhibition | Judges | Further Reading | Visiting
The Artists  
Geoffrey BARTLETT  
Peter D COLE  
Matthew CURTIS  
Roselin EATON  
Matthew HARDING  
Linde IVIMEY | Wrk 1 | Wrk 2  
David JENSZ  
Andrew LESLIE  
Noel McKENNA  
Lisa ROET  
Julie RRAP  
Richard Tipping  
Arthur WICKS  
   The judges :

Dr Anna Gray
Assistant Director, Australian Art, National Gallery of Australia

Dr Anna Gray is the Assistant Director, Australian Art at the National Gallery of Australia. She was previously Director of the Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery at the University of Western Australia and, before that, Head of Australian Art at the Australian War Memorial. She has been the Arts Officer for the East Staffordshire District Council in the United Kingdom and Education Officer at the Art Gallery of Western Australia.

Anna Gray has written widely on Australian art and artists. Her publications include: Letters from Smike: The Letters of Arthur Streeton (1989) which she compiled and edited with Ann Galbally; and Art and Artifice: George Lambert 1873–1930 (1996). She is the editor of The Diaries of Donald Friend (2001) and most recently of Australian Art in the National Gallery of Australia (2002). She has been the curator of numerous exhibitions including Send me more paint ! (1988), Swingtime: works from the 1960s-70s in The University of Western Australia Art Collection (1997), Fred Williams’ Pilbara: images of the North West (1998) and Painted Women (1998).

She was a member of the Member’s Committee of the Institute of Contemporary Art, London 1973–74, Hon. Secretary of the Art Museums Association of Australia and the Council of Australian Museum Associations 1983–84 and a member of the ACT Arts Development Board 1984–86. Dr Gray is currently a member of the Advisory Boards of the Humanities Research Centre and the Centre for Cross-Cultural Research of the Australian National University.

I was impressed by the diversity, range and calibre of work presented by over 500 artists from all over Australia. I enjoyed seeing the new work of some of the artists who had been part of our previous exhibition—and to see how they their work had developed since that time. I was also excited to see the work of ‘new’ sculptors—those who I knew of, but whose work wasn’t in the previous exhibition, as well as newly-emerging artists. I also found the discussions with my fellow judges, and viewing the works through their eyes, most enlightening. The finalists are to be congratulated for their significant achievements. The rich field demonstrates the talents of the individual artists and the strength of sculptural practice in Australia today. It reinforces the foresight of Macquarie Bank in sponsoring this prize and exhibition.
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