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Gabrielle de Vietri, Three teams (production still) 2013, high-definition video. © Courtesy the artist
Fiona McMonagle, The ring (video still) 2014, single channel HD video, colour, sound .
© Courtesy the artist, Olsen Irwin, Sydney; and Helen Gory Galerie, Melbourne
Narelle Autio, Nipper I 2013 , type C photograph, 110 x 160 cm. Courtesy the artist, Stills Gallery, Sydney; and Hugo Michell Gallery, Adelaide.
The Basil Sellers Art Prize encourages artists to take on the theme of sport in any artistic medium and supports artists whose work explores Australia’s obsession with sport.
Sixteen finalists have been selected for the fourth Basil Sellers Art Prize.
The shortlisted artists are: Tony Albert, Narelle Autio, Zoe Croggon, Gabrielle de Vietri, Ivan Durrant, Shaun Gladwell, Richard Lewer, William Mackinnon, Rob McHaffie, Noel McKenna, Rob McLeish, Fiona McMonagle, Raquel Ormella, Khaled Sabsabi, Jenny Watson, and Gerry Wedd.
The prize of $100,000 will be awarded to one winning artwork, and an additional $5000 Peoples Choice award will be voted for by visitors to the exhibition.
The 2014 Basil Sellers Art Prize winning work is Tony Albert's Once upon a time... 2013-14.
More information on the shortlisted artists and the prize here.
Richard Avedon People celebrates the work of American photographer Richard Avedon (1923 to 2004). With work from 1949 to 2002, the exhibition offers an in-depth overview of Avedon’s achievements in the art of black and white portraiture photography. In the show, instantly recognisable and influential artists, celebrities, and political activists including Truman Capote, Elizabeth Taylor, Twiggy, Malcolm X, and Bob Dylan are presented alongside portraits of the unknown or long forgotten. Coming soon, opening 6 December 2014