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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.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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